Effective September 1, 2004, as a result of the Undergraduate Reform, the requirement for graduation from the Honors Bachelor Degree is successful completion of 20.0 courses subject to the following general conditions and the specific conditions established by each Faculty or Affiliated University College.
Satisfactory completion of 5.0 courses numbered 1000-1999. At least 1.0 course must be selected from each of two Categories A, B and C. The 5.0 courses must include at least four different subjects with no more than 2.0 courses in one subject. (See Breadth Requirements for Bachelor Degrees)
The Honors Bachelor Degree must include at least an Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules. The Honors Specialization module or each Double Major module must be completed with a minimum cumulative average of 70% and a minimum mark of 60% in each course of the module. Any additional Major or Minor modules taken within the degree must be completed with a minimum cumulative average of 60%. In exceptional circumstances, a student who completes the Honors Specialization module with an average of at least 68% and a mark of at least 60% in each course of the module may graduate with an Honors Degree only with the permission of the Dean on the recommendation of the Department concerned. No concessions are allowed for average and mark requirements for graduation with Double Major modules in an Honors Bachelor Degree. The majority of the courses in each module must be completed through The University of Western Ontario. For the purposes of this requirement, courses completed while participating in one of Western's International Exchange Programs are deemed to be courses completed through The University of Western Ontario.
Minimum mark and average requirements must be met for each module. See “Module Requirements“ above. A mark of at least 50% must be achieved in each of the 20.0 courses used to fulfill graduation requirements. An overall average of at least 65% must be achieved in the 20.0 successfully completed courses used to fulfill graduation requirements.
Senior Course Requirements
At least 13.0 senior courses (numbered 2000 - 4999) must be completed satisfactorily.
Essay Course Requirements
Satisfactory completion of at least 2.0 designated essay courses, at least 1.0 of which must be senior (numbered 2000 - 4999). The 2.0 essay courses must be completed through The University of Western Ontario or through one of its Affiliated University Colleges. Exception: Students who are admitted with 10.0 advanced standing credits are required to complete 1.0 designated senior essay course (numbered 2000 - 4999) through The University of Western Ontario or one of the Affiliated University Colleges.
Of the 20.0 required courses used to fulfill graduation requirements, a minimum of 15.0 courses must be completed through The University of Western Ontario or one of the Affiliated University Colleges. A maximum of 5.0 courses may be taken at another university on a Letter of Permission or on Exchange. Exception: Transfer students who are admitted with advanced standing must complete a minimum of 10.0 courses including at least 5.0 senior courses (numbered 2000 - 4999) through The University of Western Ontario. The majority of courses in each module must be completed through The University of Western Ontario or one of the Affiliated University Colleges.
At least 1.0 course from each of Categories A, B and C must be included (see Breadth Requirements for Bachelor Degrees). No more than 14.0 courses in one subject may be counted among the 20.0 successfully completed courses used to fulfill graduation requirements.
Additional Requirements for the Honors Bachelor of Science and the Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences Degrees (S.05-143)
For the Honors Bachelor of Science or the Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree, the general requirements listed above for Honors Bachelor Degrees must be met, in addition to the following Science course requirements:
Of the 20.0 courses required for the Honors Bachelor of Science or the Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree, at least 11.0 must be from the offerings of the Faculty of Science or approved courses from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Approved courses are those listed under Medical Sciences in Category C. Except for courses in Pathology and Epidemiology and Biostatistics completed prior to May 2005, these courses may be used to meet the science breadth requirements of any degree.
GRADUATION REGULATIONS SR.08-92
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR HONORS BACHELOR DEGREES
First-Year Requirements S.06-147
Module Requirements S.08-92
Breadth Requirements SR.06-147
Additional Requirements SR.06-147