The Ivey Business School, The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and the Faculty of Science administer these combined degrees.
Structure of the Combined Degree
The completion of these combined degrees takes 5 academic years. In Year 1, students normally enroll in the First Entry Biological and Medical Sciences program in the Faculty of Science and take the courses required for entry into an Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences. In Year 2 students take the courses as listed below. Students must meet the progression requirements for an Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences. In Years 1 and 2 students are normally registered in the Faculty of Science. In Year 3, students are enrolled in the first year of the HBA. For Years 4 and 5, students are registered in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Ivey School of Business. Students are registered in the combined Honors BMSc (Honors Specialization Medical Sciences)/HBA for Years 4 and 5. Below is a brief outline of the course requirements for these combined degrees by year. The specifics may change as courses change in each faculty. It is recommended that students do not take more than 2 years of course work prior to beginning the first year of the HBA; however, it is possible to undertake this program with more than 10.0 credits prior to entry into the first year of the HBA. For students in this latter category, the completion of the combined degrees may take more than 5 years and thus students should contact both the Medical Sciences counsellor and the academic counsellor in the Ivey Business School.
Students apply for the combined degrees during the first year of the HBA. To be eligible for admission, students must have completed a minimum of 10.0 courses prior to HBA 1 including the admission requirements as specified in the 2009 Academic Calendar for entry into the Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences, as well as the following courses: Business Administration 2257; Biochemistry 2280A; 1.0 course from Chemistry 2213A/B, and either Chemistry 2223B or a 0.5 course in Chemistry at the 2000-level, or Chemistry 2273A and 2283G; Biology 2581B; Biology 2382B; Biology 2290F/G; 0.5 course from either Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2122A/B; and 0.5 course from any Faculty*. Students must attain a minimum two-year average of 80% (10.0 credits), a minimum mark of 70% in Business Administration 2257, a minimum mark of 60% in any option course, and satisfy the minimum admission/progression requirements and the criteria for registration in a BMSc degree and for the Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences. Demonstrated participation in extra curricular and/or community activities, leadership, and work experience are also admission criteria for the HBA.
In addition, students must attain a minimum weighted rounded average of 78% in the first year of the HBA. For students who have completed more than 10.0 credits prior to registration in HBA1, a minimum overall average of 80% is required in the 10.0 courses taken in Years 2 and 3, with no mark less than 60% and a minimum mark of 70% in Business Administration 2257. Applications for the combined degrees must be made on-line to the HBA program by the published deadlines for Ivey. The Ivey School's Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO) students are also eligible to apply to the combined degrees. Entrance to the combined degrees is competitive and limited.
Years 1 and 2
Completion of first year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in the following 3.0 principal courses, with no mark in these principal courses below 65%:
1.0 course from: Biology 1222, 1223.
1.0 course: Chemistry 1050, or the former Chemistry 1020 or 023.
1.0 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, 1100A/B, 1201A/B, 1301A/B, 1501A/B, Linear Algebra 1600A/B, Mathematics 1225A/B, 1228A/B, 1229A/B, Statistical Sciences 1024A/B, Applied Mathematics 1413, or the former Mathematics 030.
1.0 course from: Physics 1020, 1024, 1028A/B and 1029A/B, or the former Physics 022 or 025 must be completed by the end of Year 2 with a minimum mark of 65%. (It is strongly recommended that the first-year physics requirement be taken in Year 1).
1.0 course from either Category A or B.
1.0 course: Business Administration 2257.
0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
1.0 course from: Chemistry 2213A/B, and either Chemistry 2223B or a 0.5 course in Chemistry at the 2000-level, or Chemistry 2273A and 2283G.
1.5 courses: Biology 2290F/G, 2382B, 2581B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2122A/B.
0.5 course from any Faculty*.
All students, including those admitted via the AEO route, must have completed all the admission requirements to the module as well as all the modular courses listed above and Business Administration 2257, prior to acceptance into the first year of the HBA
All students must take the first year of the HBA program in Year 3.
Business Administration 3300, 3301, 3302Y, 3303, 3304, 3307, 3311, 3316.
Year 4 and 5 - Combined Degrees
Students take an approved combination of required and elective courses from both faculties in these years:
3.0 courses that satisfy the Basic Medical Sciences discipline requirement (listed below) from:
Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309, 3319, the former 329b, Biochemistry 3380G, 3381A, 3382B, 3385A, 3386B, Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3330B, Medical Biophysics 3330F/G, 3336F/G, 3501F, 3503G, 3505F, 3507G, the former Medical Biophysics 3302E, 3303E, Microbiology and Immunology 2100A, 2500B, 3300A, 3400B, 3600G, Pathology 3240A, 3245B, the former 3900F/G, Pharmacology 2060A/B, 3550A/B, 3560A/B, 3580Y, Physiology 3120, 3130Y, 3140A.
Basic Medical Sciences discipline requirement: 1.0 course must be selected from one of the Basic Medical Science disciplines (see below), and 1.0 course must be selected from a different Basic Medical Science Discipline. The remaining 1.0 course must be chosen from one or two of the Basic Medical Science Disciplines, including either of the disciplines already selected. Example: The following sample of 3.0 courses will satisfy the Basic Medical Sciences discipline requirement:
Physiology 3120 (1.0 Physiology course), Biochemistry 3381A and 3382B (1.0 Biochemistry course), Microbiology and Immunology 2100A and Physiology 3140A (1.0 course from any of the Basic Medical Science disciplines).
Basic Medical Science disciplines: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical Biophysics, Microbiology and
Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Physiology.
Because 4000-level courses (see Year 5 below), offered by the Basic Medical Sciences Departments require certain prerequisites, students must consult with the Medical Sciences counsellor prior to selecting courses for Year 4.
1.0 course: Business Administration 4430
0.25 course: Business Administration 4415Q/R/S/T
0.5 course: Business Administration 4428A/B
0.5 course: Business Administration 4466A/B
1.5 courses from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 4410A, 4411B, 4429A, 4451A, 4461B, Biochemistry 4400F, 4410A, 4420B, 4430B, 4435A, 4440A, 4445F/G, 4450A, 4463G, 4465A, Medical Biophysics 4467A/B, 4475A/B, 4535A/B, Medical Sciences 4100F/G, Microbiology and Immunology 4100A, 4200B, 4300A, 4700B, Pathology 4400A/B, 4500B, Pharmacology 4320A/B, 4340A/B, 4360A/B, 4380A/B, 4430A/B, 4540A/B, 4620A, 4630A, 4660A/B, Physiology 4420A/B, 4520A/B, 4610A/B, 4620A/B, 4630A/B, 4640A/B, 4650A/B, 4660A/B, 4670A/B, 4680A/B, 4690A/B, 4700A/B, 4710A/B, 4730B.
1.0 course: Medical Sciences 4900F/G, 4930F/G.
2.0 courses at the 4000 level from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
0.5 course from any Faculty*.
*A student must satisfy the breadth and essay requirement of a BMSc degree. See the "Graduation Requirements for Honors Bachelor degrees" in the Academic Information section. The requirement of at least 2.0 courses with an essay designation will be satisfied by Biology 2290F/G, Medical Sciences 4900F/G, 4930F/G and the inclusion of an additional 0.5 essay-designated course.
Students registered in the combined degrees are expected to abide by all guidelines associated with each of the individual degrees.
Students in these combined degrees must meet the following progression standards:
Students enrolled in first year HBA (Year 3) must attain a minimum weighted rounded average of 78%. In Year 4, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000-level HBA courses and a minimum cumulative modular average of 75% with no mark less than 60% in any modular courses required for the Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences. In Year 5, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000-level HBA courses and a minimum cumulative modular average of 70% with no mark less than 60% in any modular courses required for the Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences.
Failure to Meet Progression Standards
A student who fails to meet the progression standards in any year must withdraw from the combined degrees. With permission from the appropriate HBA Program Director and/or the Associate Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education (BMSUE), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, the student may continue in one degree, and request permission from the other School to complete the other degree at a later date.
A student who fails to meet the progression standards in any year of the combined degrees may appeal the decision in writing to either the HBA Program Director or the Associate Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education (BMSUE), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, depending upon the degree in which the progression standards were not met, in accordance with the University's policies on Academic Rights and Responsibilities.
Dean's Honor List
Students are considered for the Dean's Honor List in the Faculty of Science in Year 1 and 2, and at the Business School during their first year of HBA (Year 3).
Students enrolled in Year 4 and 5 of the combined degrees are considered for the Deans Honor List at the Business School in Year 5 only. Only grades obtained in 4000-level Business courses will be used in calculating averages for determining Dean's Honor List standing. Courses taken outside the Business School are excluded. The Dean's Honor List for HBA2 (Year 5) typically includes the top 25% of the class and is determined by vote of the teaching faculty. Those who stand on the Dean's Honor List over all 3000- and 4000-level courses taken at the Business School at the completion of the combined program will graduate as Ivey Scholars. Students who take courses required for the Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences module totaling at least six half courses in Year 4 and five half courses in Year 5 of the combined degrees are considered for the Dean's Honor List in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in each of those years on the basis of those courses.
Upon completion of the combined program, students will receive two degrees: a BMSc (Honors) degree with an Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences and a BA in Honors Business Administration.
Students pay the prevailing fees as determined by the University policy on combined degrees.
Effective May 2006, academic exchange opportunities are not available for the combined degrees, because of the combination of core and elective courses required in Years 4 and 5.