Academic Calendar 2009 Search Office of the Registrar Western Homepage


Admission Requirements
To be eligible for consideration for admission to the combined program, in the first two years students must complete a minimum of 10.0 courses including Business Administration 2257. In Year 1 they must complete the admission requirements as specified in the current Academic Calendar for entry into the Honors Specialization module offered by the Department of Psychology.

In Year 2 students must enroll in the Honors Specialization in the Department of Psychology and satisfy the minimum progression requirements for the second year of that Honors Specialization. Under certain conditions, students who in Year 2 enroll in a Major in Psychology may be eligible for admission to the combined degree program, but they will have to transfer into an Honors Specialization module in the Department of Psychology if they are accepted into the combined degree program. Such a transfer is only possible if they have taken the requisite courses and received the marks needed to transfer into an Honors Specialization module and are able to complete all the requirements of the combined degree program for that module.

In the first two years, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 78%, a minimum mark of 70% in Business Administration 2257, and no mark less than 60%. They must also gain admission to the HBA program through the regular application process. In addition, students must normally attain a minimum weighted average of 78% in the first year of the HBA.

Students apply for the combined degree program during the HBA 1 year, typically their third year of University. Applications to the combined program must be made in writing to the Undergraduate Program Advisor of the Department of Psychology and to the HBA Program Office by the deadlines published by the Richard Ivey School of Business. Entrance to the program may be limited.

Year 1
5.0 courses including:

1.0 course: Psychology 1000.
1.0 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, 1100A/B, 1301A/B, 1501A/B or the former 1201A/B, the former Linear Algebra 1600A/B, Mathematics 0110A/B, 1225A/B, 1228A/B, 1229A/B, 1600A/B, Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Statistical Sciences 1024A/B. (If Mathematics 0110A/B is selected, then either Statistical Sciences 1024A/B or Mathematics 1228A/B must be taken. Mathematics 1228A/B and Statistical Sciences 1024A/B is the recommended combination).

Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 75% in 3.0 principal courses, including Psychology 1000, the mathematics courses, and 1.0 other course, with no mark in these principal courses below 60%.

Year 2
5.0 courses:

2.0 courses: Psychology 2800E, 2810.
0.5 course from: Psychology 2100-2299.
0.5 course from: Psychology 2300-2799.
1.0 course: Business Administration 2257.
1.0course: Option (must be a course from Category B if not completed in Year 1).

Year 3 (HBA1)

8.0 courses from: Business Administration 3300K, 3301K, 3302K, 3303K, 3304K, 3307K, 3311K, 3316K, 3321K, 3322K, 3323K (with at least a 78% average for combined degree acceptance).

Years 4 and 5 (HBA Requirements can be taken over Year 4 or 5 - no course is restricted to either year)
5.0 courses:

0.5 course: International Perspective Requirement: Business Administration 4505A/B
0.5 course: Corporations and Society Perspectives Requirement: At least 0.5 course from Business Administration 4521A/B, 4522A/B, 4523A/B or other business elective as determined and approved by the HBA Program Director to satisfy this requirement.
1.0 course: Applied Project Requirement: One of  Business Administration 4430 or Business Administration 4410.
3.0 additional business elective courses. These must be taken at the business school; cannot be substituted with other UWO courses.

Years 4 and 5 (Psychology)
6.0 courses:

0.5 Research course from: Psychology 3184F/G, 3185F/G, 3285F/G, 3480F/G, 3485F/G, 3580F/G, 3780F/G.
0.5 course: Psychology 3800F/G.
0.5 course from: Psychology courses numbered 3100-3299 (excluding the Research courses listed above).
0.5 course from: Psychology courses numbered 3300-3799 (excluding the Research courses).
1.0 course from: Psychology courses numbered 2000-3999 (excluding the Research courses).
1.0 course from: Psychology courses at the 3000 level or above (excluding the Research courses).
0.5 course from: Psychology courses at the 4000 level.
0.5 course from: Psychology courses numbered 2100-4999.
1.0 course: Psychology 4850E.

Note: To complete the program in five years, students must take a 1.0 course overload in Year 4 or Year 5, or a 0.5 overload in both Years 4 and 5.

Program Requirements
Students registered in the combined program are expected to abide by all guidelines associated with each of the individual programs.

Progression Standards
Students in the combined program must meet the progression standards of each Faculty or School. Students enrolled in HBA1 (Year 3) must attain a minimum weighted average of at least 78%. In Years 4 and 5, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000- level HBA courses. They also must attain a minimum average of 75% in their Honors Specialization module and meet all other progression requirements of the Honors Specialization module in which they are enrolled.

Failure to Meet Progression Standards
A student who fails to meet the combined program progression standards in any year must withdraw from the combined program. However, a student who has met the progression standards of either the HBA or Psychology program will be allowed to proceed to the next year of that program. If the progression standards of both individual programs have been satisfied, the student may continue in either program and may petition the School or Faculty whose program was not selected for permission to complete that program at a later date. A student who is required to withdraw from the combined program and wishes to pursue either of the individual programs or both programs through a combined degree, must complete all the degree requirements of the individual program or combined programs in order to graduate from that/those program(s).

Dean's Honor List
At the Richard Ivey School of Business, students are considered for the Dean's Honor List during their first year of HBA. Students enrolled in Years 4 and 5 of the combined program are considered for the Dean's Honor List in Year 5 only. Only grades obtained in 4000-level Business courses will be used in calculating averages for the purposes of determination of Dean's Honor List standing. Courses taken outside the Business School are excluded. Calculations for Ivey Scholar and Gold Medals are completed in the same way.

In Social Science, students will be considered for the Dean's Honor List in the usual way in Years 1 and 2, and at the end of Year 5 by considering all Social Science courses that have been taken in Years 4 and 5. Students who take at least 2.0 Social Science courses in Year 4 will be considered for the Dean's Honor List in that year on the basis of those courses.

Upon completion of this combined program, students will receive a BA with Honors Specialization in Psychology and a BA in Honors Business Administration.

Graduation with Distinction
Eligibility to graduate "With Distinction" for each degree is determined by each Faculty.

International Exchange Programs
Students in the combined HBA/Psychology degree program may be eligible to participate in academic exchange programs. Interested students should discuss exchange options with the HBA Program Office and Psychology Undergraduate Program Advisor.

Students pay the prevailing fees as determined by the University policy on combined programs. Contact the Office of the Registrar for details.


Decision Academic