HONORS SPECIALIZATION IN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS/HBA COMBINED DEGREE PROGRAM
The combined degree programs are administered on behalf of the Richard Ivey School of Business and the Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences at Brescia University College (and the Faculty of Science).
The combined program is a five-year program leading to a BA in Honors Business Administration (HBA) and an Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics (Bachelor of Science). In Years 1 and 2, students are registered in the Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences at Brescia University College (and the Faculty of Science) and follow the normal curriculum for the Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics module. In Year 3, students are registered in the HBA program. Students are registered in the combined program in Years 4 and 5. Admission requirements for the combined program are outlined below.
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 in Nutrition and Dietetics module offered by the Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences at Brescia University College (and the Faculty of Science).
In Year 2 students must enroll in the Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics and satisfy the minimum progression requirements for the second year of that Honors Specialization. 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 Senior Academic Advisor at Brescia University College and to the HBA Program Office by the deadlines published by the Richard Ivey School of Business.
5.0 courses including 3.5 required courses:
3.5 courses: Biology 1290B, Business Administration 1220E, Chemistry 1100A/B, 1200B, Foods and Nutrition 1030EYear 2
1.5 courses from: Humanities and Social Sciences
5.0 courses: Business Administration 2257, Chemistry 2213A, Foods and Nutrition 2232, 2241A/B, Human Ecology 2222F/G, 2266F/G, Physiology 2130Year 3 (HBA1)
8.25 courses: Business Administration 3300K, 3301K, 3302K, 3303K, 3304K, 3307K, 3311K, 3316K, 3321K, 3322K, 3323K (with at least 78% average for combined degree acceptance)Years 4 and 5 (HBA requirements can be taken over Years 4 and 5 - no course is restricted to either year)
0.5 course: International Perspective Requirement: Business Administration 4505A/BYears 4 and 5 (Nutrition and Dietetics)
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: Ivey Field Project
3.5 courses: Additional business electives [choice of 4000-level business courses]. These must be taken at the Ivey School of Business and cannot be substituted with other UWO courses.
5.0 courses: Biochemistry 2288A, Foods and Nutrition 3342A/B, 3344A/B, 3348A/B, 3351A/B, 3361A/B,4453A/B, 4458A/B, Human Ecology 3349A/B, 4411F/GProgram Requirements
0.5 course from: Humanities or Social Science courses at the 2000 level or above
Students registered in the combined program are expected to abide by all guidelines associated with each of the individual programs.
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 70% 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 Nutrition and Dietetics 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 concurrent degree, must complete all the degree requirements of the individual program or concurrent 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.
At Brescia University College, 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 Foods and Nutrition courses that have been taken in Years 4 and 5. Students who take at least 2.0 Foods and Nutrition 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 BSc in Foods and Nutrition - Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics 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/ Nutrition and Dietetics degree program may be eligible to participate in academic exchange programs. Interested students should discuss exchange options with the HBA Program Office and a Senior Academic Advisor at Brescia.
Students pay the prevailing fees as determined by the University policy on combined programs. Contact the Office of the Registrar for details.