How degrees are constructed
UWO regulations about how modules may be combined for degrees
Western offers 3- year (15.0 courses) and 4- year ( 20.0 courses) Bachelor degrees and a 4-year ( 20.0 courses) Honors Bachelor degree
Degrees offered by Western are comprised of combinations of modules. You enter your chosen module(s) after First Year.
To look at a description of the modules and how they may be combined go to: The Degree Structure
There are links there you should explore to see notes on modules descriptions (Minor, Major etc), combinations and modules available.
- Essay requirements.
All students at UWO must complete 2.0 essay courses (Designated ‘E’ for full year courses, F/G for half courses in the first or second term) one of which must be a ‘senior’ course (numbered 2000 - 2199). Some of these requirements may be met within your course selection for your chosen modules. If not they will have to be taken as options.
- Breadth requirements
Departments and Programs offering upper-year courses also, are assigned to only one of the three Categories A, B and C. At least 1.0 course must be chosen from each of the three categories in the lists shown under “Breadth Requirements for First Year” in order to graduate. Since Science is in Category C, you will need at least 1.0 course from categories A and B.
Click here for the lists in each category.
If it is your intention to eventually go to Graduate School you should check that an Honors Bachelors degree comprised of 2 Majors is appropriate. Many Graduate Schools would prefer that you have a more focussed or specialized undergraduate degree, e.g. Hons Specialization. Please check individual schools for their requirements.
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June 30, 2010
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