Applying To Year 4 BMSc

Planning on going into year 4? Read this information:

Common Course Policy - Comprehensive Information

Click here for all you need to know about Common Course Policy. 

Review the maximum capacity and past minimum admission averages for the Honors Specialization modules:

Familiarize yourself with the maximum capacity and the minimum averages that students have required for the past few years to secure a spot in each Honors Specialization module.

How are students admitted to modules once they're admitted to Year 4 BMSc?

  • admission to Double Majors and Specialization modules is not limited
  • admission to each Honors Specialization module in Year 4 BMSc is limited - each of these modules has a maximum capacity
  • admission to a particular Honors Specialization module is not assured for any student who is admitted to Year 4 BMSc
  • the students with the top Weighted Averages will be admitted to each Honors Specialization module
  • being registered in a particular Honors Specialization module in Year 3 does NOT give you preference over other students for Year 4.

What is the minimum average required for admission to the various Honors Specialization modules?

A minimum Weighted Average of 75% is the absolutely lowest average required to be admitted to an Honors Specialization module.

  • there isn't a pre-determined minimum average required to be admitted to any of the Honors Specialization modules
  • the maximum capacity of each module is the only thing that is pre-determined
  • the minimum Weighted Average required to be admitted to a particular Honors Specialization module in any given year will be higher than 75% if more students ask for the module than there are spaces available in the module
  • if more students ask for the module than there are spaces available, the student with the highest average on the 2000-level Admission Requirements is admitted first and the other spaces are filled with descending averages until the module reaches its maximum capacity
  • the average on the 2000-level Admission Requirements of the last student admitted to each Honors Specialization module represents the minimum average required for admission to that module for that year
  • review the maximum capacity and minimum averages required to secure a spot in each Honors Specialization module for the past few years.

What would make a good Second Choice?

A good Second Choice might be an Honors Specialization module or Double Majors.

  • if your Second Choice is an Honors Specialization module, make sure you are going to have all the 2000- and 3000-level courses listed in the Weighted Average Chart for that Honors Specialization module
    • it is very unlikely that special permission would be recommended to the BMSUE Office (for approval before sending to the Academic Counselling Office) to register in Year 4 of an Honors Specialization module without having completed all the courses in the Weighted Average chart.
  • you can complete a BMSc (Honors) degree with Double Majors!
    • when completing Double Majors, BMSc students almost always have "common courses" in their Majors. See the Common Course Policy for dealing with common courses.