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2018-2019 Academic Year

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(Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees)

Subject to the exclusions listed below, these principles shall govern the credentials awarded to graduating students who request to claim multiple credentials at the same convocation.

1.

If a diploma or degree automatically satisfies all requirements for a lesser credential, only the highest credential is awarded at the time of graduation.

Principle (1) will apply to the following series of credentials:

  • Certificate in Business Administration, Diploma in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Certificate in Business Administration, Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management                

Note: Students who chose to move from certificate to diploma to degree must claim the credential as soon as they complete the course requirements. In such cases, students must claim the certificate as soon as course requirements have been completed and then progress to the diploma. Likewise, students must claim the diploma as soon as course requirements have been completed and then progress to the degree.

2.  

If the requirements for a lesser credential can be satisfied within a higher credential by suitable choices of electives, the following rules shall apply:

2A. 

If the subject of the lesser credential can be recognized within the higher credential (as a concentration, major or option), only the higher of the credentials or the degree will be awarded. Students wishing to claim both credentials will be governed by the regulations for pursuing a second undergraduate credential and will be required to complete a minimum of 50 percent of the units required for the second credential in addition to the units required for the higher credential or degree.

Principle (2A) will provide for the following awards:

  • Certificate in Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration: Subject to coursework completed, the former will be claimed as an accounting concentration or major in the latter and only the degree will be awarded.
  • Certificate in Marketing, Bachelor of Business Administration: Subject to coursework completed, the former will be claimed as a marketing concentration or major in the latter and only the degree will be awarded.
2B.  

When the higher credential or degree structure does not permit recognition of the subject of the lesser credential (as a concentration, major or option), both credentials can be awarded.

Principle (2B) will provide for the following awards:

  • Certificate in Marketing, Bachelor of Public Relations: Since the Bachelor of Public Relations degree structure does not provide for majors or concentrations, both credentials can be awarded.
  • Certificate in Business Administration or Certificate in Marketing, Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition: Since the Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition does not provide for majors or concentrations, both credentials can be awarded.
  • Certificates in the Faculty of Professional Studies and Bachelor of Arts or Science degrees: Since the Bachelors of Arts and Science degrees do not provide for majors or concentrations in professional studies, multiple credentials can be claimed at the time of graduation. In numerous cases, given the requirements for professional courses in the certificates and the limitations on the number of professional courses permitted in Bachelors of Arts and Science degrees, additional courses beyond the degree requirements will be needed to fulfill multiple credential requirements.


Exclusions to the Principles Governing the Awarding of Multiple Credentials

The Certificate and the Advanced Certificate of Proficiency in French are intended to be completed in conjunction with a degree. In addition to the specific course requirements, these certificates include comprehensive examinations.


This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2018-2019 academic year which runs from September 01, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

For the complete 2018-2019 Academic Calendars, please consult the PDF versions of the Undergraduate Academic Calendar and Graduate Academic Calendars.

 

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