An individual who wishes to pursue a second undergraduate degree must:
- have successfully completed the first degree with a minimum 65 percent overall average, although many programs require higher averages where honours standing is a requirement
- fulfill all the specific requirements of each degree program including prerequisites, co-requisites and honours standing requirements (where appropriate).
- An applicant who holds a bachelor's degree may be allowed to pursue undergraduate studies leading to a second bachelor's degree of the same or another designation under the following conditions:
- the principal area of study or academic emphasis must be distinct from that of the first degree (for example, an applicant with a Bachelor of Arts in History may not apply for a second Bachelor of Arts in History, they may however apply for a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature);
- the student must complete, with satisfactory standing, at least 50 percent more credits beyond the first degree;
- in order to obtain the second degree the student must meet all program requirements for the degree**
- any departure from the above must be approved by the Dean of the appropriate Faculty.
**While every effort is made to grant maximum transfer credit, the specific requirements for the second degree may not allow all transfer credit to fit within the degree.
Second Degree Admission Criteria