Academic Policies
College of Arts and Science

The following college-level policies are subject to University Council Regulations. In the absence of information, or in the case of discrepancies between university and college regulations, university regulations will prevail. Please note that students will graduate according to the regulations effective for the year in which they are approved to graduate. In all other cases, the most current rules will apply, unless otherwise stated.

Degrees and Certificates

The College of Arts & Science offers the following degrees and certificates:

  1. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A.&Sc.) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Four-year (120 credit units);
  2. B.A. and B.Sc. Three-year (90 credit units);
  3. B.A. Honours, B.A.&Sc. Honours, and B.Sc. Honours (120 credit units);
  4. Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) or Bachelor of Music Honours (120 or 126 credit units);
  5. Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (B.F.A.) in Studio Art (120 credit units plus exhibition);
  6. Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours in Drama (120 credit units);
  7. Post-Degree Specialization Certificate (P.D.S.C.), for students who have already completed a recognized degree (currently available in Economics);
  8. Degree Level Certificate (15-30 credit units).

Students who have already completed or are in the process of completing a degree from the College of Arts & Science or another college, may obtain a second degree from the College of Arts & Science. For more information, see Second Degree Programs below.

In addition to these degree and certificate programs, students may complete preparatory coursework to apply to other colleges and programs.

However, students are responsible for contacting the host college or institution directly to ensure they have the most current admission and program information. Students who wish to enter any of these programs of study should apply for admission to the College of Arts & Science. Since programs often have more qualified applicants than can be accepted, students may find they need additional years of study, perhaps a three-year, four-year or Honours degree, before they are accepted. Students should select courses to fulfill the requirements for a degree program in the College of Arts & Science. Students are also advised to utilize the career counselling services available at the University's Student Employment and Career Centre.

Specializations recognize specialized studies in a sub-discipline of a Science Major. Specializations require completion of 18 to 24 credit units of special studies in a B.Sc. Four-year or B.Sc. Honours degree. At least 9 credit units in the Specialization must be at the 300 or 400-level.

A Specialization must be completed in conjunction with a Major, and must be completed at the time of graduation with a B.Sc. Four-year or Honours degree.

Not all disciplines offer Specializations. Refer to the program descriptions for the Major for availability of Specializations and for further regulations.

Minors are available in many disciplines, on completion of 18 to 24 credit units as specified by the department. Refer to the specific subject for further information as not all disciplines offer Minors.

Recognition in a Language is available in French, German, Spanish and Ukrainian upon completion of 18 credit units as specified by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies.

Completion of a minor or recognition is optional, but if chosen the minor or recognition must be completed in conjunction with a major in a different subject or an interdisciplinary program, and must be completed at the time of graduation with an Arts & Science degree.

This is a depth of study which prescribes a suite of courses that provides students additional expertise and specialized training in one aspect of their major. Typically, a concentration will be similar in requirements to a minor, but the majority of coursework will occur within the student’s major field of study rather than outside of it. Colleges have developed a variety of terms for concentrations (option, specialization within a major, themes, streams, etc.). Please see the University Nomenclature Report for more details.

All programs offered by the College of Arts & Science are subject to the academic standards of the College of Arts & Science. To complete an Arts & Science degree, students must select an array of courses from the various subject areas. This provides students with the broad education implied by a degree in the College of Arts & Science.

Majors and Program Types

Students in Arts & Science choose from the following Majors and Program Types:

Humanities Programs (Program Type A - Bachelor of Arts)

  • Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Religion & Culture
  • Women’s & Gender Studies

Social Sciences Programs (Program Type B - Bachelor of Arts)

  • Aboriginal Public Administration
  • Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Business Economics
  • Economics
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Political Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Regional and Urban Planning
  • Sociology
  • Women’s & Gender Studies

Science Programs (Program Type C - Bachelor of Science)

  • Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Earth Science
  • Food Science
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Palaeobiology
  • Physics
  • Physiology & Pharmacology
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Toxicology

Fine Arts Programs

   Program Type D (Bachelor of Arts)

  • Art (Art History or Studio Art)
  • Drama
  • Music

   Program Type E (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

  • Art (Studio Art)

   Program Type F (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

  • Drama (Acting or Design)

   Program Type G (Bachelor of Music)

  • Music (Composition and Theory; Individualized; Musicology; and Performance Honours)
  • Music Education

Arts combined with Science Programs (Program Type J - Bachelor of Arts & Science)

The B.A. & Sc. program type is available for students majoring in a subject area of Science, and one or more of the Humanities, Social Sciences or Fine Arts.

  • Environment & Society
  • Health Studies
  • Interactive Systems Design

An Interdisciplinary Program is an academic program which permits students to study beyond the traditional disciplines or disciplinary programs, to explore in depth relationships among certain disciplines and to integrate the knowledge gained into a central theme.

The College offers Interdisciplinary Programs which require students to take a variety of prescribed and elective courses from several disciplines.

Aboriginal Public Administration

Bioinformatics

Business Economics

Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Environmental Earth Sciences

Environment & Society

Geophysics

Health Studies

Interactive Systems Design

International Studies

Linguistics

Mathematical Physics

Palaeobiology

Regional & Urban Planning

Toxicology

Degree Level Certificate programs allow students to earn a credential in a focused area of study. Certificate programs may be completed alone or concurrently with a degree. Program requirements vary from 15 to 30 total credit units.

Biological Research

Classical & Medieval Latin

Computing

Criminology & Addictions

Ethics, Justice, & Law

Global Studies

Jazz 

Jewish & Christian Origins

Politics and Law

Study of Indigenous Storytelling

wîcêhtowin Theatre

B.A. & B.Sc. Degree Requirements

Before a B.A. or B.Sc. degree can be awarded, the College requires the student to complete specific courses and meet certain regulations. Information on specific program requirements is available in each of the fields of study.

Distribution requirements expose students to all areas considered important in the achievement of a liberal arts education. Regardless of whether you are pursuing the B.A. or B.Sc. degree, all students must complete a variety of courses outside of the area in which they specialize. Many students in their first year will choose to take a mix of distribution requirements to help them narrow down an area of interest for their major.

Courses to meet Requirements 1 to 5 must be selected from the following list and are subject to the following conditions:

  1. No course may be used twice to fulfill two or more of Requirements 1 to 5. For example, if FREN 122.3and FREN 125.3 are used to fulfill the Language requirement, they may not be used to fulfill the Humanities requirement.
  2. No more than 6 credit units from one subject may be used in Requirements 1 to 4 in Program Types A and B or in Requirements 1 to 5 in Program Types C and D. For example: if ENG 110.6 is used in the Language Requirement, no other course in English may be used in the Humanities Requirement.

Only the following courses meet the Humanities Requirement in Programs A, B, D, or the General Requirement in Program C:

ARBC 114.3, ARBC 117.3, CHIN 114.3CHIN 117.3CLAS 110.3CLAS 111.3CMRS 110.3CMRS 111.3CREE 101.6CREE 110.3ENG 110.6ENG 111.3ENG 112.3ENG 113.3ENG 114.3, ENG 120.3ESL 115.3ESL 116.3FREN 103.3FREN 106.3FREN 122.3FREN 125.3, FREN 218GERM 114.3GERM 117.3GRK 112.3GRK 113.3HEB 114.3HEB 117.3HIST 115.3HIST 125.3HIST 135.3HIST 145.3HIST 155.3HIST 165.3HIST 175.3, HIST 185.3, HIST 193.3, HIST 194.3; HNDI 114.3, HNDI 117.3; JPNS 114.3JPNS 117.3LATN 112.3LATN 113.3LING 110.3, LING 113.3LIT 110.3LIT 111.3MUS 111.3PHIL 110.6PHIL 115.3PHIL 120.3PHIL 133.3PHIL 140.3; RLST 111.3, RLST 112.3, RLST 113.3RUSS 114.3RUSS 117.3SNSK 114.3SNSK 117.3SPAN 114.3SPAN 117.3UKR 114.3UKR 117.3WGST 112.3; or any senior-level humanities course provided that not more than 6 credit units in one subject are used for the Humanities or Languages Requirements. Certain WGST course may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the course descriptions. CLAS 101.3, CLAS103.3CLAS 104.3CLAS 105.3, CLAS 107.3, and CLAS 203.3 may not be used to fulfill the Humanities Requirement.

Only the following courses meet the Humanities Writing Requirement in Program C:

CMRS 110.3, CMRS 111.3; ENG 110.6, ENG 111.3, ENG 112.3, ENG 113.3, ENG 114.3; HIST 115.3, HIST 125.3, HIST 135.3, HIST 145.3, HIST 155.3, HIST 165.3, HIST 175.3, 185.3; LIT 110.3, LIT 111.3; PHIL 110.6, PHIL 115.3, PHIL 120.3, PHIL 133.3

Only the following courses meet the Language Requirement in Programs A, B, D, or the General Requirement in Program C:

ARBC 114.3, ARBC 117.3; CHIN 114.3, CHIN 117.3; CREE 101.6, CREE 110.3; ENG 110.6, ENG 111.3, ENG 112.3, ENG 113.3, ENG 114.3, ENG 120.3; ESL 115.3, ESL 116.3; FREN 103.3, FREN 106.3, FREN 122.3, FREN 125.3, FREN 218.3; GERM 114.3, GERM 117.3; GRK 112.3, GRK 113.3; HEB 114.3, HEB 117.3; HNDI 114.3, HNDI 117.3; JPNS 114.3, JPNS 117.3; LATN 112.3, LATN 113.3; LIT 110.3, LIT 111.3; RUSS 114.3, RUSS 117.3; SNSK 114.3, SNSK 117.3; SPAN 114.3, SPAN 117.3; UKR 114.3, UKR 117.3 or any senior-level language course provided that not more than 6 credit units in one subject are used for the Humanities or Languages Requirement.

Only the following courses meet the Social Science Requirement in Programs A, B, C, and D:

ANTH 111.3; ARCH 112.3, ARCH 116.3; ECON 111.3, ECON 114.3; *GEOG 130.3; GEOG 150.3; HLST 110.3; LING 111.3, LING 112.3, LING 113.3; INDG 107.3; POLS 111.3; POLS 112.3; PSY 120.3, PSY 121.3 (PSY 120.3and PSY 121.3 were formerly PSY 110.6); SOC 111.3, SOC 112.3, WGST 112.3 or any senior-level social science course provided that not more than 6 credit units in one subject are used for the Social Science Requirement. Statistics courses in social sciences are not accepted for credit toward the Social Science Requirement (e.g. PSY 233.3 and PSY 234.3). Certain WGST courses may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the course descriptions. 

*No more than 6 credit units in Geography can be used in Distribution Requirements 1 to 5 for Type C and D programs, and in Distribution Requirements 1 to 4 in Type A and B programs.

1. The following courses meet the Science Requirement in Programs A, B, and D:

ASTR 102.3, ASTR 104.3, ASTR 113.3; BIOL 107.6; BIOL 120.3; BIOL 121.3, CHEM 112.3, CHEM 115.3; CMPT 100.3, CMPT 120.3, CMPT 140.3, CMPT 141.3, CMPT 145.3; *GEOG 120.3, GEOG 125.3; GEOL 108.3, GEOL 109.3, GEOL 121.3, GEOL 122.3; MATH 104.3, MATH 110.3, MATH 116.3, MATH 121.3, MATH 125.3, MATH 128.3, MATH 163.3, MATH 164.3, MATH 176.3, MATH 177.3; PHYS 115.3, PHYS 117.3, PHYS 125.3; STAT 103.3 or any senior-level science course provided that not more than 6 credit units in one subject are used for the Science Requirement. Students may use only 6 credit units in mathematics and statistics toward the Science Requirement. MATH 102.3 and STAT 244.3 may not be used to meet the Science Requirement in Program Types A, B or D.

*No more than 6 credit units in Geography can be used in Distribution Requirements 1 to 5 for Type D programs, and in Distribution Requirements 1 to 4 in Type A and B programs.

2. Only the following courses meet the Science Requirement in Program C:

a. Computer Science ‑ CMPT 141.3, CMPT 145.3
b. Physics & Astronomy – ASTR 113.3; PHYS 115.3, PHYS 117.3, PHYS 125.3
c. Chemistry ‑ CHEM 112.3, CHEM 115.3, CHEM 250.3
d. Earth Science ‑ *GEOG 120.3; GEOL 121.3, GEOL 122.3
e. Biological Science ‑ BIOL 120.3, BIOL 121.3 

*No more than 6 credit units in Geography can be used in Distribution Requirements 1 to 5 for Type C programs.

3. Mathematics/Statistics Requirement Program C

f. Only the following courses meet the Mathematics/Statistics Requirement in Program C: MATH 110.3, MATH 116.3, MATH 125.3, MATH 128.3, MATH 163.3, MATH 164.3 (formerly MATH 264.3), MATH 176.3, MATH 177.3, MATH 266.3; STAT 245.3, STAT 246.3; PLSC 214.3.

Only the following courses meet the Fine Arts Requirement in Program D or the General Requirement in Programs A, B and C:

ART 110.3, ART 111.6, ART 112.6, ART 136.3, ART 141.3, ART 151.3, ART 152.3; ART 161.3; ARTH 120.3, ARTH 121.3; DRAM 101.3, DRAM 104.6, DRAM 110.3, DRAM 111.3, DRAM 113.3, DRAM 118.3, DRAM 119.3, DRAM 121.3; MUS 101.3, MUS 105.3, MUS 111.3, MUS 120.2, MUS 121.2, MUS 133.3, MUS 134.3 MUS 150.3, MUS 151.3, MUS 175.3, MUS 184.3, or any senior-level fine arts course provided that not more than 6 credit units in one subject are used for the Fine Arts Requirement. Students may only use 6 credit units in Art and Art History toward the Fine Arts Requirement.

DRAM 108.3 and MUS 125.1 may also be used to meet the General Requirement in Programs A, B, and C. 

Students in Programs A, B, and C are required to complete 6 credit units of Arts & Science courses from an area outside their Program Type. With a few exceptions, any junior or senior course or combination of Arts & Science courses outside the program type of the major can be used for this requirement.

CLAS 101.3, CLAS 103.3, CLAS 104.3, CLAS 105.3, CLAS 107.3, CLAS 203.3, ESL 115.3, ESL 116.3, INTS 100.3 (formerly PSY 101), MATH 100.6, MATH 102.3, most statistics courses, and all courses from other colleges cannot be used for the General Requirement.

The College offers students an opportunity to pursue a single major, an interdisciplinary program, or a single, double or general honours. See the specific program section for a listing of the courses required for the major you have chosen.

Students who choose a B.A. Three-year degree may take up to 42 credit units in courses in a single subject area (at least 48 credit units must be in other subject areas). Students who choose a B.A. Four-year or B.A. Honours may take up to 60 credit units in courses in a single subject area (at least 60 credit units must be in other subject areas).

This requirement allows students to choose Arts & Science courses or courses from other Colleges which have been approved for Arts & Science credit, to fulfill admission requirements for other Colleges, to strengthen their understanding of their major, or to complete a certificate, minor or recognition. Some departments require students to take certain electives in cognate subjects related to the major. All Arts & Science courses not used in Requirements 1-6 will be included under this requirement.

Courses from other Colleges may only be used in this requirement if they have been approved for credit in Arts & Science. See the list of these courses under Electives below.

Students must ensure they have enough senior courses (200-level, 300-level or 400-level). Three-year degree students must take at least 42 credit units in senior courses; Four-year and Honours degree students must take at least 66 credit units in senior courses.

B.A.&Sc. Degree Requirements

18 credit units Sciences chosen from lists A, B, C, D, E, and F collectively, with at least 3 credit units from list F and at most 6 credit units from any one list.
A. Computer Science – CMPT 141.3, CMPT 145.3
B. Physics and Astronomy – ASTR 103.3; PHYS 115.3, PHYS 117.3, PHYS 125.3, PHYS 127.3 (formerly PHYS 128)
C. Chemistry – CHEM 112.3, CHEM 115.3 and CHEM 250.3
D. Earth Science – GEOG 120.3; GEOL 121.3, GEOL 122.3
E. Biological Science – BIOL 120.3, BIOL 121.3
F. Mathematics/Statistics: MATH 110.3, MATH 116.3, MATH 125.3, MATH 128.3, MATH 163.3, MATH 164.3 (formerly MATH 264.3), MATH 176.3, MATH 177.3, MATH 266.3; STAT 245.3, STAT 246.3; PLSC 214.3

18 credit units from the Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts; at most 6 credit units in one subject; at minimum at least 6 credit units from two of Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts; and a minimum of 3 credit units of Languages. See above for the lists of acceptable courses in this category.

a) Science: minimum 24 senior credit units.
b) Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts: minimum 24 senior credit units.
c) Integrative Interdisciplinary: minimum 6 credit units of senior level courses
*Minimum 12 credit units at the 300-level or 400-level, with at least 3 credit units at this level in (a) and (b).

This requirement allows students to choose Arts & Science courses or courses from other Colleges which have been approved for Arts & Science credit, to fulfill admission requirements for other Colleges, to strengthen their understanding of their major, or to complete a minor or a recognition.

Courses from other Colleges may only be used in this requirement if they have been approved for credit in Arts & Science. See the list of these courses under Elective below.

Electives as required to complete the requirements for 120 credit unit Four-year or Honours degree program subject to the condition that at least 66 credit units must be at the senior level.

Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music

Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Drama or Studio Art and the Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) are detailed in the Drama, Music, and Studio Art sections.

Honours Programs

The Honours Program is intended for students who wish for more intensive training in one or more subjects and who are able to meet the average requirements. It is especially suitable for those who plan to proceed to graduate study leading to the degrees of Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Every Honours Program (including Double Honours) must include the Degree Requirements appropriate to the degree being received (B.A., B.Sc., B.A.&Sc., B.F.A. or B.Mus.).

Honours Programs: In the case of an Honours Program, in which one concentrates in a single subject, at least 48 credit units will normally be taken in this subject; other courses may be required either in the same subject or in cognate subjects.

Double Honours Programs: Double Honours Programs may be taken in combinations of two subjects. In this program at least 36 credit units will normally be taken in each subject. The two departments together may specify up to 84 credit units.

A student interested in entering an Honours Program should consult advisors in the department or departments concerned before registering for their second year. In this way a program of studies for the second year may be planned in accordance with requirements of the proposed Honours Program. Formal admission to an Honours Program is considered upon application and is based on departmental recommendation and College approval. Application for admission to Honours is not considered until the student has successfully completed at least 60 credit units with a Cumulative Weighted Average of at least 70% overall and at least 70% in the subject or subjects of honours. In some programs higher admission averages are required.

The average is calculated from the grades obtained on all courses taken, that carry credit toward the B.A., B.A.&Sc., B.F.A., B.Mus. or B.Sc. degree. This calculation will include courses with failing grades, except for courses taken again and passed, according to the College of Arts & Science policy on repeating courses.

Grades for transfer credits may be used for calculating the admission average only, in the case where a student has taken fewer than 60 credit units at the University of Saskatchewan (that are approved for credit in Arts & Science). Grades for transfer credits will not be used in the calculation of promotion and graduation averages.

Application for admission is to be made on a form available at the Undergraduate Student Office or online. The deadline for application is May 31. Students will be notified by e-mail during the summer.

Alternative Admission Standard: Students who, with more than 60 credit units, fail to qualify for admission to an Honours Program because their Cumulative Weighted Average is less than 70% may nevertheless be admitted, with department recommendation and College approval, if their average on the last 60 credit units or more attempted is at least 75%, and their average in the subject of honours is at least 70%.

Additional Regulations: Students who wish to pursue an Honours Program after the completion of a Four-year degree should contact the Undergraduate Student Office. Students who meet the program and academic requirements for an Honours degree but have never been admitted to an Honours program may still be eligible to receive the Honours degree. These students should contact the Undergraduate Student Office.

Honours Scholarships: A limited number of these scholarships are awarded annually to students in the fourth year of an Honours Program. To be eligible for consideration, a student must have been formally admitted by the College to an Honours Program, must have a Sessional Weighted Average of at least 75% and must have completed at least 78 credit units of the 120 credit units required in the Honours Programs. A student who has completed 78 credit units and who receives an Honours Scholarship must register in at least 18 credit units in Fall and Winter Terms in which the scholarship is tenable. Applications from students are not required for Honours Scholarships.

Post-Degree Specialization Certificate (P.D.S.C.)

This program is available to students who have completed another degree. At present, students may choose to complete a P.D.S.C. in Economics. The requirements are basically the same as the major requirements for the Four-year program, but students are not required to complete the Distribution Requirements (Requirements 1-5). See the specific program section for requirement details.

Students who complete the PDSC are not eligible to upgrade it to a Four-year Degree or Honours.

Degree Level Certificate Programs

A Degree Level Certificate program may be taken alone or concurrently with a degree program. Such programs are designed around a specific learning goal, and comprise 15-30 credit units, including a core or capstone course at the 200-level or above.

Second Degree Programs

Programs in Arts & Science and in other colleges of this University may be combined to enable the student to obtain more than one degree in less time than if the two programs were taken separately. Students intending to complete degrees from Arts & Science and from another college should be aware that they must be admitted to the other college before they can receive the other college degree. It is possible to complete an Arts & Science degree while registered as a student in another college.

Students who wish to follow a Second Degree Program are advised to consult the Undergraduate Student Office of the College of Arts & Science to ascertain the precise course requirements. The duration of the Second Degree Program and the course requirements are determined by the following regulations:

  1. Residency requirement: Students must meet the residency requirements for the College of Arts & Science.
  2. Additional credit requirements: Students pursuing a B.A., B.A.&Sc. or B.Sc. degree in addition to another different degree, must complete at least 30 Arts & Science credit units not used for the other degree. These additional Arts & Science credits are required regardless of the number of Arts & Science courses included in the program leading to the first degree. These courses must be allowable for credit in the College of Arts & Science.
  3. Program requirement: Students must satisfy all program requirements and the graduation standards for the degree being attempted.
    Note: In some cases, these regulations may mean that students are required to take more than the minimum 90 credit units for a Three-year degree or more than 120 credit units for a Four-year or Honours degree. The credit units which are in excess of the 90 or 120 may or may not be in the subject of the major.
  4. For students completing an Arts & Science degree and a degree from another college, the number of senior (200-level, 300-level and 400-level) credit units required is dependent on the courses chosen for the degree in the other college. To determine requirements for the second degree, students must consult the Undergraduate Student Office, College of Arts & Science, prior to their final year.
  5. Date of commencement of a program: Once a degree has been received, students must complete the program requirements and the graduation standards which are in place for the academic session in which they begin their studies toward the additional degree or certificate (For example, students who complete a B.Sc. Three-year and return to upgrade to a B.Sc. Four-year must follow the new B.Sc. Program). If the date of program commencement is more than 10 years ago, students should contact the Undergraduate Student Office. Such students will be required to meet the current degree requirements.
  6. The overall and major Cumulative Weighted Averages (C.W.A.) for Arts & Science graduation are calculated on grades from all University of Saskatchewan courses taken, including any course from another college which credits toward the Arts & Science degree and all Arts & Science courses taken while in another college. This means that the average will include all courses which transfer to the College of Arts & Science, even if they exceed the minimum number of credit units required for the Second Degree program requirements. Under certain restrictions, failures and marks below 60% will be excluded from the average if these courses have been retaken in accordance with the rules of the College. See "Cumulative Weighted Average" in this section.
  7. Students who have completed a B.A. Type A (Humanities) prior to a B.Sc. (Science) are exempt from the Humanities Writing Requirement for B.Sc. programs.

The following regulations apply to students who have a B.A. and wish to complete a second B.A., have a B.A.&Sc. and wish to complete a second B.A.&Sc., or who have a B.Sc. and wish to complete a second B.Sc.:

  1. After completion of a B.A., B.A.&Sc., or B.Sc. degree, it is possible to obtain a second Four-year or Honours B.A., B.A.&Sc. or B.Sc. degree that is in a different major. Students who have completed their previous degree at the University of Saskatchewan must complete a minimum of 30 credit units so as to satisfy all the requirements for a different major, and such that the 30 credit units includes a minimum of 12 credit units of relevant courses as approved by the department of the new major.
  2. Students transferring from another institution and pursuing a second B.A., B.A.&Sc. or B.Sc. Four-year or Honours degree must meet the residency requirements of the College of Arts and Science for the degree in the same manner as for a first degree program (see Residency Regulations).
  3. The B.A. Three-year degree is not available to a student who holds a previous B.A.degree, and the B.Sc. Three-year degree is not available to a student who holds a previous B.Sc degree.
  4. Students completing a Three-year degree and then a Four-year or Honours degree must complete at least 120 credit units, of which at least 66 total senior credit units are required. Students completing a Four-year or Honours degree and then another Four-year or Honours degree must complete at least 150 credit units, of which at least 90 total senior credit units are required.

The following regulations apply to students who have any undergraduate degree from the University of Saskatchewan, other than a B.A., and wish to complete a B.A.:

  1. Students may not receive two Three-year degrees.
  2. To receive a Four-year or Honours B.A. after another undergraduate degree, students must complete a minimum of 30 additional credit units not used in any previous degree, and fulfill all program requirements. The 30 additional credit units are required regardless of whether the first degree was a Three-year, Four-year or Honours degree. Additional credit units may be required to fulfill all program requirements.
  3. If students complete a Three-year degree and a Four-year or Honours degree, in either order, a minimum of 66 total senior credit units are required. If students complete any combination of two Four-year or Honours degrees a minimum of 90 total senior credit units are required.
  4. To receive a Three-year degree, students must complete a minimum of 30 additional credit units and fulfill all program requirements. Only students who have completed a Four-year or Honours B.F.A., B.Mus., B.Sc., BA&Sc., or other non-BA degree may subsequently complete a Three-year degree. Students must complete at least 150 credit units for the two degrees.

The following regulations apply to students who have any undergraduate degree from the University of Saskatchewan, other than a B.Sc., and wish to complete a B.Sc.:

  1. Students may not receive two Three-year degrees.
  2. To receive a Four-year or Honours B.Sc. after another undergraduate degree, students must complete a minimum of 30 additional credit units not used in any previous degree, and fulfill all program requirements. The 30 additional credit units are required regardless of whether the first degree was a Three-year, Four-year or Honours degree. Additional credit units may be required to fulfill all program requirements.
  3. If students complete a Three-year degree and a Four-year or Honours degree, in either order, a minimum of 66 total senior credit units are required. If students complete any combination of two Four-year or Honours degrees a minimum of 90 total senior credit units are required.
  4. To receive a Three-year degree as the second degree, students must complete a minimum of 30 additional credit units and fulfill all program requirements. Only students who have completed a Four-year or Honours B.A., B.F.A., B.Mus., B.A.&Sc., or other non-B.Sc. degree may subsequently complete a Three-year degree. Students must complete at least 150 credit units for the two degrees.

The following regulations apply to students who have any undergraduate degree from the University of Saskatchewan, other than a B.A.&Sc., and wish to complete a B.A.&Sc.:

  1. To receive a Four-year or Honours B.A.&Sc. after another undergraduate degree, students mustcomplete a minimum of 30 additional credit units not used in any previous degree, and fulfill all program requirements. The 30 additional credit units are required regardless of whether the first degree was a Three-year, Four-year or Honours degree. Additional credit units may be required to fulfill all program requirements.
  2. If students have previously completed a Three-year degree a minimum of 66 total senior creditunits are required. If students have previously completed a Four-year or Honours degree a minimum of 90 total senior credit units are required.

The following regulations apply to students who are upgrading their B.A., B.Sc., or B.A.&Sc. to a higher degree in the same major. For example, a student with a B.A. Three-year in Sociology may upgrade to a B.A. Four-year in Sociology or a student with a B.Sc. Four-year in Biology may upgrade to a B.Sc. Honours in Biology.

Only Arts & Science degrees earned at the University of Saskatchewan may be upgraded at the University of Saskatchewan. Students with degrees from other institutions are invited to pursue the other second degree options available.

  1. Students who have a Three-year degree with the minimum 90 credit units must complete a minimum of 30 additional credit units and fulfill all program requirements in order to upgrade to a Four-year or Honours degree. A minimum of 120 credit units is required for the Four-year or Honours degree.
  2. Students with a Four-year degree may upgrade to an Honours degree in the same major provided that there are additional Honours program requirements remaining and that they successfully complete these requirements.
  3. Students who have already completed all program requirements for an Honours degree, Certificate, or B.F.A. degree, but did not achieve the C.W.A. graduation standard required for Honours, are not permitted to take or retake courses to upgrade to an Honours degree under this policy.
  4. Students who complete a degree and return to upgrade to a higher-level degree must follow the current program requirements.

Students with an undergraduate degree from another university may be allowed to receive an undergraduate degree from the College of Arts & Science at the University of Saskatchewan. Students are required to meet the residency requirements and to complete program requirements. Students who wish to pursue such an option must consult the Undergraduate Student Office, College of Arts & Science.

Students who have completed another degree at the University of Saskatchewan and wish to complete a B.F.A. degree must complete a minimum of 30 additional credit units. All program requirements for the B.F.A. must also be completed. Students who have completed a B.F.A. in Studio Art cannot subsequently complete a B.A Three-year or Four Year in Studio Art. Students who have completed a B.F.A. in Drama cannot subsequently complete a B.A. Honours, Four-year or Three-year in Drama.

Students who have completed another degree(s) and wish to complete a B.Mus degree must complete a minimum of 30 credit units not used for any previous degree. All program requirements for the B.Mus. must also be completed. Students who have completed a B.Mus. cannot subsequently complete a B.A. Honours, Four-year or Three-year in Music.

Arts & Science and Agriculture & Bioresources, Dentistry, Education, Edwards School of Business, Engineering, Kinesiology, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine

Students who wish to pursue a second degree program in Arts & Science with a degree from another college (listed above) must complete the required minimum additional 30 credit units. Students must complete all of the program requirements for the chosen degree type and major.

Please consult the Undergraduate Student Office for more information.

Arts & Science and Law

The Second Degree Program in Arts & Science and Law, leading to the B.A., B.A.&Sc., B.F.A., or B.Sc. and J.D., is available. Up to 18 credit units of LAW courses may be counted as senior electives in the College of Arts & Science by students following the Second Degree Program, except for the LAW courses which are primarily skills-based courses. Excluded courses include:

  • LAW 384.3
  • LAW 430.3
  • LAW 439.3
  • All Moots, including LAW 427.3, LAW 441.3, LAW 447.3, LAW 448.3, LAW 450.3, LAW 459.3, and LAW 464.3
  • All practicums, including LAW 492.12

Students are encouraged to consult an Advisor in the College of Arts & Science to confirm that a particular LAW course will be counted toward their Arts & Science degree requirements.

The College of Arts & Science will use up to the first 18 credit units of eligible LAW courses successfully completed to fulfill elective credit in the Arts & Science degree, and the grades from these courses will be used in the calculation of the Arts & Science average.

Students must be admitted to the College of Law to be eligible for the J.D.

Arts & Science Degree and B.Ed./B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.)

Students who have completed the B.Ed./B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.) may ordinarily complete the work for an undergraduate degree in Arts & Science upon successful completion of an additional 30 Arts & Science credit units. Such students may not receive a B.A. in Music or a B.Mus. in Music Education degree as a subsequent degree. Students must consult the Undergraduate Student Office for details.

Registration & Course Selection

Students enrolled in courses for credit are required to have satisfied the stated prerequisites or, in exceptional cases, to have obtained a prerequisite waiver approved by the instructor or department head. Please be aware, prerequisite waivers must be approved prior to attending the class. Only students with a minimum Arts & Science C.W.A. of 65% will be considered for a prerequisite waiver. Students who do not have the prerequisites or approved prerequisite waivers are expected to withdraw from the course. Students who do not withdraw may have their registration cancelled by the Undergraduate Student Office or may be denied credit for the course. 

See also the Registration section of the Current Students website for details.

  1. Please refer to the specific program on the left menu for information on major requirements.
  2. First-year students may register in 3 to 30 credit units (a maximum of 15 credit units per term) in Fall and Winter Terms (September to April).
  3. First-year students usually register only in junior courses (100-level) in their first term (September to December). Depending on prerequisite requirements, some senior courses are open to first-year students in the second term (January to April), such as CHEM 250.3, some STAT courses, etc.
  4. Students may register only in the courses for which prerequisites have been satisfied. For example, students must complete Chemistry 30 before registering in CHEM 112.3. High school prerequisites for university courses are listed in the course descriptions in the Course & Program Catalogue
  5. Additional information may be found on the College of Arts & Science website. 

Academic Advising: Each year, students who intend to return for the next Fall and Winter Terms are expected to see an advisor in the department of their major in March or April. To declare or change a Major, and for access to a program monitor, refer to the Arts & Science tab in PAWS. Students also have access, in PAWS, to an online degree audit system called DegreeWorks. The last three weeks of March and the month of April are designated as a time for students to participate in academic advising. Students may go to more than one department if they have not yet decided on a major. Advising procedures and sessions on choosing a major are announced by e-mail to the student's NSID account, through the PAWS portal. Opportunities for departmental academic advising outside the March‑April period may be limited.

For specific information on major requirements and on other cognate courses required or recommended, consult the department advisor and refer to the appropriate section of the Course & Program Catalogue.For example, a student intending to major in biology should consult an advisor in the Department of Biology after reading the Biology program requirements.

Students who attended during the last Fall and Winter Terms and are eligible to return, and those accepted to upper year studies in the College of Arts & Science, should check the University of Saskatchewan website for registration dates. Students who received a degree at Spring Convocation must reapply for admission if they intend to take additional courses in the College. 

Normally students register in a maximum of 30 credit units (15 credit units per term) in Fall and Winter Terms. However, upper-year students with a Cumulative Weighted Average (C.W.A.) of at least 70% on a minimum of 30 credit units completed previously, can receive permission from the Undergraduate Student Office to add a maximum of 6 additional credit units to their program. The form to request permission to take 33 or 36 credit units in Fall and Winter Terms is available on the College of Arts & science website.

Junior courses are numbered at the 100-level. Senior courses are numbered at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level. Depending on the subject, there may be limitations to the number of junior credit units allowed. If a department offers more than 6 credit units in 100-level courses, students should see Courses and/or Programs to determine whether they will be allowed credit for additional junior courses.

For students in majoring or minoring in Drama, Studio Art and Music, who take several 100-level courses in the subject of their major, the first 6 100-level credit units taken will be counted as junior and the remaining 100-level courses in that subject will be counted as senior.

Note: For students not majoring or minoring in Studio Art, the second 6 100-level ART credit units taken will count as senior credit units. The first 6 100-level ART credit units and additional (above 12 credit units) 100-level ART units will be counted as junior credit units.

Note: For students who take more than 6 credit units at the 100-level in the same Language, the first 6 credit units will be counted as junior. The next 3-6 credit units are counted as senior.

Transfer Credit Opportunities

Information for students transferring from other institutions is available at:

Prospective Students

Arts & Science Students

Information for students transferring to the College of Arts & Science from other Colleges at the University of Saskatchewan is available at: Arts & Science: Students

Information on courses from other Colleges at the University of Saskatchewan which transfer to Arts & Science is available at: Arts & Science: Students

Arts & Science students wishing to take one or more courses from another university and receive credit toward a degree from the College of Arts & Science must apply for Visiting Student Status. 

College Scholar, Special Studies & Special Topics Courses

The College Scholar and Special Studies courses have been established to provide qualified students with freedom to plan a course that will fulfill their individual academic interests. Students in these courses pursue independent studies on topics or projects not encompassed by standard courses and receive academic credit for these studies.

The College Scholar course (CSCH 298.3, CSCH 299.6, CSCH 398.3, CSCH 399.6, CSCH 498.3, CSCH 499.6) is designed for students who wish to study a subject which cannot normally be attempted in one course or which includes the disciplines of more than one department. These individual research projects credit only as electives. Please consult the Undergraduate Student Office for more information.

The Special Studies course (SPST 298.3; SPST 299.6; SPST 398.3; SPST 399.6; SPST 498.3; SPST 499.6) permits a student to study a topic in the discipline area of one department. Special Studies projects credit either as electives or in a major.

Normal sessional deadlines apply to these courses, except in extraordinary circumstances.

Complete applications, including the project description, must be submitted by the supervising professor to the Undergraduate Student Office.

These are courses numbered 298.3, 299.6, 398.3, 399.6, 498.3 and 499.6 which are offered occasionally and taught by faculty and visiting scholars in departments. They are listed in each department program. Students may receive credit for more than one Special Topics course in one subject providing course titles and content are different.

Promotion

The minimum requirements for continuing as a full-time student in the College of Arts & Science are based on the C.W.A. calculated from the weighted grades of all courses attempted, including failures.

This calculation is made annually in May /June and is based on all grades obtained to the end of April (end of the Fall and Winter Terms). The average calculation for students with deferred examinations will be made upon receipt of all final grades.

Students who are not promoted will receive an e-mail notice from the College in June indicating their faculty action (Probation or Required to Discontinue). Students should ensure that they regularly check their U of S NSID e-mail.

For further details on taking courses under Required to Discontinue status, refer to Faculty Actions: Probation and Required to Discontinue

Students with averages in the top 5% of each program type will be eligible to be included on the Dean's List which will be posted annually. Students named to the Dean's List will be notified. To be eligible, students must have completed at least 30 credit units during the last Fall and Winter Terms. No application is required.

To be allowed to take more than 24 credit units in the following Fall and Winter Terms, the minimum Promotion Standards must be met.

  1. The Promotion Standards are based on the total number of credit units used in the calculation of the C.W.A.
  2. For students with transfer credits, the required promotion average is based upon the total credit units attempted, including transfer credits. However, the C.W.A. is calculated only on University of Saskatchewan courses attempted; grades received from other institutions are not included in the C.W.A.
  3. Failing grades will be used in the calculation of the C.W.A., except where a course was repeated and a higher grade was earned. 
  4. Students should be aware that meeting these standards does not ensure graduation; rather, these are the minimum standards required to continue studies on a full-time basis.


Promotion Standards

Credit Units Attempted             Minimum C.W.A.
18-30          56.0%
31-60          58.0%
61 or more          60.0%


Probation

Credit Units Attempted   Minimum C.W.A.
18-30      50.00-55.99%
31-60      54.00-57.99%
61 or more      58.00-59.99%


Required to Discontinue

Credit Units Attempted      Minimum C.W.A.
18-30           49.99% or less
31-60           53.99% or less
61 or more              57.99% or less

Alternate Promotion Standards

Students who fail to meet the promotion standards described in the previous section will also be evaluated using the alternate promotion standards which exclude grades obtained in the first year of study or the first and second years of study. The following standards apply:

Alternate Promotion Standard

Credit Units Attempted              Minimum C.W.A.
30-78              62.00% on last 18-48 credit units
78 or more           62.50% on last 48-60 credit units


Probation

Credit Units Attempted                       Minimum C.W.A.
30-78                    58.00-61.99% on last 18-48 credit units
78 or more                    60.00-62.49% on last 48-60 credit units


Required to Discontinue

Credit Units Attempted                       Minimum C.W.A.
30-78                  57.99% or less on last 18-48 credit units
78 or more                  59.99% or less on last 48-60 credit units


Where the two evaluation procedures produce different results, the evaluation which best benefits the student will apply.

No specific promotion standards are applied to certificate programs. Students are reminded that they are required to attain an overall Cumulative Weighted Average (C.W.A.) of 62.5% on all courses counted toward the certificate in order to be eligible to graduate.

Students who fail to meet the minimum or alternate C.W.A. will either be placed on Probation or be Required to Discontinue from the College of Arts & Science for a period of one academic year (Sept 1 to April 30). Students are notified in June.

Students who are Required to Discontinue from the College of Arts & Science are not permitted to return to the College for a period of one academic year. Students who take courses outside the College of Arts & Science while Required to Discontinue must have a C.W.A. of 60% before they can reapply for admission to Arts & Science. Students who do not take courses during their first Required to Discontinue year will, on application to Admissions, be accepted for readmission to the College. The faculty action Required to Discontinue is permanently recorded on the transcript.

Students on Probation may not take more than 24 credit units in the next Fall and Winter Terms. Students on probation are not allowed to take more than 12 credit units per term. The C.W.A. of students on Probation will be reviewed in May. Students who meet the promotion standards will have their Probationstatus removed.

Students have the right to appeal faculty actions. However, appeals will only be accepted if extenuating circumstances can be shown to account for poor academic performance. Corroborating documentation, such as a letter from a doctor, is required. The appeal, addressed to the Coordinator Academic Regulations Committee of the College, must be made in writing within 30 days of the date of notification.

When a student has been Required to Discontinue studies in the College of Arts & Science or in any other college or university more than once, any subsequent application for readmission must be accompanied by:

  • Explanation of past performance; and potential to succeed;
  • Documentation verifying any extenuating circumstances; and
  • A letter of intent concerning the applicant's future academic plans.

The applicant is encouraged to contact a College advisor.

Graduation

Students must apply to graduate to receive a degree or certificate.

Graduation Check

Once students finalize their registration for their final year, they should request a Graduation Check to ensure all graduation requirements will be completed. Forms are available online or from the Undergraduate Student Office. Deadlines to submit graduation checks are June 15 (for Fall Convocation) and November 15 (for Spring Convocation).

Application for Graduation

Students must apply to graduate to receive a degree or certificate. The Application to Graduate must be submitted by August 31 for Fall Convocation or by March 31 for Spring Convocation. A student who fails to graduate must subsequently submit another application.

Completion of Degree Requirements

To qualify for graduation, students must complete both the degree requirements for their program type (as described in the section on Arts & Science Degree Programs) and must complete the course requirements for their major or interdisciplinary program (as described in the Programs section). The student may also have completed the requirements for a minor or recognition or both. The required Cumulative Weighted Average (C.W.A.) must be achieved.

Completion of Certificate Requirements

To qualify for graduation students must complete the requirements for their particular certificate. A minimum Cumulative Weighted Average (C.W.A.) of 62.5% must be achieved on all courses taken which credit towards the certificate.

Required Cumulative Weighted Average (C.W.A.)

All University of Saskatchewan courses attempted which credit towards an Arts & Science degree are used in the calculation of the Overall C.W.A. and the Subject C.W.A. Failures are included if the course has not been retaken as described under Repeating Courses. Students may not use a grade from another university to replace a University of Saskatchewan grade.

The graduation standards for degrees or certificates are:

C.W.A. C.W.A. in subject*
B.A. or B.Sc. Three-year 60.0% 62.5%
B.A., B.A.&Sc., B.Mus. or B.Sc. Four-year 60.0% 62.5%
B.A., B.A.&Sc., B.F.A., M.MUS.  or B.Sc. Honours 70.0% 70.0%
Degree Level Certificate  n/a 62.5%

*"Subject" means the major subject, the minor subject, the recognition subject, and the courses listed as a "major" for an interdisciplinary program. Courses included in the subject average may appear in the Distribution Requirements or the Major Requirement of a specific program. For a Degree Level Certificate, the “subject” includes all courses listed as part of the program requirements.

Alternate Graduation Standards

All students who do not meet the overall or the subject graduation standards are eligible to receive a degree or certificate if they meet the alternate graduation standards on courses taken from the University of Saskatchewan as follows:

Major subject: For the B.A. or B.Sc. Three-year degree an average of 62.5% is required on at least 24 credit units of senior courses. All senior courses attempted in the major subject must be included.

For the B.A. or B.Sc. Four-year degree an average of 65% is required on at least 30 credit units of senior courses. All senior courses attempted in the major subject must be included.

For the B.F.A. degree, students with an average of 75% overall on the last 60 or more credit units attempted (including Regular, and Spring and Summer Sessions), and an average of 70% in the prescribed courses of the major will, on the recommendation of the department and approval of the College, be awarded their degree.

Overall C.W.A.: For the B.A. or B.Sc. Three-year or the B.A. or B.Sc. Four-year degree or certificate an overall C.W.A. of at least 62.5% is required on the last 60 credit units or more attempted (including complete Regular, and Spring and Summer Sessions).

The student must also meet the regular or alternate graduation standards in the major subject.

Minor and Recognition: There is no alternate graduation standard for minors and recognition. The subject C.W.A. of 62.5% must be achieved if these designations are to be awarded.

Students in the B.Mus. Four Year, B.A. Three-year or Four-year, or B.Sc. Three-year or Four-year programs, who earn a minimum C.W.A. of 75% are awarded their degrees with Distinction; those who earn a minimum C.W.A. of 80% are awarded Great Distinction.

Students who do not achieve Distinction or Great Distinction based on the standards noted in the previous section, will also be considered under the alternate standards. Students who achieve a minimum C.W.A. of 77.5% on the last 60 or more credit units attempted will be awarded their degrees with Distinction. Students who achieve a minimum C.W.A. of 82.5% on the last 60 or more credit units attempted (including complete Regular, and Spring and Summer Sessions) will be awarded their degrees with Great Distinction.

Both the standards and alternate standards for Distinction or Great Distinction must be achieved on University of Saskatchewan courses which credit toward the Arts & Science degree.

Honours Standard: Students who have completed an Honours Program with a C.W.A. of 70% and an average of 70% in the prescribed courses of the subject of honours will, on the recommendation of the department and approval of the College, be awarded their degree with honours.

High Honours Standard: Students with a C.W.A. average of 75% and an average of 80% in the prescribed courses in the subject of honours will, on the recommendation of the department and approval of the College, be awarded their degree with high honours.

Alternate Honours Standard: Students with a C.W.A. of 75% overall on the last 60 or more credit units attempted (including complete Regular, and Spring and Summer Sessions), and an average of 70% in the prescribed courses of the subject of honours will, on the recommendation of the department and approval of the College, be awarded their degree with honours.

Alternate High Honours Standard: Students with a C.W.A. of 80% on the last 60 or more senior credit units attempted (including complete Regular, and Spring and Summer Sessions), and a minimum C.W.A. of 80% in the major will be awarded their degree with High Honours.

Students who have already completed all program requirements for an Honours degree but did not achieve the C.W.A. graduation standard required for Honours, are not permitted to take or retake courses to upgrade to an Honours degree under this policy.

Departmental recommendations based on a comprehensive examination, or other quantitative aspects of the student's performance, shall have a weight of no more than 6 credit units in the calculation of a student's C.W.A.

Both the standards and the alternate standards for honours and high honours must be achieved on all University of Saskatchewan courses which credit toward the Arts & Science degree.

Date of Commencement of a Program

Students have the option to comply with the regulations and degree requirements in effect at the time of their first registration in a course which credits toward their major or to meet requirements subsequently approved by the College, in effect prior to the date of the student’s convocation. Arts & Science courses include those courses from other colleges that have been approved for Arts & Science credit.

Students in programs which require courses no longer taught by the department must consult with the department about how to complete degree requirements.

It is expected that students will complete their degree programs within 10 years of their first registration. Students taking more than 10 years to complete their programs will usually be required to meet current degree and graduation requirements.

Once a student has received an Arts & Science degree, any subsequent degree program commences in the first academic session in which study begins for the second degree alone.

Deferred and Supplemental Examinations

Please see the policies related to deferred and supplemental examinations here:

A student who is absent from a final examination for medical reasons (such as illness) or compassionate reasons (such as the illness of a child or death of a loved-one) is responsible for applying to the Undergraduate Student Office for a deferred examination. The application must be initiated within three days of the missed examination and must be accompanied by documentation (letter from a doctor, etc.).

Students must not make travel plans or schedule other activities during the period scheduled for examinations. Deferred examinations are not granted for these reasons. The dates of the periods during which final exams are scheduled are listed in the Academic Calendar.

A student who becomes ill during a final examination should notify the invigilator immediately of the inability to complete the examination. The student should request a deferred examination. A deferred examination will not be granted if a student sits for more than half of the time alloted to write the final examination. A student who has sat for a final examination and handed the paper in for grading will not be granted a deferred final examination.

See the Academic Calendar for the deferred examinations periods. A special deferred examination may also be approved for students who submit satisfactory evidence of inability to be present at the regular deferred sitting.

A student who is absent from a deferred examination will have the final grade reverted to the original failing percentile submitted by the instructor for the course, unless a special deferred examination has been approved based on the above specified criteria. 

Supplemental examination refers to the "re-writing" of a final exam. Only students in their graduating year in the College of Arts & Science may apply for a supplemental examination provided that:

  1. A final grade of 40% - 49% has been obtained in the course.

  2. The course must have been taken during the last session prior to convocation.

  3. The student has achieved the minimum average in the major and overall to meet the graduation standards of the College. 

Note: Supplemental examinations shall be accorded the same weight as the regular exam in the computation of the student's final grade.

Note: Regardless of the passing grade achieved, a grade of 50% in the course will be used by the College in calculation of the C.W.A. With the inclusion of the 50% in the average, the student must meet graduation standards.

Approval for the writing of a supplemental examination will not be considered until:

  • an application for graduation has been submitted,
  • all final examinations for the degree or certificate have been written,
  • all final grades have been submitted.

Students applying for Spring Convocation (June) will not be able to have their degree conferred until Fall Convocation (October). Upon successful completion of the supplemental examination students may request a letter confirming their degree requirements.

See the Academic Calendar for the dates that supplemental examinations are written.

Raising the C.W.A.: 18 Credit Unit Rule

A student who has completed the course requirements of the B.A. or B.Sc. Three-year or Four-year or B.A. & Sc. Four-year but has not met the C.W.A. requirements, may take up to 18 additional credit units in order to raise the C.W.A. A student may not take more than a total of 18 such additional credit units in completing all degrees in the College of Arts & Science. Of the 18 credit units not more than 6 may be junior. The courses taken to raise the C.W.A. must be approved in advance by the Undergraduate Student Office. Courses taken to raise the C.W.A. may not be credited towards any other degree. This rule does not apply to the B.F.A., or Honours degrees.

Repeating Courses

Failures and marks below 60% in courses taken from the University of Saskatchewan will be excluded from the average if the course has been retaken from the University of Saskatchewan according to the following rules:

  1. A failed course can be retaken. The highest mark in this course from the University of Saskatchewan will be used in the average.
  2. A course in which the grade was 50 to 59% can be retaken once and only the highest mark will be used in the average. Please note that once a student has passed an upper-level course, no prerequisite course can be taken for a higher mark. For example, BIOL 120.3 and BIOL 121.3 (formerly BIOL 110.6) could not be retaken if the student has already passed BIOL 226.3 (or its equivalent at another university).
  3. A course in which the grade was 50 to 59% may be retaken simultaneously with a course for which it is a prerequisite. For example, if a student passed CHEM 112.3 with a grade between 50 to 59%, the student would be allowed to retake the course in the same term as taking CHEM 115.3 or CHEM 250.3.
  4. The grades received for all attempts of the course will remain on the transcript.
  5. For admission, promotion and graduation purposes, other colleges may follow different rules for calculation of the average. For example, they may use only the first grade received or they may use all grades received in a course.
  6. Grades for courses transferred from other universities are not used for the calculation of averages to determine promotion and graduation eligibility. Transfer marks are used in the average for admission to an Honours program. A student cannot retake for credit or to raise the average a course for which transfer credit has been received. A failed transfer course may be retaken at the University of Saskatchewan.

Residency Regulations

Students must complete from the University of Saskatchewan:

  • at least one-half of the overall coursework required for their degree or certificate, including at least two-thirds of the senior credit units required (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units), and
  • at least two-thirds of the coursework required in the student's major subject (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units).

Students must meet the overall C.W.A. and major C.W.A. as described under Promotion and Graduation Standards.

Students must meet all program requirements for the particular degree or certificate they are pursuing. This means that some students will have to complete more courses than the following minimum requirements.

For specific degrees, the minimum requirements are as follows:

Of the credit units required for the degree, students must complete at least 45 credit units overall from the University of Saskatchewan, including:

  • a minimum of 30 senior credit units, and
  • at least two-thirds of the credit units required in the major (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units).  For a 30 credit-unit major, this means that at least 21 credit units in the major subject are required.

Of the credit units required for the degree, students must complete at least 60 credit units overall from the University of Saskatchewan, including:

  • at least 45 senior credit units
  • at least two-thirds of the courses required in the major (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units). For a 36 credit-unit Four-year major, this means that at least 24 credit units in the major subject are required.

Of the credit units required for the degree, students must complete, from the University of Saskatchewan, at least 60 credit units overall, including two-thirds of the music courses required (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units).

Of the credit units required for the degree, students must complete at least 60 credit units overall from the University of Saskatchewan, including:

  • a minimum of 42 senior credit units
  • in Art, at least 48 credit units of the combined total of studio and art history courses required, and in Drama, at least 48 credit units in Drama and cognate courses

At least one half of the credit units, rounded to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units, must be fulfilled by courses offered by the University of Saskatchewan. In a 15 credit unit Degree Level Certificate, at least 9 credit units must be fulfilled by University of Saskatchewan courses. In a 30 credit unit Degree Level Certificate, at least 15 credit units must be fulfilled by University of Saskatchewan courses.

In an 18 credit unit minor or recognition, at least two-thirds of the courses required to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units must be completed at the University of Saskatchewan. Similarly, in a 24 credit unit minor, at least two-thirds of the courses required to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units must be completed at the University of Saskatchewan and in a 21 credit unit minor, two-thirds of the courses required to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units must be completed.

Electives

To fulfil the minimum number of credit units required for a degree, students in Arts & Science must take electives (courses not specifically required as part of the Major or Distribution Requirements). Electives may be chosen from any courses offered by Arts & Science (except those identified below), or courses offered by other Colleges which have been approved for credit in Arts & Science.

The following list shows the courses from other colleges which credit automatically towards an Arts & Science program. The regulations which apply to this credit are as follows:

  1. College policy states that any courses from another college listed for credit in an Arts & Science program and courses offered by other colleges that are designated as equivalent to Arts & Science courses will credit automatically to any Arts & Science degree.
  2. Students who began their Arts & Science program before the 1999-2000 academic year have the option to decline credit for all courses from another college listed for credit in an Arts & Science program. Students may not decline credit for courses offered by other colleges that are designated as equivalent to Arts & Science courses regardless of the year of enrolment.
  3. Prior to May, 2005 students were permitted to choose a maximum of 6 credit units from other colleges in addition to the courses from other colleges which credit automatically. Arts & Science students who began their programs prior to May 2005 may still use this option. This includes students who have transferred to Arts & Science from another college. Students who began their program May 2005 or later may only choose courses from the automatic transfer list.
  4. Students in Second Degree programs, as described in the Calendar, may use the courses listed to meet the requirements for the Arts & Science degree. For example, an Engineering graduate who is completing a B.Sc. Three-year degree may use the Commerce courses listed below to satisfy elective requirements for a minimum of 30 additional credit units in Arts & Science.
  5. Only Arts & Science courses (or their equivalents such as MATH 124.3) may be used for the Distribution Requirements, with the exception of statistics which may only be used as electives. Course equivalents are shown in square brackets [ ]. Other courses listed below can be used in the Major Requirement if approved by the department. All other courses will be used only in the Electives Requirement.

Please note that this list may be updated during the academic year. The up-to-date list is available on the Arts & Science website: Academic Information

Please note that this list may be updated during the academic year. The up-to-date list is available on the Arts & Science website: Academic Information

AGRIC:
  • AGRC 111.3 Agricultural Science I
  • AGRC 112.3 Agricultural Science II
  • AGRC 492.3 Term Paper and Technical Writing
ANBI:
  • ANBI 420.3 Comparative Animal Endocrinology
  • ANBI 470.3 Applied Animal Biotechnology (formerly ANSC 470.3)
  • ANBI 475.3 Field Studies in Arctic Ecosystems and Aboriginal Peoples
ANSC:
  • ANSC 313.3 Animal Breeding and Genetics

AREC:

  • AREC 230.3 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness (formerly BPBE 230.3)
  • AREC 292.3 Economics of Biotechnology (formerly BPBE 292.3)
  • AREC 330.3 Land Resource Economics (formerly BPBE 330.3)
  • AREC 395.3 Creative Thinking and the Entrepreneurial Process (formerly BPBE 395.3)
  • AREC 430.3 Natural Resource Economics (formerly BPBE 430.3)
  • AREC 432.3 Rural Development Theory Policy and Case Studies (formerly BPBE 432.3)
  • AREC 433.3 Methods of Rural Analysis Theory and Application (formerly BPBE 433.3)
  • AREC 495.3 Agribusiness Venture Management (formerly BPBE 495.3)
BLE:
  • BLE 303.3 Principles of Food and Feed Processing Equipment (formerly ABE 303.3)
  • BLE 309.3 Water Management (formerly ABE 309.3)
CE:
  • CE 271.2 Spring Surveying Camp
  • CE 316.3 Geomatics
  • CE 329.3 Transportation Engineering (formerly CE 227.3)
  • CE 467.3 Transportation and Regional Development
CHE:
  • CHE 220.3 Introduction to Process Engineering (formerly 277)
  • CHE 223.3 Chemical Thermodynamics
  • CHE 461.3 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
  • CHE 477.3 Applications of Numerical Methods [=MATH 315.3]
CHEP:
  • CHEP 402.3 Global Health and Local Communities: Issues and Approaches
  • CHEP 412.3 Global Health: Selected Issues in Nicaragua
CME:
  • CME 331.3 Microprocessor Based Embedded Systems (formerly EE 331) [=CMPT 215.3]
  • CME 332.3 Real Time Computing (formerly EE 332)
  • CME 341.3 Logic Design Using FPGAs (formerly EE 431)
  • CME 342.3 VLSI Circuit Design (formerly EE 432)
  • CME 433.3 Digital Systems Architecture
  • CME 435.3 Verification of Digital Systems
  • CME 451.3 Transport Networks
  • CME 462.3 Multimedia Signals and Systems
COMM:
  • COMM 100.3 Business Communication (formerly BSCM 100.3)
  • COMM 101.3 Decision Making I
  • COMM 102.3 Introduction to Business Management (formerly MGT 103)
  • COMM 104.3 Business Statistics I (formerly QUANT 194) [=half ECON 204.6]
  • COMM 105.3 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (formerly COMM 202, HRM 243)
  • COMM 201.3 Introduction to Financial Accounting (formerly ACC 120). (Students may receive credit for only one of COMM 201.3 or ENT 230.3)
  • COMM 202.3 No longer offered, see COMM 105
  • COMM 203.3 Introduction to Finance (formerly FIN 260) (Students may receive credit for only one of COMM 203.3 or ENT 300.3)
  • COMM 204.3 Intro to Marketing (formerly MKT 251) (Students may receive credit for only one of COMM 200.3, COMM 204.3 or ENT 210.3)
  • COMM 205.3 Introduction to Operations Management (formerly QUANT/POM 391)
  • COMM 207.3 Business Statistics II (formerly QUANT 295) [=half ECON 204.6]
  • COMM 208.3 Introduction to Business Law
  • COMM 210.3 Introduction to Management Accounting (formerly COMM 301.3 and 302.3)
  • COMM 211.3 Human Resource Management (only one of COMM 211.3 or ENT 220 may be taken for credit)
  • COMM 301.3 Management Accounting for Managers (formerly ACC 230)(Only one of COMM 301.3 or 302.3 or 210.3 may be taken for credit see COMM 210.3)
  • COMM 302.3 Introduction to Management Accounting (Only one of COMM 301.3 or 302.3 or 210.3 may be taken for credit see COMM 210.3)
  • COMM 304.3 Introduction to Business Law (formerly COMM 208.3)
  • COMM 306.3 Business Decision Making II
  • COMM 340.3 Introduction to International Business (formerly MGT 340)
  • COMM 342.3 Organization Structure and Design
  • COMM 345.3 Business and Public Policy (formerly MGT 345)
  • COMM 346.3 Commercialization of Biotechnology
  • COMM 348.3 Leadership (formerly HRM 344)
  • COMM 349.3 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • COMM 366.3 International Business Finance (formerly FIN 366)
  • COMM 381.3 Industrial Relations (formerly COMM 206.3)
  • COMM 382.3 Employment Law
  • COMM 385.3 Training and Development
  • COMM 393.3 Spreadsheet Modelling for Business Decisions (formerly QUANT 393.3) [=CMPT 393.3]
  • COMM 447.3 Entrepreneurship Venture Development
  • COMM 456.3 International Marketing (formerly MKT 456)
  • COMM 485.3 International and Comparative Employment Relations Systems (formerly INDRL 485)
EE:
  • EE 202.3 Electric and Magnetic Fields and Circuits [= EP 229.3/EE 201.3]
  • EE 221.3 Analog Electronics
  • EE 232.3 Digital Electronics (formerly 220 and 310) [=CMPT 320.3]
  • EE 301.3 Electricity, Magnetism and Fields [= Senior PHYS .3]
  • EE 321.3 Advanced Analog Electronics and Instrumentation (formerly EP 313.3)
EFDT:
  • EFDT 482.3 Women and Education
  • EFDT 483.3 Women and the Teaching Profession
  • EFDT 486.3 Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education
ENT:
  • ENT 210.3 Marketing for Entrepreneurial Ventures (Students may only receive credit for one of ENT 210.3 or COMM 204.3)
  • ENT 220.3 Human Resource Management for Entrepreneurial Organizations (only one of ENT 220.3 or COMM 211.3 may be taken for credit)
  • ENT 230.3 Introduction to Accounting for Entrepreneurs (Students may only receive credit for one of ENT 230.3 or COMM 201.3)
  • ENT 300.3 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Finance (Students may only receive credit for one of ENT 300.3 or COMM 203.3)
  • ENT 310.3 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
ENVE:
  • ENVE 381.3 Sustainability and Environmental Assessment (formerly ENVE 481.3 and BLE 481.3)
  • ENVE 432.3 Land Management and Reclamation (formerly BLE 432.3)
ENVS:
  • ENVS 201.3 Foundations of Sustainability
  • ENVS 401.3 Environment and Sustainability
EPSE:
  • EPSE 441.3 Introductory Statistics in Education (formerly EDPSY 441) [=STAT 244.3]
EVSC:
  • EVSC 110.3 Renewable Resources and Environment
  • EVSC 203.3 Sampling and Laboratory Analysis (formerly EVSC 303.3)
  • EVSC 210.3 Environmental Physics (formerly AGRC 210.3)
  • EVSC 220.3 Environmental Soil Science (formerly SLSC 220.3, 102, 112)
  • EVSC 420.3 Environmental Fate and Transport of Toxic Substances (formerly SLSC 420.3)
  • EVSC 421.3 Soil Toxicology and Risk Assessment
  • EVSC 430.3 Agroforestry for Environmental Management
FABS:
  • FABS 110.3 Dimensions of Food Science (formerly FDSC 210.3 and FABS 210.3)
  • FABS 212.3 Agrifood and Resources Microbiology (formerly APMC 212.3) [=MICR 214.3]
  • FABS 315.3 Food Chemistry (formerly FDSC 415.3, FAMS 415.3)
  • FABS 323.3 Food Additives and Toxicants (formerly FDSC 323.3)
  • FABS 325.3 Food Microbiology and Safety (formerly APMC 425.3, FAMS 425.3)
  • FABS 334.3 Industrial Microbiology (formerly APMC 434.3, FAMS 434.3)
  • FABS 345.3 Unit Operations in Food Processing (formerly FDSC 345.3)
  • FABS 360.3 Water Microbiology and Safety
  • FABS 362.3 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
  • FABS 366.3 Physicochemical Properties of Food Macromolecules
  • FABS 371.3 Food Biotechnology (formerly FAMS 271.3)
  • FABS 401.3 Dairy Science and Technology
  • FABS 411.3 Lipid Science and Technology
  • FABS 412.3 Fluid Food Products (formerly FDSC 412.3)
  • FABS 417.3 Food and Bioproducts Analysis (formerly FDSC 417.3)
  • FABS 430.3 Environmental Microbiology (formerly APMC 430.3)
  • FABS 433.3 Microbial Insecticides (formerly APMC 433.3)
  • FABS 435.3 Microbiological Techniques (formerly APMC 435.3)
  • FABS 436.3 Biofuels Production
  • FABS 437.3 Industrial Microbiology II (formerly APMC 437.3)
  • FABS 450.3 Anaerobic and Rumen Microbiology (formerly APMC 450.3)
  • FABS 452.3 Quality Assurance and HACCP (formerly FDSC 452.3)
  • FABS 457.3 Meat Science and Technology (formerly FDSC 457.3)
  • FABS 460.3 Protein Science and Technology
  • FABS 474.3 Food Enzymology
  • FABS 486.3 Sensory Evaluation of Food
  • FABS 490.0 Honours Seminar (formerly FDSC 490.0)
  • FABS 491.3 Research Project (formerly FDSC 491.3)
  • FABS 492.3 Literature Thesis
  • FABS 493.3 Product Development
  • FABS 494.6 Research Thesis
GE:
  • GE 210.3 Probability and Statistics [STAT 245.3]
GEOE:
  • GEOE 375.3 Advanced Hydrogeology
KIN:
  • KIN 121.3 Functional Basis of Physical Activity
  • KIN 122.3 Social Behavioural Foundations of Physical Activity
  • KIN 222.3 Biochmechanics I
  • KIN 225.3 Introductory Exercise Physiology I (formerly 220, 325)
  • KIN 226.3 Introductory Exercise Physiology II
  • KIN 255.3 Program Planning and Design for Leisure and Sport
  • KIN 425.3 Physiology of Exercise
  • KIN 428.3 Nutrition Drugs and Physical Activity
  • KIN 442.3 Biomechanics II
LAW:
  • LAW 340.3 Administrative Law I
  • LAW 444.3 Environmental Law
  • LAW 457.3 International Law
  • (See Second Degree Programs for additional Law courses which transfer for Law students seeking a Second Degree in Arts & Science)
MCIM:
  • MCIM 224.3 Microbiology for Pharmacists and Nutritionists [=BMSC 210.3]
ME:
  • ME 226.3 Mechanics III (formerly GE 226.3)
MED:
  • MED 201.4 Pharmacology (formerly PCOL 301.6)
NUTR:
  • NUTR 120.3 Basic Nutrition
  • NUTR 221.3 Advanced Nutrition Micronutrients
  • NUTR 305.3 Research Methods
  • NUTR 310.3 Food Culture and Human Nutrition
  • NUTR 321.3 Advanced Nutrition Macronutrients and Energy
  • NUTR 322.3 Nutrition Throughout Lifespan
PATH:
  • PATH 205.3 Survey of Pathology
PCOL:
  • PCOL 350.6 General Pharmacology (=PHPY 304.3, 305.3)
  • PCOL 432.6 Selected Topics
PLSC:
  • PLSC 213.3 Principles of Plant Ecology (formerly PLEC 213)
  • PLSC 214.3 Statistical Methods (formerly PLSC 314.3)
  • PLSC 235.3 Urban Food Production
  • PLSC 240.3 Plant Metabolism (formerly BIOC 220.3)
  • PLSC 311.3 General Apiculture
  • PLSC 345.3 Pesticides and Crop Protection (formerly CR SC 345)
  • PLSC 405.3 Genetics of Plant Populations (formerly CR SC 350, 305, 405)
  • PLSC 411.3 Plant Breeding (formerly CR SC 411)
  • PLSC 416.3 Applied Plant Biotechnology (formerly CRSC 416)
  • PLSC 417.3 Crop Physiology (formerly CR SC 417)
  • PLSC 420.3 Grain Chemistry and Technology (formerly CR SC 420)
  • PLSC 422.3 Rangeland Ecology and Management
  • PLSC 423.3 Landscape Ecology and Vegetation Management (formerly PLEC 432)
  • PLSC 425.3 Forest Ecology
  • PLSC 461.3 Post-Harvest Management of Horticultural Crops (formerly HORT 461)
RCM:
  • RCM 400.3 Rhetorical Theory and Practice of Persuasion
  • RCM 401.3 Oral Rhetoric: Theory and Practice [= Senior Arts and Science .3] (formerly GE 401.3)
  • RCM 402.3 Interpersonal Communication and Rhetoric
  • RCM 404.3 Leadership as Communication
RRM:
  • RRM 114.3 Introductory Resource Economics and Policy (formerly RRM 212.3)
  • RRM 312.3 Natural Resource Management and Indigenous Peoples
SLSC:
  • SLSC 232.3 Soil Genesis and Classification (formerly SLSC 332.3)
  • SLSC 312.3 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
  • SLSC 313.3 Environmental Soil Chemistry
  • SLSC 322.3 Applied Soil Physics
  • SLSC 343.3 Soil Microbiology
  • SLSC 412.3 Integration and Application of Soil Science
  • SLSC 460.3 Forest Soils

Though the following courses are offered under subject codes belonging to the College of Arts & Science, these courses may not be used as part of the required or elective credit units in any Arts & Science program. For more information on each course, please see the Course Description.

CTST:

  • CTST 105.3 Catholic Studies for Teachers I
  • CTST 106.3 Catholic Studies for Teachers II

Special Topics courses may be offered in Catholic Studies (CTST) which may or may not be used toward an Arts & Science program. Students must consult an Advisor in the College of Arts & Science Undergraduate Student Office to determine whether the course may be credited to their program requirements.

EP:

  • EP 417.3 Advanced Materials Science with Applications
  • EP 495.3 Capstone Design Project

Special Topics courses may be offered in Engineering Physics (EP) which may or may not be used toward an Arts & Science program. Students must consult an Advisor in the College of Arts & Science Undergraduate Student Office to determine whether the course may be credited to their program requirements.

Junior MATH Course Credits

Up to 15 credit units may be obtained from the first-year offerings in mathematics depending on the courses taken and the order in which they are taken.

Students may have credit for MATH 163.3 and MATH 164.3 in addition to 9 credit units of the following courses, per the following rules.

Students may have credit for MATH 102.3 or MATH 104.3; MATH 110.3, MATH 123.3 or MATH 176.3; and MATH 112.3, MATH 116.3, MATH 124.3, or MATH 177.3.

Students may have credit for only one of MATH 102.3 or MATH 104.3, MATH 121.3 or MATH 125.3, and MATH 128.3.

Students many have credit for only one of MATH 102.3 or MATH 104.3.

Students may have credit for only one of MATH 110.3, MATH 121.3, MATH 123.3, MATH 125.3 or MATH 176.3.

Students may have credit for only one of MATH 112.3, MATH 116.3, MATH 124.3, MATH 128.3, or MATH 177.3.

Students may have credit for MATH 100.6 and other junior mathematics courses under the following conditions:

  • Students with credit for MATH 100.6 may subsequently take one additional 100-level MATH or STAT for credit. If they subsequently take two of additional 100-level MATH or STAT courses, they will lose half credit for MATH 100.6. If they subsequently take three of these courses, they will lose all credit for MATH 100.6.
  • Students with credit for one 100-level MATH or STAT course may subsequently take MATH 100.6 for half credit only.
  • Students with credit for two 100-level MATH or STAT courses may not subsequently take MATH 100.6 for credit.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult the program requirements for specific majors to determine whether specific 100-level MATH courses are required or recommended.

Statistics Course Regulations

Courses in statistics eligible for credit in the College of Arts and Science are to be selected as follows:

a. PLSC 214.3, GE 210.3, STAT 242.3, STAT 245.3 STAT 246.3

or only one from each of b) and c) - courses from b) are prerequisites for courses in c)

b. COMM 104.3, EPSY 441.3, GEOG 301.3 (no longer offered), PSY 233.3, SOC 225.3, STAT 244.3,

c. COMM 207.3, PSY 234.3, SOC 325.3

           or

d. ECON 204.6 (No longer offered. Students who completed ECON 204.6 may not take a course from a), b), or c).)

Students who take a course from a) are not allowed to take a course from b), c), or d). Students who take a course from b) and subsequently take a course from a) will lose credit for the course from b).

NOTES:

For the B.A. and old B.Sc. programs, STAT 242.3, STAT 245.3 or STAT 246.3 may be used in Distribution Requirements 1 to 5 in exceptional cases, but no other course listed in a) to d) may be used in these Distribution Requirements. Students must contact the Undergraduate Student Office for further information.

For the current B.Sc. program, only PLSC 214.3, STAT 245.3, STAT 246.3 can be used in Requirement #4.

Transfer credit of Jr. STAT .3 will only be considered equivalent to courses listed in b).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

STAT 103.3 and STAT 241.3 are courses in probability theory so are not listed above.

If STAT 103.3 is taken first, credit will be granted for any one of the courses from a) or c).

Credit for STAT 103.3 will not be granted if it is taken concurrently with or after any course from a) or c).

STAT 103.3 may be taken for credit before, after, or concurrently with any course from b).

If STAT 103.3 is taken first, followed by ECON 204.6 students will only receive 3 credit units of ECON 204.6.

STAT 241.3 will receive credit in addition to any of the courses listed in a) to d).

Credit will be granted for both STAT 103.3 and STAT 241.3 only if STAT 103.3 is taken first. Credit will not be granted for STAT 103.3 if it is taken concurrently with, or after STAT 241.3.

Availability of Programs

The College of Arts & Science is committed to delivering its courses to all qualified applicants admitted to the College to the extent that resources allow. For example, depending on resources, departments may have to restrict access to senior courses.

Not all courses described are given in any one academic year. Please consult the online Course Offerings for the timetable of courses offered.

Work Experience Programs

The College of Arts & Science offers students in a number of programs the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as part of their undergraduate degree. Work opportunities include credit courses, practicums and internships.

  • Professional Internship Options in Computer Science and Physics;
  • Cooperative Education program for students in Environment & Society;
  • Cooperative Education program for students in Environmental Earth Sciences;
  • Practicum courses in the Aboriginal Justice and Criminology program in Sociology, the Regional and Urban Planning program in Geography, and Women's and Gender Studies program; and in the Degree Level Certificate in Criminology and Addictions;
  • Internship classes in the Aboriginal Public Administration, Business Economics, Economics, English, Linguistics, and Political Studies programs.

    Many courses are available in which students have the opportunity to participate in field work, organize a public exhibition, or participate in research work. Included in this group are Anatomy & Cell Biology; Archaeology; Art and Art History; Biochemistry, Biology; Chemistry; Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies; Drama; French; Geology; Indigenous Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies; International Studies; Linguistics; Microbiology & Immunology; Palaeobiology; Physics; Psychology; Toxicology; and Women’s & Gender Studies.

For more information, see the specific program details.

Exchange and Study Abroad Programs

Exchange programs with universities in areas such as Australia, the United States, Mexico, Latin America, Asia and Europe have been developed for Arts & Science students. These programs allow students to study at one of the partner institutions for all or part of an academic session and obtain University of Saskatchewan credit for the approved courses taken.

Students must have successfully completed at least 30 credit units of university courses with a minimum cumulative weighted average (C.W.A.) of 65% in order to apply for an Exchange program.

The College of Arts & Science offers term abroad opportunities which allow students to take up to 15 credit units while away.  Application deadline for these programs is usually February 1 of the previous year, but individual programs may vary.  Current locations include Guadalajara, Mexico; Marburg, Germany; and Washington, DC, USA.

To be eligible for acceptance for the Spanish and German Term Abroad Programs students:

  • are required to have a minimum Cumulative Weighted Average (C.W.A.) of 65% and a C.W.A in the program language (German or Spanish) of 70%
  • must have completed or be in the process of completing 30 credit units at the time of application
  • students must complete 9 credit units of the program language (German or Spanish) prior to departure
  • must be able to complete course prerequisites prior to departure

To be eligible for acceptance to the Washington Center Term Abroad Program students:

  • are required to have a minimum Cumulative Weighted Average (C.W.A.) of 70%
  • must have completed or be in the process of completing 60 credit units at the time of application
  • must be able to complete course prerequisites prior to departure

Each summer the College of Arts & Science offers a number of group taught abroad courses which allows students to take a University of Saskatchewan course in an international locale. Offerings vary from year to year. For a complete listing of and application information for these courses please consult the following:

https://artsandscience.usask.ca/undergraduate/info/studyabroad.php and/or http://students.usask.ca/academics/goabroad/college-programs.php