Degree Requirements

Breadth Requirements

Academic Writing Requirement

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Commerce

Education

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Bachelor of Social Work

Second Degree Programs

Degree Program Upgrade

Dual Degrees


 

Breadth Requirement Grouping

Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences and Professional Disciplines

All undergraduate programs (with the exception of Bachelor of Commerce, Consecutive Education, Nursing and Physical and Health Education) make reference to Humanities, Social Science, Science and Professional Discipline requirements (breadth requirements). The purpose of breadth requirements is to ensure that students are exposed to different disciplines within their degree.

These groups are defined as follows:

Group I Humanities

Arts and Culture, Classical Studies, English Studies, Film, Fine Arts, French, History, Philosophy, Religions and Cultures, Russian, Spanish

Group II Social Sciences

Anthropology, Child and Family Studies, Criminal Justice, Economics, Gender Equality and Social Justice, Geography, Indigenous Studies, Law and Justice, Political Science, Psychology, Social Welfare and Social Development, Sociology

Group III Sciences

Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Physical/Technique Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics

Group IV Professional Disciplines

Accounting, Administrative Studies, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Studies, Nursing, Social Work, Technology Management

Other

The following disciplines are not specified in either Groups I, II, III, or IV. Please refer to individual course descriptions to confirm if the course(s) may be used to satisfy one of the above groups.

Aboriginal Leadership, Academic Writing, Arts and Cultural Management, Digital Humanities, First Year Foundations Experience, Interdisciplinary Studies, University Success

Note:

  • Where reference is made to an Arts requirement, Arts is defined as either Group I Humanities or Group II Social Sciences. Cross-coded courses will be considered in the group to which they are cross-coded for satisfying breadth requirements regardless for which course the student is registered. Cross-listed courses will be considered in the group to which they are cross-listed for satisfying breadth requirements.

Academic Writing Requirement

All students admitted to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree (with the exception of Criminal Justice) must successfully complete Academic Writing (ACAD 1601) within their first 60 Nipissing credits.  It is strongly recommended that students take ACAD 1601 within their first 30 Nipissing credits.  Students who do not successfully complete ACAD 1601 within their first 60 Nipissing credits will not be permitted to register in subsequent terms.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 120 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60%, and satisfy one of the following:

Honours Specialization

  1. Must complete 60 credits in the honours specialization, including at least six credits at the 4000 level (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section);
  2. Must achieve a minimum honours specialization average of 70% (based on the best 60 credits which meet all of the honours specialization requirements);
  3. Not exceed a maximum of 42 credits at the 1000 level (with the exception of the Child and Family Studies program where the maximum is 48 credits);
  4. Not exceed a maximum of 84 credits in one discipline (may not have the same four-letter code);
  5. Must complete six credits from each the following areas:
    • Humanities (Group I)
    • Social Sciences (Group II) and/or Professional Studies (Group IV)
    • Sciences (Group III)
  6. Must successfully complete ACAD 1601 within the first 60 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities (Group 1) requirement.

Honours Double Major

  1. Must complete a minimum of 39 credits in each major, including at least three credits at the 4000 level in each major (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section);
  2. Must achieve a minimum 70% average in each major (based on the best 39 credits which meet all of the honours major requirements);
  3. Not exceed a maximum of 42 credits at the 1000 level (with the exception of the Child and Family Studies program where the maximum is 48 credits);
  4. Not exceed a maximum of 54 credits in one discipline (may not have the same four-letter code);
  5. Must complete six credits from each the following areas:
    • Humanities (Group I)
    • Social Sciences (Group II) and/or Professional Studies (Group IV)
    • Sciences (Group III)
  6. Must successfully complete ACAD 1601 within the first 60 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities (Group I) requirement.

Bachelor of Arts (Four-year)

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 120 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60%, and satisfy one of the following:

Specialization

  1. Must complete 54 credits in the specialization (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section);
  2. Must achieve a minimum specialization average of 60% (based on the best 54 credits which meet all of the specialization requirements);
  3. Not exceed a maximum of 42 credits at the 1000 level (with the exception of Child and Family Studies program where the maximum is 48 credits);
  4. Not exceed a maximum of 84 credits in one discipline (may not have the same four-letter code);
  5. Must complete six credits from each the following areas:
    • Humanities (Group I)
    • Social Sciences (Group II) and/or Professional Studies (Group IV)
    • Sciences (Group III)
  6. Must successfully complete ACAD 1601 within the first 60 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities (Group I) requirement.

Major/Double Major

  1. In the case of a single major, complete 36 credits in the major (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section),
  2. In the case of a double major, complete 36 credits in each of the two areas of study (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section);
  3. Must achieve a minimum major average of 60% (based on the best 36 credits which meet all of the major requirements);
  4. Not exceed a maximum of 42 credits at the 1000 level (with the exception of Child and Family Studies program where the maximum is 48 credits);
  5. Not exceed a maximum of 54 credits in one discipline (may not have the same four-letter code);
  6. Must complete six credits from each the following areas:
    • Humanities (Group I)
    • Social Sciences (Group II) and/or Professional Studies (Group IV)
    • Sciences (Group III)
  7. Must successfully complete ACAD 1601 within the first 60 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities (Group I) requirement.

Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is available to students pursuing a Stream in Criminology, Corrections, Policing, or Legal Studies & Administration. To graduate with Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Criminal Justice, students must:

  1. Complete 120 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60%;
  2. Satisfy all the stated requirements of the degree;
  3. Achieve a minimum program average of 70% (based on the best credits which meet all of the requirements for the program);
  4. Not exceed a maximum of 42 credits at the 1000 level;
  5. Not exceed a maximum of 84 credits in a single discipline (may not have the same four-letter code);
  6. Complete six credits in Group I (Humanities), and six credits in Group III (Sciences).

Bachelor of Arts (Four-year)

The Bachelor of Arts (Four-year) is available to students pursuing the Criminal Justice Studies Stream.  To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (four-year) degree in Criminal Justice, students must:

  1. Complete 120 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60%;
  2. Satisfy all the stated requirements of the degree;
  3. Achieve a minimum program average of 60% (based on the best credits which meet all of the requirements for the program);
  4. Not exceed a maximum of 42 credits at the 1000 level;
  5. Not exceed a maximum of 84 credits in a single discipline (may not have the same four-letter code);
  6. Complete six credits in Group I (Humanities), and six credits in Group III (Sciences).

Bachelor of Arts (Three-year)

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 90 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60%, and satisfy one of the following:

Major

  1. Must complete 36 credits in the major (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section);
  2. Must achieve a minimum major average of 60% (based on the best 36 credits which meet all of the requirements for the major);
  3. Not exceed a maximum of 42 credits at the 1000 level (with the exception of the Child and Family Studies program where the maximum is 48 credits);
  4. Not exceed a maximum of 54 credits in one discipline (may not have the same four-letter code);
  5. Must complete six credits from each the following areas:
    • Humanities (Group I)
    • Social Sciences (Group II) and/or Professional Studies (Group IV)
    • Sciences (Group III)
  6. Must successfully complete ACAD 1601 within the first 60 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities (Group I) requirement.

Liberal (Double-Minor)

  1. Must complete 18 credits in each of two minors (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section);
  2. Must achieve a minimum average of 60% in each minor (based on the best 18 credits for each minor which meet all of the requirements for each minor);
  3. Not exceed a maximum of 48 credits at the 1000 level;
  4. Not exceed a maximum of 54 credits in two disciplines (may not have the same four-letter code);
  5. Must complete 48 credits in courses from at least three disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with at least six credits in each group;
  6. Complete at least six credits in Group III (Sciences);
  7. Must successfully complete ACAD 1601 within the first 60 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities (Group I) requirement.

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)

To graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree, students must:

  1. Complete 120 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60%;
  2. Satisfy all the stated requirements of the degree;
  3. Achieve a minimum program average of 70% (based on the best credits which meet all of the requirements for the program);
  4. Not exceed a maximum of 49 credits at the 1000 level;
  5. Not exceed a maximum of 84 credits in a single discipline (may not have the same four-letter code);
  6. Complete six credits in Group I (Humanities), and six credits in Group III (Sciences) in a non-business discipline;
  7. Complete a minimum of 12 credits at the 4000 level among the courses offered in business.

Bachelor of Business Administration

To graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, students must:

  1. Complete 120 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60%;
  2. Satisfy all the stated requirements of the degree;
  3. Achieve a minimum program average of 60% (based on the best credits which meet all of the requirements for the program);
  4. Not exceed a maximum of 49 credits at the 1000 level;
  5. Not exceed a maximum of 84 credits in a single discipline (may not have the same four-letter code);
  6. Complete six credits in Group I (Humanities), and six credits in Group III (Sciences).

Bachelor of Commerce

To graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce (General), students must:

  1. Complete 90 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60%;
  2. Satisfy all of the stated requirements for the degree;
  3. Achieve a minimum program average of 60% (based on the best credits which meet all of the requirements for the program);
  4. Complete a minimum of 30 Nipissing business course credits;
  5. Not exceed a maximum of 42 credits at the 1000 level.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce (four-year), students must:

  1. Complete 120 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60%;
  2. Satisfy all of the stated requirements for the degree;
  3. Achieve a minimum program average of 60% (based on the best credits which meet all of the requirements for the program);
  4. Complete a minimum of 30 Nipissing business course credits;
  5. Not exceed a maximum of 42 credits at the 1000 level.

To graduate with the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), students must:

  1. Complete 120 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60%;
  2. Satisfy all of the stated requirements for the degree;
  3. Achieve a minimum program average of 70% (based on the best credits which meet all of the requirements for the program);
  4. Complete a minimum of 30 Nipissing business course credits;
  5. Not exceed a maximum of 42 credits at the 1000 level.

Bachelor of Education (Consecutive)

To qualify for the Bachelor of Education degree and to qualify for a Certificate of Qualification and Registration, a candidate must:

  1. Complete 60 credits, with a minimum overall average of 70%;
  2. Satisfy all stated requirements of the degree.
  3. Obtain a a final grade of "Satisfactory" in EDUC 4717 Practicum I, EDUC 4855 Practicum II and EDUC 4858 Community Leadership Experience;
  4. Obtain a minimum overall average of 70% with at least 60% in each course;
  5. Complete the Bachelor of Education Program within four (4) years of the original date of admission.

Bachelor of Education (Concurrent)

To graduate with a an Honours Undergraduate degree (BA, BSc, BFA, or BBA)/Bachelor of Education degree, and to qualify for a Certificate of Qualification students must:

  1. Satisfy all of the stated requirements for the Honours Undergraduate degree and the Bachelor of Education degree;
  2. Include the following Concurrent Education set of courses:

To graduate with a an Honours BPHE degree/Bachelor of Education degree, and to qualify for a Certificate of Qualification students must:

  1. Satisfy all of the stated requirements for the Honours BPHE degree and the Bachelor of Education degree;
  2. Include the following Concurrent Education set of courses:

Indigenous Teacher Education Diploma Program

To graduate with an Indigenous Teacher Education Diploma Program and to qualify for an Ontario College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualification and Registration, students must:

  1. Satisfy all of the stated requirements for the diploma;
  2. Obtain a final grade of "Satisfactory" in all practicum sessions;
  3. Complete all required courses with a minimum of 60% in each course;
  4. Complete all stated requirements within six years from your start date.

Students with an existing undergraduate degree with an overall average of 70% at the time of enrolment in the Indigenous Teacher Education Diploma Program and who obtain an overall average of 70% on the required courses in the Indigenous Teacher Education Program will be eligible for a Bachelor of Education degree.

Students who complete an undergraduate degree within 10 years of completing the requirements of the Indigenous Teacher Education Diploma Program and who obtain an overall average of 70% on the required courses in the Indigenous Teacher Education Diploma Program and their undergraduate degree will be eligible for a Bachelor of Education degree. Contact the Office of the Registrar for graduation procedures upon completion of the undergraduate degree.

Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program

To graduate with an Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program, students must:

  1. Satisfy all of the stated requirements for the diploma;
  2. Obtain a final grade of "Satisfactory" in all practicum sessions;
  3. Complete all courses with a minimum of 60%, and;
  4. Complete all stated requirements within four years from the start date.

Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language Diploma Program

To graduate with a Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language Diploma Program and to qualify for an Ontario College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualification and Registration, students must:

  1. Satisfy all of the stated requirements for the diploma;
  2. Obtain a final grade of "Satisfactory" in all practicum sessions;
  3. Complete all required courses with a minimum of 50% in any one course and an overall average of 60% in the program;
  4. Must demonstrate fluency proficiency in Anishnaabemwin with a minimum rating of Level 3 in an Indigenous Language Proficiency Evaluation that includes an oral and written component;
  5. Complete all stated requirements within six years from your start date.

Students with an existing undergraduate degree with an overall average of 70% at the time of enrolment in the Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language Diploma Program and who obtain an overall average of 70% on the required courses in the Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language Diploma Program will be eligible for a Bachelor of Education degree.

Students who complete an undergraduate degree within 10 years of completing the requirements of the Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language Diploma Program and who obtain an overall average of 70% on the required courses in the Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language Program and their undergraduate degree will be eligible for a Bachelor of Education degree. Contact the Office of the Registrar for graduation procedures upon completion of the undergraduate degree.

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Honours)

To graduate with a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Honours), students must:

  1. Complete 120 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60%;
  2. Satisfy all stated requirements of the degree;
  3. Achieve a minimum program average of 70% (only Nipissing PHED courses are to be included in this average);
  4. Successfully complete all required courses in no more than two attempts;
  5. Not exceed a maximum of 48 credits of first year level courses.

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education

To graduate with a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education, students must:

  1. Complete 120 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60%;
  2. Satisfy all stated requirements of the degree;
  3. Achieve a minimum program average of 60% (only Nipissing PHED courses are to be included in this average);
  4. Successfully complete all required courses in no more than two attempts;
  5. Not exceed a maximum of 48 credits of first year level courses.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)

To graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), students must:

  1. Complete 120 credits with a minimum overall average of 60%;
  2. Satisfy all the stated requirements for the degree;
  3. Complete at least 78 credits in Fine Arts (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section);
  4. Achieve a minimum program average of 70% (based on the best 78 credits which meet all of the requirements for the program);
  5. Not exceed a maximum of 42 credits at the 1000 level;
  6. Not exceed a maximum of 90 credits in Fine Arts;
  7. Complete at least six credits in each of Groups II (Social Sciences) and III (Sciences);
  8. Must successfully complete ACAD 1601 within the first 60 Nipissing credits.

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 120 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60%, and satisfy one of the following:

Honours Specialization

  1. Must complete 60 credits in the honours specialization, including at least six credits at the 4000 level (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section);
  2. Must achieve a minimum honours specialization average of 70% (based on the best 60 credits which meet all of the honours specialization requirements);
  3. Not exceed a maximum of 48 credits at the 1000 level;
  4. Not exceed a maximum of 84 credits in one discipline (may not have the same four-letter code);
  5. Must complete six credits from each the following areas:
    • Humanities (Group I)
    • Social Sciences (Group II) and/or Professional Studies (Group IV)
  6. Must complete a minimum of 12 credits in a science discipline other than that of their area of study;
  7. Must successfully complete ACAD 1601 within the first 60 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities (Group I) requirement.

Honours Double Major

  1. Must complete a minimum of 39 credits in each major, including at least three credits at the 4000 level in each major (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section);
  2. Must achieve a minimum major average of 70% (based on the best 39 credits which meet all of the honours major requirements);
  3. Not exceed a maximum of 48 credits at the 1000 level;
  4. Not exceed a maximum of 54 credits in one discipline (may not have the same four-letter code);
  5. Must complete six credits from each the following areas:
    • Humanities (Group I)
    • Social Sciences (Group II) and/or Professional Studies (Group IV)
  6. Must include a minimum of 12 credits in a science discipline in an area other than that of their area of study;
  7. Must successfully complete ACAD 1601 within the first 60 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities (Group I) requirement.

Bachelor of Science (Four-year)

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 120 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60%, and satisfy one of the following:

Specialization

  1. Must complete 54 credits in the specialization (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section);
  2. Must achieve a minimum specialization average of 60% (based on the best 54 credits which meet all of the specialization requirements);
  3. Not exceed a maximum of 48 credits at the 1000 level;
  4. Not exceed a maximum of 84 credits in one discipline (may not have the same four-letter code);
  5. Must complete six credits from each the following areas:
    • Humanities (Group I)
    • Social Sciences (Group II) and/or Professional Studies (Group IV)
  6. Must complete a minimum of 12 credits in a science discipline other than that of their area of study;
  7. Must successfully complete ACAD 1601 within the first 60 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities (Group I) requirement.

Major /Double Major

  1. In the case of a single major, complete 36 credits in the major (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section),
  2. In the case of a double major, complete 36 credits in each major (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section);
  3. Must achieve a minimum major average of 60% (based on the best 36 credits which meet all of the major requirements);
  4. Not exceed a maximum of 48 credits at the 1000 level;
  5. Not exceed a maximum of 54 credits in one discipline (may not have the same four-letter code);
  6. Must complete six credits from each the following areas:
    • Humanities (Group I)
    • Social Sciences (Group II) and/or Professional Studies (Group IV)
  7. Must complete a minimum of 12 credits in a science discipline other than that of their area of study;
  8. h) Must successfully complete ACAD 1601 within the first 60 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities (Group I) requirement.

Bachelor of Science (Three-year)

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 90 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60%, and satisfy one of the following:

Major

  1. Must complete 36 credits in the major (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section);
  2. Must achieve a minimum major average of 60% (based on the best 36 credits which meet all of the requirements for the major);
  3. Not exceed a maximum of 48 credits at the 1000 level;
  4. Not exceed a maximum of 54 credits in one discipline (may not have the same four-letter code);
  5. Must complete six credits from each the following areas:
    • Humanities (Group I)
    • Social Sciences (Group II) and/or Professional Studies (Group IV)
  6. Must complete a minimum of 12 credits in a science discipline other than that of their area of study;
  7. Must successfully complete ACAD 1601 within the first 60 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities (Group I) requirement.

Liberal (Double-Minor)

  1. Must complete 18 credits in each of two minors (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section);
  2. Must achieve a minimum average of 60% in each minor (based on the best 18 credits for each minor which meet all of the requirements for each minor);
  3. Not exceed a maximum of 48 credits at the 1000 level;
  4. Must complete 54 credits in Science courses chosen from at least three different disciplines;
  5. Must complete PHIL 2505;
  6. Must complete 12 credits from following areas: Humanities (Group I), Social Sciences (Group II) and/or Professional Studies (Group IV);
  7. Must successfully complete ACAD 1601 within the first 60 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities (Group I) requirement.

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) degree students must:

  1. Complete 120 credits that satisfy the stated requirements for the degree with a minimum overall average of 60%;
  2. Achieve a minimum program average of 60%;
  3. Successfully complete all NURS classroom courses with a minimum grade of 60%, and all clinical practicum courses with a “Satisfactory” grade;
  4. Complete the program within seven (7) years of the original date of admission.

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

To graduate with a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), students must:

a) Complete 120 credits that satisfy the stated requirements for the degree with a minimum overall average of 60%;
b) Achieve a minimum overall average of 60% in the first two years of the degree;
c) Achieve a minimum program average of 70% in third and fourth year Social Work courses and a "Satisfactory" in the required Field Practicum courses (SWRK 3505 and SWRK 4605);
d) Complete at least 72 credits in Social Work (according to details provided in the Program Requirements section);
e) Not exceed a maximum of 42 credits at the 1000 level;
f) Must complete six credits from each of the following areas:

  • Humanities (Group I)
  • Science (Group III)

g) Must complete three credits in Social Science (Group II) or Professional Studies (Group IV).
h) Must complete the Bachelor of Social Work professional years within four (4) years of the original date of admission.

Second Degree Programs

Admission Requirements

Students possessing an undergraduate degree may proceed to a second undergraduate degree program in another area of study. Students may be admitted to a second degree program if they hold a recognized university degree from an accredited university.

Requirements

Second degree programs must be in a subject area other than subject area in which a student has received their first degree.

All second degree programs are normally specified by an Academic Advisor in consultation with the discipline concerned, and must be approved by the Registrar and the faculty appropriate Dean.

Students may receive transfer credit for courses already completed if these courses were not used to satisfy any of the requirements for the first degree program.

Honours Bachelor Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Honours), Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Physical Health and Education (Honours)

To graduate with a second degree in an Honours Bachelor degree program (as outlined above), a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credits with a minimum overall average of 60%;
  2. In the case of a major, students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in the subject of study of the second degree with a minimum subject average of 70% (based on the best 30 credits which meet all of the requirements of the major);
  3. In the case of an honours specialization, students must complete a minimum of 48 credits in the subject of study of the second degree, with a minimum subject average of 70% (based on the best 48 credits which meet all of the requirements of the honours specialization);
  4. In the case of the BComm, students must complete a minimum of 42 credits in the subject of study of the second degree, with a minimum program average of 70% (based on the best 42 credits which meet all of the requirements of the program);
  5. In the case of a BBA, BPHE, and BFA, students must complete a minimum of 48 credits in the subject of study of the second degree, with a minimum subject average of 70% (based on the best 48 credits which meet all of the requirements of the subject of study);
  6. Satisfy all the stated requirements for the program not completed in the first degree;
  7. In the case of a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science, or a Bachelor of Fine Arts second degree, complete six credits from each the following areas if they have not done so in their first degree:
    • Humanities (Group I)
    • Social Sciences (Group II) and/or Professional Studies (Group IV)
    • Sciences (Group III)
  8. Maintain all minimum grade requirements and all minimum average requirements specified in the general regulations for the specified degree.

Bachelor Degree

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce (Four Year), Bachelor of Physical Health and Education

To graduate with a second degree in a Bachelor Degree program (as outlined above), a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credits with a minimum overall average of 60%;
  2. In the case of a major, students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in the subject of study of the second degree with a minimum subject average of 60% (based on the best 30 credits which meet all of the requirements of the major);
  3. In the case of a specialization and the BComm (Four Year), students must complete a minimum of 42 credits in the subject of study of the second degree, with a minimum program average of 60% (based on the best 42 credits which meet all of the requirements of the specialization);
  4. In the case of a BBA and BPHE students must complete a minimum of 48 credits in the subject of study of the second degree, with a minimum subject average of 60% (based on the best 48 credits which meet all of the requirements of the subject of study);
  5. Satisfy all the stated requirements for the program not completed in the first degree;
  6. In the case of a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administrations, or Bachelor of Science second degree, complete six credits from each the following areas if they have not done so in their first degree:
    • Humanities (Group I)
    • Social Sciences (Group II) and/or Professional Studies (Group IV)
    • Sciences (Group III)
  7. Maintain all minimum grade requirements and all minimum average requirements specified in the general regulations for the specified degree.

Three-year Bachelor degree

General, Liberal, and Bachelor of Commerce

To graduate with a second degree in a three-year Bachelor degree program (General, Liberal, Bachelor of Commerce), a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 45 credits with a minimum overall average of 60%,
  2. Complete a minimum of 30 credits in the area of study with program average of 60% (based on the best 30 credits which meet all of the requirements of the subject of study);
  3. In the case of a Bachelor of Arts (Liberal), or a Bachelor of Science (Liberal) second degree, complete a minimum of 12 credits in each of two minors and maintain a minimum overall average of 60% in each minor;
  4. Satisfy all the stated requirements for the program not completed in the first degree;
  5. In the case of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science second degree, complete six credits from each the following areas if they have not done so in their first degree:
    • Humanities (Group I)
    • Social Sciences (Group II) and/or Professional Studies (Group IV)
    • Sciences (Group III)
  6. Maintain all minimum grade requirements and all minimum average requirements specified in the general regulations for the specified degree.

Second Degree Program – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

To graduate with a second degree in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, students must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credits in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a minimum program average of 60%;
  2. Successfully complete all NURS courses with a minimum grade of 60%; and all clinical practicum courses with a “Satisfactory” grade;
  3. Complete the program within seven (7) years of the original date of admission;
  4. Complete a minimum of 48 credits in program the second degree;
  5. Complete all core course(s) not completed in the first degree. Please note that a second degree in Nursing may require the repeating of core credits taken in the first degree, if they are more than 10 years old;
  6. Maintain all minimum grade requirements and all minimum average requirements specified in the general regulations for the degree.

Students completing the Scholar Practionar Program must complete the program within three (3) years of the original date of admission.

Degree Program Upgrade

Students who have graduated with a Nipissing three-year General degree (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) may upgrade their major subject to either an Honours Specialization or Specialization according to the criteria outlined below.

Upgrade to an Honours Degree with an Honours Specialization

Students who have graduated with a Nipissing three-year Bachelor of Arts or three-year Bachelor of Science degree, and who wish to upgrade to an Honours Bachelor of Arts or an Honours Bachelor of Science degree, with an honours specialization in the same subject of study, may apply for readmission to the University indicating their intent to pursue an Honours upgrade in the same subject of study on the application for readmission.

To graduate with an Honours Bachelor degree students must meet the current published requirements for the Honours degree and the Honours Specialization as specified in the Academic Calendar for the year they are readmitted.

Upgrade to a Bachelor Degree with a Specialization

Students who have graduated with a Nipissing three-year Bachelor of Arts or three-year Bachelor of Science degree, and who wish to upgrade to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in the same subject of study, may apply for readmission to the University indicating their intent to pursue an upgrade in the same subject of study on the application for readmission.

To graduate with Bachelor degree students must meet the current published requirements for the Bachelor degree and the Specialization as specified in the Academic Calendar for the year they are readmitted.

Dual Degrees

Students may register in two undergraduate degrees simultaneously and complete the two degrees subject to the existing Second Degree requirements and regulations as approved by Senate. The exception to this policy is the formal Senate approved concurrent degree programs, e.g. BA/BEd, or BSc/BEd, as outlined in the Academic Calendar.

  1. The Dual Degree program currently applies only to the combination of a primary degree in BComm with a secondary BA or BSc program. Additional dual degree combinations will be approved by the Deans of the applicable programs, upon request of the Office of the Registrar.
  2. Students must meet the admission criteria for both programs in the dual degree.
  3. The Dual Degree program will take a minimum of five years of study to complete.
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