Updates and changes to the Calendar

Date of Change Description of Change Rationale for Change
June 4, 2018 The following amendments have been made to the UTSC Second Degree Policy:

1. Students with any completed undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto may apply for, and obtain, an Honours Bachelor of Arts or an Honours Bachelor of Science from UTSC as a second degree.

2. No student may apply for, or obtain, a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) as a second degree.

3. Students wanting to pursue a second degree in a limited enrolment program may need to complete prerequisite courses as a non-degree student prior to entering the second degree.

4. Students will be evaluated for credits towards their second degree according to the current practice, and credits taken as a UTSC non-degree student since graduation will be retained as credits towards the second degree.

5. In the second degree, students will be restricted from repeating program(s) in the same discipline(s) as completed in the first degree; for example, a student whose first degree includes a program in English will not be permitted to use a program in English towards a second degree. Similarly a student whose first degree includes a program in Psychology will not be use a program in Psychology towards a second degree.

The current policy perhaps made sense at a time when degree requirements for an Honours BA or BSc did not include the ability to choose from a wide range of specific programs of study, and could, instead, involve a majority of courses from broad categories. However:

  • The policy does not recognize that highly distinct degree programs can be obtained under the rubric of an Arts or a Science degree; for example, a student who graduates with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with a program in the biological sciences being unable to pursue a second BSc with a program in computer science does not make sense.
  • The policy disadvantages our own graduates. Any student from another university, with an undergraduate degree, may apply to be admitted to pursue either an Honours BA or BSc, regardless of the first degree type; however, they may not pursue the same program(s) of study.

 Amendments approved at:

  • UTSC AAC: May 3, 2018
  • Committee on Academic Policy and Programs: May 10, 2018
  • UTSC Campus Council: May 28, 2018
  • UT Academic Board: May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018

The following courses have been added:
*FREC03H3 French in Action I: Practical Workshop in Theatre – to be offered in Winter 2019
*PHLC14H3 Topics in Non-Western Philosophy – to be offered in Winter 2019
*PHLD88Y3 Advanced Seminar in Philosophy: Socrates Project – to be offered in Fall 2018
*PSYD23H3 Dyadic Processes in Psychological Development – to be offered in Fall 2018
*PSYD55H3 Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Laboratory – to be offered in Fall 2018
*PSYD59H3 Psychology of Gambling  - to be offered in Fall 2018

New courses approved out-of-cycle on May 30, 2018.
May 30, 2018

Revisions to the mode for assessing students for proficiency in the French section of the Calendar.  

Provides additional clarify for students.

April 18, 2018

Specialist Program in Chemistry  
*The total credits to compete component 3 of the program requirements has changed from 2.5 to 3.0. There have been no changes to the courses required in the component.
Corrects an addition error in the calculation of the total credits contained in component 3.