Application for Graduation
Students who intend to receive a BSc (General, Specialization, or Honors) Degree or Special Certificate must apply for the Degree or Certificate on Bear Tracks (https://www.beartracks.ualberta.ca) by February 1 for Spring Convocation or by September 1 for Fall Convocation. All official transcripts from other postsecondary institutions are due by May 1 for Spring Convocation or by October 1 for Fall Convocation.
Students who intend to apply for admission to an alternate degree program in the Faculty of Science for convocation purposes only must meet all of the admission, continuation, residency and graduation criteria for that BSc program.
All BSc Degrees require a minimum of 120. Courses with weights of 0 are offered for credit only, and, although they may be required in specific degree programs, cannot be used to meet the minimum units of course weight requirement in any degree program.
All requirements for graduation at Spring Convocation must be met by the end of Fall/Winter. Those completing degree requirements during Spring/Summer will graduate at the Fall Convocation.
First-class Honors Degrees are awarded to any student in an Honors program who obtained:
The notation “With Distinction” is inscribed on the parchment of a candidate for a General or Specialization degree if the candidate has obtained a GPA of not less than 3.5 over the last 60 and if the student successfully completed 24 or more in each of the last two Fall/Winters. If determination of the last 60 requires consideration of one or more courses from a given term then all work from that term is included in the calculation for the purposes of qualifying for With Distinction.
Further regulations regarding academic standing, promotion, and graduation vary from program to program within the Faculty of Science, and are therefore given in §193 below. Regulations for Honors, Specialization, and General programs are found in §193.1.