Understanding Your Options: The Degree Structure
Western University offers three undergraduate degrees:
- Honors Bachelor Degree (Four-Year; 20.0 courses)
- Bachelor Degree (Four-Year; 20.0 courses)
- Bachelor Degree (Three-Year; 15.0 courses)
A module is a structured set of courses specified by a Department, Faculty or Affiliated University College to fulfill the requirements of an Honors Specialization, Specialization, Major or Minor.
There are four possible modules of study that may be combined in the three different degrees:
The Honors Specialization is available only within the Honors Bachelor Degree and requires that a student complete 9.0 or more courses as specified by the academic unit offering that module.
The Specialization is available only with the Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) and requires that a student complete 9.0 or more courses as specified by the academic unit offering that module. Not available in FIMS.
The Major is available with all three degrees and requires that student take 6.0 to 7.0 courses as specified by the academic unit offering that module.
The Minor is available with all three degrees and requires that a student take 4.0 to 5.0 courses as specified by the academic unit offering that module. A Minor must be combined with one or more modules in a degree.
The modular degree structure affords the opportunity to combine various subjects from different Departments and Faculties. The chart in the link below shows how modules can be combined in the three different types of degrees offered. The modules taken must fit within these degree structures. Departments, Schools, Faculties and Affiliated University Colleges may offer some or all of the above modules. See Faculty and Department listings for details. Combinations other than those listed below have not been approved; consequently, they may not be taken. Enrollment in some modules may be limited.
Visit the Academic Calendar to see the chart listing all approved module combinations for degrees.
Breadth Requirements for Bachelor Degrees
Students are required to meet the breadth requirements for bachelor degrees in order to widen their knowledge and understanding across a broader range of disciplines. Exposure to different disciplines enables students to develop insight and experience in areas distinct from their main fields of study.
Visit the Academic Calendar for full information about breadth requirements for Bachelor degrees.