9. Course Work

9.1. Course Selection

Where a Program of Studies has not yet been submitted or approved, the academic unit Head/designate shall confer with the student's Advisory Committee and ensure that the courses for which the student is registering are those which will be listed on the proposed Program of Studies.

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9.2. Ethics Course

All students shall complete the Graduate Research Ethics and Integrity Training Course (GSR 960) during the first term of their program.  Depending on the research area, some students may be required to complete an additional module geared for work with either human or animal subjects, as determined by the student’s advisory committee. Students must complete this training before they begin their research and data collection.

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9.3. Non-Credit GSR Courses

Students may elect to complete non-credit courses offered by the CGSR. Non-credit GSR courses will appear on students’ official transcripts.

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9.4. Auditing Courses

With permission of both their own academic unit and the unit offering the courses, currently registered graduate students may audit undergraduate or graduate courses. For students who fall under the standard tuition model, if the audited course is part of a Program of Study that is approved by both the academic unit and the College of Graduate Studies and Research, no additional tuition is assessed. If the audited course is not included in the student’s Program of Study, tuition is applicable. Registration is required for auditing undergraduate courses and these courses will be recorded on the transcript.

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9.5. Transfer Course Credit

Academic work of high quality done in a recognized graduate school elsewhere and coming within the student’s program time limit may be accepted for credit. These credits must be included in the student’s Program of Studies as ‘Transfer Credit’.

Full documentation on the course(s) must be provided to the academic unit and the CGSR in advance of the term of intended enrolment, to ensure transfer credit is approved. The student must maintain registration at the U of S during the term of absence. The CGSR will forward a request to the Registrar to record the transfer credits on the student’s U of S transcript.

Work already applied toward another degree will not be accepted for credit.

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9.5.1. Master's Students

For Master’s students, transfer credits will be approved only:

  • After the student has established a satisfactory record in residence here for at least one-half of a regular academic session
  • On recommendation from the academic unit to the Dean of the CGSR
  • When the transfer of such credits coordinates with the student's chosen field of study
  • Within the five-year time limit
  • When at least 60% of the program requirements are completed at the University of Saskatchewan
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9.5.2. PH.D. Students

For Ph.D. students, transfer credits will be approved only:

  • After the student has established a satisfactory record in residence here for at least one academic session
  • Within the six-year time limit
  • When at least 6 credit units at the graduate level are completed at the University of Saskatchewan, unless otherwise specified by the Program of Studies
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