Academic Programs Committee ReportsRECOMMENDATION
To: University Council
Date: March 15, 2001
Re: College of Arts and Science ï¿½ B.Sc. Four-year in Palaeobiology
Summary of proposal: Students who do not meet the Honours standard
in the Palaeobiology program (70 per cent overall; 70 per cent in subject)
will now have the option to receive a B.Sc. Four-year in Palaeobiology
(60 per cent overall; 62.5 per cent in subject). The course requirements
are the same as for the Honours program.
Rationale: The Palaeobiology program was established eleven years
ago as an Honours program, with the intention of preparing students for
entry into graduate programs. Since that time, the program has had
increased interest from students who want to pursue an undergraduate palaeobiology
degree for careers such as interpreters of natural history, museum curatorial
technicians and teachers.
Impact and Relationships: There will be no impact on programs in other
departments or colleges.
Additional resources required: No additional resources will be
Committee Comments and Recommendation
Academic Programs Committee: Approval recommended (Jan. 17, 2001).
This is a reduced level of concentration in an existing area of specialization.
Budget Committee: Approval recommended (Feb. 9, 2001).
The committee considered this as essentially a repackaging with no financial
Planning Committee: Approval recommended (Feb. 27, 2001).
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