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Program Regulations

Academic Regulations for Interdisciplinary Programs in Gerontology


In addition to the University Regulations, and the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Regulations, of this Calendar, the following regulations for Interdisciplinary Programs in Gerontology also apply to students in these programs.

It is the responsibility of each student registered at Lakehead University to be familiar with the specific requirements of the degree, diploma or certificate which he/she seeks.

Each student is responsible for ensuring that the courses in which registration is affected satisfy the program requirements of the degree sought. Academic advice and counselling for all who need assistance are freely available.

It is also understood that every student, by the act of registering, agrees to abide by all rules and regulations of the University.

Each student is expected to be familiar with the General Information outlined in this Calendar as well as the information pertaining to the faculty or school in which he/she is enrolled.

Students in the Interdisciplinary Programs in Gerontology can normally, independently select courses in a given program providing:
(i) they follow all Calendar regulations;
(ii) they consult with the coordinator and/or appropriate departmental authority where stipulated in the Calendar.

1. A student who successfully completes the courses as indicated in his/her program of study will have his/her year level incremented as follows:
Year 1 = < 4 full course equivalents
Year 2 = 4 to < 9 full course equivalents
Year 3 = 9 to < 14 full course equivalents
Year 4 = > 14

2. Further to the University Regulation II Registration (f), first year students in degree programs may not enrol in a third or fourth year Gerontology course without permission of the instructor.

3. A student who attains a weighted average of at least C in the courses of his/her major(s) (Bachelor's degree program), and at least D in all the courses of his/her year, may proceed without condition imposed by the Gerontology Program. Special departmental requirements and standing requirements for all programs are stated in the departmental sections of the Calendar.

(a) A student will be deemed to have failed his/her program in either of the following two cases:
(i) More than 5 full course equivalent failures are accumulated at any time.
(ii) Fewer than 15 full course equivalent credits are achieved in 20 full-course equivalent attempts.*
*An attempt is a full course registration or two half-course registrations not formally cancelled with the Registrar by the prescribed dates for withdrawal from the full or half courses without academic penalty.

(b) A student who has failed a course or courses may write special examinations as outlined in University Regulations, Regulation VII Special Examinations.

(c) A student who has failed his/her program is eligible to apply for re-admission to another University program. Normally, a student will be re-admitted only once.

(d) A student admitted to an Interdisciplinary Program in Gerontology after having failed a program in another department/school will receive credit for only those courses in which at least a C grade has been obtained and which are applicable to the Interdisciplinary Programs in Gerontology.