II Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs

 

DEGREE PROGRAM

The following admission guidelines apply to all first-year entry programs. Applicants below the entrance average may be considered on an individual basis. Information regarding admission to other programs and year levels can be found under the sections entitled Special Consideration, Mature Students, Extraordinary Admissions, Advanced Standing, or Graduate Degree Programs.

General Admission Requirements

Degree Program

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

All undergraduate first-year entry degree programs Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent. A minimum of 6 Grade 12 U or M courses, or equivalent, including program specific prerequisite courses with a minimum 70% overall average.

 

Admission Requirements

General Requirements:

Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent. A minimum of 6 Grade 12 U or M courses, or equivalent, including program specific prerequisite courses with a minimum 70% overall average.

Degree Program

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

ARTS
Bachelor of Arts
Honours Bachelor of Arts
(see also Music, and Visual Arts below)

 






 

 

 

 



 

Anthropology:
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English; 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
Economics:
- 1 credit each in Gr. 12 U English and Math; 4 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
French:
- 1 credit each in Gr. 12 U English and French; 4 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
Geography:
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English; 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (Gr. 12 U Canadian & World Issues: A Geographic Analysis OR Gr. 12 U World Geography: Human Patterns & Interactions recommended)
History:
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English; 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (Gr. 12 U Canadian History or World History recommended)
Mathematics:
- 1 credit each in Gr. 12 U English and Advanced Functions; 1 credit chosen from: Gr. 12 U Calculus and Vectors or Math of Data Management; and 3 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (Gr. 12 U Calculus and Vectors recommended)
Music:
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English; 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits; an audition and theory entrance test are required
Visual Arts:
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English; 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits; a portfolio is required
All Other Majors:
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English; 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
BUSINESS
Bachelor of Administration
Honours Bachelor of Commerce
- 1 credit each in Gr. 12 U English and Math; 4 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (a second credit in Gr. 12 U Math recommended)
EDUCATION
BA/BEd, HBA/BEd
BSc/BEd, HBSc/BEd
BA/BEd Native Education
BSc/BEd Native Education
BA/BEd, HBA/BEd:
- see Arts
BSc/BEd, HBSc/BEd:
- see Science
BA/BEd Native Education:
- see Arts

ENGINEERING
Bachelor of Engineering


 

Common Year in Applied Science:
- 6 Grade 12 U or M credits; Grade 11 U or M Mathematics required, Grade 10 Academic or Applied Science required (Grade 12 U or C Physics and Chemistry recommended
Students who do not meet the admission requirement above may be considered for admission under the following requirements until 2006-2007:
- 1 credit Grade 11 U in each of: English, Functions & Relations, Chemistry, Physics OR
- 1 credit Grade 12 C in each of: English, Mathematics for College Tech., Chemistry, Physics OR
- any combination of the above
Bachelor of Engineering:

- 1 credit Gr. 12 U in each of: Advanced Functions, Physics, Chemistry; 3 additional Grade 12 U or M credits; 1 credit in Gr. 11 U English (Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors and Gr. 12 U English are strongly recommended; 1 credit in Gr. 12 U or M Math, Science or Tech. Educ. recommended)
Note: A 60% mark in Advanced Functions is required. Students who have completed Gr. 12 U Calculus and Vectors with a minimum mark of 60% will be exempted from MATH 1071 - Vectors and Matrices. Students who do not meet all of the above admission requirements will be evaluated on an individual basis.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Honours Bachelor of Environmental Science
Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

HBESc Environmental Studies & Biology:
- 1 credit each in Gr. 12 U English and Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions; 4 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (Gr. 12 U Biology and Chemistry recommended)
HBESc Environmental Studies & Earth Science:
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English, 1 credit from Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; 4 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (Gr. 12 U Chemistry or Physics recommended)
HBESc Environmental Studies & Geography:
- 1 credit each in Gr. 12 U English and Advanced Functions; 4 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (Gr. 12 U Biology, Earth and Space Science and Canadian & World Issues: A Geographic Analysis OR Gr. 12 U World Geography: Human Patterns & Interactions recommended)
HBES Environmental Studies & Geography:
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English; 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (Gr. 12 U Biology, Earth and Space Science and Canadian & World Issues: A Geographic Analysis OR Gr. 12 U World Geography: Human Patterns & Interactions recommended)

FORESTRY
Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Bachelor of Environmental Studies
Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies


 

 

Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry:
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English; 3 credits from: Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Chemistry, Gr. 12 U or M Geography*, Gr. 12 M Computer & Info Science, Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management, Gr. 12 U Physics; plus 2 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
*Only one Gr. 12 U or M geography course may be used.
Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Forest Conservation):
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English; 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (Biology Gr. 12 U recommended)
Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Forest Conservation):
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English; 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (Biology Gr. 12 U recommended)
KINESIOLOGY
Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology
- 1 credit Gr. 12 U in each of: English and Math; 2 credits from Gr. 12 U Biology, Chemistry, Exercise Science, Physics; 2 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
-for admission starting September 2011, 1 credit Gr. 12 U in each of: English and Math; 2 credits from Gr. 12 U Biology, Exercise Science, Physics; 2 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
MUSIC
Honours Bachelor of Music
(see also Arts)
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English; 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits; an audition and theory entrance test are required
NURSING
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- 1 credit Gr. 12 U in each of: English, Chemistry, Biology; 1 credit Gr. 11 U or M Math; 3 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
- Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate
OUTDOOR RECREATION
Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation
HBOR/Bachelor of Arts
HBOR/Bachelor of Science
Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation:
- English (Biology and Geography recommended); 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
HBOR/Bachelor of Arts (Geography or History or Women's Studies):
- see Arts
HBOR/Bachelor of Science (Natural Science):
- see Science

SCIENCES
Bachelor of Science
Honours Bachelor of Science




 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthropology, Applied Bio-Molecular Science, Biology, Geography, Northern Studies, Physics:
- 1 credit each in Gr. 12 U English and Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions; 2 credits from: Gr. 12 U Chemistry, Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Earth & Space Science, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management (Gr. 12 U Biology, Chemistry & Physics recommended); 2 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
Chemistry:
- 1 credit each in Gr. 12 U English, Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions, Gr. 12 U Chemistry; 1 credit from: Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management (Gr. 12 U Biology & Physics recommended); 2 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
Computer Science:
- 1 credit each in Gr. 12 U English, Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions; 1 credit from: Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management, Gr. 12 M Computer & Info Science; 3 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors and Gr. 12 M Computer & Info Science recommended)
General Program, Geoarchaeology, Earth Science, Natural Science:
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English; 2 credits from: Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions, Gr. 12 U Chemistry, Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Earth & Space Science, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management (Gr. 12 U Biology, Chemistry or Physics recommended); 3 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
Geography:
- 1 credit Gr. 12 U English; 1 credit Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions; 2 credits Gr. 12 U from: Earth and Space Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Math of Data Management; 2 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (Gr. 12 U Canadian & World Issues: A Geographic Analysis OR Gr. 12 U World Geography: Human Patterns & Interactions recommended)
Geology:
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English; 1 credit from Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management; 4 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
Mathematics:
- 1 credit each in Gr. 12 U English and Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions; 1 credit from: Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management; 1 credit from: Gr. 12 U Calculus and Vectors, Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Chemistry, Gr. 12 U Biology; 2 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (Gr. 12 U Calculus and Vectors recommended)
Psychology:
- 1 credit each in Gr. 12 U English and Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions; 2 credits from: Gr. 12 U Chemistry, Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management (one of Gr. 12 U Biology or Chemistry recommended); 2 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
Water Resource Science:
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English, 3 credits from: Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions, Gr. 12 U Chemistry, Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Earth & Space Science, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management (Gr. 12 U Biology, Chemistry and Advanced Functions recommended); 2 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
SOCIAL WORK
Honours Bachelor of Social Work
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English, 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
VISUAL ARTS
Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts
- 1 credit in Gr. 12 U English; 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits
- a portfolio is required

 

 

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

Applicants who lack a required subject for their planned program or major, may be considered if the level of achievement in other subjects is substantially better than average. Each applicant in this category is considered on an individual basis.

Admission to one University course as a special student

The University is prepared to consider bright young students for admission to one degree course while registered in Grade 12 U or M courses, providing they attained a minimum 80% average in a Grade 12 U or M course previously. The student must be recommended by his/her principal or school counsellor.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, and 6 Grade 12U or M level courses including program specific prerequisites (at the Grade 12U or M level) with an acceptable overall average.

High School Student

A High School Student is:
- currently attending high school on a full-time basis or has recently graduated
- has not completed any post-secondary studies at another institution

University/College Transfer Student

A University/College Transfer Student:
- has completed a minimum of 1 year of full-time academic studies at an accredited community college since leaving high school, with a minimum overall average of B/70% or equivalent
and/or
- has attended a university and successfully completed university level course work since leaving high school/college, with a minimum overall average of C/60% or equivalent
and
- successfully meets the minimum program specific preparatory course prerequisites at the Grade 12U or M level or equivalent*

Note:
Students who have completed a college diploma or university credits will be considered under the category of "III Requirements for Admission to Degree Programs with Advanced Standing". See page 36.

Mature Student

A Mature Student:
- is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- has not been engaged in full-time studies for at least 2 years
- has attempted less than 1 full year of academic studies at an accredited community college
- has no prior university enrolment
- does not meet the General Admission Requirements

and successfully meets the minimum program specific preparatory course prerequisites at the Grade 12U or M level or equivalent*

- is considered by the Admissions Committee to hold promise of academic success (At the request of the Admissions Committee, Mature Student applicants may be required to submit a Mature Student Admissions Profile**)

*Please contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment for details.

**The Mature Student Admissions Profile provides the applicant with the opportunity to detail his/her skills and experience which demonstrates his/her potential for success at university. Please contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment for more information.

Visiting Student

A Visiting Student:
- is a student who is currently attending another university and wants to take courses on a Letter of Permission or as an Exchange Student

- meets the course prerequisite/minimum required average requirements for specific courses/programs

 

EXTRAORDINARY ADMISSIONS

The University is prepared to consider applicants for admission who have not attended an educational institution on a full-time basis for two years prior to their admission because of reasons beyond their control. Applicants will be interviewed by the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. Each case is considered on its own merits.

 

PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

TEST

Minimum Score
 
TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (paper based) 550 (no component score less than 50)
TOEFL (computer based) 213 (no component score less than 17)
TOEFL (internet based) 80 (no component score less than 19)
 
IELTS - International English Language Testing System 6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0)
 
MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery 85
 
CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment 60
 
Please be advised that some academic units may require a higher score and that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to Lakehead University.
 
Lakehead University's Institution Code for TOEFL scores is 0888.
 

 

CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Total enrolment in the Co-operative Education undergraduate degree programs is limited and selection will be primarily based upon academic credentials. In addition, consideration is given to relevant background information which demonstrates the applicant's aptitude for Co-operative Education.

Students are admitted to Co-op programs on application to the academic unit sponsoring the particular degree program sought. This will occur at times and under conditions determined by the academic units. Students enroled in traditional degree programs in which a Co-op/Apprenticeship/Internship option exists, may apply through the Office of Admissions and Recruitment on a Request for Program Change Form. In addition, a Co-op Work Term Application Form (which is available in the Student Placement and Co-op Education Centre) must be completed. Both forms are to be submitted by the first day of the academic term preceding the first work term. For further admission information, please see the curriculum sections of the Calendar for the Department, Faculty or School responsible for the program.

 

Co-op students register on a Co-op Work Term Registration Form which is available in the Student Placement and Co-op Education Centre. The Co-op Work Term Registration Form must be completed in full and include the applicable (Summer and/or Fall and /or Winter) Work Term(s) along with signatures of the Academic Unit Co-op Advisor and the Co-op Co-ordinator. The Co-op Work Term course numbers are identified in the course description sections for each academic unit in the calendar.

 

Continuation in a Co-op program will be contingent on maintaining the academic performance required by the Department, Faculty or School responsible for the program as outlined in the curriculum sections of the Calendar. The process of confirming students who are eligible to continue in the Co-op/Apprenticeship/Internship option, will be completed no later than two weeks into the academic term preceding each work term.

 

Final dates for registration and withdrawal from work terms without financial penalty are indicated in the Academic Schedule on page 7.

 

For further information contact the Co-ordinator of Co-operative Education at (807) 343-8903.

 

PROGRAM PATTERNS

 

The following is only a summary, and complete details may be found under appropriate departmental or division entries later in this calendar.

 

The programs leading to the Bachelor's degree in Arts or in Science require a minimum of three years' work (15 full course equivalents). These programs are designed to acquaint students with a broad range of thought in the liberal arts or the sciences. Programs are either major (specialist) or non major. In the specialist programs, a selection of subjects from several fields of knowledge is unified with a measure of concentration in one subject called the major. Students with a single major are required to take between five and nine full equivalents courses in one discipline. Some specialist programs involve an equal concentration in two related disciplines (double or joint major) with at least five full course equivalents in each discipline. It is advisable that students wishing to pursue a double major consult both departments involved before registering in the program.

Students have the option of including a minor in specific areas as part of their four-year degree program. A minor is an optional collection of coursework within a four-year degree program, completion of which will be shown on the student's academic record, but not the student's parchment.

A minor will consist of a minimum of at least three (3) full course equivalents different from and in addition to the courses in the student's major; however, only courses outside the major can be counted towards a minor. At least one of the full course equivalents must be at the 3rd year level, or beyond. If the student is unable to maintain the major average required to graduate from the four-year degree, he/she will not be awarded the minor designation.

Beginning in September 2007, a student entering Year 1 will be recommended to declare, by the end of Year 2, any minor he/she chooses to take while in a four-year degree program. All minors and changes to minors must be declared by the end of September registration in Year 4.

Students taking a three-year bachelor's degree may not declare a minor program. Students may not declare a minor before being admitted to, or after graduating from, a four-year program.

An honours program which satisfies the requirements for an honours degree in one discipline and also satisfies the major requirements of a second discipline will be called an Honours degree in the first discipline with a Major Concentration in the second discipline.

 

The four year Honours degrees in Arts, Visual Arts, Music, Science, or Social Work require the satisfactory completion of at least twenty approved full course equivalents. These programs demand of the student a high professional standard in either one rather specialized discipline or in a limited interdisciplinary field. Honours graduates in Arts or in Science are competent to compete for industrial, business, government, research, or high-level teaching careers.

In both Arts and Science there is a non major program (General Program) with less rigidly defined course requirements than in the specialist programs. This allows the student greater flexibility in drawing on the resources of different departments within the university and in building a program that is innovative, challenging and unique. However, students ought to keep in mind that:

 

1. Many courses in Year II and above involve prerequisites which must be fulfilled before taking the desired courses.

2. Anyone considering a career in teaching should take careful note of the requirements for admission to schools or faculties of Education. If in doubt, consult the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

 

 

A. Business Administration Programs

Honours Bachelor of Commerce (four years)
Bachelor of Administration (three years)

 

Honours Bachelor of Commerce

MAJORS

Accounting
Business Economics
Business Finance
General Management
Human Resources Management/Industrial Relations
International Business
Information Systems
Marketing

 

Honours Bachelor of Commerce

Co-operative Program

MAJORS
Accounting
Business Finance
Human Resources Management/Industrial Relations
Information Systems
Marketing

 

Students interested in pursuing the Co-operative Education option must apply through the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, and then have the Commerce Co-op Admissions Committee either:

(a) Grant admission into the second academic year of the Co-op option, prior to the first day of Commerce registration. (Admission to the Co-op option is conditional upon successful completion of the Fall academic term.)

(b) Grant admission from the Regular Degree program to the Co-op option, by the end of the second week in the academic term preceding the required work term, based on student's application and first term requirements with an average of at least 70%.

 

Bachelor of Administration

 

Students who wish to pursue the three year Bachelor of Administration degree are admitted as Commerce students. The first two years of studies are common to both degree programs.

Note:

See also Admission to Degree Programs with Advanced Standing, page 36.

 

 

 

B. Education Programs

Honours Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (five years)
Honours Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education (five years)
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (four and five years)
Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education (four and five years)
Bachelor of Education (one year)
Bachelor of Education (Extension Program)

Students holding Early Childhood Education Certification with first class standing may be granted substitution credit, to recognize work previously completed, for up to five full courses upon admission to a BA/BEd or HBA/BEd program.

Education components of an NTEP program, except the Professional Year, may be granted to students holding Native Language Teachers' Certification.

Ontario schools require that teacher candidates present a police background check to school officials prior to starting a professional placement. Tuberculosis documentation is not required for teacher certification, but may be required by a partnership board for a placement.

Bachelor of Education

The one-year program leading to a Bachelor of Education degree requires a minimum of one full year of professional study after an approved university degree. The previous degree should include courses which fulfill the requirements for teachable subjects.

The concurrent BA/BEd and BSc/BEd degree programs require a minimum of four full years' work and the HBA/BEd and HBSc/BEd degree programs require a minimum of five full years' work. The programs encompass studies in the liberal arts and sciences along with professional studies. The selection of courses will depend on the area of specialization that the student selects.

A candidate chooses one of three (3) teaching specializations at Lakehead University. Specific admission requirements and available teaching subjects ("teachables") within each level are listed below.

 

1. Primary/Junior (JK-Grade 6)

No specific teachable subject is required.

Candidates wishing to pursue the 1 year Bachelor of Education Degree Program in the Primary-Junior specialization should include in their undergraduate degree a broad background of courses in those subjects taught in the Primary-Junior grades. Preference for entrance into the one-year BEd program will be given to those candidates who have completed a number of core curriculum subjects which include English, French, History, Mathematics, Geography, pure Science, Art, Music, and Physical Education.

2. Junior/Intermediate (Grade 4-10)

Candidates interested in teaching in the Junior-Intermediate specialization will be required to have one specific teaching subject ("teachable") consisting of a minimum of three (3) full course equivalents in the "teachable" area (five (5) full course equivalents for French as a Second Language and a music degree for Music).

Preference for entrance into the one-year BEd program will be given to applicants who have also completed courses in a broad background of subjects such as English, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Native Language (Second Language), pure Science, Art, Music and Physical Education.

Junior-Intermediate teaching subjects available at the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University include: Computer Studies, English, French as a Second Language (5 FCEs required), Geography, Health and Physical Education, History, Mathematics, Music - Instrumental (Music Degree required), Music - Vocal (Music Degree required), Native Languages, Native Studies, Science - General*, and Visual Arts.
*Sciences used towards the General Science teachable may be a combination of: Anthropology (Science courses only), Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies (Science Stream only), Geology (Earth Sciences) and Physics.
The Professional Year includes a methodology course on the curriculum and instruction of the teachable subject.

 

3. Intermediate/Senior (Grade 7-12)

Intermediate/Senior students must take courses in two teachable subjects, Students must have a minimum of 5 FCEs in their first teachable and a minimum of 3 FCEs in their second teachable. In either case, at least 1 FCE must be at a senior level and exceptions to this are noted below. ("Senior level" denotes courses at a third- or fourth-year undergraduate level.)

The following Intermediate/Senior teachable subjects are available at the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University:

Business Studies - Accounting
Computer Studies
English
Environmental Science
French (as a Second Language)
Geography
Health and Physical Education
History
Mathematics
Music - Instrumental
Music - Vocal
Native Languages (with the language stipulated)
Native Studies
Science - Biology
Science - Chemistry
Science - Physics
Science - General
Social Sciences - General
Visual Arts

Students may take any combination of two teachables except Chemistry and Physics.

Exceptions:
Business Studies - Accounting - Business can only be taken as a first teachable. At least 1 FCE of the Business courses must be in Accounting.
Environmental Science - Students who designate Environmental Science as a teachable will be streamed into the Outdoor Ecological and Experiential Education (OE3) cohort. Entry into OE3 requires either 5 FCEs (first teachable) or 3 FCEs (second teachable) from any combination of Environmental Science , Environmental Education, Ecological Education, Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Outdoor Recreation, Physics, or up to three from any of the following disciplines: Anthropology; English; Forestry; French, History; Native Studies; Philosophy; Physical Education/Kinesiology; Sociology, or Psychology. At least 1 course must be at a senior level.
French (as a Second Language) - Requires 5 FCEs in French for a first or second teachable, at least 1 FCE of which must be at a senior level.
Health and Physical Education - Students applying for health and physical education as a second teachable are not required to have 1 FCE at a senior level.
Music - Requires a Music degree.
Native Languages (with the language stipulated) - Students may use a Native Language Teacher Certificate of Qualification from the Ontario College of Teachers to qualify for Native Language as a second teachable.
Science - General - Courses used toward General Science may be any combination of at least two of: Anthropology (Science courses only), Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies (Science Stream only), Geology (Earth Sciences), Meteorology and Physics.
Social Sciences - General - Can only be taken as a second teachable (requiring 3 FCEs, at least 1 FCE of which must be at a senior level). Courses counted toward this teachable may be any combination of at least two of: Anthropology, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology.
Visual Arts - Requires a Visual Arts or Fine Arts degree.

The Professional Year includes methodology courses on the curriculum and instruction in the teachable subjects. In I/S the teachable subject is normally, but not necessarily always, the same as the major subject of the bachelor's degree. The second teachable may be the second major of a double major degree, a minor with the major in a bachelor's degree, a recognized minor noted on the student's transcript, or merely the required 3 FCEs (except French, which requires 5 FCEs).

 

Honours Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education

See Arts degree admission requirements.

 

Honours Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education

See Science degree admission requirements.

 

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education

See Arts degree admission requirements. Also note Bachelor of Arts (General) and Bachelor of Education (Native Education) page 83-84.

 

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education

See Science degree admission requirements.

 

Bachelor of Education (Extension Program)

The extension program leading to a Bachelor of Education degree enables teachers who hold a teacher's certificate without a Bachelor of Education degree to qualify for the degree through part-time study. See Faculty of Education, Department of Lifelong Learning in Education, Professional Development, page 86.

 

 

 

C. Engineering Programs

Bachelor of Engineering (four year program)
Bachelor of Engineering (two year Post-Diploma program)
Bachelor of Engineering (Co-operative Education/Internship Option)

Bachelor of Engineering

MAJORS

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering

Common Year in Applied Science

After the Common Year, candidates must transfer to First Year of the Bachelor of Engineering in one of the five majors shown above.

Native Access Program for Engineering (NAPE)

(No applications will be accepted for 2004-2005.)

Those who will be considered for admission to the program will be of Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-status, Inuit and Métis) and admissible to the University as mature students (see page 30 of this calendar) or under the guidelines for extraordinary admission. Students may also meet the normal admission standards for engineering programs.

For admission to the Common Year in Applied Science, students who have completed the Native Access Program for Engineering require satisfactory completion of their assigned program of study with an average of at least 65%. Upon completing the Common Year, candidates must transfer to First Year of the Bachelor of Engineering in one of the five majors shown above.

Bachelor of Engineering Post-Diploma Program

MAJORS

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering

1. Applicants must have a Diploma in Engineering Technology from a Community College or the equivalent with an average* of at least 70% (GPA=3.0 on 4 point scale, B grade) in the final year of their program to be eligible for admission consideration.
or
2. Applicants must have two or more years of relevant industrial experience acquired after the completion of a Diploma in Engineering Technology from a Community College or the equivalent with an average* of at least 65% (GPA=2.5 on 4 point scale, C+ grade) in the final year of their program to be eligible for admission consideration.

*This average is based on the marks/grades received by applicants on their first attempt in the required courses of the final year of their technology program.

Bachelor of Engineering
Co-operative Education/Internship Option

MAJORS

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering

Total enrolment in the Co-operative Education/Internship Option (Co-op/Internship) is limited and the number of students admitted is based in part on projected employment opportunities. Students interested in pursuing the Co-op/Internship Option must apply (on a Request for Program Change Form) through the Office of Admissions and Recruitment in the fall term of Year 2 or of Year 3. In addition, a Co-op Work Term Application Form (which is available in the Student Placement and Co-op Education Centre) must be completed. Applicants who meet the minimum academic admission requirements following the fall term examination period will be reviewed by the Engineering Co-op/Internship Admissions Committee. Admission may be granted to:

(a) Lakehead University Engineering students enrolled in Year 2 who have, following the fall term examination period, achieved at least a 70% average in all courses completed in their program of study.

(b) Engineering students who have completed the fall term of Year 3 of their program with at least a 70% average.

All admission decisions will be made by the end of the second week of the winter term preceding the summer work term. In some cases, interviews with the applicants and Engineering Co-op/Internship Admissions Committee may be required before final decisions are made.

 

 

D. Forestry and the Forest Environment Programs

 

Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Forest Conservation) (three years)
Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Forest Conservation) (four years)
Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry (four years)
Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry Co-operative Program (five years)

 

Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Forest Conservation)

 

Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Forest Conservation)

 

Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry

 

Honours Bachelor Of Science In Forestry
Co-Operative Education Program

 

Co-operative Education Option

Total enrolment in the Co-operative Education option is limited and the number of students admitted is based in part on projected employment opportunities.

Students interested in pursuing the Cooperative Education option must apply through the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, and then have the Forestry Co-op Admissions Committee either:

a) Grant admission into the first academic year of the Co-op option, prior to the first day of Forestry registration.

b) Grant admission from the Regular Degree program to the Co-op option, by the end of the second week in the academic term preceding the first work term, based on student's application and first term academic performance, i.e. meeting all first term requirements with an average of at least 60% with no special examinations.

Candidates with an acceptable university program but not including one of these prerequisites will be considered on an individual basis.

In some cases, interviews by the Admissions Committee may be required. Those new applicants to the Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment who are required to have interviews, will be interviewed prior to the first day of Forestry registration. Students already admitted to the Regular Degree program who are required to have interviews, will be interviewed by the end of the third week in the academic term preceding the first work term. Applicants who are not admitted to Co-operative Education will be considered for admission to the Regular Degree program.

 

 

 

E. Health and Behavioural Sciences Programs

 

Bachelor of Arts (three or four years)
Bachelor of Science (three or four years)
Honours Bachelor of Arts (four years)
Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology (four years)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (four years)
Honours Bachelor of Science (four years)
Honours Bachelor of Social Work (one or four years)

Bachelor of Arts

MAJORS

Gerontology
Psychology (three year and four year programs)
Psychology and Philosophy

MAJOR CONCENTRATION

Psychology with Major Concentration in Women's Studies (four year program)

 

Bachelor Of Science

MAJOR (INCLUDING DOUBLE MAJORS)

Psychology (three and four year programs)

 

Honours Bachelor of Arts

MAJORS (INCLUDING DOUBLE MAJORS)

Gerontology and Psychology
Psychology
Psychology and Philosophy
Specialized Honours in Psychology

MAJOR CONCENTRATIONS

Gerontology with Major Concentration in Women's Studies
Psychology with Major Concentration in Women's Studies
Specialized Honours in Psychology with Major Concentration in Women's Studies
Sociology with Major Concentration in Gerontology

MINORS

Gerontology

 

Honours Bachelor of Science

MAJORS (INCLUDING DOUBLE MAJORS)

Psychology
Specialized Honours in Psychology

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

1. High School Students

Candidates from high school must meet the following criteria for admission:

(a) satisfactory completion of an OSSD including 6 Grade 12 U or M level courses, including program specific prerequisite courses with a minimum 70% overall average (see General Admission Requirements, page 30).
(b) Applicants must include Grade 12 U level Biology, Chemistry and English in their program.
(c) Grade 11 U or M Mathematics is required.
(d) Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certificate will be required within the first month of classes.
(e) Proof of up-to-date immunization status, including Hepatitis B, is required for all students prior to beginning clinical placements. There may be additional costs associated with this immunization.

2. Mature Students

(see Extraordinary Clause and Adult Student regulations, page 32):
(a) Candidates are required to have Grade 12 U level Chemistry (or equivalent).
(b) Grade 11 U or M Mathematics and Grade 12 U English are strongly recommended.
(c) Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certificate will be required within the first month of classes.
(d) Proof of up-to-date immunization status, including Hepatitis B, is required for all students prior to beginning clinical placements. There may be additional costs associated with this immunization.

3. Three Year Compressed Program

Candidates for the Three Year Compressed program must meet the following criteria:

(a) Candidates from high school are required to have:
(i) Satisfactory completion of an OSSD including 6 Grade 12 U or M level courses or equivalent with a minimum overall average of 80%.
(ii) Applicants must include Grade 12 U level Biology, Chemistry and English in their program.
(iii) Grade 11 U or M level Mathematics is required.
(iv) Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certificate will be required within the first month of classes.
(v) Proof of up-to-date immunization status, including Hepatitis B, is required for all students prior to beginning clinical placements. There may be additional costs associated with this immunization.
(b) Candidates with previous post-secondary education are required to have:
(i) A minimum average of 70% or equivalent in post-secondary coursework.
(ii) Grade 12 U Chemistry (or equivalent).
(iii) Grade 11 U or M Mathematics and Grade 12 U English are strongly recommended.
(iv) Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certificate will be required within the first month of classes.
(v) Proof of up-to-date immunization status, including Hepatitis B, is required for all students prior to beginning clinical placements. There may be additional costs associated with this immunization.

4. Registered Nurses

Candidates who are Registered Nurses must meet the following criteria:

(a) Registered Nurse - Certificate of Registration (or equivalent as approved by the College of Nurses)
(b) Have a minimum "B" standing (or equivalent grade point average) in their diploma program or have completed two university courses (FCEs) with a minimum "B" grade in each course
(c) Grade 12 U level Chemistry (or equivalent) is recommended.
(d) Grade 12 U level English is strongly recommended.
(e) Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certificate will be required within the first month of classes.
(f) Proof of up-to-date immunization status, including Hepatitis B, is required for all students prior to beginning clinical placements. There may be additional costs associated with this immunization.

5. Native Nurses Entry Program


The Native Nurses Entry program is a nine month preparation program for individuals of Aboriginal descent (status, non-status, Métis or Inuit) who plan to enter the BScN program. The preparation program is designed to provide the necessary skills and academic preparation required for successful completion of the four (4) year nursing degree program.

The program is based on two (2) terms of twelve (12) weeks each, as well as a two (2) week field experience. The student may choose field experiences in their own community or other Native health settings.

Those who will be considered for admission to this program include:

1. mature students, extraordinary students or college/transfer students NOT meeting the BScN required admission criteria (see Admission Requirements and Registration, page 31 and 32)

2. health care workers, e.g. Community Health Representatives (CHRs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), who have a minimum of Ontario Grade 10 or equivalent.

As well, all applicants are required to submit proof of recent upgrading (within the last 5 years) in Biology and Chemistry - preferably Gr. 10 Academic or Applied Science and Gr. 11 U or C Chemistry, or the equivalent.

 

6. BScN from Native Nurses Entry Program

Students must attain:

(a) a mark of 60% in Nursing 1110, 1130 and 1150,
as well as
(b) a grade of "pass" for Nursing 1092
(c) a minimum mark of 50% in each other course,
in addition to
(d) a minimum overall average of 70% (Applicants below this level may be considered on an individual basis.),

for entry to Year 1 of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

 

Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology

 

Honours Bachelor of Social Work


Four Year Program

All students seeking admission into the third year of the professional years (third and fourth years) of the program are required to formally apply with documentation to the Admissions Committee of the School of Social Work no later than January 15, in order that professional and academic suitability may be determined. The candidates receiving the highest ratings will be offered admission, depending on the availability of field work placements, qualified field instructors and class size limitations.

Students who are graduates from diploma programs relating to social services should consult with the Office of Admissions and Recruitment to determine their eligibility for advanced standing in the social work program.

Students are advised to choose courses towards a second area of specialization so that if they are not offered admission to the Social Work program, they may continue working towards the Bachelor of Arts degree, in the major of their choice. Students who have met the requirements for an undergraduate degree and are eligible to graduate, may not apply for admission to year 3 of the HBSW program.

One Year Program

The one year program requires a minimum of one full calendar year of professional study for individuals with an approved degree and related practice experience.

 

MAJOR CONCENTRATIONS

Social Work with Major Concentration in Gerontology
Social Work with Major Concentration in Indigenous Learning

 

 

 

F. Science and Environmental Studies Programs

 

Bachelor of Arts (three or four years)
Bachelor of Science (three or four years)
Honours Bachelor of Arts (four years)
Honours Bachelor of Environmental Science (four years)
Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies (four years)
Honours Bachelor of Science (four years)

 

Bachelor Of Arts

 

MAJORS (INCLUDING DOUBLE MAJORS)

Anthropology
Geography
Geography - with Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation
Mathematics (three year and four year programs)

 

MINORS

Computer Science
Northern Studies
Statistics (see Department of Mathematical Sciences)

 

Bachelor Of Science

 

MAJORS (INCLUDING DOUBLE MAJORS)

Anthropology (three year and four year programs)
Biology (three year and four year programs)
Biology and Chemistry
Chemistry
Computer Science (three year and four year programs/may be cooperative education stream)
Earth Science
Geoarchaeology
Geography
Geology (four year program)
Mathematics (three year and four year programs)
Mathematics and Physics
Natural Science - also available with Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation
Physics (three year and four year programs)
Water Resource Science (four year program)

MAJOR CONCENTRATION

Geology with Major Concentration in Physics (four year program)

 

NON-MAJOR

General Program

(The student's attention is drawn to courses in General Science - see page 177 which do not come under the aegis of a department.)

 

Bachelor of Science

(COMPUTER SCIENCE)

Co-operative Program

Students interested in pursing the Co-operative Education option must apply through the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, and then have the Computer Science Co-op Admissions Committee either:

(a) Grant admission into the first academic year of the Co-op option, prior to the first day of Computer Science registration. (Admission to the Co-op option is conditional upon successful completion of the Fall academic term.)

(b) Grant admission from the Regular Degree program to the Co-op option, by the end of the second week in the academic term preceding the first optional or required work term, based on student's application and first term requirements with an average of at least 65%.

 

Honours Bachelor of Arts

MAJORS (INCLUDING DOUBLE MAJORS)

Anthropology
Geography
Mathematics

 

Honours Bachelor of Environmental Science

MAJORS (INCLUDING DOUBLE MAJORS)

Environmental Studies and Biology
Environmental Studies and Earth Science
Environmental Studies and Geography

 

Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies

MAJORS (INCLUDING DOUBLE MAJORS)

Environmental Studies and Geography

 

Honours Bachelor of Science

MAJORS (INCLUDING DOUBLE MAJORS)

Anthropology
Applied Bio-Molecular Science
Biology
Biology and Chemistry
Chemistry
Computer Science - may be cooperative
Geoarchaeology
Geography
Geography - with Geology minor
Geology
Mathematics
Mathematical Physics
Physics
Water Resource Science

MAJOR CONCENTRATIONS

Geology with Major Concentration in Physics
Physics with Major Concentration in Applied Bio-Molecular Science

 

Honours Bachelor of Science

(COMPUTER SCIENCE)

Co-operative Program

Students interested in pursing the Co-operative Education option must apply through the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, and then have the Computer Science Co-op Admissions Committee either:

(a) Grant admission into the first academic year of the Co-op option, prior to the first day of Computer Science registration. (Admission to the Co-op option is conditional upon successful completion of the Fall academic term.)

(b) Grant admission from the Regular Degree program to the Co-op option, by the end of the second week in the academic term preceding the optional or required work term, based on student's application and first term requirements with an average of at least 70%.

 

Honours Bachelor of Science

(PHYSICS)

Co-operative Program

Students interested in pursuing the Co-operative Education option must apply through the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, and then have the Physics Co-op Admissions Committee either:

(a) Grant admission into the second academic year of the Co-op option, prior to the first day of Physics registration. (Admission to the Co-op option is conditional upon successful completion of the Fall academic term.)

(b) Grant admission from the Regular Degree program to the Co-op option, by the end of the second week in the academic term preceding the required work term, based on student's application and first term requirements with an average of at least 70%.

 

 

G. Social Sciences and Humanities Programs

Bachelor of Arts (three or four years)
Bachelor of Science (three or four years)
Honours Bachelor of Arts (four years)
Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts (four years)
Honours Bachelor of Music (four years)
Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation (four years)
Honours Bachelor of Science (four years)

 

Bachelor Of Arts

MAJORS (INCLUDING DOUBLE MAJORS)

Economics
Economics and Mathematics
English
French
History
History - with Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation
Indigenous Learning
Philosophy
Philosophy and Psychology
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Political Science
Political Science and History
Political Science/Pre-Law
Sociology
Visual Arts
Women's Studies (three year and four year programs)

 

MINORS

Art History (see Visual Arts)
Classics (see Department of Languages)
Drawing (see Visual Arts)
Economics
English
Finnish (see Department of Languages)
French (see Department of Languages)
Geography
German (see Department of Languages)
History
Indigenous Learning
Information Studies
International Politics (see Department of Political Science)
Law and Politics (see Department of Political Science)
Native Language (see Department of Languages)
Northern Studies
Ojibwe (see Department of Languages)
Philosophy
Political Science
Professional Ethics (see Department of Philosophy)
Sociology
Spanish (see Department of Languages)
Women's Studies

 

NON-MAJOR

General Program

(The student's attention is drawn to courses in General Science - see page 215 - which do not come under the aegis of a department.)

 

Honours Bachelor of Arts

MAJORS (INCLUDING DOUBLE MAJORS)

Economics
English
English and French
English and History
English and Philosophy
French
French and Philosophy
History
History and Philosophy
History and Political Science
Indigenous Learning
Music
Northern Studies
Philosophy
Philosophy and Psychology
Political Science
Sociology
Women's Studies

MAJOR CONCENTRATIONS

English with Major Concentration in Women's Studies
Gerontology with Major Concentration in Women's Studies
History with Major Concentration in Women's Studies
Indigenous Learning with Major Concentration in Women's Studies
Sociology with Major Concentration in Gerontology
Sociology with Major Concentration in Women's Studies

MINORS

(See Bachelor of Arts)

 

Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts

MAJOR

Visual Arts

 

Honours Bachelor of Music

 

Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation

 

Honours Bachelor of Science

MAJORS (INCLUDING DOUBLE MAJORS)

Northern Studies


Equivalent Certificates

 

The academic credentials listed below are considered acceptable equivalents to the OSSD, including 6 OACs (or 6 grade 12 university and/or university/college level preparation courses). The list is not all inclusive. Candidates, with other backgrounds, should write to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment for an evaluation.

Subjects studied must follow requirements for Ontario candidates. For example, a candidate applying for a Science degree program on the basis of his/her General Certificate of Education, must have two Advanced "A" Level passes in mathematics or sciences.

 

(a) INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM (IB)

Applicants who have completed an International Baccalaureate Diploma will be considered for admission provided that the completed diploma includes the subject area requirements for the chosen program of study.

Applicants must possess a total score of 28 in six subjects, three of which must be at the higher level with no score less than four in any subject.

Applicants presenting the International Baccalaureate Diploma may be considered for advanced standing credit in some higher level subjects provided a score of 5 or better has been attained in the higher level subject.

A list of the courses which are eligible for advanced standing credit consideration is available from the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

 

(b) ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM (AP)

Advanced Placement courses and examinations may be used to determine admissibility and the granting of credit or exemption.

Applicants who have achieved a minimum grade of 4 on certain advanced placement exams will be eligible to receive university credit.

A list of advanced placement courses considered for advanced standing is available from the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

 

(c) CERTIFICATES EQUIVALENT TO OSSD INCLUDING SIX GRADE 12 U OR M COURSES

Canada

Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan - Grade 12

Quebec - First year of CEGEP General Program (the Collegial Program) or successful completion of grade 12 in a recognized private school (Senior High School Leaving Certificate).

United Kingdom and Commonwealth

General Certificate of Education with passes in at least five subjects, two of which must be at the Advanced Level; School or Higher School Certificates (Credits in the School Certificate and subsidiary passes in the Higher School Certificate are equivalent to GCE 'O' Level passes). Principal or main subject passes on the Higher School Certificate are equivalent to GCE Advanced Level passes; the Scottish Leaving Certificate.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Certificate of Education (English), or equivalent, and the University of Hong Kong Matriculation (Advanced Level) with passes in at least five subjects, two of which must be at the Advanced Level OR passes in four subjects of which three must be at the Advanced Level. (Applicants with three or more University of Hong Kong Advanced Level subjects will also be considered). Chinese University of Hong Kong - First Year standing with courses appropriate to program.

United States of America

Applicants graduating with a B average (3.0 GPA) from Grade 12 at an accredited secondary school in the U.S. or a U.S. overseas school and presenting EITHER a minimum SAT score of 1100 (minimum 550 verbal, minimum 550 math) OR an enhanced composite ACT score of 24 will normally be considered for admission.

All applicants must successfully meet the minimum program specific preparatory course prerequisites at a level equivalent to the Grade 12U or M level.

 

Certificates other than those mentioned above may be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment for examination and evaluation.


See also:
Admissions
- Information (Undergraduate Application Procedure)
- I Requirements for Admission to Diploma Programs
- III Requirements for Admission to Degree Programs with Advanced Standing
- IV Requirements for Admission to Graduate Degree Programs

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