Students are reminded that they are subject to the University's Policies and Regulations (www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=3,0,0,0), and are directed especially to "Student Declaration and Responsibility" (www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=3,285,0,0), "Academic Honesty and Standards" (www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=3,286,0,0), and "Academic Freedom" (www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=3,33,0,0). For links to further regulations in the Faculty of Science, students should check the directory (www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/proof/edit/index.cfm?tree=12,215,0,0).
The faculty-level regulations in effect at the time a student is admitted into the Faculty of Science apply as long as the degree is completed within the normal seven-year time limit (see Credit) and without interruption because of poor academic performance. Likewise, the requirements for the specialization in effect when a student is accepted into the specialization apply as long as the student has not been required to withdraw. Students re-admitted to the program after a requirement to withdraw for poor academic performance will be subject to the regulations in effect upon re-admission.
Students are responsible for selecting a set of courses that meets all Faculty and departmental requirements. In all cases, when degree regulations change after the student is admitted to the Faculty or accepted into a specialization, the student may choose to follow the new set of regulations but may not be required to do so as long as the student is making satisfactory progress toward the degree. However, in exceptional cases alternative courses may have to be taken if Senate approves changes to curriculum that eliminate the availability of previous requirements.
Part-time students are reminded that a degree must be completed within seven years to avoid complications resulting from program changes, or from substantial changes in course material, or from both.