Academic Regulations

In addition to the general policies and regulations set out in Policies and Regulations the following academic regulations listed apply to undergraduate students in this program.

Repeating/Failed Courses

Except in special cases, no student may repeat a course more than once.

Students wanting to repeat a course more than once must submit a written request to the Dean’s office, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.

The highest grade achieved will be used in the determination of the student's graduation standing, though all grades remain on the student's academic record.

Supplemental Examinations

The Bachelor of Media Studies degree program does not offer supplemental examinations in any courses.

Major or Honours Programs

Students in the Bachelor of Media Studies are not permitted to complete a major or honours program in addition to their B.M.S.

Dean's List

Students who complete 24 credits or more in a Winter Session with an overall average of 85% or higher on all credits attempted will receive the notation "Dean's List" on their permanent records for that specific Winter Session.

Promotion Requirements

Promotion is dependent on successful completion of a minimum number of credits as listed below.

First Year 0–23 credits
Second Year 24–47 credits
Third Year 48–77 credits
Fourth Year 78 or more credits

Academic Standing and Continuation Requirements

Supplementary to the University's policy on Academic Standing, the regulations below are applicable to B.M.S. students.

B.M.S. students who achieve (i) a sessional average of at least 55% and (ii) an average of at least 60% on their core courses will be assigned Pass standing and will be permitted to continue in the B.M.S. program.

B.M.S. students who achieve a sessional average of at least 55%, but who either (i) achieve an average between 55% and 59.9% on their core courses or (ii) fail one or more core courses, will have their B.M.S. Continuation Status reviewed by the B.M.S. Steering Committee.

B.M.S. students who achieve a sessional average between 45% and 54.9%, and who either (i) achieve an average between 55% and 59.9% on their core courses or (ii) fail one or more core courses, will receive B.M.S. academic probation (ACPR) standing and will have their B.M.S. Continuation Status reviewed by the B.M.S. Steering Committee.

Upon completion of the B.M.S. Continuation Status review, and at the discretion of the B.M.S. Steering Committee, students will be given either (i) Eligible to continue in the B.M.S. program or (ii) Required to discontinue from the B.M.S. program status. All students required to discontinue from the B.M.S. program will be automatically transferred to the B.A. or B.F.A. program.

B.M.S. students who achieve a sessional average of 55% or more, but an average below 55% on core courses, will be required to discontinue from the B.M.S. program. All students required to discontinue from the B.M.S. program will be automatically transferred into the B.A. program.

B.M.S. students who achieve a sessional average of between 45% and 54.9%, but an average below 55% on core courses, will receive academic probation (ACPR) standing and be required to discontinue from the B.M.S. program. All students required to discontinue from the B.M.S. program will be automatically transferred into the B.A. program.

Students with a sessional average of less than 45% will be given Failed standing and will be required to withdraw from the University.

Summary of Academic Standing and Continuation Requirements

Winter Session Average Core Average1 Failed Core Courses Sessional Standing Continuation Status in B.M.S.
55% or more 60% or more None Pass Eligible to continue
55% or more 55% - 59.9% None Pass Review
55% or more 55% or more One or more Pass Review
55% or more Less than 55% n/a Pass Required to discontinue the B.M.S.
45% - 54.9% 60% or more None ACPR Eligible to continue
45% - 54.9% 55% - 59.9% None ACPR Review
45% - 54.9% 55% or more One or more ACPR Review
45% - 54.9% Less than 55% n/a ACPR Required to discontinue the B.M.S.
Less than 45% n/a n/a Failed Required to withdraw
1 Core Average is calculated on all required Core courses completed in the Winter Session.

Readmission

Students who have a failed year in the Bachelor of Media Studies are required to submit a letter of appeal with their readmission application.

Page last updated: April 28, 2017

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Enrolment Services
University Centre, Room 322
3333 University Way, Kelowna BC, Canada V1V 1V7