News

New Programs

Western is delighted to announce the introduction of the following new degree, diploma and certificate programs. For more information, visit our website.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

  • Introduction of a Creative Arts subject area 

Faculty of Science

  • Introduction of a Honours Specilization in Integrated Science with Mathematical and Statistical Sciences 
  • Introduction of a Honours Specilization in Integrated Science with Astrophysics
  • Introduction of a Honours Specilization in Synthetic Biology 
  • Introduction of a Honours Specilization in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Introduction of a Certificate in Geographic Information Science 

Program Changes

  • The Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMusA) and Bachelor of Musical Arts (Honours Music) have been renamed to the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music (Honours).
  • The Green Process Engineering Program has been withdrawn. 

Admission Updates

Commercial Aviation Mangement   

Required: 

  • Mandatory Supplementary Application form due February 15.
  • Flight Option:
    • A valid Transport Canada Category 1 Medical Certificate is required before flight training can begin.
    • 2 hours of small aircraft flying time is highly recommended.
    • Physics (SPH4U) is recommended.

Health Sciences

Required:

  • Students considering the Honors Specialization in Health Sciences with Biology will need Chemistry (SCH4U) in order to fulfill the first-year Chemistry requirements of the module.

Kinesiology

Recommended:

  • A Grade 12 U level Math and Grade 11 or 12 U level Physics are recommended to prepare for senior Kinesiology subjects in biomechanics, research methods and statistics.
  • It is strongly recommended that students interested in the BSc program take an additional Science course from: Chemistry (SCH4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), or Physics (SPH4U). 
  • Chemistry (SCH4U) is a prerequisite for first-year Chemistry courses.

Management & Organizational Studies  

Required: 

  • Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) and/or a university Calculus course is required prior to taking mandatory upper-year Economics courses in Finance and pursuing a Major or Honors Specialization in Economics.

Music

Required: 

  • Audition, interview, piano Ppoficiency and theory placement requirements for each program can be found on the Faculty of Music website.

Medical Sciences 

Recommended: 

  • Although Western offers first-year Physics courses that do not require high school Physics as a prerequisite, it is strongly recommended that students complete Physics (SPH4U).

School of Nursing 

Required: 

  • Mandatory CASPer test for applicants to the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN and the Compressed Time Frame BScN program.

Science 

Required: 

  • First-year Biology and Chemistry courses require Biology (SBI4U) and Chemistry (SCH4U), respectively.
  • First-year Biology and Chemistry courses are required for all modules offered by the Department of Biology and for some modules offered by the Department of Chemistry and other Science departments.

Social Science 

Required:

  • Specializations and Majors in Psychology require a first-year university math course; therefore, any 4U math is highly recommended for this program.
  • Math is helpful as a preparation for Sociology and Geography programs.
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) are required for all Economics modules.
  • Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) and Physics (SPH4U) are highly recommended for the BSc in Psychology – see Western's Calendar.