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Faculty Regulations (Faculty of Natural Resources Management)

It is the responsibility of each student registering 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 effected 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 of Natural Resources Management.

1. A student who successfully completes the courses as indicatd in his/her program of study will have his/her year level incremented as follows:

Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Year 1 = < 4.5 full course equivalents
Year 2 = 4.5 to < 9.5 full course equivalents
Year 3 = 9.5 to < 14.5 full course equivalents
Year 4 = > 14.5

Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management
Year 1 = < 4.5 full course equivalents
Year 2 = 4.5 to < 9.5 full course equivalents
Year 3 = 9.5 to < 14.5 full course equivalents
Year 4 = > 14.5

2. (a) To proceed without condition to the succeeding year of a program, a student must:
(i) attain at least a D grade in each of the courses taken during the academic year
(ii) maintain a minimum overall average of 60% in all courses in each year of the degree program

(b) A student carrying additional courses must count those courses, for regulation purposes, as part of his/her academic load.

3. A student who has failed a course or courses may write a special examination as outlined in University Regulation VII (Special Examinations).

4. A student is deemed to have failed the year if:
(a) the student has failed more than two full courses or their equivalent; or
(b) the student has failed more than one full course or equivalent with marks of less than 40%; or
(c) the student has a failure of more than one full course or its equivalent after special examinations have been given, whether the student writes them or not; or
(d) the student enrolled in the Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry or in the Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry (Co-op) or Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management or Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management (Co-op) attains an overall average of less than 60% in all courses.

5. In a failed year, course credit is retained for only those courses in which a minimum mark of 60% has been attained.

6. A student having failed no more than one full course (or its equivalent) of the year's work after special examinations will be permitted to register for the succeeding year of the program.

7. A student who has failed a year is eligible to apply for re-admission to the University. A student will normally be granted the privilege of repeating one year only.

8. First Class Standing is granted on the basis of the average attained in the final year of the program.

In the computation of a First Class Standing average, in addition to having attained a minimum overall average of A in the transfer credit courses, students who have completed credits at another institution must have completed a minimum of 2/3 of the courses used in the calculation of the First Class Standing average at Lakehead University.

9. Writing Across the Curriculum
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) is a program designed to focus on developing professional writing skills for students in the Faculty of Natural Resources Management. Students are coached and assessed in writing skills by instructors of the Faculty of Natural Resources Management and the Writing Consultant.
 
The WAC courses are Natural Resources Management 0190, 0290 and 0390. Although the Faculty applies the WAC approach throughout its programs, certain courses over the first three years are designated to "host" the WAC course requirement. By 4th year, students are expected to have reached a satisfactory writing level. Host courses may change from year to year based on faculty and staff availability. Students will be notified at the beginning of term.


Not all courses outlined in the Calendar are offered every year. The Office of the Registrar or the appropriate Faculty, Department or School should be consulted for supplementary information regarding final and complete timetable, course offerings and course instructors prior to the start of classes.

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.