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Academic Regulations

Academic Regulations

Students are reminded that they are subject to the University’s Campus-wide Policies and Regulations, and are directed especially to Student Declaration and Responsibility, Academic Honesty and Standards, and Academic Freedom.

All members of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, including students, are expected to exhibit the highest standards of conduct. For more information, see the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences code of conduct.

Attendance and Academic Concession

Regular attendance is expected of students in all course components, including lectures, laboratories, tutorials, workshops, discussions, and seminars. Students who neglect academic work and assignments in a course, or who fail to attend a sufficient number of classes, put themselves in danger of failure and may not be permitted to write the final examination. Students who are unavoidably absent from scheduled classes because of illness or disability should contact the Office of Student Services. Students whose attendance or academic performance is severely affected by medical or other extenuating circumstances should apply for academic concession through the Office of Student Services or UBC Centre for Accessibility. See UBC Academic Concession.

Length to Completion of Degree, Including Part-time Study

Students must complete the B.P.Sc. degree within eight years of initial registration. Although a parttime studies option is available to students within the B.P.Sc. program, due to the rapid progression of the pharmaceutical and biotechnological fields, students are normally expected and encouraged to pursue studies on a full-time basis to allow for relevance and competitiveness within the industry upon graduation. Students who decide to complete their degree requirements on a part-time basis are strongly encouraged to discuss any plans to do so with an Academic Advisor in advance of taking any such actions.

Email Communication

Email is the official means of communication for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and is used by Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences members to relay important messages to students. It is the responsibility of all Pharmaceutical Sciences students to ensure that their current email address is accurately recorded on Workday, and to read email sent to that account on a regular basis. As free email accounts are available to all UBC students, this program will require the use of the email address for official correspondence. University staff members are not responsible for resending returned messages or for the consequences of messages not received due to full mailboxes, spam blockers, inactive addresses, etc. Students should inquire about and follow their instructors' policies on email communication. All use of email is governed by UBC’s Policy SC14, Acceptable Use and Security of UBC Electronic Information and Systems and the accompanying Information Security Standards.


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