Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR)


As per Section 2.2 of the Faculty of Graduate Studies Academic Guide:

The following Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR) represent the core academic requirements a graduate student must acquire in order to gain, and demonstrate acquisition of, essential knowledge and skills. Students must also meet additional requirements that may be specified for their program. Students must meet requirements as outlined in both BFARs and Supplementary Regulation documents as approved by Senate.

Unless otherwise indicated, students may elect to complete any/all of the following requirements with or without appropriate and authorized assistive technology/aids. Students must consult Student Accessibility Services (SAS) regarding authorization for these procedures.

Faculty of Graduate Studies BFAR

BFAR Statement Taught Assessed
Student must successfully complete a co-operative experience or practicum, if required by their program.   GRAD 7030
Student must successfully complete a comprehensive exam, project, studio exhibition, or equivalent, as required by their program and determined by the assigned examining committee. GRAD 7010
GRAD 7050
GRAD 7090
GRAD 7200
GRAD 7010
GRAD 7050
GRAD 7090
GRAD 7200
Examining/
Adjudication Committee
Student must produce a recorded/published thesis commensurate with degree being sought. Master's GRAD 7000
Doctoral GRAD 8000
GRAD 7000
GRAD 8000
Student must successfully defend their thesis (where required), as determined by the assigned examining committee, in real-time. Master’s GRAD 7000
Doctoral GRAD 8000
GRAD 7000
GRAD 8000
Student in doctoral program must complete a candidacy exam (or equivalent) as required by their program and determined by the assigned examining committee. GRAD 8010 GRAD 8010
Student must demonstrate knowledge of the University of Manitoba’s policy on academic integrity, plagiarism, and cheating. GRAD 7500 GRAD 7500
Student must conduct research in a safe and ethical manner, referring to their respective ethics board and supervisor(s) to ensure respect is maintained for: human dignity and/or animal welfare; vulnerable persons; informed consent; justice and diversity; confidentiality and privacy; beneficence and non- maleficence in the work that they conduct. GRAD 7300 GRAD 7300
Student must complete coursework as required by their program.    


Program Specific BFAR

 Unit/Program

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 Chemistry Adobe PDF
 Classics Adobe PDF
 Community Health Sciences Adobe PDF
 Computer Science Adobe PDF
 Design & Planning Adobe PDF
 Disability Studies Adobe PDF
 Education (USB) Adobe PDF
 Environment & Geography Adobe PDF
 Fine Art Adobe PDF
 Food & Human Nutritional Sciences Adobe PDF
 Genetic Counselling Adobe PDF
 Geological Sciences Adobe PDF
 German & Slavic Studies Adobe PDF
 Human Anatomy & Cell Science Adobe PDF
 Immunology Adobe PDF
 Kinesiology & Rec Management Adobe PDF
 Law Adobe PDF
 Linguistics Adobe PDF
 Mathematics Adobe PDF
 Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Adobe PDF
 Microbiology Adobe PDF
 Music Adobe PDF
 Natural Resources Institute Adobe PDF
 Nursing Adobe PDF
 Occupational Therapy Adobe PDF
 Oral Biology Adobe PDF
 Pharmacy Adobe PDF
 Physical Therapy Adobe PDF
 Physics & Astronomy Adobe PDF
 Physiology & Pathophysiology Adobe PDF
 Plant Science Adobe PDF
 Political Studies Adobe PDF
 Religion Adobe PDF
 Sociology & Criminology Adobe PDF
 Soil Science Adobe PDF
 Statistics Adobe PDF
 Surgery Adobe PDF