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QUESTION: I couldn't find the answer to this online, so does anyone know how many classes you're allowed to fail in Arts before they kick you out? (I'm in Psychology). I already failed 2 and I'm scared I'm going to fail another 2 this term.... Thanks in advance guys

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  1. Your arts average has to be 65% and your psych average has to be 70%, including all failures, to continue. With exams, it is not too late to recover those 2 courses, or at least get as high a mark as possible, as even failed courses count in averages now.

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  2. Are you in the right program? Have you considered switching? With 4 failed courses, maybe Psychology isn't the program for you. You need to find something that you are truly interested in, and you will do much better.

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  3. Two failed courses in psych... Just LOL. You're either do absolutely no work or are insanely stupid.

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    1. +1

      social sciences, lol

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    2. Have some compassion, assholes.
      - not OP

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  4. Lol failing in arts. Might as well not go to uni at all bud.

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  5. lol what's with all the mean comments? not an arts student here. just don't understand why couldn't everyone respect all faculties

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    1. I respect some arts programs (more, in fact, than math or eng), but social sciences try to be STEM and fail. They're literally nothing but pretentious, useless, BS. There are some nice, vague, people in the social sciences whom I hate to offend, but tbh they shouldn't be in university if they're going to study that. The usual (accurate) justification for arts is that the disciplines promote beauty, culture, knowledge of humanity, etc.; social sciences don't really do that.

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    2. I'm in 4b econ and I disagree with 6a. In upper year economics courses, there is a lot more math involved than in other social science courses. If it were up to me I would put economics in a "business" category along with business, accounting, finance etc. Essentially, econ and bba students get the same jobs in the end anyway.

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    3. 6a why exactly would you call them pretentious and useless? just curious.

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    4. I'm in political science and I disagree with 6a 100%.

      Please justify your claim that we "shouldn't be in university". To me, university is about promoting the flourishing of knowledge and of improving people's understanding about the world. How do our fields not fit into these criteria? Or do you have other criteria by which you judge the worthiness of a certain program to be incorporated into a university? Please enlighten me, because I'm a dumb social scientist.

      I could’ve taken any educational path, but I chose this one and I don’t regret it one bit. My classes taught me valuable things like communication and rhetorical skills, critical thinking skills, how to read complex theories / arguments, and how to make sense of human behaviour. It has also sharpened my interest in current and historical phenomena so that I’ve developed a habit of constantly learning, problematizing, and keeping an open mind. I’ve learned the nuances of policymaking and politicking that I’m excited to apply to the resolution of real-life problems. How is this not valuable to the advancement of the human race, let alone to a university environment?

      By the way, I’ve also learned how to refrain from saying things without backing them up with proper reasoning / evidence. Have you?

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  6. If you're in Psychology and want to stay there...your average in PSYCH courses needs to be at least 75% for Honours or 65% for 4-Year/3-Year General. If it drops below 65%, then you'll be removed from Psychology and put into Liberal Studies.

    If you're put in Liberal Studies, your average in all Arts courses must be 65%, and your average in all courses (Arts & non-Arts) must be 60%. This will prevent you from getting "kicked out" of the university.

    If you're worried your average will be too low even for Liberal Studies...you should see an academic advisor. Sometimes they might give you a conditional term to raise your average if you're close.

    There is no limit to how many failed courses you can have. You just need to maintain the right averages.

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  7. Do math, they will never kick you out from math, they have the easiest requirements of maintaining only a 60!

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    1. Agree. Math is easy.

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    2. You might want to exclude 3-4 courses, beats the shitty average you have now

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