Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2008/2009)
3.6 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative)

Students registered in a program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts who are concurrently completing the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree* will not be required to comply with clauses 2. d. and 2. e. of the Core Requirements for the General Degree of Bachelor of Arts. This adjustment of the core requirements will be permitted only for students who are graduating with the Bachelor of Arts degree and the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree at the same convocation. In order to meet all of the requirements of both degree programs at the same time, students who are completing the joint degrees are strongly advised to follow the Suggested Program of Studies outlined below, to take account of the accompanying advisory notes, and to seek advice from the department or program of their Major in order to ensure that their proposed program is possible within the constraints of course scheduling and prerequisites.

*See General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate), Residence Requirements, Second Degree.

Suggested Program of Studies: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Prior to admission to the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program

For the joint degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative), students must successfully complete a minimum of 150 credit hours in courses applicable to the degrees. To be eligible for admission to Term 1 of the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program, an applicant must have successfully completed 30 credit hours with an overall average of at least 65% on the courses comprising those credit hours. The 30 credit hours must comprise:

  1. Six credit hours in English courses; It is strongly recommended that students complete English 1110 as one of these English courses.

  2. Either Mathematics 1090 and 1000 or Mathematics 1000 and 3 credit hours in a second language or in the subject of the intended Major program;

  3. Economics 2010 and 2020;

  4. Business 1000;

  5. Nine additional credit hours in non-Business courses. It is strongly recommended that these 9 credit hours include courses in a second language and courses in the subject of the intended Major program as the Bachelor of Arts degree requires 6 credit hours in the same second language.

Following admission to the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program, the curriculum is as set out in the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum (Completed Jointly With The Degree of Bachelor of Arts) Table.

Please refer to the calendar entry for the Faculty of Business Administration for complete course descriptions and regulations for the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree.

Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum (Completed Jointly With The Degree of Bachelor of Arts) Table

Term One (Fall)

Nine credit hours chosen from:

  • Six credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 1 below]
  • Business 1600
  • Business 2000
  • Business 2401
  • Computer Science 2801

Term Two (Winter)

Remaining 9 credit hours chosen from:

  • Business 1600
  • Business 2000
  • Business 2401
  • Computer Science 2801
  • Six credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 1 below]

Spring

[see Note 2 below]

Term Three (Fall)

  • Business 3320
  • Business 3401
  • Business 3700
  • At least 6 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 1 below]

Work Term 1 (Winter)

Business 399W [see Note 2 below]

Term Four (Spring)

Work Term II (Fall)

Business 499W [see Note 2 below]

Term Five (Winter)

  • Business 5301
  • At least 12 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 3 below]

Work Term III (Spring)

Business 599W [see Note 2 below]

Term Six (Fall)

  • Business 7000
  • At least 12 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 3 below]

Term Seven (Winter)

  • At least 15 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 3 below]

Notes:

  1. The degree of Bachelor of Arts requires completion of a Major program, a Minor program, a set of Core Requirements, and elective courses, totalling at least 78 credit hours in courses offered by departments within the Faculty of Arts (or Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Psychology). When the degree of Bachelor of Arts is completed jointly with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative):

    1. Minor program requirements are satisfied by Business courses specified in the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum (Completed Jointly With The Degree of Bachelor of Arts) Table above.

    2. Core requirements for English and Numeracy/Science are satisfied by courses completed for admission to Term 1 or during Terms 1 or 2 of the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree.

    3. It is recommended that the Core Requirement for 6 credit hours in courses in a second language be completed prior to admission to the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree program.

    4. Core requirements for 6 credit hours in research/writing courses may be satisfied by including two such courses within the 78 credit hours in courses offered by departments within the Faculty of Arts. Please consult the Undergraduate Registration Procedures booklet to determine research/writing course offerings in any given semester.

    5. Major requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts may be satisfied in 36 to 45 credit hours, depending on the department or program chosen. Students are strongly recommended to seek advice from the department or program of their Major to ensure that their proposed degree program is possible within the constraints of course scheduling and prerequisites.

  2. Students are advised that, in order to complete the joint degrees within the minimum 150 credit hours, they should be prepared to complete at least three of the courses required for the degree of Bachelor of Arts as opportunities arise and as courses are offered. Following Term 2 of the program for the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree, these courses may be completed during the Spring semester between Terms 2 and 3, or during any of the three Work Terms (for example, in the evening or by distance), or as sixth courses during any of Terms 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 (following submission of a course-load waiver).

  3. To meet the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative), not fewer than15 and not more than 30 credit hours in elective courses must be chosen from Business courses (including non-Business courses prescribed for a concentration). Students intending to complete the joint degrees in the minimum number of 150 credit hours should ensure that at least 78 of these credit hours are completed in courses offered by departments within the Faculty of Arts (or Psychology, Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science). Careful planning, particularly in the selection of elective courses as well as in the sequence of Major program courses, is therefore recommended to ensure timely completion of the joint degrees.