Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Business Administration (2008/2009)
6.4 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Any student who is admitted into the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program may simultaneously complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree. Under those circumstances, regulations for the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program will be relaxed as follows. Notwithstanding clauses 4. a., e. and f. of The Curriculum above, students in the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program who are concurrently completing the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree will be permitted to make the following adjustments to those clauses:

  1. clause 4. a. - Computer Science 2801 will not be required.

  2. clause 4. e. - no fewer than 15 credit hours, but no more than 30 credit hours, in Business electives, including non-Business courses prescribed for a concentration.

  3. clause 4. f. - no fewer than 21 credit hours, but no more than 36 credit hours, in elective courses chosen from the Faculty of Science.

These adjustments to the normal curriculum will only be permitted for students who are graduating with the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree and the Bachelor of Science degree at the same convocation. In order to meet all of the requirement of both degree Programs at the same time, students who are completing the joint degrees are strongly advised to follow the table, Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum (Completed jointly with the Bachelor of Science With a Major in Computer Science).

Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum (Completed Jointly with the Bachelor of Science with a Major in Computer Science) Table

Terms A/B (Fall and Winter)

  • Six credit hours in English courses (English 1110 is recommended as one of these English courses)
  • Six credit hours in Mathematics courses, which must include Mathematics 1000;
  • Economics 2010 and 2020;
  • Business 1000;
  • Computer Science 1710;
  • Six additional credit hours in Science electives.

Term One (Fall)

Term Two (Winter)


[see Notes 1. and 2. below]

Term Three (Fall)

Work Term I (Winter)

Business 399W [see Note 1. below]

Term Four (Spring)

Work Term II (Fall)

Business 499W [see Note 1. below]

Term Five (Winter)

  • Business 5301
  • Computer Science 3719
  • Computer Science 3724
  • Six credit hours of electives [see Note 3. below]

Work Term III (Spring)

Business 599W [see Note 1. below]

Term Six (Fall)

  • Business 7000
  • Computer Science 3715
  • Computer Science 3716
  • Computer Science 3725
  • Three credit hours of electives [see Note 3. below]

Term Seven (Winter)

  • Computer Science 3754
  • Computer Science 4770
  • Computer Science elective
  • Six credit hours of electives [see Note 3. below]


  1. Students are advised that, in order to complete the joint degrees within the minimum150 credit hours, they must complete at least three of the courses required for the B.Sc. degree as opportunities arise and as courses are offered. Following Term Two of the program for the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree, these courses may be completed during the Spring between Terms 2 and 3, or during any of the three Work Terms (for example, in the evening or by distance), or during Terms 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 (following submission of a course-load waiver).

  2. To meet the requirements for the Joint Degree in the minimum number of 150 credit hours, careful planning, particularly in the selection of elective courses as well as in the sequence of Major program courses, is recommended to ensure timely completion. Also note that, in order to meet the Science general regulations, students must have completed courses in at least four areas of Science.

  3. Six credit hours must be Business electives and 6 credit hours must be Science electives.