Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Business Administration (2009/2010)
7.3 Regulations for the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Bachelor of Arts

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

  1. clause 4. e. - no fewer than 15 credit hours, but no more than 30 credit hours, in Business electives which must be chosen from Table 5 Business Electives.

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

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 Arts 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 Table 2 Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum (Completed Jointly with the Bachelor of Arts) .

Table 2 Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum (Completed Jointly with the Bachelor of Arts)

Terms A/B (Fall and Winter)

  • 6 credit hours in English courses (English 1110 is recommended as one of these English courses)
  • Mathematics 1000
  • Economics 2010 and 2020
  • BUSI 1000
  • 12 additional credit hours in non-BUSI electives, at least 9 credit hours of which must be in courses chosen from the Faculties of Arts and/or Science and/or the School of Music.

Term One (Fall)

  • BUSI 1101
  • BUSI 1210
  • Statistics 2500
  • 9 credit hours chosen from: 6 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 1. below], BUSI 1600, BUSI 2000, BUSI 2401, Computer Science 2801

Term Two (Winter)

  • BUSI 2101
  • BUSI 2210
  • BUSI 2301
  • Remaining 9 credit hours chosen from: 6 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 1. below], BUSI 1600, BUSI 2000, BUSI 2401, Computer Science 2801

Spring

[see Note 2 below]

Term Three (Fall)

  • BUSI 3320
  • BUSI 3401
  • BUSI 3700
  • At least 6 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 3 below]

Work Term 1 (Winter)

BUSI 399W [see Note 2. below]

Term Four (Spring)

Work Term II (Fall)

BUSI 499W [see Note 2. below]

Term Five (Winter)

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

Work Term III (Spring)

BUSI 599W [see Note 2. below]

Term Six (Fall)

  • BUSI 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 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 Bachelor of Arts is completed jointly with the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative):

    1. Minor program requirements are satisfied by BUSI courses specified in Table 1 Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum above.

    2. Core requirements for English and Numeracy/Science are satisfied by courses completed in Terms A/B 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 in Terms A/B of 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 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 must complete at least three of the courses required for the 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 Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative), not fewer than 15 and not more than 30 credit hours in elective courses must be chosen from BUSI courses (including non-BUSI 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.