Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Science (2009/2010)
5.35 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) and Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative)

For students registered in a program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science who are concurrently completing the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree, the number of credit hours required to comply with clause 3. a. of the Degree Regulation for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science will be reduced to 69 credit hours. This adjustment will be permitted only for students who are graduating with the Bachelor of Science degree (majoring in Computer Science) 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, and to seek advice from the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Business Administration in order to ensure that their proposed program is possible within the constraints of course scheduling and prerequisites.

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

For the joint degrees of Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science 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. For the Joint Degree, the 30 credit hours must comprise:

  1. Six credit hours in English courses;

  2. Six credit hours in Mathematics courses, which must include Mathematics 1000;

  3. Economics 2010 and 2020;

  4. Business 1000;

  5. Computer Science 1710;

  6. Six additional credit hours in Science electives. Following admission to the Joint Program, the curriculum is as set out in the table below.

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

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

Notes:

  1. 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 Science 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 semester 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.

Term One (Fall)

Term Two (Winter)

Spring

[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
  • 1 Computer Science elective
  • Six credit hours of electives [see Note 3 below]