Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2015/2016)
5.5 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative)

In order to meet all of the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) 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.

5.5.1 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. 6 credit hours in English courses which must include either English 1021 or 1110;

  2. either Mathematics 1090 and 1000 or Mathematics 1000 and 3 credit hours in one of a language other than English or in the subject of the intended Major program;

  3. Economics 2010 and 2020;

  4. Business 1000; and

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

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 Bachelor of Arts)

Terms A/B

  • 6 credit hours in English courses which must include English 1110 or 1021
  • Mathematics 1000
  • Economics 2010 and 2020
  • Business 1000
  • 12 additional credit hours in non-Business electives [see Note 1. below]
  • Fall
  • Academic Term 1
  • Business 1101
  • Business 1210
  • Statistics 2500
  • 6 credit hours chosen from: Business 1600, Business 2010, Business 2400, Business 2710, and 3 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses (see Note 1. below)
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 2
  • Business 2101
  • Business 2210
  • Remaining 9 credit hours chosen from: Business 1600, Business 2010, Business 2400, Business 2710, and 3 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 1. below]

Spring

[see Note 2. below]

  • Fall
  • Academic Term 3
  • Business 300W
  • Business 3310
  • Business 3401
  • Business 3700
  • At least 6 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 3 below]

Winter

Business 399W [see Note 2. below]

  • Spring
  • Academic Term 4

Fall

Business 499W [see Note 2. below]

  • Winter
  • Academic Term 5
  • Business 5301
  • At least 12 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 3. below]

Spring

Business 599W [see Note 2 below]

  • Fall
  • Academic Term 6
  • Business 7000
  • At least 12 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 3. below]
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 7
  • 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. Majors are also available from the following Departments in the Faculty of Science: 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 Business courses specified in the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum (Completed Jointly With The Degree of Bachelor of Arts) Table.

    2. Core requirements for English Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses and Quantitative Reasoning are satisfied by courses completed in Terms A/B or during Terms 1 or 2 of the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree. English 1021 does not qualify as a CRW course but for these students only shall be deemed eligible.

    3. It is recommended that the Core Requirement for 6 credit hours in courses in a single language other than English be completed in Terms A/B of the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree program.

    4. 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 five of the courses required for the Bachelor of Arts as opportunities arise and as courses are offered. These courses may be completed during the Spring semesters between Terms A/B and Term 1, 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 the academic terms (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 36 credit hours in Business electives must be chosen from Table 4 Business Electives. 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. Majors are also available from the following Departments in the Faculty of Science: Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Psychology. 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.