Bachelor of commerce (co-operative) (B.Comm.(Co-op.))


The bachelor of commerce (co-operative) (B.Comm.(Co-op.)) is a five-year, full-time, structured program. It consists of 135 specified credit hours (45 courses) over nine academic terms, in addition to three work terms, equating to 12 months of work experience.

The B.Comm. (Co-op.) program worksheet serves as a tracking and planning tool for the program. Students should become familiar with the graduation requirements found in the University Calendar to ensure they are met before applying to graduate.

Program structure:

Students enrolled in the B.Comm.(Co-op.) prior to Fall 2022 may complete their program with the following structure:

1 Term A/B

2 Academic Term 1 Academic Term 2  
3 Academic Term 3 Work Term 1 Academic Term 4
4 Work Term 2 Academic Term 5 Work Term 3
5 Academic Term 6 Academic Term 7  

Students normally take the following courses in first year:

Term A/Fall

Term B/Winter

Math 1090 or 1000*

Math 1000* or non-business elective

Economics 1010**

Economics 1020**

English 1090 (or 1020)

English 1110 (or 1021)

Business 1000***

Non-business elective

Non-business elective

Non-business elective

*Students who complete Mathematics 1000 in the fall semester will complete
a non-business elective in the winter semester.

**These courses may be taken in any order in either semester.

***Business 1000 may be taken in either semester.

To be promoted from each of Terms 1 through 7, the requirements are a passing grade in at least 12 credit hours and an overall average of at least 60 per cent in those courses required in each academic term. Students must also achieve a pass or pass with distinction on all three work terms.


The B.Comm.(Co-op.) may be customized further by pursuing a minor from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science or School of Music. Certificates from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences may also be completed as an added credential.

Advanced standing:

Current Memorial students may apply for admission with advanced standing in terms beyond Term A/B in the pre-2022 B.Comm.(Co-op.) program. Students must have completed all of the courses required for the program up to that term, including those in Term A/B, with grades at least as high as those required to meet promotion requirements.

The deadlines to apply for advanced standing are:

  • Term 2 in Winter 2023: Oct. 1, 2022 (extended to Dec. 1, 2022)
  • Term 4 in Spring 2023: Feb. 1, 2023 (extended to March 1, 2023)
  • Term 3 in Fall 2023: June 1, 2023


The University Calendar details the academic requirements for the honours degree of bachelor of bachelor of commerce (co-operative). 

Course numbers:

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Questions about the B.Comm.(Co-op.), including academic advice may be directed to the Academic Programs Office at