Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Business Administration (2022/2023)
6.5 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Bachelor of Arts
  1. A student must be formally admitted into the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program in order to concurrently complete the requirements for the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Bachelor of Arts.

  2. The Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Bachelor of Arts is a five year, full-time, 50 course, 150 credit hour program with a structured format comprised of 30 credit hours completed during Business One, four Business Professional Development seminars, 120 credit hours completed after Business One and three co-operative work terms.

  3. Some degree requirements are modified for students concurrently completing the Joint Degrees program. The modifications for the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) portion of the program are outlined below under Special Requirements for the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative). The modifications for the Bachelor of Arts portion of the program are outlined below under Special Requirements for the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative), Bachelor of Arts and at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative). These modifications to the normal curriculum will only be permitted for students who are graduating with the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Bachelor of Arts degree at the same convocation.

  4. Careful planning of courses is crucial to ensure timely completion of the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Bachelor of Arts. Therefore, a student is strongly encouraged to consult regularly with academic advisors in the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, and the Faculty of Science, as appropriate.

  5. A student 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 Humanities and Social Sciences. 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.

  6. A student is advised that, in order to complete the Joint Degrees within the minimum 150 credit hours, at least five of the courses required for the Bachelor of Arts must be successfully completed as opportunities arise and as courses are offered. These courses may be completed during the Spring semesters between Business One and Term 1, between Terms 2 and 3, or during any of the three Work Terms or as a sixth course during any of the Academic Terms following submission and approval of a course load waiver request to the Academic Programs Office of the Faculty of Business Administration.

  7. The 150 required credit hours are outlined below in Table 5 Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum (Completed Jointly with the Bachelor of Arts).

6.5.1 Special Requirements for the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Bachelor of Arts
6.5.1.1 Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative)
  1. A student in the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program who is concurrently completing the Bachelor of Arts degree must complete not fewer than 18 and not more than 39 credit hours in approved Business Electives, and no fewer than 12 credit hours, but no more than 33 credit hours, in elective courses chosen from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

  2. A student in the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program who is concurrently completing the Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the special requirements outlined below under Bachelor of Arts.

6.5.1.2 Bachelor of Arts
  1. A student 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 Humanities and Social Sciences. 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.

  2. A student is advised that, in order to complete the Joint Degrees within the minimum 150 credit hours, at least five of the courses required for the Bachelor of Arts must be successfully completed as opportunities arise and as courses are offered. These courses may be completed during the Spring semesters between Business One and Term 1, between Terms 2 and 3, or during any of the three Work Terms or as a sixth course during any of the Academic Terms following submission and approval of a course load waiver request to the Academic Programs Office.

  3. A student who chooses to pursue a Major from the Faculty of Science (Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Psychology) will require more than 150 credit hours to complete their program to ensure meeting the 78 credit hour requirement from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Regular consultation with the appropriate academic advisors within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science is encouraged.

  4. The Bachelor of Arts requires completion of a Major Program, a Minor Program, a set of Core Requirements (comprising a Breadth of Knowledge Requirement, a Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) Requirement, a Language Study (LS) Requirement, a Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Requirement, and Elective courses, totalling at least 78 credit hours in courses offered by departments within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 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) the following course adjustments will be made to the Bachelor of Arts degree:

    1. Minor program requirements are satisfied by Business (BUSI) courses specified in Table 5 Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum Completed Jointly with the Bachelor of Arts; and

    2. the 6 credit hours for the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) requirement for the Bachelor of Arts are satisfied by Mathematics 1000 and Statistics 2500;

    3. Major requirements for the Bachelor of Arts may be satisfied in 36 to 45 credit hours, depending on the department or program chosen. A student is strongly recommended to seek advice from the department or program of the chosen Major to ensure that the proposed degree program is possible within the constraints of course scheduling and prerequisites.

  5. A student must also complete the special requirements outlined above under Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative).

6.5.2 Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Completed Jointly with the Bachelor of Arts
Table 5 Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Completed Jointly with the Bachelor of Arts

Term

Required Courses

Electives

  • Business One
  • (30 credit hours
  • completed
  • prior to
  • admission)
  • Fall
  • Academic
  • Term 1
  • Winter
  • Academic
  • Term 2
  • BUSI 200W, 2012, 2112,
  • 6 credit hours from BUSI 2205, 2600, 2720 which must be different from the 3 credit hours chosen in Fall, Academic Term 1

Spring

  • Fall
  • Academic
  • Term 3

BUSI 300W, 3325, 3401, 3550

  • Winter
  • Work Term
  • 1

BUSI 399W

  • Spring
  • Academic
  • Term 4
  • Fall
  • Work Term
  • 2

BUSI 499W

  • Winter
  • Academic
  • Term 5

BUSI 4720

  • Spring
  • Work Term
  • 3

BUSI 599W

  • Fall
  • Academic
  • Term 6

BUSI 4306, 500W

  • Winter
  • Academic
  • Term 7

BUSI 5001