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Business and Computer Science – Combined Major


This combined major provides students with a strong grounding in both business and computer science. Although the degree granted is the B.Com., the program is jointly administered by the Faculty and the Department of Computer Science. Both units will provide student advising.

Effective September 1, 2022, the following requirements represent the core courses of this Combined Major. Students who were initially registered in the program prior to September 1, 2022, should consult the Undergraduate Office regarding the requirements to complete the program.

Year 1
ECON 1013
ECON 1023
MATH 1003
MATH 1013
COMM 10113
COMM 1053
COMM 19223
COMM 1963
CPSC 1104
CPSC 1214
Total Credits32
Year 2 
COMM 2021
COMM 1903
COMM 19123
COMM 2933
COMM 2943
COMM 2953
COMM 2983
COMM 2053
CPSC 2104
CPSC 2134
CPSC 2214
Total Credits34
Year 3 
COMM 2963
COMM 2033
COMM 3963
COMM 4383
3 credits from COMM 393, 2043
CPSC 3043
CPSC 3104
CPSC 3203
One course from CPSC 313, 317, 319, 322, 330, 340, 3443-4
Total Credits31-32
Year 4 
COMM 33533
COMM 4363
3 credits from COMM 393, 20443
COMM 3943
COMM 4001
3 credits from COMM 336, 435, 439, 456, or a 400-level Business Technology Management course53
COMM 4913
3 credits from CPSC 300 or higher53
6 credits from CPSC 400 or higher56
Total Credits31
Total Credits for Degree128-129
1 COMM 101 is not required for students transferring to Second or Third Year of the program. Transfer students transferring to Second or Third Year of the program. Transfer students must complete 3 credits of Commerce or Non-Commerce courses at any level in lieu of COMM 101.
2 For students transferring into Second or Third year Year of the program, the following are acceptable alternatives:
COMM 191: STAT 200 (if taken at UBC prior to admission to the program)
COMM 192: COMM 329 or COMR 329
Must be taken in Term 1.
Whichever course not taken in third year.
See B.Com. website for a list of Business Technology Management courses available to fulfill this requirement.
CPSC student directed seminars (CPSC 490) cannot be used to satisfy the CPSC 300 and 400-level course requirements.


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