Effective September 1, 2022, the following requirements represent the core courses of the Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) program. In addition, students in third year must select an option and complete the specific option program requirements set out below. Students who were initially registered in the B.Com. program prior to September 1, 2022, should consult the Undergraduate Office regarding the requirements to complete the program. Students completing the B.Com. with a Combined Major in Business and Computer Science should refer to the degree requirements listed under the Business and Computer Science-Combined Major option.
A student transferring from another university or college may be granted transfer credit for a maximum of 50% of degree requirements. All upper-level commerce core courses and option core courses must be completed while registered in the Bachelor of Commerce program.
Bachelor of Commerce
|COMM 293, 294, 298||9|
|COMM 203, 204, 205, and 296||12|
|Options Requirements (as specified below)||6|
|Option requirements (as specified below)||9|
|1 COMM 101 is not required for 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 of the program, the following are acceptable alternatives:
|3 Acceptable alternatives are MATH 180 or 110. Students planning to specialize in Economics or Computer Science must take MATH 100 and 101 (or equivalents). Students should make themselves aware of elective courses for which MATH 100 and 101 are prerequisites and plan accordingly.|
|4 At least 27 credits of the 42 credits of electives in the Bachelor of Commerce program must be non-Commerce with at least 12 credits at the senior level. Additional electives in third and fourth years may be either Commerce or Non-Commerce courses. The non-Commerce electives must include at least 3 credits in the humanities, and at least 3 credits in science or social science. Language courses are not eligible for the humanities requirement, but literature courses are. Visit the Faculty for list of eligible departments and/or courses. See Electives for more information.|
|5 Students completing a minor in Economics should take ECON 301 and 303 instead of COMM 295. Students planning to take fourth year economics courses should be aware that these courses require ECON 301 (or ECON 304), and for certain courses, ECON 302 (or ECON 305). Students who have COMM 295 and MATH 101 may be admitted to courses requiring ECON 301/304 with permission of the Economics Department.|
Third and Fourth Year Option Requirements
Students who complete the course of studies in any one of the following options will receive the Bachelor of Commerce: Accounting, Business Technology Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business Management, Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Marketing, Operations and Logistics, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, or Real Estate. Option requirements are listed below.
The B.Com. program elective requirements are as outlined below:
|Option||Total Required Electives||Requirements|
|Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management||39 credits||
Business Technology Management
General Business Management
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
|Operations & Logistics||45 credits||
|The non-Commerce electives must include at least 3 credits in the humanities, and at least 3 credits in science or social science. Language courses are not eligible for the humanities requirement, but literature courses are. Visit the Faculty for list of eligible departments and/or courses.|
Many senior-level courses require lower-level prerequisites, so students should select lower-level electives carefully. In addition, many electives are not accepted for the B.Com. Program, due to overlap with required Commerce courses. Visit the Faculty to verify electives that can be used to fulfill program requirements.
Business Communications Requirements
To qualify for the B.Com., students must satisfy the Business Communications requirement of the Faculty. To do this, students must obtain credit for COMM 196 and COMM 396 with a minimum grade of 60% in each of these two courses.
The required 200-level Commerce courses generally are prerequisite to 300- and 400-level courses, and in each option it is assumed that the required 300-level courses will be taken prior to the 400-level courses.
Any student not registering for a normal sequence of courses must consult an academic advisor in the Undergraduate Office. Non-Commerce students taking Commerce courses as a part of a program should contact the Undergraduate Office for information.