The four-year Bachelor of Commerce program provides a strong foundation of general knowledge and skills, followed by an opportunity to specialize. After the two-year foundation program, eligible students may choose a major area of study in:
A cooperative education option, placements at the Saint Mary’s University Entrepreneurship Centre and study-abroad opportunities are available to qualified students.
The certificate program in Human Resource Management can be completed independently or concurrently with a Bachelor of Commerce. For information on this program Human Resource Management.
The following requirements apply to all entering Commerce students.
Note: A non-Commerce elective is a course offered by the Faculties of Arts, Education or Science. A free elective is a course offered by Arts, Science or Business.
Except Business Consultancy (ECON 4475).
Note: The BComm degree requires students to successfully complete at least twenty-four (24) credit hours of non-Commerce electives. (Some majors require students to complete more than the minimum). Non-Commerce courses taken in lieu of Commerce courses cannot be counted as non-Commerce electives.
5. Students are not required to complete a major. However, upon completion of a minimum of 45 credit hours, students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 may elect to choose a major. (In exceptional circumstances, students can also be admitted to a major by permission of the appropriate Departmental Chairperson or Program Director.)
Eligible students can undertake majors in:
To complete a major, students must attain a grade point average of 2.2 in the designated required courses.
It is possible for students to double major by fulfilling the requirements of two majors (with the exception of General Business Studies). However, undertaking a double major may require students to complete more than the standard 120 credit hours required for the degree.
Note: Students who do not declare a major must complete a minimum of nine (9) credit hours of commerce electives at the 3000-level or above at Saint Mary’s University.
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