Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2017/2018
Canadian Excellence

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration and Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

This program draws upon the quality and reputation of each of the respective programs in order to develop a unique educational experience for students in the field of business and computer science. The program provides qualified applicants the opportunity to develop an expertise in each of these fields. By utilizing the synergies that exist between these two respective programs, the students can maximize the benefit of their educational experience by completing these two undergraduate degrees within a period of less than five years. The program consists of a total of 25.0 course credits. Completion of 5.0 required and elective course credits in each year of the BBA/BSc in Computing Science program is mandatory to progress.

1. Students complete the required course and GPA components of each of the two degrees.
2. The program duration is approximately 4 2/3 years in length.
3. The program guarantees entry into co-op if progression requirements to Year 2 are satisfied. Co-op Education is not mandatory.
4. Students receive two degrees, the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration and the Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
5. The 3.0 senior computer science credits must include at least 1.0 credit at the 400 level.
6. Students have the option of undertaking three or four co-op work terms.
7. The program allows for 2.5 course credit repeats, instead of the traditional 2.0 course credit repeats allowed in the Honours BBA (WLU) program. In Year 1, students must obtain 5.0 course credits by August 31 and total course repeats may not exceed a maximum of 1.5 credits. All credits taken during Year 1 will be included in the GPA requirements for progression into Year 2.

Honours Business Administration BBA and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science BSc

Year of Program Fall Winter Spring Progression Requirements
1 BU111
CP104
EC120
MA110* (or MA103)
MA122
BU121
BU127
CP164
EC140
MA110* (or 0.5 elective credit if MA103 taken in fall)

Requirements A and B must be satisfied:
A. GPA of 7.00 for all BU courses, and GPA of 5.00 for all EC, CP, PC, MA and other courses
B. GPA of 5.00 for all CP courses, and an overall GPA of 5.00
GPA requirements for both Business and non-Business courses must be achieved by August 31 for progression into Year 2. Total course repeats may not exceed a maximum of 1.5 credits. All credits taken during Year 1 will be included in the GPA requirements for progression into Year 2. A total of 5.0 credits must be completed by August 31 for progression to Year 2.
2 BU288
CP212
CP213
CP220
MA121
BU247
CP216
CP264
CP363
MA238
Co-op Term #1 A. GPA of 7.00 for all BU courses, and GPA of 5.00 for all EC, CP, PC, MA and other courses
B. GPA of 5.00 for all CP courses, and an overall GPA of 5.00
A total of 10.0 credits must be completed by August 31 for progression to Year 3.
3 EC255
CP312
CP386
1.0 senior CP elective
Co-op Term #2 BU231
BU275
BU283
CP317;
EC250 or EC260.

A. GPA of 7.00 for all BU courses, and GPA of 5.00 for all EC, CP, PC, MA and other courses
B. GPA of 5.00 for all CP courses, and an overall GPA of 5.00
A total of 15.0 credits must be completed by August 31 for progression to Year 4.
4 Co-op Term #3 BU352
BU354
BU393
CP372
0.5 senior CP elective

BU362
BU375
BU398
BU481 (may be taken in Year 4 or Year 5);
BU415 or BU486 [may be taken in Year 4 or Year 5]

A. GPA of 7.00 for all BU courses, and GPA of 5.00 for all EC, CP, PC, MA and other courses
B. GPA of 5.00 for all CP courses, and an overall GPA of 5.00

The required 300-level Business courses in Year 4 are an Integrated set which must be taken concurrently.

A total of 20.0 credits must be completed by August 31 for progression to Year 5.

5
Option 1

2.0 BU electives,
0.5 400 level CP elective
BU491
CP373
CP414
0.5 senior CP elective,
0.5 400 level CP elective

A. GPA of 7.00 for all BU courses, and GPA of 5.00 for all EC, CP, PC, MA and other courses
B. GPA of 5.00 for all CP courses, and an overall GPA of 5.00
OR
5
Option 2
Co-op Term #4 CP373
CP414
0.5 senior CP elective,
1.0 400 level CP elective
BU491
2.0 senior BU electives

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Academic Planning Committee Revision March 20,  2017: Program revised Year 3, 4 and 5; effective September 1, 2017.