Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2007/2008
Canadian Excellence

Honours BSc in Computer Science and Honours Bachelor of Business Administration

This program draws upon the quality and reputation of each of these 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 credits. (Refer to chart which follows.)

  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 the Co-op Option if progression requirements to Year 2 are satisfied. The Co-op Option is not mandatory.
  4. Students receive two degrees, the Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration. Refer to chart, which follows, for specific course and GPA requirements.
  5. The 1.5 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.
Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc) and Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Year of Program Fall Winter Spring Progression Requirements
1 BU111
CP104
EC120
MA103 (or MA110*)
PC131 (or PC141)
BU121
CP114
EC140
MA104
PC132 (or PC142)

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 4.00 for all CP courses, and an overall GPA of 4.00
2 BU288
CP120/PC120
CP213
MA121
MA205
CP216 CP217 CP363
MA122
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 4.00 for all CP courses, and an overall GPA of 4.00
3 BU227
BU255/EC255
CP312
CP315/PC315
CP386
Co-op Term #2 BU231
BU247
BU275/EC275
EC250 or EC260;
CP317
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 4.00 for all CP courses, and an overall GPA of 4.00
4 Co-op Term #3 BU352
BU354
BU383
BU385
0.5 senior CP elective
BU362
BU393
BU395
BU398

BU415 or
BU476 [may be taken in either 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 4.00 for all CP courses, and an overall GPA of 4.00

5
Option 1

BU481
1.5 senior BU elective credits
0.5 senior CP elective
BU491
CP372 CP373
CP414
0.5 senior 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 4.00 for all CP courses, and an overall GPA of 4.00 GPA
OR
5
Option 2
Co-op Term #4 BU481
CP372 CP373
CP414
1.0 senior CP elective credits
BU491
1.5 senior BU elective credits

Senate/Editorial Changes

May 10, 2007: Senate revision to Point #5 and Year 5 Option 1 and 2.

May 30, 2007: Removal of CP264/Addition of CP217 from requirements per Senate; effective Sept 1, 2007.

June 27, 2007: Editorial revisions to Year 2 and Year 4; effective Sept 1, 2007.