Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
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.
  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 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
PC132 (or PC142)
0.5 elective if MA103 taken

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
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
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
A total of 10.0 credits must be completed by August 31 for progression to Year 3.
3 BU227
BU255/EC255
CP312
CP315/PC315
CP386
Co-op Term #2 BU231
BU247
BU275
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
A total of 15.0 credits must be completed by August 31 for progression to Year 4.
4 Co-op Term #3 BU352
BU354
BU383
BU385
0.5 senior CP elective
BU362
BU393
BU395
BU398

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 4.00 for all CP courses, and an overall GPA of 4.00

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

BU481
1.5 senior BU elective credits
0.5 400 level CP elective
BU491
CP372 CP373
CP414
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 4.00 for all CP courses, and an overall GPA of 4.00
OR
5
Option 2
Co-op Term #4 BU481
CP372 CP373
CP414
1.0 400 level CP elective credit
BU491
1.5 senior BU elective credits