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2022 BCom Program Changes

MAT 1300 and MAT 1302 have been combined into a single math course, ADM 1305. PHI 1101 and PHI 2397 have been abolished, and 2 ADM electives were removed from the majority of the BCom options. These courses were replaced by 5 electives that can be ADM courses or outside-of-faculty courses.

The BCom common core has fewer courses. The new program structure therefore provides more flexibility to students, who can now do 2 BCom options at the same time, or one option and a minor from another faculty.

If you were admitted to the BCom before the Fall 2022 term and you want to get into the new version of  the program, you can send your request to the Student Services Centre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Your program version will not be automatically updated, we will evaluate your file in the first place to determine the impact of your request.

It is impossible to change into an older version of the BCom program. For instance, you cannot change into the 2021 version of the BCom program if you were admitted in the Fall 2022 term.

If you were admitted to the BCom in the Fall 2022 term, you must follow the course sequence for your option and take ADM 1305.

If you are enrolled in a previous version of the BCom, you cannot take ADM 1305 as an ADM elective, since this new course cannot be combined for credits with MAT 1300 or MAT 1302.

If you change the version of your program and if you have already completed MAT 1300 and MAT 1302, you will be exempted from ADM 1305.

ADM 1305 combines calculus and linear algebra. If you want this course to count in your program, you must request that your program be updated to the newer version (see above Can I change into the new version of the BCom program?)

If you change the version of your program and you take ADM 1305, the grade you will get in this course won’t replace the failed grades you got in MAT 1300 and/or MAT 1302. These fail grades will always count in your average, unless you decide to repeat the failed courses. Please see academic regulation 5.6 for details.

Yes, it is possible to add a minor from another faculty to the BCom program (version 2022), starting in the Fall 2022, if you meet the program requirements. Please note that the Minor in Management and the Minor in Entrepreneurship are not available to BCom students.

If you are enrolled in the 2021 (or previous) version of the BCom program, you must first ask for your program’s version to be updated to the 2022 version before being able to add a minor. For more information on this, please consult the section Can I change into the new version of the BCom program?

Yes, it’s possible to combine 2 options in the 2022 version of the BCom program.

To add a second option, you can fill out the form available in the Applications tab of your uoZone account between March 1st and June 1st. 

Please note that, if you are in CO-OP, adding a second option or a minor might extend your studies and impact your graduation date.

Yes, it is possible to add the Complementary option in Entrepreneurship or the Complementary option in Business Analytics to the BCom program*.

Both complementary options are only available to BCom students. If you belong to another faculty, you can check if the Minor in Management or the Minor in Entrepreneurship would be a good option for you.

BCom students can add a complementary option at any time, if their CGPA is at least 5.0, by writing to the Student Services Centre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that the complementary option will not appear on the diploma, only in the official transcript.

It is not possible to add a complementary option if you are in 2 options of the BCom, nor if you are in one option of the BCom and a minor from another faculty.

*The Complementary option in Business Analytics is not available for students in Business Technology Management or in International Management.

We encourage students to change their program prior to their admission to the CO-OP program, therefore prior to September 30, in second year.

It is possible that you would be considered a second year student in your first term at uOttawa if you received advanced standing based on your prior studies.

If you are already admitted to CO-OP in your current program, we cannot guarantee that you’ll be able to stay in CO-OP after your program change.

Furthermore, adding a second option or a minor to your program of study might extend your studies and delay your graduation. For more information on the CO-OP program, please consult the CO-OP FAQ.

If you are already enrolled at Telfer and you want to change your option, you must have a CGPA of at least 6.0 and you must submit your request online between March 1 and June 1.

Your program will be officially changed for the Summer or the Fall term, depending on the timing of your request.

You can consult the Program and eligibility critera webpage to see the deadlines, CGPA and prerequisites required for programs offered at the University of Ottawa. You can follow the steps explained below in How can I submit a program change request?

Before requesting a change, you must ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria of the new program and that you respect the deadline to submit the request (please see Program and elibitility criteria for details).

Furthermore, since graduation requirements may vary between programs, changing your program could impact the number of units left to do in your program. If you have questions regarding your new course sequence or graduation requirements, please contact the Student Services Centre. We are available from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (or 3 p.m. from June 1 to August 31):

https://kiosk.ca1.qless.com/kiosk/app/home/19609

When you know you meet the eligibility criteria, you can submit your program change request via your Student Centre in uoZone.

No, all our BCom students can participate in our international exchange programs.

We encourage you to visit the Telfer International Exchange Program webpage for more information.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that a full-time term on exchange is possible for all combinations of BCom options.

Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to review your course sequence and determine if it is possible to go on exchange.

If you’re planning on changing your program, you must specify it when you apply to the international exchange program.

Usually, this would not impact on your eligibility for the Telfer international exchange programs, as long as you meet the admission criteria.

However, if you transfer into another faculty, you can no longer participate in the Telfer international exchange programs. You would then need to follow the admission process for the University of Ottawa international exchange programs instead.

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