Degree requirements and courses can change from year to year. It's important that you know your degree requirements to make the right decisions for your course planning (jump to course planning). 

Which academic calendar should I follow?

Unless you are choosing to a follow a specific calendar, it is recommended that you use the calendar for the year that you began your studies in Computing and Financial Management (CFM) to determine your degree requirements for graduation. For example, if you began your studies in 2015, refer to the 2015-2016 calendar. All of your requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar.

In choosing a calendar, it's important to note that...

  • You may choose to follow any undergraduate calendar issued during your studies.
  • You are required to meet ALL of the conditions and requirements of ONE calendar, including any new academic policies. You may not pick and choose requirements from different calendars. 
  • The calendar changes each year and defaults to the newest version of the calendar. Make sure to favourite your calendar in your browser to ensure that you are referring to the correct degree requirements. 

Degree requirements

A summary of the current degree requirements are listed below. Find your specific calendar requirements in the List of Undergraduate Archived Calendars and navigate to Computing and Financial Management under the Faculty of Mathematics or the Facuty of Arts.

Requirements Measurement
Minimum course units (excluding Professional Development (PD) courses and co-op work term reports) 20 units
Minimum co-op work-term units 2.5 units
Minimum PD course units 2.5 units
Minimum work reports 2 units
Minimum Cumulative Average (CAV) 60%
Minimum Major Average (MAV) 60%
Minimum Special Major Average (SMAV) 70%
Maximum excluded/failed course units (excluding PD courses and co-op work term reports) 2 units
Maximum allowed units of course attempts (excluding PD courses and co-op work term reports) 25 units
Minimum number of full-time terms 8 full-time terms
  • 1 course is 0.5 units
  • 1 work term is 0.5 units
  • 1 PD course is 0.5 units
  • MAV: average of all Faculty of Math courses, including computer science
  • SMAV: average of all Faculty of Arts courses, including accounting and financial management
  • Excluded course: a course taken between fall 2004 and spring 2013 either with a grade below 50 (failure), or that a student has voluntarily excluded 

Course planning

With limited-term course offerings and mandatory co-op requirements to graduate, it's a good idea to plan your studies early. 

To help with your planning, you can refer to the resources available to you including our: