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Commerce: Bachelor Degree

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Study Options
  • Co-Op
  • Location
    Prince George Campus
  • Campuses
    Prince George


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  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6510 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2000 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

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Application Deadline Advice

Early applications are accepted up to one year in advance of the intended start date. The application deadline is March 1 for the September and May entry, and November 1 for the January entry. Students are encouraged to apply early in advance of application deadlines. Deadlines are subject to change and may be extended.

Program Options

Application Fee: $35.70

1) Program Admission Requirements

BC High School Graduates require the following for entry into the Bachelor of Arts Program:


  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • three approved Grade 12 courses *
  • a fifth Grade 12 course **
  • at least a 65% average
  • Pre-Calculus 12 is recommended to meet course prerequisites


(*) Approved Grade 12 courses are: Applications of Mathematics, BC First Nations Studies, Biology, Business/Hospitality Management, Calculus, Chemistry, Comparative Civilizations, Economics, English Literature, Français, Français Langue Seconde-Immersion, French, German, Geography, Geology, History, Japanese, Latin, Law, Mandarin, Math Foundations, Middle Earth 12, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Principles of Mathematics, Punjabi, Social Justice, Spanish, Sustainable Resources, Technical and Professional Communications, Writing.

(*) Approved AP and IB (all standard level and higher level) courses can be used in place of any approved Grade 12 Canadian high school course.

(*) Approved Advanced Placement courses are: AP Biology (General), AP Calculus AB or BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A or AB, AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP German, AP History of Art, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B and/or Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Literature, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP US Government & Politics, AP World History.

(*) Approved International Baccalaureate courses: IB Biology, IB Business Management, IB Chemistry, IB Computer Science, IB Economics, IB English Language A, IB Environmental Systems, IB French Language A and/or French Language B, IB Geography, IB German, IB Greek, IB History, IB History - Asian, IB History - European, IB History and Culture of the Islamic World, IB Latin, IB Mathematics, IB Further Mathematics, IB Music, IB Philosophy, IB Physics, IB Psychology, IB Social and Cultural Anthropology, IB Spanish A and/or Spanish B.

(**) A fifth Grade 12 course = any other approved Grade 12 courses, and also any Grade 12 course taught in the secondary school including locally-developed courses (eg - First Nations Languages), career preparation courses (eg - Construction 12) or others (eg - Art 12, Band 12, Information Technology 12, Communications 12, CAPP 12) or any Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.

Admission Advice

Students in other admission categories (eg - Admission from other Post-Secondary Institutions, Mature Student Entry, Special Entry) should refer to the General Admission Requirements for UNBC in EducationPlannerBC.


2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy UNBC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you may meet the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways (minimum score):

  • Completed five consecutive years of education in English immediately before admission
  • Completed 2 full years of full-time post-secondary level studies (or equivalent) at a recognized institution where English is the language of instruction
  • A 70% final grade in English 12 or equivalent in the BC secondary system
  • A 75% (B) grade in a university transferable English course
  • A 2.00 (C ) grade in the UNBC English Language Studies 50 and English Language Studies 170.
  • An internet based TOEFL score of 90, with no less than 20 in each of the Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking components
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than a 6.0 in any of the four modules
  • A final grade of 2 in Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature & Composition or AP Literature & Composition
  • A final grade f 3 in International Baccalaureate (IB) English A1 or A2 (higher or subsidiary level)
  • A grade of (B) on Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA)
  •  (no longer listed in 2018/19 calendar; is it still current?) Comparable results to the TOEFL or IELTS requirements in any other recognized English Language Assessment

1. French-speaking Canadians and Canadian First Nations language speakers are exempted from English language requirement for admission. 

2. Click here for a full list of ways to meet the English language proficiency requirement.  

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - English is the primary language of instruction and communication at UNBC. If your first language is not English, you must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in the use of English to participate in classroom instruction and discussion as well as complete written assignments. See English Language Requirements for full details.



BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Details on admission requirements for BC Secondary School graduates can be found here.



Details on admission requirements for students from other Canadian provinces are found here.

BC Transfer Student

For details on admission as a Transfer Student check here.


Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on admission as a Transfer Student check here.

Mature Student

For details on Mature Student admission check here.

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Information for other Admission Categories is found here.

These categories include:

  • Mature Student Entry
  • Interest Only (ie-taking courses for credit but not a credential)
  • Special Entry
  • Audit Only (ie-taking courses but not for credit)
  • Studying at UNBC as a Visiting Student
  • Dual High School/University Credit

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply check here.

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