BCom: 120 Credits Specialized Honours

For purposes of meeting program requirements, all nine-credit general education (foundation) courses will count as six credits towards the major or minor.

All approved general education courses may count for general education credits; some may count for major credits; none may count as both.

Students prior to entering ITEC are required to have completed one 4U mathematics course or the equivalent with in the last five years.

General prerequisites for all 3000 level or above courses: students must have successfully completed all 1000 and 2000 level required courses in information technology, mathematics and writing required for their program option before taking courses in information technology at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Students must obtain a minimum grade of C in either AP/ITEC 2610 3.00 or AP/ITEC 3010 3.00 in order to graduate.

Program note: students combining a Honours ITEC major with a second major or minor are not required to complete a stream.

Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University.

Graduation requirement: students must successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00 and a major grade point average of at least 5.50.

General education: a minimum of 21 general education credits as follows:

  • 6.00 credits in natural science (NATS)
  • a 9.00 credit approved general education course in the social science or humanities categories
  • a 6.00 credit approved general education course in the opposite category to the 9.00 credit course in social science or humanities already taken

Major credits: 75 credits including:

(i) Core: 60 credits including:

45 credits as follows:

Six credits as follows:(Note: no mix and match)

Nine additional credits in ITEC or BCom from:


  1. ITEC 3500 is a mandatory course in the information technology auditing and assurance stream, ITEC 3020 and ITEC 3230 are mandatory courses in the e-commerce development stream and ITEC 4101 is a mandatory course in the business systems analysis stream.
  2. At least 18 credits in the major must be at the 4000 level.

(ii) Stream: an additional 15 credits from one of the following streams:




Upper-level credits: at least 36 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000 level.

Credits outside the major (BCom and ITEC): at least 18 credits including AP/ECON 1000 3.00 (Introduction to Microeconomics) and AP/ECON 1010 3.00 (Introduction to Macroeconomics) and (Effective Fall 2019) AP/WRIT 2201 3.00,(Prior to  Fall 2019 -  AP/WRIT 3988 3.00 or AP/WRIT 3989 3.00).

Program Substitutes

Note: When courses such as AP/ADMS 4517 3.00 and AP/ADMS 4518 3.00 are not offered due to low enrolment, students should contact advising to obtain permission to take AP/ADMS 4551 3.00 and AP/ADMS 4552 3.00 instead with appropriate prerequisites having been taken.