Specialized Honours BAS: 120 Credits

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:

Nine additional credits in ITEC or ADMS 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:

Information Technology Auditing and Assurance Stream

E-Commerce Development Stream

Business Systems Analysis Stream

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 (ADMS 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 AP/WRIT 3988 3.00 (Effective Writing and Research) or AP/WRIT 3989 3.00 (Writing in the Workplace).