Faculty of Science

DEGREE: Bachelor of Science - Business Minor

The University of Alberta offers a minor in Business as part of the BSc General and the BSc Specialization in Computing Science programs. This minor is a valuable opportunity if you are interested in pursuing a career in science based business. To be eligible for the BSc General-Business Minor, you must complete a minimum one year of university course work, then formally apply for admission to the program. 

MAJOR: Physics

Pursuing a General Science degree with a Business Minor is an excellent way for you to specialize in a scientific field and gain a management background at the same time. The additional courses in Accounting, Finance, Marketing and other Business subjects complement our science degrees and add a strong background in business education.


Here is an estimate of the tuition and fees for your first year of studies in this program.


Admission Requirements 2017-2018
Admission requirements are the academic background necessary for admission to a particular program of study.
  • Non-Direct Entry
    These programs require at least one year of pre-professional study before you can be admitted.

Preprofessional Study Time: 1 year. Admission of BSc General program students to the minor in Business is by application at the end of Year 1.

24 required ( = units of course weight)

  1. Junior English (6)
  2. ECON 101 and 102 (★6)
  3. MATH 113 or 114 or 117 (3)
  4. Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics, Statistics or Computing Science) (3)
  5. 6 chosen from Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, or Science Psychology

Additional Information: With the exception of ECON 101, applicants who do not have all required prerequisites but who present a competitive GPA are encouraged to apply. If admitted, such students will make up any course deficiencies during the first Fall/Winter in the Business Minor program.

Admission Selection: Competitive, based on your AGPA (40%) and your average in required preprofessional courses (60%). If an applicant has repeated a course, the first passing grade is used to calculate the applicant's ranking. For consideration, you need a minimum AGPA of 2.3 and an average of at least 2.3 in the required courses. Preference is given to applicants who apply at the end of their first year of study.

English Language Proficiency (ELP)

Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

Aboriginal Applicants

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Aboriginal Students in their work towards a degree. Aboriginal students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Aboriginal Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check!

For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.


Fall application: March 1, 2017

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