Commerce Minor Application Form

Students wanting a foundation in business management are encouraged to consider the Minor in Commerce. Enrolment in this program is strictly limited.

For an application to be considered, the student must be eligible for at least second-year standing in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems with an average of at least 60% in the previous year. Meeting the stated minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the Minor.

Due to the fixed scheduling requirements of the Dietetics Major, it is typically not possible for students in this major to do a commerce minor.

Due to the significant overlap in coursework, students in the Food Market Analysis Major are not normally permitted to complete a Commerce Minor.

Students enrolled in a Commerce Minor are allowed to double-count a limited number of credits. The minor may contain 6 upper-level credits that are also counted toward the electives required for the major.

Applicants must have successfully completed one of MATH 100, 102, 104, 110, 120, 180, or 184 and both of ECON 310 and 311 (or 101 and 102).

The program will consist of COMM 329 (3), COMM 457 (3), COMM 465 (3), COMM 473 (3), COMM 493 (3), and one of COMM 398 (3) or COMM 458 (3) for a total of 18 credits.

Upon successful completion of this program, the notation “Minor in Commerce” will be placed on the student’s transcript.

**Before you submit the application, please ensure that you have met the academic standing and course requirements as stated within the UBC Calendar entry for the Minor in Commerce in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.**

  • **Before you submit the application, please ensure that you have met the academic standing and course requirements as stated within the UBC Calendar.**

    Meeting the minimum academic standing will not guarantee you a seat since there are limited spaces available.

    Please submit the completed form no later than March 31.

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, rtf, pdf.

    Please state in a letter of intent of no more than 500 words your aspirations pertaining to completing a Minor in Commerce in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, including how the Minor in Commerce fits with your career goals.

    Please address your letter to the attention of LFS Student Services.

  • Applicants will be notified of their admission decision in early June.