Jan 23, 2021  
University of Alberta Calendar 2019-2020 
University of Alberta Calendar 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Specialization in Computing Science—Minor in Business [Science]

For admission requirements, see Faculty of Science .

There are many routes to the study of Computing Science. Students should visit our website at www.cs.ualberta.ca. Each student is expected to develop their program of study in consultation with an advisor. All Honors and Specialization programs require annual approval by the department.

Specialization in Computing Science—Minor in Business

The minor in Business program is for students interested in a career that combines Computing Science and Business. Students in the program have access to a limited number of reserved places in Business courses. Business minor students should consider the Science Internship Program.

Continuation in the Specialization in Computing Science - Minor in Business program requires successful completion of at least ★18 with a minimum 2.3 GPA and a minimum 2.3 GPA on all CMPUT and Business courses completed in the previous Fall/Winter. In addition, graduation requires a minimum 2.3 GPA on the last ★60 and a minimum 2.3 GPA on all CMPUT and Business courses credited towards the degree. (Note that ECON courses are not counted as Business courses.)

Specialization with Business minor students must complete a minimum of ★24 in CMPUT courses at the 300- or 400-level offered at the University of Alberta.

Students can take a maximum of ★42 in 100-level courses.

Course selections in other departments and Faculties may be subject to enrolment management policies and GPA requirements.

Students who choose not to continue in the Specialization Computing Science program lose their status as "pursuing a Business Minor". Upon reapplication, students may be able to pursue the Business minor in the General Program if they meet the competitive admission GPA for this minor.

Year 4


  • ★9 in CMPUT at the 300-level or higher (see Notes 3 and 4)
  • ★6 approved Business options (See Note 6)
  • ★9 in options (See Note 1 and 6)


  1. Options consist of Science options (see details of courses ), Arts options, Business options, and approved options from any Faculty. The options must satisfy at least ★12 from Science (see details of courses ) and ★6 from Arts, and an additional ★12 that may be chosen from Science (see details of courses ), Arts or another Faculty. Higher level CMPUT courses may require specific CMPUT, MATH or STAT courses as prerequisites. Therefore, prerequisites for higher level CMPUT courses must be considered when choosing options.
  2. Students must have ★6 in introductory statistics and probability. This can be satisfied by selecting (STAT 151  or STAT 235 ) and STAT 252 , or the more advanced sequence of STAT 265  and STAT 266 .
  3. Students must take ★3 in Group A courses which include CMPUT 304 , CMPUT 325 , CMPUT 340  and CMPUT 474 . A complete list of Group A courses to be offered in a given year is available from the department.
  4. Students must take ★3 in Group B project courses which include CMPUT 404 , CMPUT 401 , CMPUT 410, CMPUT 412 , CMPUT 414 , CMPUT 415 , CMPUT 422, and CMPUT 466 . The department may approve variations in the above requirement on application.
  5. Credit in SCI 100 will be considered equivalent to CMPUT 174 , MATH 114 , MATH 115  and ★18 options (see details of courses ).
  6. Credit cannot be obtained for MIS 311 , MIS 415 , MIS 419 , MIS 435  and MGTSC 312 .
  7. Credit in SCI 151  will be considered equivalent to STAT 151  and ★3 Science option (see details of courses ).