Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Welcome to the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, Bachelor of Commerce Program! We are excited to welcome you to the University of Guelph. All first-year B.Comm. students will be invited to attend a Degree Program Meeting during Orientation Week in September; we will email you later in August with additional details.

Picking your courses for Semester 1 (Fall 2020):

Before beginning the course selection process, please visit the Information for First-Year B.Comm. Students site. Use this webpage, along with this guide to assist you with the course selection process.

As a B.Comm. student in Semester 1, you will take four courses worth a total of 2.50 credits. Note that MGMT*1000 Introduction to Business, is a double-weight course which is worth two courses or 1.00 credits. This course is offered in the Fall Semester only (Sept-Dec) and must be taken by all B.Comm. students in their first semester. As this is a double-weight course, the academic workload will be the same as two regular courses.

Your required courses for Semester 1 are listed here by major. Course descriptions are available in the Undergraduate Calendar.


Advising Notes:

  • Review the Schedule of Studies (the order in which you are advised to take courses). Go to the B.Comm. degree program section of the 2020-21 Undergraduate Calendar and click on your major. Here you will find your degree laid out by semester, with listings of courses that are available for selection throughout your studies. Note that this page also lists minors, so be sure that you are reviewing the courses for your major.
  • It is strongly recommended that you select your courses as soon as possible as popular course sections fill up quickly. Some courses, like MGMT*1000, add additional spaces throughout the course selection period so be sure to check WebAdvisor daily to see if new spaces have been added.
  • Should you find that all sections of a required course are full, it is important that you contact the B.Comm. Program Counselling Office as soon as possible. Our contact information is also at the bottom of this page.
  • You will use WebAdvisor to pick your courses. Detailed instructions on using WebAdvisor are available in the WebAdvisor Tutorial.
  • Create your own class schedule by selecting lecture and seminar sections that fit together without conflicts (class times cannot overlap).
  • Co-op Students: Students who are enrolled in a Co-op major are required to maintain a minimum 70% average in first year over two full-time academic semesters (minimum 4.00 credits) to be eligible to continue in the Co-op program.

Course Selection Tips:

  • Download the Class Schedule Worksheet to assist in creating your schedule.
  • Select required courses with the fewest lecture/seminar sections first and then build the rest of your schedule around these courses.
  • Choosing an elective: this can be any first-year course that you find interesting provided you have the required prerequisites. For additional tips on choosing an elective please visit the Elective Courses website.
  • Distance Education (called DE) courses are an alternate way to take courses without having to meet for regularly scheduled classes. DE courses are completed exclusively online; there are no class meetings. You can identify DE courses in WebAdvisor as they have a section number of “DE01” under the "Section Name and Title" column.

You will only choose courses for the Fall Semester at this time. Winter Semester course selection will take place in the Fall Semester.


For additional information and advising please contact:

B.Comm. Program Counselling Office
Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics
Macdonald Hall, Room 106
(519) 824-4120 ext. 56757