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Economics and Commerce Pre-Major - Associate Degree (2018/19)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$7,284.00
Tuition: $6,488.40
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:138.00
Bus Pass Fee:177.60
Health and Dental Fee:450.00
Total Fees:$795.60

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

This pathway identifies a recommended pathway for the first two years of study towards a four-year degree in Economics or a University of Victoria Commerce degree. Coursework consists of a Liberal Arts foundation in the humanities, social sciences, math, and statistics. This foundation helps develop a deep understanding of people in society and of the cultural, political, economic, and institutional impact of their decisions.

Program Information:

The Economics and Commerce Pre-Major pathway fulfills the course requirements for transfer into Year 3 of the UVic Commerce program or most Economics degree programs in BC. See detailed notes on the laddering requirements for specific programs below.

Students who achieve all of the requirements of the Economics and Commerce Pre-Major pathway will receive a COTR Associate of Arts degree. The Associate of Arts degree is a provincially recognized two-year credential that guarantees a full 60 credits of transfer credit within the BC post-secondary system.  

Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school graduation (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 65% in Math 11 or equivalent (Foundation of Math 11, Applications of Math 11, Principles of Math 11, MATH 080 or MATH 082)
  • Minimum 65% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples or equivalent
  • Basic computer skills are also recommended

Program Outline

Part A
6 credits in first year- English  

Part B
9 credits in Science which shall include at least: 3 credits in Mathematics, or Computing Science or Statistics

Part C
36 credits in Arts

Part D
9 credits in Arts, Science, or other areas

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Transfer Opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.

Example of Course Outline for: Economics and Commerce Pre-Major - Associate Degree

Year 1



  • For your laboratory science you can take CHEM-100, CHEM-101, BIOL-151, GEOG-101, GEOL-105 or PHYS-103 instead to taking BIOL-101
  • FNST-203 (Aboriginal Ways of Knowing) can be taken instead of FNST-101 (First Nations Studies)


Note: ENGL-102 (Introduction to Prose Fiction) can be taken instead of ENGL-101 (Introduction to Poetry and Drama)

Year 2


Note: SOCI-102 (Introduction to Sociology 2: Social Institutions) can be taken instead of SOCI-101 (Introduction to Sociology: The Individual and Society)



  • ACCT-261 (Accounting 1) or a General Elective can be taken instead of MATH-104 (Integral Calculus)
  • Any 200-level Arts elective can be taken instead of ENST-200 (Environmental Stewardship)
  • Any General Elective can be taken instead of PSYC-101 (Introduction to Psychology 1)
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