Declare your Major

Students in the Bachelor of Commerce program are advised to declare their major before they have earned 60 credits. Before declaring a major, it is recommended that students meet with an academic advisor to discuss their degree progress and plan next steps.

Step 1: Meet the requirement.

  • Business students, in consultation with the designated Department and/or Program Academic Advisor, must formally declare their major before the completion of sixty (60) credit hours. For full-time students, this normally means by the end of their second year.

Step 2: Consider consulting with an Academic Advisor and Career Counsellor. 

Step 3: Submit the major declaration form.

  1. Complete the Major Declaration form. (Note: you can use the same form to change major, declare a second major or a minor).
  2. Email your Major Declaration form to BComm Advising Office at
  3. Once approved by the BComm Advising Centre, your Major Declaration request will be submitted to the Student Records Office for processing.

Other Information

  • To transfer to the Bachelor of Commerce program from another Saint Mary’s program/degree, please meet with an Academic Advisor in the BComm program to ensure you meet the requirements for the program before submitting your Degree Change form.
  • Students should declare their major, or declare that they intend to graduate without a major, prior to applying for graduation. Applications to graduate will not be processed without a declaration. 
  • Students considering the following may also submit to the BComm Advising Centre by email: