Are you sure about this? I was told doing a combined degree 1st year then transferring to law with one of them was ok & wouldn't take any longer to finish the degrees. Because in this case if you're doing com/arts and transferred to com/law.... your arts credit points will count as 'electives' & wont be wasted.Another condition of the internal transfer is to do a single degree in your first year, and then proceeding on with that single degree as part of your combined law degree. So if you're planning on doing comm/law, i suggest doing comm in your first year instead of comm/arts, because if you do end up getting into law, your arts subjects wont be credited towards anything and will have been a waste of time essentially
Note that you can change combined law degrees any time you wish though, like for example, if you give comm/law a shot and figure you don't like it, you can transfer to arts/law, science/law etc
If you were doing com/arts and then transferred to comm/law, your arts credit points go down the drain because in a comm/law (and most other double degrees), you don't get electives/gen-eds usually because they figure you're studying enough outside the one faculty.
In comm/law, the comm component is merely the 6 core subjects in your first year + 8 electives that you choose to be your commerce major. There's no way that you can get a finance major, for example, by doing just 6 electives and having the 2 arts subjects you did in first year count as your other electives. That's why they usually say do a single degree, cause chances are everything will count - i know this is the case if you intend to major in finance because you will have done 2 electives by the end of first year that will count to your major.
However, i'm not sure how this would fall into place if you were doing planning on majoring in something that coincided with first year cores e.g. an accounting major - can someone shed some light as to what would happen to the 2 electives you did in first year (they wouldn't be accounting because you wouldn't have met the requirements to do accounting electives yet), do they get counted somewhere or just thrown out the window?
For first year comm/eco, commerce has the same first year subjects as economics (except commerce has accounting).so wait is it easier to transfer into Comm/law if you do just straight commerce or is it better to do like commerce/economics?