The Associate in Science degree program in Business Administration provides a strong background in liberal arts and sciences and a broad overview of the business field. It is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year college to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Business.

The program requires a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences and a minimum of 23 credits in professional courses. The credits earned in liberal arts and sciences and business in this program are generally transferable to four-year institutions. Students are advised to meet with a faculty adviser from the Department of Business to discuss their programs, applicable electives, and the transferability of course credits to four-year colleges. Specific requirements for transferring credits vary with each institution

Advisor Notes

Common Core Credits
REQUIRED CORE: I. A: English Composition I, II 6
REQUIRED CORE: I. B: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning* (Required: MA 114 or MA 119; see note under Major) 3
REQUIRED CORE: I. C: Life & Physical Sciences* (Select one course from I.C; see note under Major electives.) 3-4
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. A: World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course from II.A) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. B: U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Select one course from II.B) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. C: Creative Expression (Select one course from II.C) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. D: Individual & Society (Select one course from II.D) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. E: Scientific World (Select one course from II.E) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. A, B, C, D or E. (Select one additional course) 3
*The credit range accounts for STEM variant in I.C.
Major Requirements
BU 101 Principles of Accounting I 4
BU 102 Principles of Accounting II 4
BU 201 Business Organization and Management 3
BU 203 Principles of Statistics 3
BU 301 Fundamentals of Business Law 3
CIS 205 (formerly BU 512) Introduction to Computer Systems and Technologies 3
MA 128 or MA 260 or MA 440 (students who are exempt from or placed out of MA 119, required under I.B above, will use this course to satisfy I.B in common core) 4
ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics or ECON 102 Introduction to Microeconomics*
*Students who have taken ECON 101 or ECON 102 in the common core are recommended to take BU 401 or BU 701; it is suggested that both BU 401 and BU 701 be taken for transfer to a four-year business program.
Subtotal 27
Major Electives
Laboratory science (for students who have not taken STEM variant in I.C): BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112 0-1
Subtotal 0-1
Elective(s) – free electives 1-2
Subtotal 1-2

Total Credits Required


*Students are required to take particular courses in some areas of the Common Core that fulfill both general education and major requirements. If students do not take the required courses in the Common Core, they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements.

All students must complete two (2) Writing Intensive designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.

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