Associate of Arts: Business Administration Focus

This program is the first important step in gaining college-level knowledge in the field of Business Administration. Business Administration is a highly practical, immediately applicable major, which builds upon foundational courses such as economics, management and marketing. Advanced courses can lead to specialized skills such as Project Management, Human Resources Management and Professional Sales. There is a strong emphasis on strengthening the student’s oral and written communication skills, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving. Students have the opportunity of completing a cooperative work experience to gain hands-on, real-world business experience.

Total Semester Hours: 62-64

Preparatory Courses

Course Number: FYEX 0070*
Course Title: College and Career Success
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 0040*
Course Title: Integrated Reading and Writing
: No
: No
Course Number: MATH 0072; 0073; 0084; STAT 0086*
Course Title: Developmental Math Courses
: No
: No

FALL - Year One

Course Number: BUSM 1010^
Course Title: Introduction to Business & Entrepreneurship
Prerequisites: ENGL0040*
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: CISS 1020
Course Title: Digital Literacy and Applications
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 1010^
Course Title: English Composition I
Prerequisites: ENGL0040*
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: STAT 1010^
Course Title: Probability and Statistics
Prerequisites: MATH0084* or STAT0086 (m)*
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either PSYC1010^ or SOCY 1010^:

Course Number: PSYC1010^
Course Title: Intro to Psychology
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: SOCY 1010^
Course Title: Introduction to Sociology
Credits: 3
: No
: No

SPRING - Year One

Course Number: ACCT1010^
Course Title: Financial Accounting
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 1030^
Course Title: English Composition II
Prerequisites: ENGL1010 (minimum grade of C-)
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: POLT1010
Course Title: American National Government
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either PHIL 1110 or MATH 1110:

Course Number: PHIL 1110
Course Title: Ethics
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: MATH 1110
Course Title: College Algebra
Prerequisites: MATH0084*
Credits: 4
: No
: No

FALL - Year Two

Course Title: Business Elective
Prerequisites: Varies
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Title: Business Elective
Prerequisites: Varies
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ECON 1510
Course Title: Microeconomics
Prerequisites: MATH0084*
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either BIOL 1230 or GEOL 1010:

Course Number: BIOL 1230
Course Title: Biology I
Prerequisites: ENGL0040*, MATH0084*
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: GEOL 1010
Course Title: Physical Geology
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either HIST 1010 or ENGL 2050:

Course Number: HIST 1010
Course Title: American History I
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 2050
Course Title: American Literature I
Prerequisites: ENGL1030 (minimum grade of C-)
Credits: 3
: No
: No

SPRING - Year Two

Course Title: Business Elective
Prerequisites: Varies
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either BIOL 1231 or GEOL 1030:

Course Number: BIOL 1231
Course Title: Biology II
Prerequisites: BIOL1230
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: GEOL 1030
Course Title: Historical Geology
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either COMM 2070 or SOCY 2010:

Course Number: COMM 2070
Course Title: Intercultural Communications
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: SOCY 2010
Course Title: Cultural Diversity and Racism
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either HIST 1030 or ENGL 2070:

Course Number: HIST 1030
Course Title: American History II
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 2070
Course Title: American Literature II
Prerequisites: ENGL1030 (minimum grade of C-)
Credits: 3
: No
: No

BUSINESS ELECTIVES

Course Number: ACCT 1030
Course Title: Managerial Accounting
Prerequisites: ACCT1010
Credits: 4
: Yes
: Yes
Course Number: BUSM 1050
Course Title: Management
Prerequisites: BUSM1010 or BUSM1015 or 22 credit hours
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: BUSM 1110
Course Title: Business Law and Ethics
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: BUSM 1150
Course Title: Marketing
Prerequisites: ECON1510
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ECON 2510
Course Title: Macroeconomics
Prerequisites: MATH0084*
Credits: 3
: No
: No

c = Can be concurrent

m = Must be concurrent

^ Milestone Course

*All incoming students will be required to provide ACT scores or take a placement test. Based on their scores, students will be placed in appropriate English and mathematics courses. Successful completion of developmental English and mathematics prerequisites require a grade of C- or above in the course. Developmental English and mathematics course prerequisites can also be attained through Placement Testing. See the Standardized Testing Cutoff Scores (PDF) for specific tests and test scores.

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