The undergraduate curriculum for students earning a BS in Business Administration includes three areas of coursework:
- A foundation in the liberal arts (which includes the University Common Academic Program)
- A firm grounding in the common body of business knowledge (core business requirements)
- Specialization in a business major
All business students follow essentially the same curriculum during their first and second years, regardless of major. This curriculum consists of a common set of liberal arts and core business requirements with the first year mostly devoted to liberal arts requirements.
In the third and fourth years, all business students also take a common set of upper level liberal arts and core business requirements in addition to courses to complete their chosen major.
For information on majors and minors offered by the School of Business Administration and their requirements, visit the Programs of Study link.
Each major requires several hours of general electives, typically 0-12 hours depending upon the major and choice of courses in the Common Academic Program. Students often use these general electives to support an additional major or minor.
Students need 125 hours to graduate, with 54 hours at the upper level (300-400). Only 6 hours of the required courses in business disciplines can be taken at other schools for transfer credit.
Students should consult with their academic advisor in the SBA Undergraduate Advising Office in addition to tracking their own progress towards degree requirements.
|Common Academic Program (CAP) 1|
|First-Year Humanities Commons 2||12 cr. hrs.|
|The West & the World|
|Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies|
|Introduction to Philosophy|
|Writing Seminar I 3|
|Second-Year Writing Seminar 4||0-3 cr. hrs.|
|Writing Seminar II|
|Oral Communication||3 cr. hrs.|
|Principles of Oral Communication|
|Mathematics||3 cr. hrs.|
|Social Science||3 cr. hrs.|
|Social Science Integrated|
|Arts||3 cr. hrs.|
|Natural Sciences 5||7 cr. hrs.|
|Crossing Boundaries||up to 12 cr. hrs.|
Practical Ethical Action
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies (6 cr. hrs.)
Historical Studies (3 cr. hrs.) 6
|Diversity and Social Justice 7||3 cr. hrs.|
|Major Capstone 8||0-6 cr. hrs.|
The credit hours listed reflect what is needed to complete each CAP component. However, they should not be viewed as a cumulative addition to a student's degree requirements because many CAP courses are designed to satisfy more than one CAP component (e.g., Crossing Boundaries and Advanced Studies) and may also satisfy requirements in the student's major.
Must include two different disciplines and at least one accompanying lab.
U.S. History AP credit will not satisfy this requirement.
May not double count with First-Year Humanities Commons, Second-Year Writing, Oral Communication, Social Science, Arts, or Natural Sciences CAP components, but may double count with courses taken to satisfy other CAP components and/or courses taken in the student's major.
The course or experience is designed by faculty in each major; it may, or may not, be assigned credit hours.
|SBA Core Curriculum|
|ACC 207||Introduction to Financial Accounting||3|
|ACC 208||Introduction to Managerial Accounting||3|
|BIZ 101||Business Education Planning||1|
|BIZ 201||Introduction to Business||3|
|DSC 210||Statistics for Business I||3|
|DSC 211||Statistics for Business II||3|
|ECO 203||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECO 204||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ENG 370||Report & Proposal Writing||3|
|or ENG 371||Technical Communication|
|or ENG 372||Business and Professional Writing|
|FIN 301||Introduction to Financial Management||3|
|MGT 201||Legal Environment of Business||3|
|MGT 301||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGT 490||Managing the Enterprise||3|
|MTH 128||Finite Mathematics||3|
|MTH 129||Calculus for Business||3|
|MIS 301||Information Systems in Organizations||3|
|MKT 301||Principles of Marketing||3|
|OPS 301||Survey of Operations & Supply Management||3|
|PHL 313||Business Ethics||3|
|or REL 368||Christian Ethics & the Business World|
|ECO elective (300/400 level)||3|
For courses required for the major, visit program descriptions in Programs of Study.
Majors have 0-12 hours of general electives depending upon the major and choice of courses in the Common Academic Program. Many students use the general elective hours to support an additional major or minor.