2004-05 Online Catalogue
Business Administration (Bachelor of Science)
- School of Business Administration Degree Requirements
- Requirements for All Undergraduate Degree Students
Basic Business Core (24-26 credit hours)
To be completed by the end of the sophomore year with a grade-point average of 2.0.
- MATH 019 and MATH 020; or MATH 021
- EC 011 and EC 012
- STAT 141
- BSAD 040, BSAD 060, BSAD 061
Business Field Courses (24 credit hours)
To be completed beginning junior year, with a grade-point average of at least 2.0.
- Quantitative Methods, BSAD 120, BSAD 132, BSAD 141, BSAD 150, BSAD 173, BSAD 180, BSAD 191.
- Students must have junior status and have completed the Basic Business Core before taking Business Field courses.
- The Quantitative Methods course is selected from among BSAD 170, BSAD 174, BSAD 177, BSAD 178, BSAD 266, BSAD 270, BSAD 272; EC 270; and STAT 151, STAT 195, STAT 201, STAT 221, STAT 223, STAT 224, STAT 225, STAT 231, STAT 233, STAT 237, STAT 253. BSAD 191 is taken in the senior year.
Business Discipline Concentration (at least 12 credits)
To be completed with a grade point average of at least 2.0.
The student must complete at least 12 hours in Business Administration courses numbered 100 or above beyond those required for the Business Field courses. One approach is to concentrate these courses in one of the areas of Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management and the Environment, Management Information Systems, Marketing, International Management, or Productions and Operations Management. Students may also complete a self-designed program.
The specific requirements for each Discipline Concentration are available from the Student Services Office in 101 Kalkin Hall. A faculty member teaching in the discipline of the concentration must approve any exception to these requirements.
General Education Requirements
The General Education Requirement framework is based on six field blocks. The Six Fields are:
- Arts and Humanities – Art, Classics, History, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Theatre
- Writing and Speaking – Speech, English (writing, literature, and film courses)
- Social Sciences – Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies
- Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering – Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Resources, Physics, Statistics
- Area and International Studies – African Studies, Asian Studies, Canadian Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies, Russian/East European Studies
- Language and Literature – Chinese, American Sign Language (in CMSI), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Literature classes, Russian, Spanish, World Literature
Basic General Education Core (at least 19 credit hours)
Six courses. Each requirement must be filled with a course worth at least 3 credits. One from each of the following:
- United States or Global History from HST 009, HST 010, HST 011, HST 012, HST 019, HST 025, HST 026, or HST 068
- English course that emphasizes practice in writing from ENGS 001, ENGS 050, ENGS 053, ENGS 120
- Social Science from any discipline in field 3 above
- Natural Science that includes a laboratory or field experience from Astronomy 5 and 23, 5 and 24; Biology 1, 2; Botany 4; Chemistry 20, 23, 31, 35; Geology 1, 4, 55; Natural Resources 1; Physics 11 and 21, 31 and 21
- Area and International Studies from any discipline in field 5 above
- Language or Literature from any discipline in field 6 above
Cross-listed courses may count for only one Basic General Education Core requirement.
General Education Field Concentration (at least 12 credit hours)
Students must complete at least 12 credits in any one of the six general fields listed above. They may take any combination of courses within the field. For example, in the Social Sciences field, two Political Science courses, a Sociology course and a Women's Studies course might make up the field concentration.
One course from the Basic General Education Core may be used as one of the General Education Field Concentration courses.
History of Science (HST 85, 86) can count toward General Education Field Concentrations in either field 1 or field 4.
General Education Discipline Concentration (at least 12 credit hours)
Students must accumulate 12 credits in a single discipline. The discipline may not be in the field chosen for the General Education Field Concentration.
Disciplines are specific academic areas, not broad fields. For example, Religion is a discipline in field 1. If Religion is chosen, the student may not include Philosophy and Art classes, even though they are in the same field.
One course from the Basic General Education Core may be used as one of the General Education Discipline Concentration.
As a general rule, two discipline concentration courses must be numbered 100 or higher. Exceptions: (1) if a language is chosen, at least one course must be numbered 51 or higher; (2) if Mathematics or Computer Science is chosen, at least two courses must be numbered 21 or higher; (3) if a Natural Science or Engineering discipline is chosen, there is no restriction on course level.
Caution: In some disciplines, there may not be sufficient courses or space in courses for a discipline concentration to be an option. Currently these include, but may not be limited to, Speech, Studio Art, and American Sign Language. Check with the department if there are any questions.
Students may submit a petition to the Undergraduate Studies Committee to seek approval on an exception basis to pursue a self-designed General Education Discipline Concentration. The petition should provide a rationale for the combination of courses proposed. Submit petition in 101 Kalkin Hall.
Race Relations and Ethnic Diversity in the U.S. (3 credit hours)
One three-credit course that addresses the question of race relations and ethnic diversity in the U.S. Courses that fill this requirement are approved by the College of Arts and Sciences. The course selected to satisfy this requirement may also be used to fulfill another general education requirement. Otherwise, an elective course must be used to meet the requirement.
Physical Education (2 credit hours)
All students are required to complete two credits in Physical Education Activities. No more than two credits will count toward the 122 hours required for graduation. Students who enter the University at age 25 or older may waive the two credits of PEAC.
General Education Electives
Students will take additional courses in subjects so that at least half of their course work is outside of Business Administration and Upper-level (100-level or above) Economics.
Students take additional electives, either inside or outside of Business to achieve the total 122 credit hours required for their degree.
Restrictions on Electives
- No credit will be granted for a course that is assumed prerequisite knowledge for a course previously completed.
- No credit will be granted for a course that substantially duplicates material in courses offered in Business Administration or in other previously completed courses.
- No credit will be granted for Physical Education credits beyond the two credits that are required.
Here is one illustrative schedule for the program. (Numbers shown are credits.)
|BSAD 040 Information Technology & Mgmt||3|
|EC 011 Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|MATH 019 Fundamentals of Calculus I||3|
|EC 012 Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|MATH 020 Fundamentals of Calculus II||3|
|General Education Courses||6-7||9-10|
|BSAD 060 Financial Accounting||4|
|BSAD 061 Managerial Accounting||4|
|General Education Courses||12-13||9-10|
|Business Field Courses||12||9|
|General Education or Electives||3||6|
|BSAD 191 Business Policy||3|
|Business Discipline Concentration Courses||6||6|
|General Education or Electives||9||6|
- Colleges and Schools: School of Business Administration.