Business Administration, A.S.

Associate of Science

This curriculum is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in business administration with a major in accounting, business management, decision science and management, information systems, finance, marketing, etc.

Transfer Information

Since four-year colleges can vary in their course and GPA requirements for the business major, please consult a counselor or an academic advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection.

Recommended Preparation Information

Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 2 units of mathematics (algebra and geometry); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
1CST Elective 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
2HIS Elective 3
3ITE 152 Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications 3
MTH 161 PreCalculus I OR higher 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 16
2nd Semester
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
MTH 261 Applied Calculus I OR higher 3
4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
5 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total 16
3rd Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
Choose One
BUS 280 Introduction to International Business 3
6 Approved Elective 3
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
5 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total 16
4th Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Choose One
7 BUS 224 Statistical Analysis for Business 4
BUS 221 Business Statistics I 3
Choose One
BUS 270 Interpersonal Dynamics in the Business Organization 3
6 Approved Elective 3
Total 12-13
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 60-61
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
Elective
1CST
3
ENG
111
3
Elective
2HIS
3
Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications
3ITE
152
3
PreCalculus I OR higher
MTH
161
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
SDV
101
1
Total 16
2nd Semester
BUS
100
3
ENG
112
3
Applied Calculus I OR higher
MTH
261
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
4
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
5
4
Total 16
3rd Semester
ACC
211
3
Choose One
BUS
280
3
Approved Elective
6
3
ECO
201
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
4
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
5
4
Total 16
4th Semester
ACC
212
3
ECO
202
3
Choose One
7 BUS
224
4
BUS
221
3
Choose One
BUS
270
3
Approved Elective
6
3
Total 12-13
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 60-61

1 May be selected from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 126, or CST 229.

2 Select any HIS course listed under the social/behavioral science courses in General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

For students pursuing BBA at JMU, ITE 100 may be used to meet this requirement.

See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Students must choose courses from two of the three areas listed. Credit will not be applied if student takes two courses from the same area. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

6 Select from the following: BUS 241, BUS 265, ITE 140, MTH 262, PHI 220, PLS 135, PSY 200, or SOC 200. 

7 May substitute MTH 245. BUS 224 is a preferred course if transferring to George Mason University. For other transfer institutions, check with an advisor or appropriate transfer pathway.