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.
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.
1 May be selected from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 126, or CST 229.
2 See HIS courses listed under the social/behavioral science courses under General Education Electives. HIS 101, HIS 102, or HIS 112 is a preferred course if transferring to Mason.
3 For students pursuing BBA at JMU, ITE 100 may be used to meet this requirement.
4 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution. Students with an interest in International Business should consider at least 3 credits of a 200 level language course.
5 Select from biology, chemistry, ENV 121-122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.
6 BUS 280 is a prerequisite for acceptance into the Mason School of Business. Students considering transfer, other than Mason, consult an academic advisor. Both Marymount University and JMU recommend BUS 241.
7 BUS 224 is a preferred course if transferring to GMU. For other transfer institutions, check with your advisor or appropriate transfer pathway.
8 Students considering transfer to an institution other than Mason consult an academic advisor. Marymount University recommends BUS 242.