January 2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 26, 2021  
January 2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Business Studies


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**Effective January 2021, this program is no longer enrolling students.

Program Description

This transfer program provides students who have a solid grounding in a business discipline, gained from completing a diploma or certificate program in that discipline, with the general education component of an associate degree to become a well-rounded graduate.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Define operational, ethical, legal, and human resource issues associated with business management
  2. Analyze financial information using standard tools to support and evaluate managerial decision-making.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, first-line supervisor, secretary, and administrative assistant.

Program Content

A minimum of 60.00 semester credit hours, including transfer credits, is required for graduation.

Required Business Courses


Students must complete at least 34.00 semester credit hours of courses in accounting, business, and/or legal studies. As a minimum, courses selected or transferred must cover each of the following topical areas: accounting, marketing, management principles, information systems, and economics. Selection or transfer of courses will be in consultation and with the approval of the student’s academic advisor. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 34.00 semester credit hours required may be made up with additional business-related courses.

General Education Requirements


Students enrolled in this associate degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity)

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses


2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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