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Business Administration - Finance Option, B.S.


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Degree Requirements

All students in the Craig School of Business who are working toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must satisfy (a) the university’s General Education requirements; (b) pre-business requirements, which include demonstration of computer competency, a seven-course group of pre-business courses, and both a cumulative and campus GPA of at least 2.25 to declare an option; (c) upper-division core requirements of six upper-division courses, (d) option requirements of 23-25 units in an area of specialization; (e) the upper-division writing skills requirement; (f) an integrative course requirement; and (g) complete at least 50 percent of the required business units in the Craig School of Business.

Computer literacy and computer software competency are considered essential to success in the program, which is heavily oriented in the use of technology. The pre-business courses include material considered essential for further study in business. The upper-division core courses provide a broad background and a breadth of knowledge and understanding. The option courses enable the student to specialize in a specific area of business and to prepare for effective performance in future employment.

Major Requirements (73 units)


Demonstration of Computer Competency


Complete IS 52  and IS 52L  or equivalent courses with a grade of C or better or achieve a passing score on the CSB computer competency waiver examination.

Integrative Course Requirement (3 units)


Grade Requirement


A grade of C or better must be earned for each course used to satisfy the requirements for the major.

Other Degree Requirements


In addition to the major program requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate degree requirements such as:

  • American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2 )
  • General Education Requirements (48 units)
  • Multicultural and International (MI)
  • Upper-division Writing
  • Sufficient Elective Units to Meet Required Total Units (varies); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.

A full description of the University’s graduation requirements can be found in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .

Total: 120 Units*


*General Education, MI, and Upper-division Writing courses can be double counted with major requirements. These courses include BA 105W  to fulfill the Upper-division Writing requirement, MKTG 100S  to fulfill the MI Requirement, DS 71  for GE Area B4, and ECON 50  for GE Area D2. Note: Business Administration majors are exempt from the third GE area C1/C2 requirement. See advisor for details.

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