2018-2019 Catalog

Associate of Arts in Business

Mission Statement

The mission of the Associate of Arts in Business program is to educate students coming from diverse backgrounds in the fundamental skills, knowledge, and practice of general business to prepare them for entry-level administrative positions, the pursuit of entrepreneurial career opportunities, or continued education toward a bachelor's degree in business or related disciplines.

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less than 24 hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Area I - Mathematics (choose one) - 3-4 hours

MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 112Trigonometry

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Mathematics.

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in CIS 170.

Area II - The Arts (choose one) - 3 hours

ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Area II - Literature in English (choose one) - 3 hours

ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

AND Choose one from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ECON 241.

Area II - History (choose one of two sequences) - 6 hours

HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from any of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

or

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

or

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PS 100Physical Science

4

PHY 201College Physics I

4

or

PHY 210General Physics I

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Business Core Courses - 15 hours

ACC 211Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC 212Principles of Accounting II

3

BUA 101Introduction to Business

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all Business Core Courses.

General Electives - 0-5 hours

Students take electives as needed, in order to fulfill the minimum of 60 semester credit hours required for graduation.
Total GEC Credit Hours (40-45 hours)
Total Required Business Core Courses (15 hours)
General Electives (0-5 hours)

60 minimum hours required for graduation.