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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  
Associate of Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI


Purpose:  The Associate of Science degree curriculum in Business Administration is designed for persons 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 academic advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection.

Recommended Preparation:  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.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1HIS Elective 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
2MTH Elective 3-5
3___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17-19
2nd Semester
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
5ENG 112 College Composition II 3
2MTH Elective 3-5
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
3___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total   14-16
3rd Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
6CST Elective 3
ECO 201 Principles of Economics I 3
7___ General Elective 3
8___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total   15
4th Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECO 202 Principles of Economics II 3
7___ General Elective 3
7___ General Elective 3
8___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total   15
Total credits for the Business Administration A.S.=61-65

1 HIS elective may be selected from the HIS courses listed under the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. HIS 101, 102, 121, 122 is recommended.

2 Students may select any of the following combinations of MTH courses: MTH 163 + 271 (6 cr.); MTH 271 + 241 (6 cr.); MTH 166 + 271 (8 cr.); MTH 271 + 272 (6 cr.); MTH 271 + 173 (8 cr.); or MTH 173 + 174 (10 cr.). Statistics by itself (MTH 241 + 242) is not permitted because business students need calculus.

3 The science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

4 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

5 ENG 125 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.

6 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.

7 Consult your advisor for assistance in selecting general electives that will meet requirements of the institution to which you plan to transfer. BUS 221-222 and MTH 241-242 and ITE 140 will meet GMU business major core requirements.

8 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor academic advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.