Associate of Science Degree
Offered through AL, AN, ELI, LO, MA, WO
Purpose: This curriculum is designed for individuals 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 an 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.
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 Students placing directly into MTH 261 may replace MTH 161 + BUS 224 with MTH 245 + ITE 140 + any 1-credit elective.
4 ENG 125 is a preferred course if transferring to George Mason University. Students considering transfer should consult an academic advisor to select the appropriate course.
5 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.
6 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.
7 BUS 280 is a prerequisite for acceptance into the Mason School of Business and transfers as Mason's BUS 200. Students considering transfer other than Mason, consult an academic advisor for alternatives. Both Marymount University and JMU recommend BUS 241.
8 Students considering transfer to an institution other than Mason consult an academic advisor for alternatives. Marymount University recommends BUS 242.