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Business Administration Degree Program

Business Administration

Purpose: The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree program in Business Administration is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree.

Admission Requirements: In addition to the general admission requirements to the College, as stated earlier in this catalog, entry into the Associate of Science degree program in Business Administration requires as a minimum the satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalents:

  • 1 unit of laboratory science
  • 1 unit social studies
  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of mathematics (including algebra or geometry)

Students who do not meet these requirements may need to correct such deficiencies in the developmental studies program.

Program Requirements: Achievement in the business world requires competency with other areas of knowledge such as the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences in addition to those courses directly pertinent to business. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student is eligible to receive the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Business Administration. Each student is urged to become familiar with the requirements of the major department of the four-year institution being considered for transfer. The student should also consult with his/her faculty advisor at SWCC concerning the selection of electives in order to facilitate the transfer of credits.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
ENG 111College Composition I303
Science I* with lab334
MTHMathematics** 303
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts303
SDV 100College Success Skills101
Business Administration Elective***303
Second Semester
CST 100Principles of Public Speaking303
Science II* with lab334
ENG 112College Composition II303
MTHMathematics** 303
PED/HLTHealth or Physical Education Elective021
Third Semester
ACC 211Principles of Accounting I404
BUS 216Probability & Statistics for Business and Economics303
ECO 201Principles of Macroeconomics 303
ENGLiterature Elective303
HIS 101History of Western Civilization I OR303
HIS 121United States History I
Fourth Semester
ACC 212Principles of Accounting II404
ECO 202Principles of Microeconomics303
PSY 200Principles of PsychologyOR303
SOC 200Principles of Sociology
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective303
PED/HLTHealth or Physical Education Elective021

Total Minimum Credits for the Business Administration Major ... 61

* Biology 101-102, Chemistry 111-112, Geology 105-106, or Physics 201-202. Check with your advisor.
** Mathematics requirements may vary greatly from one transfer institution to another. Check with your advisor or transfer institution for proper mathematics courses to be taken. Most business schools at four-year universities will require at least MTH 161 or MTH 261.
***BUS 100, ITE 140 (required for Radford and Virginia Tech), MTH 262 (required for Virginia Tech); check with transfer institution for specific requirements.
****Humanities/Fine Arts Electives: ART 101, ART 102, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244, MUS 121, MUS 122, PHI 101, REL 100, REL 230.

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Degree: Associate of Arts & Sciences (AA&S – Transfer)
Program Code: 216-01
Program Length: 2 year – 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 61
Distance Learning Option Available
Program Degree Completion Plan 

Program Advisor
Margaret Dye
Davis Hall Room 230


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