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Business Administration, Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_AST_BUSADM
Control Number: 32311

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer is designed to provide students with the common core of lower division courses required to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration. This includes business degrees with options such as accounting, finance, human resource management, international business, management, operations management, and marketing.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and information-based approach.
  2. Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrate awareness of ethical and social responsibility in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, changing environment.
  3. Effectively communicate solutions to business problems using appropriate language and tools through demonstrating an understanding of business terms and concepts.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. A minimum of 12 units must be in residence at Coastline College.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an Associate Degree for Transfer major as detailed in the catalog.
  4. Certified Completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth - Coastline’s Option 2 General Education pattern), OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC - Coastline Option 3 General Education pattern).

Requirements for the Major

Course Title Units
Required Core
Students will complete all of the following courses:
ACCT C101Financial Accounting4
ACCT C102Managerial Accounting4
ECON C170Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON C175Principles of Macroeconomics3
BUS C110Business Law/Legal Environment of Business3
List A
Select one of the following:4
Business Calculus
Finite Mathematics With Applications
Introduction to Statistics
List B
Select two of the following:6
Any course from List A not already taken
Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management
Introduction to Business
Business Communication
Total Required for the Major27
CSU General Education or IGETC pattern37-39
Transfer Electives as needed to reach 60 transferable units
Total for Degree60

Business Administration ADT Program Map

This program map is a recommended example of all major (program) requirements as well as general education requirements for two-year completion or transfer. This path may be altered to fit your individual academic needs. These two-year program maps were created by program faculty and counselors and demonstrate a recommended path to completion. Students are advised to meet with a Coastline Counselor for individualized program planning.

Your Path to Success

Follow this path to earn your ADT in Business Administration in 2 years.

Don’t forget to consult a counselor for an education plan!

See a graphic of the Business Associate Degree for Transfer roadmap.

Course Title Units
1st Semester
ENGL C100Freshman Composition4
ART C105Introduction to Art *3-4
or MATH C115 College Algebra
COUN C105Strategies for College Success3
BUS C100Introduction to Business3
GEOG C180Physical Geography3
*If needed, replace ART C105 with MATH C1153
2nd Semester
MATH C140Business Calculus4
ECON C170Principles of Microeconomics3
PHIL C120Ethics3
CMST C110Public Speaking3
SOC C233Racial and Ethnic Relations in America3
3rd Semester
ECON C175Principles of Macroeconomics3
ACCT C101Financial Accounting4
ENGL C102Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing3
HIST C175United States History since 18763
MATH C160Introduction to Statistics4
4th Semester
ACCT C102Managerial Accounting4
BUS C110Business Law/Legal Environment of Business3
MRSC C100Introduction to Marine Science3
MRSC C100LMarine Sciences Lab1
PSCI C180American Government3
If not taken, ART C1053