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Business Administration, Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

Banner code:  2_AST_BSAD
Control number: 31436
Financial aid: Eligible

The Associate in Science degree 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 resources management, international business, management, operations management, and marketing. The Associate in Science degree in Business Administration for Transfer (AS-T Business Administration) aligns with the CSU Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and explain the three major types of business entities by developing an organizational chart, a mission statement, a business plan, and a marketing plan.
  2. Identify and explain the laws affecting sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.
  3. Identify and develop accounting systems used in sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between leadership and management as they apply to all organizations, private and public, including governmental and educational agencies.

Associate Degree for Transfer Graduation Requirements

Associate Degrees for Transfer require students to meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses,
  • Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0,
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
  • Completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth.

Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ACCT G101Financial Accounting4
ACCT G102Managerial Accounting4
ECON G170Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON G175Principles of Macroeconomics3
BUS G110Business Law3
or BUS G108 Legal Environment Of Business
List A
Select one of the following:4
MATH G140Business Calculus4
MATH G160Introduction To Statistics4
List B
Select two of the following:7
Any course from List A not already used
CS G130Survey Of Computer Science/Information Technology4
BUS G100Introduction To Business3
or BUS G139 Business Communication
Major Total28
GE Pattern (CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC)37-39
Total units that may be double-counted9
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)2-4
Total Units60

Recommended Program Sequence

These sequences are general course maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, completion of short-term certificates, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. However, this may not be an appropriate path for all students.  The two-year sequence is based on English and Math placement and meeting other course prerequisites. Students are advised to meet with a GWC Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Year 1:

Course Title Units
Semester 1
ENGL G100Freshman Composition ^4
HIST G170History Of The United States To 1876 (Area C2: Humanities course)3
or HIST G175 History of the United States Since 1876
Area A1: Oral Communication course3
Area E: Lifelong Learning & Self-Development course3
Area C1: Arts course3
Units16
Course Title Units
Semester 2
Area C: Arts & Humanities course3
Area B1: Physical Science course (with or without lab) *3-4
Area A3: Critical Thinking course3-4
Area F: Ethnic Studies course3
Select one of the following:3-4
BUS G100Introduction To Business3
BUS G139Business Communication3
MATH G160Introduction To Statistics4
Units15-18

Year 2:

Course Title Units
Semester 3
ACCT G101Financial Accounting4
ECON G170Principles of Microeconomics3
Area B2: Life Science course (with or without lab) *3-4
MATH G140Business Calculus (requires placement into MATH G140 or completion of MATH G115)4
Units14-15
Course Title Units
Semester 4
ACCT G102Managerial Accounting4
ECON G175Principles of Macroeconomics3
CS G130Survey Of Computer Science/Information Technology4
BUS G108Legal Environment Of Business3
or BUS G110 Business Law
Units14
Total minimum units required60