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Business Administration 2.0, Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

Banner Code: 2_AST_BUS2

Control Number: 41509

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 in 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. Examine business issues and make informed business decisions using a systematic information-based approach.
  2. Utilize quantitative methods and data analysis to assess business solutions.
  3. Evaluate economic, financial, legal, social, and ethical implications in the business environment.

Potential careers students may enter upon completion are as follows:

  • Accounting
  • Data analytics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human resource management
  • Supply chain management
  • Operations management
  • Global trade

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
MATH G140Business Calculus4
BUS G108Legal Environment of Business3
MATH G160Introduction To Statistics3-4
or ECON G160 Statistics for Business and Economics
BUS G100Introduction To Business3
or BUS G139 Business Communication
Major Total27-28
GE Pattern (CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC)37-39
Total units that may be double-counted9-12
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)2-6
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
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
BUS G100Introduction To Business3
BUS G139Business Communication3

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
Course Title Units
Semester 4
ACCT G102Managerial Accounting4
ECON G175Principles of Macroeconomics3
BUS G108Legal Environment of Business3
MATH G160Introduction To Statistics3-4
or ECON G160 Statistics for Business and Economics
Total minimum units required60

Either B1 or B2 must include a lab.


Program sequence may not be recommended for students who self-place into ENGL G100S. Students should see a Counselor for appropriate advisement.