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Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Business and Public Administration, Associate in Arts Degree

Banner code: 2_AA_LABPA
Control number: 19436
Financial aid: Eligible 

This program is designed for students who desire a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences, plus additional course work in an “Area of Emphasis.” This program would be an ideal choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC), as the student may satisfy their general education requirements plus focus on transferable course work relating to baccalaureate majors at these institutions. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to fulfill requirements for an emphasis should be selected with the assistance of GWC Counselor.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand the place of business and technology within the global economy.

  2. Critically apply ethical standards to business practices and decisions.

  3. Develop skills to effectively administer, manage or lead organizations.

Associate Degree Graduation Requirements

(See GWC website for the most up-to-date information on Associate Degree Requirements.)

  1. Completion of General Education Requirements by one of the following methods:
    1. Completion of a minimum of 18 units as listed under Areas A through E, including the Cultural Diversity Requirement.
    2. Completion of a minimum of 39 units of CSU General Education requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in CSU General Education Breadth.
    3. Completion of a minimum of 34 (UC) or 37 (CSU) units of Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in IGETC.
  2. Completion of a Major or Area of Emphasis—a minimum of 18 units.
  3. Completion of additional elective units to a total of 60 units.
  4. 2.0 overall Grade Point Average at GWC and 2.0 overall Grade Point Average for all colleges attended.
  5. At least 12 units completed at GWC.

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
Select a minimum of 18 units from two or more disciplines of the following:18
ACCT G100Introduction to Accounting3
ACCT G101Financial Accounting4
ACCT G102Managerial Accounting4
BUS G100Introduction To Business3
BUS G101The Mindset of Business Success3
BUS G108Legal Environment Of Business3
or BUS G110 Business Law
BUS G130Introduction To Business Writing3
or BUS G139 Business Communication
BUS G159Legal/Regulatory Essentials for Starting a Business1.5
BUS G121Personal Finance3
CS G130Survey Of Computer Science/Information Technology4
CJ G137Community Relations And Special Issues In Criminal Justice3
CJ G140Introduction To Criminal Justice3
CJ G146Police Report Writing3
ECON G110Economic Issues and Policy3
ECON G170Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON G175Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON G130Environmental Economics and Policy3
COMM G180Introduction to Mass Communication3
MGMT G110Elements Of Management3
MGMT G111Human Resources Management3
MGMT G130Team Building And Group Dynamics3
MKTG G100Principles Of Marketing3
MATH G140Business Calculus4
MATH G160Introduction To Statistics4
MATH G180Calculus 15
MATH G185Calculus 25
Major Total18
GE Pattern (Local, CSU GE-Breadth, or IGETC)18-39
Total Units60