Academic Catalogs

Business Administration, Associate in Science Degree

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AS_BSAD
Control Number: 16910 

The Business Administration program is designed to provide the opportunity for the transfer business major to achieve an Associate in Science degree. Students are advised to check course transferability for the school to which they intend to transfer.

Program Outcomes

  1. Function effectively in entry-level business positions or at a four-year college business program using the skills, principles, and tools they have acquired.
  2. Effectively apply and utilize the business principles and techniques they have learned in a business environment or at a four-year college business program.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and/or oral skills.

Complete the Business Administration Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
Course Title Units
ACCT A101Financial Accounting4
ACCT A102Managerial Accounting4
BUS A100Introduction to Business3
BUS A110Business Law3
BUS A139Business Communication3
CIS A111Introduction to Computer Information Systems3
ECON A170Microeconomics3
ECON A175Macroeconomics3
MATH A160Introduction to Statistics4
or PSYC A160 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Select one of the following:4-5
Business Calculus
Calculus 1
Calculus 1 Honors
Calculus 1 and 2 Honors
Total Units34-35
Requirement Units
Minimum Program Major Units 34-35
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60