Undergraduate College

Degree Requirements

B.S. in Business

Major Requirements for a B.S. in Business

Students majoring in Business take courses in all the major functional areas of business and accounting. These courses emphasize application of knowledge and theories to organizational situations, preparing students for entry to the business community. The liberal arts courses taken by the students enable them to attain proficiency in communication skills and critical thinking as they become responsible members of society.

For students considering graduate study in Business or Accounting, the program offers the essential courses that graduate schools require. Students contemplating graduate school should take Calculus I and II.

In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Science degree in Business requires 120 credits.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Six credits from the Business major may be applied towards General Education requirements.

Required Courses 40 to 45 credits
BUS-0100 Legal Environment of Business 3 credits
BUS-0220 Statistics I 3 credits
BUS-0221 Statistics II 3 credits
BUS-0240 Management Information Systems* 3 credits
BUS-0300 Organizational Theory of Management 3 credits
BUS-0305 Introduction to Finance 3 credits
BUS-0350 Marketing 3 credits
BUS-0455 Internship** 1 to 6 credits
BUS-0490 Senior Seminar 3 credits

2 Business or Accounting Electives 6 credits
ACC-0100 Financial Accounting 3 credits
ACC-0101 Financial Accounting II 3 credits
ACC-0200 Managerial/Cost Accounting 3 credits
Required Supporting Courses 11 credits
ECO-0100 Introduction to Macro-Economics 3 credits
ECO-L100 Macroeconomics Problems & Applications 1 credit
ECO-0101 Introduction to Micro-Economics 3 credits
ECO-L101 Micro-Economics Problems & Applications 1 credit
PHI-0270 Business Ethics 3 credits
*Students may test out of BUS-0240 by placement testing.
**Students may also consider a Study Abroad program.

Electives

The remaining hours are electives and can consist of business or accounting classes, but cannot be limited to only these areas.

B.S. in Accounting

Major Requirements for a B.S. in Accounting

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting provides a strong foundation in areas of financial accounting and reporting, cost and managerial accounting, auditing, and federal income taxation. Students will undertake all courses required for the Certified Public Accounting Examination in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The major prepares students to have insight into the language, theory, and principles of accounting for careers in the private sector, industry, governmental, and not-for-profit and public accounting.

In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting requires 120 credits.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Six credits from the accounting degree requirements can be applied towards General Education.

Required Courses 60 to 66 credits
ACC-0100 Financial Accounting I 3 credits
ACC-0101 Financial Accounting I 3 credits
ACC-0210 Intermediate Accounting I 3 credits
ACC-0220 Intermediate Accounting II 3 credits
ACC-0350 Auditing 3 credits
ACC-0450 Advanced Accounting 3 credits
ACC-0410 Federal Income Taxes 3 credits
ACC-0200 Mangerial/Cost Accounting 3 credits
BUS-0100 Legal Environment of Business 3 credits
BUS-0220 Statistics I 3 credits
BUS-0221 Statistics II 3 credits
BUS-0240 Management Information Systems* 3 credits
BUS-0300 Organizational Theory of Management 3 credits
BUS-0305 Introduction to Finance 3 credits
BUS-0455 Internship** 1 to 6 credits
BUS-0490 Senior Seminar 3 credits

One Business or Accounting Elective 3 credits
Required Supporting Courses 11 credits
ECO-0100 Introduction to Macro-Economics 3 credits
ECO-L100 Macro-economics Problems & Applications 1 credit
ECO-0101 Introduction to Micro-Economics 3 credits
ECO-L101 Micro-Economics Problems & Applications 1 credit
PHI-0270 Business Ethics 3 credits

*Students may test out of BUS-0240 by placement testing.
**Students may also consider a Study Abroad program.

Electives

The remaining hours are electives and can consist of business or accounting classes, but cannot be limited to only these areas.

B.S. in International Business

Major Requirements for a B.S. in International Business

There is a fundamental shift occurring in the world economy in which there is movement toward an elimination of barriers to cross-border business, trade, and investment. Advances in technology and telecommunications have increased this interdependence by shrinking distance and allowing for an interdependent world economy, known as globalization. The international business program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to succeed in this changing world economy.

In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Science degree in International Business requires 120 credits.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Six credits of courses required for the International Business major can be applied to General Education requirements.

Required Courses 45 credits (not including Internship or Study Abroad credits)
BUS-0100 Legal Environment of Business 3 credits
BUS-0220 Statistics I 3 credits
BUS-0221 Statistics II 3 credits
BUS-0240 Management Information Systems* 3 credits
BUS-0300 Organizational Theory of Management 3 credits
BUS-0350 Marketing 3 credits
BUS-0480 Introduction to International Business 1 to 6 credits

Three courses in the areas of International Finance, International Trade and Marketing, International Economics, International Law or International Relations 9 credits
BUS-0490 Senior Seminar 3 credits

Internship or study abroad program Credits vary
ACC-0100 Financial Accounting I 3 credits
ACC-0101 Financial Accounting II 3 credits
ACC-0200 Managerial/Cost Accounting 3 credits
Required Supporting Courses 11 credits
ECO-0100 Introduction to Macro-Economics 3 credits
ECO-L100 Macroeconomics Problems & Applications 1 credit
ECO-0101 Introduction to Micro-Economics 3 credits
ECO-L101 Micro-Economics Problems & Applications 1 credit
PHI-0270 Business Ethics 3 credits

*Students may test out of BUS-0240 by placement testing.

Electives

The remaining hours are electives and can consist of business or accounting classes, but cannot be limited to only these areas.