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for California State University, Fresno.
for the Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration
Peters Building, Room 282
ROBERT M. HARPER, Dean
KATHLEEN MOFFITT, Associate Dean
The special option for the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration provides an opportunity for students who are well grounded in the core areas of study required for the undergraduate degree in Business Administration to individualize a course of study not accommodated by any of the ten standard areas of specialization. The special option is offered for students who want to correlate studies in two or more areas of business and is not intended as a means of bypassing normal graduation requirements.
Students requesting a special option must obtain application forms from the Office of Undergraduate Student Services in the Craig School of Business. On these forms, students must do the following:
- Prepare a statement giving their reason for desiring a special option in terms of academic and professional goals and why these goals cannot be met through any of the standard options in business.
- Develop a specific list of courses which would, in their opinion, lead to the stated academic and professional goals.
- Secure the signed approval from the Office of Undergraduate Student Services, as well as from a faculty adviser, all department chairs in the business areas from which the option courses are drawn.
Students must submit the foregoing material to the Office of the Dean of the Craig School of Business for final approval.
Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements
Business Administration Major
All students in the Craig School of Business who are working toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must satisfy (a) the university's General Education requirements; (b) pre-business requirements, which include demonstration of computer competency, a seven-course group of pre-business courses, and both a cumulative and campus GPA of at least 2.25 to declare an option; (c) upper-division core requirements of six upper-division courses, (d) option requirements of 24 units in an area of specialization; (e) the upper-division writing skills requirement; and (f) an integrative course requirement.
Computer literacy and computer software competency are considered essential to success in the program, which is heavily oriented in the use of technology. The pre-business courses include material considered essential for further study in business. The upper-division core courses provide a broad background and a breadth of knowledge and understanding. The option courses enable the student to specialize in a specific area of business and to prepare for effective performance in future employment.
Demonstration of computer competency. Complete IS 52 and 52L or equivalent courses with a grade of C or better or achieve a passing score on the CSB computer competency waiver examination. See "computer competency waiver exam" at www.craig.fresnostate.edu/uss_home.aspx.
Option requirements (24 units)
Coursework in the specialized area must be approved in advance by a faculty adviser, all department chairs in the business areas from which the option is drawn, and the Office of the Dean of the Craig School of Business.
General Education requirements (48 units)**
A grade of C or better must be earned for each course used to satisfy the requirements for the major.
Upper-division writing skills requirement (3 units)
Business majors must select a minimum of 3 units from BA 105W or ENGL 160W
Note: the Upper-Division Writing Exam is not an option for business administration majors.
Integrative course requirement (3 units)
Electives and remaining degree requirements (2 units)
See individual option requirements.
Total (120 units)
* This total indicates that 6 units for DS 71 and ECON 50 are being used to satisfy the General Education requirement of 48 units.
** Note: Business majors are exempt from G.E. Area MI.