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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2016-17 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Business


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Learning Outcomes


The outcomes for the Associate of Business degree incorporate those for the AA degree. In addition, a student earning an Associate of Business will:

  • Apply statistical analysis concepts to make better decisions under conditions of uncertainty.
  • Apply principles of law to business situations and contexts.
  • Analyze, record and communicate business information using generally accepted accounting procedures.

Requirements


Importance of Advising. Advising is a critical element in the completion of the Associate of Business degree. Each student is strongly encouraged to identify a faculty adviser as early as possible. Students, with the aid of a faculty adviser, are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions prior to transfer.

General Requirements


The general requirements for the Associate of Business are the same as those for the AA, Option A, degree. For a detailed list of these requirements, general information and information on exceptions to general or specific requirements, students should refer to the overview information on Transferable Degrees and Certificates .

Specific Requirements


Communications Requirement: 15 credits


Quantitative Skills Requirement: 5 credits


Proficiency in intermediate algebra must be demonstrated through placement testing, completion of Intermediate Algebra (MATH 095 , MATH 097  or equivalent) or consultation with a mathematics instructor.

Physical Education Requirement: 3 credits


Students must complete three credits of physical education. See the Associate of Arts, Option A  degree requirements for specific course options to fulfill this requirement.

Diversity and Globalism Requirement: 3 credits


Students are required to complete a course of three or more credits to satisfy the Diversity and Globalism requirement. See the Associate of Arts, Option A  degree requirements for specific course options to fulfill this requirement.

Humanities Distribution: 10 credits


Complete the following (See the Associate of Arts, Option A  degree requirements for specific course options to fulfill this requirement.):

  • Five credits Humanities Area I
  • Five credits from Humanities Area II

Social Science Distribution: 15 credits


Plus the following:

(See the Associate of Arts, Option A  degree requirements for specific course options to fulfill this requirement.)

  • Five credits from Social Sciences Area II

Science Distribution: 15 credits


Complete the following:

Plus the following:

Choose an additional 10 credits from Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Geology, Oceanography, Physical Science and/or Physics. Students must choose at least one 5-credit science course that incorporates laboratory (L) experience.

Note:

* If the student’s math placement is above MATH 111 , substitute another science course from any science discipline as long as no more than 10 credits come from any one department.

Emphasis Area: 15 credits


Elective Requirement: 12 credits


Plus at least one of the following courses:

Plus at least two additional elective credits:

These two credits may be from any department and must be numbered 100 or above. Courses may be chosen from the Distribution Areas  or from courses meeting other requirements (in most cases, however, the same course cannot be used to meet two separate requirements).

Note:

**The statistics and law electives should be chosen in consultation with an adviser to help ensure the most advantageous transfer of these courses to the student’s selected baccalaureate institution.

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