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The Associate of Science in Business Administration (2BACC) provides a foundation in business that prepares graduates for entrance to the Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) programs in business.  The primary objective of this major is to provide a business-oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and knowledgeable graduate.

Penn State Lehigh Valley campus offers the General Business Option for this degree.  The General Business Option provides an introductory foundation to core aspects of the business environment while also preparing students for future transfer into the Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB).

Students who plan to continue into BSB should meet with their advisers regarding entrance to major and other related requirements.

For the Associate in Science degree in Business Administration, a minimum of 60 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION:  21 credits
(9 credits of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in the University Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR:  48-50 credits

(This includes 3 credits of GQ General Education courses and 6 credits of GWS General Education courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS):  30-31 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES  (13 credits)

  • CAS 100 GWS(3) (Sem: 2-4)
  • ACCTG 211(4), ENGL 202D GWS(3)[1], MIS 204(3) (Sem: 2-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES  (17-18 credits)

  • ENGL 015 GWS(3)[1] or ENGL 030 GWS(3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
  • MATH 021 GQ(3), MATH 022 GQ(3), or MATH 110 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2) [74]
  • B A 243(4)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
  • ECON 102 GS(3) or ECON 104 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
  • SCM 200 GQ(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 2-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GENERAL BUSINESS OPTION: 18-19 credits

  • Select 3 credits from MGMT 301(3)[1] or MGMT 301W(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
  • Select 3 credits from MKTG 301(3)[1] or MKTG 301W(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
  • Select 12-13 credits from B A 250(3); CAS 250(3) or CAS 252(3); LER 100 GS(3) or LER 136 US(3); ECON 102 GS(3) or ECON 104 GS(3); MATH 022 GQ(3), MATH 110 GQ(4), MKTG 220(3) (Sem: 1-4)

 

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

[74] Students should work closely with academic advisers to ensure the completion of any and all course work required for entrance to BSB.

 

 
For more information, contact the program coordinator:
Dr. Carolina McCluskey
cpsm@psu.edu



For admissions information, contact the Lehigh Valley Admissions Office at 610-285-5051.