Associate in Science
Chairperson: Dr. Karen A. Jones
Brahan Hall, Room 206, (518) 629-7225
Please note: This program offers an Honors Track.
The School of Business offers students two different degree programs in Business Administration. The A.S. degree program is often referred to as a university-parallel program since students complete courses equivalent to those taken by first- and second-year students in the four-year colleges. The A.A.S. degree program is known as a flexible options program since it affords each student the opportunity to create a program that meets individual transfer, employment, or promotion needs.
This Business Administration program (A.S.) is offered to students whose primary goal is to transfer to a four-year college or university that prefers an associate in science degree. Course work in the program is equally balanced between the areas of business and the liberal arts and sciences, and mathematics through at least pre-calculus is required. Since transfer institutions have unique admission and degree requirements, students are strongly encouraged to contact their college of choice to determine preferred electives. Students seeking a baccalaureate degree in international business should include a foreign language as part of their program of study. As part of the core business major in the School of Business, at least 12 courses also are appropriate for all other programs in the core.
The Business-Business Administration Honors Track is designed for motivated students, also known as HonorScholars, who are looking to transfer to a top-tier four-year college or university and study business administration, economics, accounting, marketing, international business and other related majors. HonorScholars enjoy two years of study in a setting we call a community of scholars.
Full-time students who wish to complete this program in exactly four terms of study must successfully complete five courses each term. Degree requirements can be completed via online or through either full-or part-time study and through both day and evening offerings.
All computer courses must have been taken within seven years in order to be applicable toward this degree program.
Program Entrance Requirements
|Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math (80 or above in each course)
||Fall and Spring
||Transfer students are required to have a 2.75 GPA or higher in 5 courses applicable to the degree. Math courses recommended. Math entrance requirements may be waived if a student has successfully completed (a grade C or above) a higher level math.
||80 or above
The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term in courses ACTG 110 , BADM 110 , BADM 220 or BADM 221 , ECON 100 , ENGL 101 and FORM 104 , would be approximately $770.