Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Business Administration, A.S.

Associate in Science
HEGIS #5004
Chairperson: Ricky P. Thibodeau

Brahan Hall, Room 219, (518) 629-7225

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.

All computer courses must have been taken within seven years in order to be applicable toward this degree program.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
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.

Total Credits Required: 63

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.
**Required of first-time full-time students. May be waived at department chairperson’s discretion.

Program Electives

  • (1) Computer Elective Credits: 3
  • (2) SUNY-GER Mathematics (and Qualitative Reasoning) OR Natural Science (and Scientific Reasoning) Elective Credits: 4
  • (3) SUNY-GER Natural Science (and Scientific Reasoning) Elective Credits: 3
  • (4) HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences/SUNY-GER Elective Credits: 9

(1) Computer Elective Credits: 3

Any CMPT or CISS course. Recommended CMPT 115.

(2) SUNY-GER Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) OR Natural Science (and Scientific Reasoning) Elective Credits: 4

Recommend any 4 credit SUNY General Education course Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) OR Natural Science (and Scientific Reasoning).

(3) SUNY-GER Natural Science (and Scientific Reasoning) Elective Credits: 3

(4) HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences/SUNY-GER Elective Credits: 9

Select 9 HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences elective credits from 3 different SUNY-GER categories: US History and Civic Engagement, World History and Global Awarness, World Languages, and The Arts.

Total Credits Required: 63

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

Term Total: 16

Second Term

Term Total: 17

Third Term

Term Total: 16

Fourth Term

Term Total: 14