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  Oct 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Governors State University Academic Catalog

Business and Applied Science, B.A.


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The undergraduate major in Business and Applied Science, offered through the College of Business , is a capstone program to the many varied applied programs offered at community colleges. It is intended to prepare students for careers that require both technical skills and business knowledge. It is ideal for applied science program graduates (A.A.S.) interested in continuing their education in careers involving business and management.

Special Admission Requirements

In addition to the university criteria, applicants must have earned an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in a technical major from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education. Students not meeting the admission requirement of an A.A.S. in an occupational program, but who have completed 24 or more hours in technical course work and have met other university admission criteria, may be considered for admission.

Degree Requirements


Students must meet all university requirements for a bachelor's degree. Students must meet the collegial degree requirements.

General Education Requirements (37-38 Hours)


See Bachelor's Degree Requirements  in the catalog for detailed information about the General Education Requirements for transfer students and students admitted as freshmen.

  • Communications (9 credit hours)

    • Two courses in written communication (6)
    • One course in oral communication (3)

    Mathematics (3 credit hours)

    • MATH - 2100 Elementary Statistics (3) 

    Physical and Life Sciences (7 - 8 credit hours), including at least one laboratory course

    • One course from Life Sciences (3-4)
    • One course from Physical Sciences (3-4)

    Humanities (9 credit hours)

    • At least one course from humanities and at least one course from fine arts

    Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)

  • ECON - 2301 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • ECON - 2302 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • One additional Social and Behavioral Science Course (3)

Applied Science Courses (24 Hours)


Applied science courses transferred from the community college.

Electives (7-8 Hours)


Any 3000 or 4000 level course approved by advisor.

Total - 120 Hours


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