Associate of Science Degree
Purpose: The associate of science curriculum in business administration is designed for those who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in business administration.
Admission Requirement: Admission to the College. There are no additional admission requirements for this program.
Program Requirements: Business needs employees who are educated in business and also have a global perspective gained through study of the liberal arts. This curriculum, therefore, requires liberal arts courses in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences in addition to business courses in economics and accounting. The program is comparable in length and course content to the first two years of baccalaureate business administration curricula so that students who earn the AS degree will be prepared for transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students should become familiar with the requirements of the major department at the contemplated transfer institutions. When students have a choice of courses, they should base their choice on the requirements of the transfer institutions. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student. Students who complete the program and fulfill all other graduation requirements will be awarded the associate of science degree in business administration.
Graduation Requirement: Students must take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC).
1 Mathematics: Check with the intended transfer college or university to ensure that the appropriate math courses and sequencing are selected.
2 To meet the humanities elective requirement for this program, no more than one introductory foreign language course (101 or 102 level) may be used.
Although a course fulfills a requirement for a PVCC program, it is possible the course will not fulfill a requirement at a four-year institution. Students who plan to transfer need to be aware of the four-year institution’s requirements.