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  1. Majors, Options, and Graduation Requirements Prof. Bill White Bus. 101-301 College of Business and Economics (Bus. Admin., Economics and CIS Majors)

  2. Disclaimer The following highlights are only to serve as a general guide. They may not be complete or totally accurate. It is the students’ responsibility to check the appropriate Catalog and speak with their advisors.

  3. CSLA Academic Departments and Schools • Now is the time to explore all the different Majors, Options, Minors and Certificate Programs. Look for careers, requirements, etc. • Go to the University home web page at www.calstatela.edu/. Then click on the following links: • Departments and Colleges, Academic Programs, Catalog, Class Schedule, etc. • Also register at get.calstatela.edufor your grades and personal information. • Go to Advisement Bulletin Board web site at www.calstatela.edu/univ/advise/bb. • Transfersvisitwww.calstatela.edu/univ/advise/articulation/

  4. College of Business & Economics: • Web Site -- http://cbe.calstatela.edu • CBE Forms -- http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/business/cbe/form/

  5. College of Business & Economics:Degree Programs • There are only three majors. • Bachelor of Science in Bus. Admin. (BSBA) • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) • Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Econ) • All others are options, minors, or certificates.

  6. College of Business & Economics:Majors and Options • Bachelor of Science in Bus. Admin. (BSBA) • Options Available • Accounting • Management • Business Arts--Prelegal • Business Economics • Entrepreneurship • Finance • Human Resources Management • International Business • Marketing Management • Operations Management • Real Estate • Retailing • Special Business

  7. College of Business & EconomicsMajors and Options (continued) • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) • Options Available • Business Systems • Information Technology • Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Econ) • Options Available • Applied Economics • Social and Behavioral Sciences

  8. College of Business &Economics Majors and Options (cont) • Majors • Business Administration • Computer Information Systems • Economics • Minors • Business Administration • Computer Information Systems • Economics • Accounting • Finance • Management • Certificates

  9. Bachelor Degree Graduation Requirements • General Education (G.E.) Requirements • 60 Units of Lower Division (100-200 level) • 12 Units of Upper Division Theme (300-400 level) • The Diversity Requirement • University Requirements • 4 units of English 102 • 2 units of Introduction To Higher Education Course (Bus 101/301) • The Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE/Univ 400) or University 401

  10. Bachelors Degree Graduation Requirements--Additional • Students must complete • A minimum of 60 Upper Division units • A minimum of 45 units in residence at CSLA, of which • 36 must be in Upper Division courses completed at CSLA • 18 must be in the student’s major • 12 must be in General Education courses • The Writing Proficiency Requirement (WPE/Univ 400) • Students must achieve at least a 2.0 GPA in • All courses in the major and all G.E. courses • All courses attempted at CSLA & all other colleges

  11. The G.E. Blocks • Block A--Basic Subjects • American Institutions • Block B--Natural Sciences • Block C--Humanities • Block D--Social Sciences • Block E--Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

  12. Block A--Basic Subjects • English 101 • Communications 150 • Critical Thinking—Select One • PHIL 160, 250 • POLS 155 • COMM 176 • MATH 100 or 102

  13. Block A--Basic Subjects (continued) • This block is to be completed within the first 45 units earned • A minimum “C” grade (not “C-”) in each course is required

  14. EPT and ELM Scores and Placement See the Admissions section of the University catalog for the English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Placement Exam requirements.

  15. Block A--Basic Subjects (continued) Important Policies • Executive Order 665 • All new and returning students must enroll in English and Math (unless met or exempt) in their first quarter and every quarter thereafter until they have completed the Basic Subjects English and Math G.E. requirements • Students have a maximum of 3 consecutive quarters to complete English 101 and Math 101/102 Block A G.E. requirements • The Writing Proficiency Requirement • Students must pass the WPE/Univ 400 or UNIV 401 by 135 units or they will not be allowed to register

  16. American Institutions • History 202A or History 202B • POLS 150 meets both U.S. Constitution and State/Local Government Requirements • POLS 200 only meets State and Local Gov’t • AP Exam for POLS 150 does not test State and Local gov’t. Students must do credit by exam for State and Local gov’t. to receive full G.E. credit

  17. Block B--Natural Sciences • 3 courses/12 units for Business, Economics and CIS majors • B1-- Biological w/lab • B2-- Physical w/ lab • Either B3—Applied Natural or Integrated Natural

  18. Block C--Humanities • 3 courses/12 units for Business, Economics and CIS majors from 3 different areas • C1—Literature and Drama • C2—Arts • C3—Philosophy and Religious Studies • C4—Languages Other Than English • C5—Integrated Humanities

  19. Blocks D & E--Social Sciences and Lifelong Understanding • Block D--Social Sciences • 2 courses/8 units for Business, Economics, and CIS majors • Note: Some courses may double count for Major and G.E. depending upon the Major (e.g., ANTH 250, if taken by an ANTH major meets both requirements) • Block E--Lifelong Understanding • 1 course/4 units

  20. The Writing Proficiency Requirement • Students must register for and pass the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE/Univ 400) before reaching 135 units or they will not be allowed to register for additional units. • Student must have taken and passed English 102 or its equivalent before taking the WPE. • Students who fail the exam the first time must wait to retake the exam the following quarter. • Students who fail a second time must take and pass University 401, a ten week course the following quarter .

  21. Upper Division G.E. Theme • 3 courses/12 units within a particular theme • Prerequisites • Completion of Basic Subjects Block A • Completion of at least 1 course each from Lower Division Blocks B, C, and D • Courses cannot be used to meet Major requirements, and must be selected from courses other than the Major • Note: A completed theme is satisfied even if there’s a change of Major

  22. Diversity Requirement • All students who have a Fall 1998 or later G.E. catalog date must complete the G.E. Diversity Requirement • Students may take any 2 courses certified as diversity (d) in the Lower Division G.E. and/or Upper Division Theme • Look for (d) courses in Blocks C, D, E and also in the Upper Division Themes

  23. Bachelor Degree Graduation Requirements -- Units • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) • 180 units, of which 100-108 units are in the Business Administration • At least 72 units outside the College of Business Administration • CIS and Economics majors should consult with their advisors