Feb 24, 2020
Division: Business, Behavioral/Social Science, Public & Human Services
Academic Dept: Business
Curriculum Chair: Scorpio Rogers
A Note about Program Requirements
The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.
The Associate in Science degree in Business Administration is designed to parallel the first two years of the bachelor’s degree requirements at most four-year colleges and universities. Transfer agreements between Westchester Community College and four-year colleges in the region assure that, with careful planning, A.S. graduates may transfer most of their credits when they enter the same curriculum at participating four-year colleges and universities. Graduates from Westchester Community College should complete their bachelor’s degree within two years. For specific transfer agreement requirements, see the Curriculum Chair.
Students in this degree program acquire an understanding of the inter-relationship between the liberal arts/social sciences and the management of business enterprises. The required mathematics, science, and economics courses provide a solid grounding developing quantitative analysis skill that are necessary for business decision making. The professional courses—Accounting, Information Technology, Marketing and Management—prepare students for more advanced study at the baccalaureate level.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will develop an understanding of how business functions to enhance success in upper-level courses at Westchester Community College and in four-year colleges.
- Students will develop an understanding of the management functions of Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing and Controlling.
- Students will receive a basic understanding of the function of the operation of the global marketplace needed for advanced business courses.
General Education Requirements - 37 Credits
Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses .
Basic Communication (6 credits)
Select a course from this list ONLY if you qualify for a MATH course higher than MATH 135.
Natural Sciences (4 credits)
American History (3 credits)
Social Sciences (6 credits)
Degree Requirements - 26 Credits
Minimum Total Credits - 63
Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .