Aug 09, 2020
School: Business and Professional Careers
Academic Dept: Business
Curriculum Chair: Richard Hyland
Important Note about Program Requirements
The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Fall 2017. 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.
Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) Degrees Defined
The purpose of the A.A. and A.S. is to build a foundation in a discipline, then continue to higher levels of education by transferring to a four-year institution. The A.A. contains liberal arts credits; including coursework in the arts, humanities and social sciences, and provides flexibility to pursue several careers. Conversely, coursework for the A.S. contains some liberal arts credits and coursework also directly applicable to a clearly defined career path. Click to learn more about the differences among award types.
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
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of how business functions to enhance success in higher level courses at Westchester Community College and at four-year colleges.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the management functions of Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing and Controlling.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the operation of the global marketplace.
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 .
Career Path Opportunities
Are you wondering what careers you can explore with a degree or certificate? Perhaps you are not sure what people do or how much money they make in certain careers that pique your interest? Would you like to know how many jobs are predicted to be available in a particular industry? Or maybe you are unsure whether receiving a degree or certificate would be right for you? Go to https://sunywcc.emsicareercoach.com to explore career paths, their associated job descriptions, salary trends, and jobs trends. Complete a career assessment for additional guidance. Still not sure? Visit www.sunywcc.edu/career for more career resources and contacts.
Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process for its incoming and graduating students. To ensure its graduates enjoy a seamless transfer with junior status to another college in the same discipline at both institutions (transferred from/to) and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer, Westchester Community College has signed Transfer Articulation Agreements with many colleges that offer bachelor’s degree programs. Visit www.sunywcc.edu/transferarticulation to see a list of Articulation Agreements by institution or search by a specific program of study. Visit www.sunywcc.edu/transfer for additional transfer resources and contacts.
State University of New York (SUNY) Transfer Paths
This program of study is an approved SUNY Transfer Path, which guarantees SUNY two-year associate of arts and associate of science graduates a seamless transfer path from the associate’s degree level of study to the bachelor’s degree level within the SUNY system. This applies to degrees received in the same discipline at both institutions in a designated SUNY Transfer Path. Students will have junior status upon transfer, which allows for the completion of a bachelor’s degree within two additional years of full-time study. Visit SUNY Transfer Paths for more information about how to advance your academic career within the State University of New York.
Transfer Scholarship Opportunities
Many colleges and universities are eager to have Westchester Community College graduates transfer to their institutions. Consider this an incentive to complete your WCC degrees with high honors! Go to www.sunywcc.edu/scholarships to view the many transfer scholarship opportunities to four-year colleges.
Are you a prospective Westchester Community College graduate? We look forward to seeing you soon! Apply today, then see the College’s Admissions and Enrollment Checklist.