The Business Administration program is designed for the student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree in business administration. Students who wish to pursue careers in accounting, management, marketing, economics, public administration, finance, banking, or human resource management should select this program.


Total Minimum Credits   63
Degree Requirements Courses Credits
Student Development SDV 100 or any approved SDV course 1
English ENG 111-112 and any ENG (Literature) 9
Mathematics MTH 163-240 or 163-271 6
History Any two HIS courses 6
Health/Physical Education Any HLT or PED course(s)1
Note: HLT 143, 250, 261, 262, 263, and 290 DO NOT meet HLT/PE requirement
Humanities ART 101, ART 102, ART 106, any REL, or HUM 100 AND any course from ART (approved transfer elective courses), ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language  6
Social Sciences ECO 201-202 6
Lab Sciences Any two-semester sequence in BIO, CHM, or PHY
Note: BIO 141 and BIO 142 do not meet the science requirement
Communication CST 100, CST 110, or CST 126 3
Transfer Elective(s) Any course which has been approved as a transfer elective 2 6
Accounting ACC 211-212 7
Introduction to Business BUS 100 3

Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies by passing ITE 115 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.


First Year Fall

Course Credits
ENG 111 3
MTH (see above)  3
Health/Physical Education 1
Lab Science (1) 4
Bus 100 3
Total Credits  

First Year Spring

Course Credits
Transfer Elective(s) 6
ENG 112 3
MTH (see above) 3
Lab Science (II) 4
Total Credits 16 

Second Year Fall

Course Credits
ENG (Literature) 3
History (I) 3
Health/Physical Education 1
Humanities Elective (I) 3
ECO 201 3
ACC 211 4
Total Credits 17 

Second Year Spring

Course Credits
ACC 212 3
History (II) 3
CST 100, 110, or 126 3
Humanities 3
ECO 202 3
Total Credits  

1 Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement.

2 Transfer elective credits must be selected from the Approved Transfer Electives List. See a counselor, a faculty advisor, or http://www.germanna.edu/counseling-center/transfer-electives/

Students graduating from this program will be required to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.