Business Administration Associate in Science Degree for Transfer


The Business Administration Associate in Science Degree for Transfer, also called the Business Administration AS-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states students earning the Business Administration AS-T degree will be granted priority for admission as a Business Administration major to a CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. Business Administration prepares students to enter the job market with an ability to identify and solve business problems. Coursework provides a solid base of knowledge and understanding of fundamental business aspects, beginning with the basics, and emphasizing a foundation in marketing, advertising, management, human relations, finance, communication, writing, business law and international business. While a baccalaureate degree is recommended preparation for those considering business focused careers, the completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the business field and provide preparation for upper-division work. The Business Administration AS-T Degree requires a total of 29-30 units of required courses and restricted electives from the categories as indicated below.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees, and there are no additional graduation requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  3. ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.
Required Core Courses (19 units)19
Financial Accounting5
Honors Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting5
Legal Environment of Business3
Honors Legal Environment of Business
Business Law I (formerly BUS 241AF)
Principles of Economics-Micro3
Honors Principles of Economics-Micro
Principles of Economics-Macro3
Honors Principles of Economics-Macro
List A: Select one of the following (4 units, 4 may be GE):4
Introductory Probability and Statistics4
Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics
Calculus for Business
List B: Select two of the following (6-7 units):6-7
Any course from List A not already chosen.
Introduction to Business3
Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Writing for Business)3
Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Honors Writing for Business)
Introduction to Information Systems4
Honors Introduction to Information Systems
Total Units29-30

Outcome 1: Use a working vocabulary of business terminology.

Outcome 2: Classify, record, and summarize financial transactions in journals and ledgers, manually and/or with computerized accounting software.

Outcome 3: Identify basic computer concepts, terms and functions.

Outcome 4: Analyze a routine business request and respond with a written letter that illustrates good business writing skills.