Associate of Science in Business

The Associate of Science in Business degree has three basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Pre-Business Requirements
  3. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Pre-Business Requirements
ACCT 2010Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2020Managerial Accounting3
BUS 2000Introduction to Career Strategies1
CIS 2010Business Computer Proficiency3
COMM 1020Public Speaking3
or COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication
ECON 2010Micro Economics3
ECON 2020Macro Economics3
MATH 1100Business Calculus3
STAT 2040Business Statistics3
or MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  3. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  4. Grade C- or higher in each Pre-Business Requirement course.
  5. Minimum 2.5 GPA in Pre-Business Requirement courses.
  6. Minimum B- grade in CIS courses.

Graduation Plan

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BUS 1001FYE: Business1
CIS 1200Computer Literacy3
ECON 2010Micro Economics (GE Social & Behavioral)3
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
MATH 1050College Algebra / Pre-Calculus4
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS).  
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
ACCT 2010Financial Accounting3
COMM 1020
or 2110
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
3
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
MATH 1100Business Calculus3
General Education (American Institutions)3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS). COMM 2110 will Double Dip (DD) for General Education requirements and UHSB Pre-Business requirements. 
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ACCT 2020Managerial Accounting3
BUS 2000Introduction to Career Strategies1
ECON 2020Macro Economics3
Elective Class1
General Education (Fine Art [GLOCUP])*3
General Education (Life Science/Lab)*4
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS). *If you have already taken 2 GLOCUP classes you can take ANY FA or LH. One lab needed for GE. 
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
CIS 2010Business Computer Proficiency3
STAT 2040Business Statistics3
General Education (Exploration [GLOCUP])* or Elective Class3
General Education (Lit / Hum [GLOCUP])*3
General Education (Physical Science)3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS). *If you have already taken 2 GLOCUP classes you can take ANY FA or LH. *If you have already taken COMM 2110 and ECON 2010 or 2020 this is not needed, you will take an elective class. Declare Bachelor degree/apply for ABBU. One lab needed for GE. 
 Term Hours15
Total Hour: 60