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 Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
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

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BUS 1001 FYE: Business 1
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
ECON 2010 Micro Economics (GE Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus 4
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS).  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting 3
COMM 1020
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
MATH 1100 Business Calculus 3
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.  
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 2000 Introduction to Career Strategies 1
ECON 2020 Macro Economics 3
General Education (Fine Art/GLOCUP)* 3
General Education (Life Science/Lab) 4
Elective Class 1
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.  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CIS 2010 Business Computer Proficiency 3
STAT 2040 Business Statistics 3
General Education (Exploration/GLOCUP)* or Elective Class 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 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.  
 Hours15
 Total Hours60