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Business Administration Program Curriculum

Business Administration AA Degree

(60 semester credit hours)

An Associate in Arts degree program offered by the Business Office Technology Department, Division of Technology and Business.

Below is a suggested schedule of the courses required to earn an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration at Wharton County Junior College and is the program of study for students who plan to major in Business Administration at a 4-year university.   Students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree should seek advising from the institution to which they intend to transfer.

 

Course Course Title Core Component  Semester Hours
Freshman Year, Semester I
ENGL 1301 Composition I Core 010  3
HIST 1301 US History I Core 060  3
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I (Finite Mathematics) Core 020  3
Elective Choose 1 Business Administration Elective below ** 3
PHED 1164
or
EDUC
 1300/PSYC 1300
Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness
or
Learning Framework
Core 090 1
or
3
 Total Semester Hours 13
Freshman Year, Semester  II
ENGL 1302 Composition II Core 010  3
HIST 1302 US History II Core 060 3
MATH 1325 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
3
Elective Creative Arts (Performing/Visual Arts) - any course listed under Core 050 Core 050  3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking Core 090  3
 Total Semester Hours 15
Sophomore Year, Semester I
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting  3
Elective Language, Philosophy, & Culture (Humanities) - Any course listed under Core 040 Core 040  3
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics Core 080 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) Core 070  3
Elective Life & Physical Science with Lab - Any course listed under Core 030 Core 030, 090  4
 Total Semester Hours 16
Sophomore Year, Semester II
ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting  * 3
Elective Life & Physical Science with Lab - Any course listed under Core 030 Core 030, 090  4
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications * 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) Core 070  3
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics  * 3
 Total Semester Hours 16

*In addition to core courses, 18 semester credit hrs of transferable courses in Business             Administration are required. 

**Business Administration Electives:

  • BUSI 1301 Business Principles (3 hrs)
  • PSYC 2301 Introduction to General Psychology (3 hrs)
  • SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology (3 hrs)
  • BUSI 2301 Business Law (3 hrs)

Students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree should seek advising from the institution to which they intend to transfer.

WCJC’s AA degree requires 60 hours, and students should be aware they may not be able to transfer more than 60-66 hours.

This is the list of courses for students who plan to major in Business Administration at a university. Students who complete this program will be eligible to apply for the Associate of Arts degree at WCJC.  Transferable courses are suggested electives that will contribute to AA degree requirements.  Different electives may be chosen, but must be selected from the academic rather than the technical courses, as indicated in the course description.

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