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LSB Core Curriculum

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Commerce

To qualify for the degree of bachelor of science in commerce, students must complete a minimum of 175 quarter-units of credit (of which at least 60 must be in upper-division courses) and satisfy the requirements of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum, the Leavey School of Business curriculum, and the departmental major.

 

Critical Thinking & Writing

  • Critical Thinking & Writing 1 and 2 from list of approved courses

Cultures & Ideas

  • Cultures & Ideas 1 and 2 from list of approved courses
  • Cultures & Ideas 3 with MGMT 80 when the course is taken on the SCU campus. When MGMT 80 is not taken on the SCU campus, students choose from a list of approved courses.

Second Language

Native English-speaking students fulfill this requirement in one of the following ways:

  • Successful completion of the second course of the first-year, college-level sequence in a classical or modern foreign language
  • Demonstration of an equivalent level of proficiency by passing a language proficiency examination supervised by the departments of Classics or Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Obtaining a minimum score of 4 on the Advanced Placement Examination in a classical or modern foreign language
  • International Baccalaureate and International A level exams

Students for whom English is not their native language may satisfy this requirement by submitting a petition to the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the director of the Core Curriculum with professionally recognized documentation of proficiency in a language other than English. Such documentation includes but is not limited to a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination score of 213 computerized or 550 paper and pencil examination.

Mathematics

Two mathematics courses:

  • MATH 30 and 31 or MATH 11 and 12

Most business students take the calculus for business courses: MATH 30 and 31. Students who plan to take additional math should consider taking the calculus and analytic geometry courses: MATH 11 and 12.

Religion, Theology & Culture

  • Religion, Theology & Culture 1 from list of approved courses
  • Religion, Theology & Culture 2 from list of approved courses
  • Religion, Theology & Culture 3 from list of approved courses

 Ethics

  • One business ethics course: MGMT 6 or PHIL 26 (from LSB Core Curriculum)

Civic Engagement

  •  MGMT 162 and MGMT 6 or PHIL 26 (from LSB Core Curriculum)

 Diversity

  • One course from list of approved courses

Arts

  • One course from list of approved courses

Social Science

  • ECON 1 (from LSB Core Curriculum)

Natural Science (with lab)

  • One course from list of approved courses

Science, Technology, and Society

  • OMIS 34 (from LSB Core Curriculum)

Students who are considering a major in accounting should take ACTG 134 to satisfy the Science, Technology, and Society requirement.

Students who declare a major or a minor in management information systems will take OMIS 30 or OMIS 31, which will satisfy the information systems requirement in the business core, and may choose a course to satisfy Science, Technology, and Society from the list of approved courses.

Experiential Learning for Social Justice

  • One course from list of approved courses

Advanced Writing

  • BUSN 179 (from LSB Core Curriculum)

Pathways

  • At least 16 units (usually four courses) from list of approved courses in one Pathway of the student’s choice
Introduction to Business (Two Courses)
  • BUSN 70 Contemporary Business Issues
  • OMIS 15 Introduction to Spreadsheets 
Business Law
  • BUSN 85 Business Law
Business Ethics
  • MGMT 6 or PHIL 26 (Also satisfies Ethics requirement and partially satisfies Civic Engagement requirement in University Core)
Calculus
  • MATH 30 Calculus for Business I or MATH 11 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (Also satisfies math requirement in University Core)
  • MATH 31 Calculus for Business II or MATH 12 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
Economics (Three Courses)
  • ECON 1 Principles of Microeconomics (Also satisfies Social Science requirement in University Core)
  • ECON 2 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 3 International Economics, Development, and Growth
Accounting (Two Courses)
  • ACTG 11 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACTG 12 Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Students should take ACTG 11 in the fall or winter quarter of their sophomore year and ACTG 12 in the subsequent winter or spring quarter.

Data Analysis (Two Courses)
  • OMIS 40 Statistics and Data Analysis I and OMIS 41Statistics and Data Analysis II
    -OR-
  • OMIS 40 and ECON 41 Data Analysis and Econometrics and ECON 42 Data Analysis Applications (for economics majors)
Information Systems
  • OMIS 34 Science, Information Technology, Business, and Society (Also satisfies Science, Technology and Society requirement in University Core)

Students who are considering a major in accounting should take ACTG 134 Accounting Information Systems to satisfy the information systems requirement.

Students who declare a major or a minor in management information systems will take OMIS 30 Introduction to Programming or OMIS 31 Business Applications Programming, which will satisfy the information systems requirement in the business core, and must choose a course to satisfy Science, Technology, and Society from the list of approved courses.

Global Business
  • MGMT 80 Global and Cultural Environment of Business (Also satisfies Cultures and Ideas 3 requirement in University Core when taken at SCU)

 

Common Core of Knowledge (Four Courses)
  • FNCE 121 Financial Management
  • MGMT 160 Management of Organizations
  • MKTG 181 Principles of Marketing
  • BUSN179 Communication in Business (Also satisfies Advanced Writing requirement in University Core)
  • OMIS 108 Operations Management
Capstone Course (to be taken during senior year)
  • MGMT 162 Strategic Analysis—The Business Capstone (Partially satisfies Civic Engagement requirement in University Core)