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2011-2012 General Catalog 
2011-2012 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Business, BS

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Jon M. Huntsman School of Business


Major in Business, BA/BS

The Huntsman School of Business administers Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree programs in business. Because these degree programs require a broad course distribution among the departments of the Huntsman School, they are administered by the Huntsman School, rather than by a specific department. These programs are primarily designed to be offered through the University’s Regional Campuses and Distance Education locations. However, students may also satisfy degree requirements by taking equivalent coursework on the Logan campus. Further information is available in the Huntsman School of Business Programs and Advising Center, Business 309, (435) 797-2272.

Students who have been admitted to Utah State University and who have earned at least 24 post-high school credits qualify for admission to this major. However, a minimum 2.5 GPA is required for business courses taught at the Regional Campuses and Distance Education locations. An overall 2.50 GPA is required for graduation. On-campus departmental courses at the 3000-, 4000-, and 5000-level are restricted to students who have been admitted to the Huntsman School of Business or another USU major, and who have earned at least 40 credits; a minimum 2.67 GPA is typically required for these courses. In order to progress in the program, students must maintain the required GPA level. They must also satisfy all specific prerequisites required for each course.

All students enrolled at USU are required to satisfy the General Education requirements  and the University Studies Depth Education requirements  of the University.

Business Major Requirements (71) Credits

Coursework in the following two categories must be completed in order to earn a BS or BA degree in Business: Huntsman School of Business Fundamentals and Option Areas.

Option Areas (18 credits)

One of the following three option areas must be selected.

Management Option

The management option can be satisfied in one of three ways:

  1. 18 credits—12 credits of approved business-subject coursework, plus 6 credits of BUS 4250  (Advanced Internship) or other approved upper-division coursework.
  2. Dual Major—Must complete all requirements for another major outside of the Huntsman School of Business.
  3. Second Bachelor’s Degree—Must have a previously earned bachelor’s degree in a nonbusiness subject. 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (10 of last 40 must be USU credits)


Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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