Incoming students interested in pursuing a program of study in business will initially be designated as “pre-business.” Normally this designation will be held for no more than the first two years. After admission to the College of Business, a student may declare a business major.
To be admitted to the College of Business, students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better after completing at least 27 college credits. Additionally, applicants will have completed the following courses for the College of Business and have earned an average GPA of 2.5 in these five courses: Business Administration 131, 132 (6 credits), Economics 201, 202 (6 credits) and Statistics (3 credits in Mathematics 200 or equivalents).
In addition to the requirements above, transfer students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in 15 semester hours taken at the University of Mary Washington and have completed 9 semester hours of required BUAD coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be admitted to the College of Business.
At the end of each semester, students who have met the requirements for admission to the College of Business will automatically be admitted if they hold a pre-business designation.
The major in Business Administration is a Bachelor of Science degree. Business majors should note the degree requirements for B.S. degrees, found here.
Additional important information is contained in the description of B.A./B.S. General Education Requirements.
Please also note that the section of this Catalog outlining “University Academic Policies and Procedures” applies to students in the College of Business. Students with questions about general academic requirements should consult this part of the Catalog for guidance. All of the “Academic Resources” described in an earlier section of this Catalog are available as needed to students in the College of Business.