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Program Requirements

Typical Program

Degree/Certificate:     Associate in Science
HEGIS Code:             5004
SUNY Code:              3822
Major Code:              BA

The SUNY Niagara Approach

This associate in science program is for students who:

  • Are planning to transfer to an upper-level school such as Niagara University, SUNY College at Buffalo, the University at Buffalo or the SUNY College at Brockport
  • Are capable of completing courses in mathematics beyond algebra and trigonometry
  • Intend to earn a bachelor’s degree or beyond

Admission

Students admitted in fall, spring and summer.

Business Administration is offered as a full-time or part-time day program, part-time evening program or online program. Because of the sequencing of courses, it may take longer than eight semesters to complete the part-time evening program or four semesters to complete the full-time day program if a student begins in a spring semester.

This program requires three years of regents-level mathematics for successful completion in four semesters of full-time study. Admission without the necessary mathematics background will require the student to complete some additional courses. In which case it may take longer than four semesters of full-time study to complete the program.

Students who want to enroll in the associate in science degree program but lack the appropriate background in mathematics may:

  1. Enroll in the AS degree program and complete the additional mathematics courses
  2. Enroll in the AAS degree program and change curriculum when the mathematics courses have been completed
  3. Enroll in, and complete, the AAS degree program

Dual Admissions

Canisius College
Niagara University
SUNY at Buffalo
SUNY Buffalo State University
SUNY College at Brockport
SUNY College at Fredonia
SUNY College/Empire State
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome

Articulation Agreements

Niagara University
SUNY at Buffalo
SUNY Buffalo State University
SUNY College at Brockport

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To prepare students for transfer into baccalaureate business-related curricula.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this program, students will:

  • Communicate with others effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental managerial, organizational and marketing principles, functions and issues
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of major social, economic, historic, global and technological trends on organizations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of accounting and business law

Program Requirements (BA)


  1. A total of at least 63-credit hours with a minimum curriculum grade-point average of 2.0. Academic Foundations courses do not count toward the degree.
  2. Business: A minimum of 18-credit hours to include:
     
     
     
     
      
      OR
      
  3. Computer Technology: A minimum of 3-credit hours to include:
      OR
      AND
      AND
      
  4. Communication: Written - General Education: A minimum of 6-credit hours to include:
      *
     
  5. Communication: Oral - General Education: A minimum of 3-credit hours to include:
    BUS 229 - Business Communications  
  6. Health or Physical Education: A minimum of 2-credit hours. 
  7. General Education Elective: A minimum of 3-credit hours to include:
    ___   ___    General Education  approved elective that meets both Diversity: Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice (DVRS) and Humanities (HUMN) 
  8. Mathematics & Quantitative Reasoning - General Education: A minimum of 7-credit hours as required by the transfer institution and selected from the following:
      * 
    MAT 110 -  Intermediate Algebra  * OR 
    MAT 111 -  Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry  * OR
    MAT 116 -  Pre-calculus Mathematics  * OR
      *
  9. Natural Science & Scientific Reasoning - General Education: A minimum of 3-credit hours to include:
    ___  ___    Natural Science & Scientific Reasoning General Education  elective
  10. Social Sciences - General Education: A minimum of 6-credit hours to include:
     
      
  11. General Education elective: A minimum of 3-credit hours to be chosen from:
    The Arts  
    US History & Civic Engagement 
    World History & Global Awareness 
    World Language    
  12. Recommended Electives: A minimum of 9-credit hours selected through advisement to meet transfer requirements in:
    1. Accounting
    2. Business Management
    3. Health Care Management
    4. International Business

Typical Program


First Semester


Total Credit Hours: 16


Second Semester


Total Credit Hours: 16


Third Semester


Total Credit Hours: 15


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 16


Note:


* Dependent upon the fulfillment of Academic Foundations requirements.

** Students must take either CIS 100 or each of the following modules: CIS 105, CIS 111 and CIS 115.

Scholarship Opportunities


There are several scholarships available to SUNY Niagara students. Scholarship deadline dates vary each semester.  For more information, please visit the scholarship webpage at www.niagaracc.suny.edu/scholarships. The SUNY Niagara Foundation/Scholarship Office is located within the Foundation Office, A-265 or by phone (716) 614-5910.

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