Interdisciplinary Studies: Business Option, Associate in Arts
The Business option is designed for the student preparing for a career in business or for transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue the Baccalaureate degree in business. With careful planning the student will be able to complete the Associate in Arts degree while concurrently satisfying the lower division transfer preparation for the baccalaureate degree.
Students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) in Business should explore completing the AS-T degree designed specifically for transfer to the CSU. The AS-T degree provides the highest priority admission and other benefits for students who successfully complete them. Additional Business related AA-T degrees may become available in the near future. See the college catalog or a counselor for additional information regarding AA-T/AS-T Degrees for transfer to the CSU.
Students are encouraged to see a counselor for assistance in developing an educational plan that will identify the lower division major preparation and general education coursework that corresponds to the intended major and transfer institution. Students should consult www.ASSIST.org for current course articulation in their major. Please refer to the "Essential Transfer Information Checklist" located in the transfer section of the current college catalog. Counseling appointments may be scheduled online by selecting "Counseling" under "Student Resources" on the Delta College home page, or by calling the Guidance and Counseling Office at (209) 954-5650. Failure to consult with a counselor may unnecessarily delay progress toward transfer.
Courses in the Business option provide the student an awareness and understanding of how various economic and business systems operate. Integrative courses in the discipline expose the student to fundamental business practices in accounting, business, computer information systems, economics, law, and mathematics. Courses foster an awareness of the theories, concepts, and terminology of business, creative problem-solving, decision making and communication skills. Transfer majors appropriate for this option include but are not limited to: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management Information Systems, Human Resource Management, and Public Administration.
Minimum Units Required: 60
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
*Completion of the San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education Pattern may be appropriate for the student who is:
General Education requirements vary widely from institution to institution. It is highly recommended that students see a counselor or consult the selected baccalaureate transfer campus catalog for appropriate GE course selection.
Courses Within the Area of Emphasis
Complete a minimum of 18 units within the area of emphasis, with a "C" or better in each course, including a minimum of one course from each area.
Area 1 - Accounting
Area 2 - Law
Area 3 - Economics
Area 4 - Mathematics
Area 5 - Business Related Courses
Complete 60 transferable units, to include general education, area of emphasis, and electives as needed with a minimum overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.0. Please note that successful transfer to UC, CSU and many Independent Colleges and Universities or in majors that are impacted will require a higher G.P.A. See your counselor, the transfer campus catalog or www.ASSIST.org for current transfer and G.P.A. requirements.