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2022-23 Catalog 
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Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Candidates for a bachelor of science degree in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics (Goddard School) must satisfy the following requirements:

John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics Requirements

The Curriculum

The program of study within the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is designed to assist the students from admission to career placement. All degree programs within the Goddard School follow the same general pattern which is composed of five required elements: Liberal Support Curriculum, Business Foundations, Admission and Major Declaration, Business Core, and Major Discipline.

Liberal Support Curriculum

The Liberal Support Curriculum consists of courses outside the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics which provide critical skills and information useful to all business students. Students should complete the Liberal Support Curriculum as soon as possible because the knowledge attained in these courses will be used throughout the business curriculum. The specific courses in the Liberal Support Curriculum are:

Liberal Support Curriculum (7 credit hours)


ENGL 2010  and MATH 1050  must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher and may not be taken on a CR/NC basis.

Courses required in the Liberal Support Curriculum for Goddard School majors may be used to satisfy specific university and general education requirements.

MATH 1050  is a prerequisite for ECON 2010 , ECON 2020 , QUAN 2400 , and QUAN 2600 . Students seeking a degree within the Goddard School of Business & Economics should plan to take the necessary mathematics courses as early as possible in their program of study.

Business Foundations

The Business Foundations Curriculum provides the base for all business and economic degree programs and should be completed early in the student’s academic studies. To satisfy the Business Foundations requirement, courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or higher. However, admittance to the Goddard School requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for the six Business Foundation courses.

Admission and Major Declaration

See the Admissions  and Advisement  sections in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics for additional information.  Students intending to pursue a Bachelor of Science or Associate of Science from the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics must take the appropriate assessment course listed below.  Students wishing to minor in Accounting or Economics must also take the appropriate assessment course.  Other minors and certificates don’t require any assessment course.

Additional Information:

Students should register for this course concurrent with (same semester as) or after their last required Business Foundations Course.

Each major discipline within the Goddard School designates different course work. Consult the Degrees/Programs listing for the Major course work required in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration [with an emphasis in Human Resource Management], Marketing, Management Information Systems, Supply Chain Management, and Economics. Generally, students should begin taking courses within their major area before completing all of the courses in the Business Core. Department degree maps will assist students in course sequencing.

Business Core

The Business Core exposes students to the traditional areas of business and provides the competencies needed to analyze problems and interact with individuals from different units of an organization.


*BSAD 4780  should be taken near the conclusion of the program of study.


ENGL 3750  - Business, Economics and Literature: From Wages to Wal-Mart, and Wall Street to Wattsmart: Poverty, Wealth, and Consumption in Literature can be taken to complete the business communication requirement in place of the above options.

Additional Information:

Everyone working in business needs a knowledge of these areas. Students should take course work within the Business Core as they are completing the courses within the Major Discipline. Many of the courses in the Business Core are prerequisites for other classes. Keeping this in mind and using department degree maps will assist students in course sequencing.