2022-23 University Bulletin 
    Mar 04, 2024  
2022-23 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business, B.S. (through College of Professional and Continuing Studies)

NY State Program Code: 78089
HEGIS Code: 0599.00
CIP Code: 52.9999

Candidates for this degree must have completed at least 120 credits, 60 of which must be in the liberal arts. The final 30 credits must be taken in graded course work at the University, and no more than 60 of the total credits may be awarded from prior learning. 44 credits in the major are required. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.3 in their area of concentration and a minimum GPA of 2.0 from Adelphi overall.

General Education & Core Requirements for BS in Business

Required GPA: 2.0
Major GPA: 2.3
Credits Required for Major: 39-40
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

CPCS Core & General Education Requirements (26 credits)

The B.S. in Business requires two core courses for successful completion of the degree program. Each core course is four credits. The courses are:

Waiver of Core Course Requirements

The College of Professional and Continuing Studies students may attempt to waive the core course requirement either through transfer credits or prior learning. Please check with your academic adviser if you are considering a waiver of core course requirements before you begin your degree program. A summary of the waiver of core course requirements is as follows:

Expository and Professional Writing

Exemption/transfer credit: Students who would like to exempt this course must have a portfolio of academic or professional writing work that will be evaluated by an Expository and Professional Writing instructor, and must perform a short, in-person writing sample. The writing portfolio must show examples of work that includes research integrated into the writing, that has an introduction or thesis statement, main body and conclusion or summary, that cites sources if it is an academic work, includes arguments or claims made in the work that are backed up with evidence, and that makes a consistent, coherent argument throughout the work that supports the introduction or thesis statement. Simple memos, letters or other office correspondence will not be considered for this portfolio. The in-person writing sample assists in verifying that the student’s work is comparable to their writing sample.

Science and the Citizen

Exemption/transfer credit: at least two science courses in transfer credit (not necessarily lab courses) or one lab science course.


(54-55 credits)

General Education, Core, & Business B.S. Semester Sequence

Degree: B.S.
Required GPA: 2.0
Major GPA: 2.5
Credits Required for Major: 44
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

Course Credits 0-30 31-60 61-90 91-120
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
0611-121 Expository & Professional Writing  4            

0144-110 Precalculus (3 credits)

0203-111 The Price System  3              
0203-112 The National Economy   3              
0612-131 Science & The Citizen, or a Lab Science  4              
0615-222 Effective Communications or
0204-267 Business Communications
 3  ✓          
Art 2
 ✓  ✓    
Humanities  2
 ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓    
Social Science 2
 ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓    
0210-262 The Art, Science and Practice of Management  3    ✓          
0212-280 Marketing  3  ✓    ✓          
0201-101 Principles of Accounting I  3  ✓              
0201-102 Principles of Accounting II  3              
0204-252 Legal & Ethical Environment of Business  3      ✓        
0204-341 International Business  3              
0210-366 Organizational Behavior  3    ✓  ✓        
0209-330 Managerial Finance 3            
0204-468 Business Policy (Capstone) 3              
Electives 54-55