University Studies - BS, Business Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in University Studies is offered by Texas A&M University.

Students who earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) in University Studies are able to tailor their undergraduate coursework to align with future personal and career objectives. Specific requirements, course offerings, and restrictions exist for the University Studies-Business degree.

The University Studies-Business curriculum consists of a 24 credit hour business concentration and two minors of 15 to 18 hours each. The degree program offers a number of unique features and benefits:

Foundational knowledge: The business concentration provides students with a firm grasp of the basic aspects of business including accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management.

Interdisciplinary study: Students pursue two minors that involve coursework in other Texas A&M colleges and departments. Students are encouraged to identify minors that complement the business concentration and reflect their individual interests and strengths.

Flexibility for the future: Students who earn this degree find they have flexible options after graduation since they are prepared to pursue a wide range of careers and graduate programs.

Careers pursued by University Studies-Business graduates include financial advisor, account manager, marketing coordinator, sales representative, web developer, public relations specialist, consultant, and human resource specialist.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
American history 3
Communication 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Mathematics 3
Social and behavioral sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MGMT 105 Introduction to Business 3
American history 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Mathematics 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
ISTM 209 Business Information Systems Concepts 3
Communication 3
Government/Political science 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Minor 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ACCT 209 Survey of Accounting Principles 3
MGMT 209 Principles of Business Regulations and Law 3
Creative arts 3
Government/Political science 3
Minor 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
SCMT 309 Supply Chain Management Principles 3
Minor 1 3
Minor 1 3
Minor or General elective 1,2,3 3
General elective 1,2,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
FINC 409 Survey of Finance Principles 3
Minor 1 3
Minor 1 3
Minor or General elective 1,2,3 3
General elective 1,2,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
MGMT 309 Survey of Management 3
MKTG 409 Principles of Marketing 3
Minor 1 3
Minor 1 3
General elective 1,2,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Minor 1 3
Minor 1 3
General elective 1,2,3 3
General elective 1,2,3 3
General elective 1,2,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Graduation requirements include a requirement for 3 hours of International and Cultural Diversity coursework and 3 hours of Cultural Discourse coursework. A course satisfying a core category, a college/department requirement, or a general elective can be used to satisfy this requirement. See academic advisor.