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Undergraduate Record 2005-2006 
Undergraduate Record 2005-2006 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Degree Requirements - School of Commerce

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Course Requirements


Students are encouraged to take courses that emphasize oral and written communication skills as well as courses emphasizing moral reasoning and ethics. Students planning to concentrate in Information Technology are encouraged to take computer-programming courses.

Prior to enrolling in the McIntire School, a student must complete the following courses:



Note: Requirements as defined in the Record, College of Arts and Sciences chapter, area requirements section. Three humanities credits are required prior to enrollment. Three additional humanities credits (which may include additional ENWR), along with three credits of social, natural/physical sciences, will be required before graduation and may be taken either before or after entering the McIntire School.

  • Humanities/Fine Arts Credits: 3-6
    Suggested Year: 1st or 2nd
  • Foreign Language Credits: 0-14
    Suggested Year: 1st or 2nd
  • Social, Natural/Physical Sciences Credits: 0-3
    Suggested Year: 1st or 2nd

Third-Year Core Curriculum

During the third year a student must complete the following core curriculum in sequence during the fall and spring semesters:

Spring Semester

Fourth-year Concentrations

During the fourth year a student must declare a concentration and complete the following courses:

Accounting (effective class of 2006)

Fourth Year

  • COMM ___ Two 400- or 500- level accounting courses from approved list Credits: 6


Third Year

Recommended in third year, may be completed fourth year.

Fourth Year

  • One 400- level Capstone Finance course Credits: 3

Information Technology

Third or Fourth Year

Recommended in third year, may be taken fourth year.

Fourth Year

  • Two 400-level Information Technology courses or
  • One 400-level Information Technology course and

One Management course from the following list:

International Business

Students are encouraged to study abroad in a chosen country or region.

First or Second Year

  • Area Studies Credits: 6
    Six credits of area studies courses that focus on other countries or regions of the world or foreign language courses above the 202 level.


Fourth Year

  • COMM 4__  Three 400- level management courses Credits: 9
    (COMM 453 may be substituted for 3 credits.)


Fourth Year

  • COMM 4__  Two 400- level marketing courses Credits: 6

Commerce Electives

Students are required to earn 6-9 credits in Commerce electives from among 300- and 400-level courses after enrollment in McIntire. For students not concentrating in accounting, six credits must be in areas outside the primary concentration.

Non-Commerce Electives

After enrollment, students may take any courses necessary to complete the 51-credit requirement.

Credit Requirements

Students must earn 120 credits for the Bachelor of Science in Commerce. Of these:

  1. 57 credits must be in Commerce courses and ECON 201 and 202;
  2. 51 credits must be in non-Commerce courses (excluding ECON 201 and ECON 202);
  3. 15 credits may be in either Commerce or non-Commerce courses.

Students must earn the following minimum credits after enrollment at McIntire:

  1. 57 total credits;
  2. 42 credits in Commerce, including:
    1. 24 credits of core courses;
    2. 9-15 credits of courses in a concentration;
    3. 6-9 elective credits (6 must be outside the primary concentration except for students concentrating in accounting).

Grade Requirements

Students must achieve at least a 2.000 grade point average for:

  1. all course work completed;
  2. all Commerce courses and ECON 201 and 202;
  3. course work taken during the semester immediately preceding graduation. This semester must be completed in good academic standing (see Probation).

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