Associate of Arts in University Studies in Business (AA)

Division: Student Services

This degree prepares students for transfer to a four-year university. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation in the field of business through the study of facts, principles, and theories that pertain to business related disciplines such as accounting, management, business law, computer information systems, economics, statistics, and mathematics. With proper course selection, students will acquire the discipline specific lower division skills and knowledge necessary for success in their chosen baccalaureate major.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency in the use of word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Explain the importance of small business to the local and regional economies.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal, verbal communication and written skills at the university level.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

The College maintains articulation with most CSU and UC campuses and some private colleges and universities. Course requirements vary between colleges and universities and students are encouraged to consult and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. This degree prepares students for baccalaureate majors including, but not limited to: Business Administration, Community and Regional Development, Construction Management, Agricultural Business, Public Administration, and Health Administration.

Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) **
Complete a minimum of 18 units with a "C" grade or better. Select either Option 1 or Option 2. Course used to fulfill the general education requirements listed above may be counted as part of this 18 unit minimum.
OPTION 1: Select a minimum of 15 units from List A plus a minimum of 3 units from List B.
OPTION 2: Select a minimum of 12 units from List A plus a minimum of 6 units from List B.
ACCT 001Financial Accounting4
ACCT 002Managerial Accounting4
AGMT 001Agriculture Economics *3
AGMT 104Agriculture Accounting3
AGMT 108AG Business Computer Apps3
BUS 018Business Law4
BUS 082Introduction to Business3
BUS 185Ethics in Business & Industry *3
COMM/BUS 112Public Speaking for Business *4
COMP 005Computer Concepts4
COMP 130Intro to Personal Computers4
COMP 140Computer Operating Systems3
CSCI 001Programming Concepts/Method 14
CSCI 002Programming Concepts/Method 24
ECON 040Principles of Microeconomics *3
ECON 050Principles of Macroeconomics *3
BUS 020Business Statistics3
BUS 119Quantitative Methods3
MATH 021Introduction to Statistics4
MATH 065Calculus 14
MATH 066Calculus 24
MATH 070Precalculus5
MATH 154Trigonometry4
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units
The Associate of Arts in University Studies requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 15 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).