Bachelor of Science in Business Degree Information

Bachelor of Science in Business Degree Information

Degree Information

B.S. Business Recommended Academic Plan

Recommended Academic Plan

This document gives a semester-by-semester schedule for your course work. Print and review the recommended academic plan in order to make sure you are on track. 

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University Bulletin Program Requirements

Program Requirements

The program requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business are available on the University Bulletin.

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The Bachelor of Science in Business is offered in the University College of Penn State. Students are classified in the major as BSBCC on their academic records. The major is an upper-division degree, meaning that students must meet requirements for entry-to-degree status. The Penn State Baccalaureate Degree Programs Bulletin states these requirements this way: Students admitted to the major must have earned at least 60 credits hours from Penn State or other colleges and universities. Under certain circumstances, further restrictions or exclusions on entrance to majors may be required because of space limitations.

Transfer students and adults with 60 or more acceptable credits may be admitted to the program directly. Incoming freshman with fewer than 60 credits will be enrolled in the University College. They may apply for entry into the BSB program after meeting the major requirements.


Accounting Option
With an almost 20 percent projected national growth in accounting, auditing, financial analysis, and personal financial advising, this new option provides Penn State Hazleton students with an opportunity to prepare for a position in the expanding field. The Accounting option builds upon the basic and intermediate core business curriculum which includes courses in economics, management information systems, marketing, business logistics, and finance. Students then take an additional 18 credits of financial and managerial accounting, systems and controls, auditing, and taxation courses.

Management/Marketing Option
Prepare for the career track of general management and marketing. Learn the vital skills and gain the knowledge necessary to make you a highly competitive player in the twenty-first century workplace.
Graduates are ready to excel in careers involving marketing, sales, distribution, and planning for business or the public sector.

Individualized Option
A student needs to work with the business program coordinator and the Advising Center to develop an appropriate curricular plan.