This program provides students with the knowledge, both in practice and theory, to complete the lower division requirements and prepare them to transfer to a four-year institution and to earn a Bachelor’s Degree. The degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Included in the curriculum are core courses in accounting, economics, business law, and mathematics. The student will learn to analyze data and problems related to businesses and use the basic analytic business tools to find solutions.

To be awarded the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must have the following:
  • Completion of 60 CSU transferable semester units.
  • A minimum of at least 2.0 GPA in CSU transferable courses (note that a higher GPA may be required in some institutions).
  • Completion of at least 18 units in the major with a grade of “C” or better. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  • Certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements, or completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU requirements.

Please Note: No more than 60 semester units are required for this degree and no additional requirements will be imposed by Evergreen Valley College.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Solve business problems through statistical analysis.
  • Utilize current business theories to manage staff in a successful manner.
  • Use various motivational theories to improve productivity.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of organizational structure and behavior, and ethical responsibilities of corporations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of management, marketing, finance and accounting, operations and information systems.

Required Courses

Major Requirements

Course Title Units
Core Requirements  
ACCTG 001A Principles of Financial Accounting 4
ACCTG 001B Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 060 Fundamentals of Business Statistics 3
BUS 071 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS 082 Introduction to Business 3
ECON 010A Principles of Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECON 010B Introduction to Microeconomic Theory 3
One of the following Math courses: 3-5

MATH 061

Finite Mathematics  

MATH 062

Calculus for Business and Social Science  

MATH 066

Calculus I Late Transcendentals for STEM  

MATH 071

Calculus I With Analytic Geometry  

Total Requirements

Course Title Units
Major Requirements 26-28
CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU 1 37-39
Total Units 60.0

Some GE courses may be double-counted within the major and will reduce the number of units.  General electives may be needed to reach 60 units. Please consult with a counselor to determine which courses are applicable.


What is a Program Map?

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What is a Major Sheet?

A major sheet includes a description of the program you are interested in, what you can expect to learn once you have completed the program (Program Learning Outcomes) and the specific specialty courses you will need to complete within a major.