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  


Principles of Financial Accounting



Managerial Accounting



Principles of Macroeconomic Theory



Introduction to Microeconomic Theory


BUS 071

Legal Environment of Business


List A: Select one of the following:


BUS 060

Fundamentals of Business Statistics


MATH 061

Finite Mathematics


MATH 062

Calculus for Business and Social Science


List B: Select two of the following:


Any course from List A not already taken


CIT 010

Computer and Information Technology


BUS 082

Introduction to Business


 Total Requirements





Major Requirements


CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC for CSU 1


Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)


Total Units



 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?

A program map is a suggested semester-by-semester plan to help you complete the courses required for a particular degree or certificate. It is based on the major sheet for the particular degree or certificate you are interested in. It includes courses required for the major, general education and any necessary electives. 

A program map is a representation of the major sheet. It includes the specific specialty courses in a major, general education courses and any necessary electives. 

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.