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The Department of Business offers the Associate of Science degree in Business for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Baccalaureate programs in Accounting, Business Administration, and Management and a Master's in Business Administration are available on the Beebe campus through ASU-Jonesboro. Interested students should contact the Business and Agriculture division chair or the ASU-Jonesboro program office. The academic advisor can provide assistance in selecting courses which apply toward a bachelor’s degree in accounting, administrative services, business education, business administration, economics, finance, management, marketing, computer information systems, or other business related areas. For those students who wish to satisfy specific vocational or personal objectives, an individualized course of study may be planned with the assistance of an academic advisor.


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Total Program

62 Credit Hours

The fourth digit in the course number indicates the number of credit hours. 

 University Requirement - 1 or 3 hours

University Requirement Department
The 3-hour credit course is required for students who must take at least one remedial course. Students who are not required to take a remedial course may take the 3-hour credit course. In both situations, the courses (1-hour or 3-hour) count toward electives. 
UNIV 1001 Principles of Academic Success I University
UNIV 1003 Principles of Academic Success III University

General Education Core - 35 hours 

English/Communictations - 9 hours 

English/Communications Department
ENG 1003 Freshman English I English
ENG 1013 Freshman English II English
SPCH 1203 Oral Communications Speech

Literature - 3 hours

Literature Department
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ENG 2003 World Literature I English
ENG 2013 World Literature II English
PHIL 1103 Introduction to Philosophy Philosophy

Fine Arts/Humanities - 3 hours

Fine Arts/Humanities Department
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ART 2503 Fine Arts-Visual Art
MUS 2503 Fine Arts-Musical Music
THEA 2503 Fine Arts-Theatre Theatre

U.S. History/Government - 3 hours

U.S. History/Government Department
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POSC 2103 Introduction to United States Government Political Science
HIST 2763 The United States to 1876 History
HIST 2773 The United States Since 1876 History

World History - 3 hours

World History Department
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HIST 1013 World Civilization to 1660 History
HIST 1023 World Civilization since 1660 History

Mathematics - 3 hours

Mathematics Department
MATH 1023 College Algebra Mathematics

Life Science - 4 hours

Life Science Department
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BIOL 1004 Biology for General Education Biological Science
BIOL 1014 Principles of Biology Biological Science
BIOL 2104 Microbiology Biological Science
BOT 1104 General Botany Botany
ZOOL 1204 Principles of Zoology Zoology
ZOOL 2004 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Zoology
ZOOL 2014 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Zoology

Physical Science - 4 hours

Physical Science Department
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CHEM 1014 General Chemistry I Chemistry
CHEM 1024 General Chemistry II Chemistry
PHSC 1204 Physical Science Physical Science
PHSC 1304 Earth Science Physical Science
PHYS 2054 General Physics I Physics
PHYS 2064 General Physics II Physics
PHYS 2074 University Physics I Physics
PHYS 2084 University Physics II Physics

Social Sciences - 3 hours

Social Sciences Department
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology Sociology

Business Core - 27 hours

Business Core Department
ACCT 2003 Principles of Accounting I Accounting
ACCT 2013 Principles of Accounting II Accounting
CIS 1503 Microcomputer Applications I Computer Information Systems
ECON 2313 Principles of Macroeconomics Economics
ECON 2323 Principles of Microeconomics Economics
LAW 2023 The Legal Environment of Business Law
MATH 2143 Calculus with Business Applications Mathematics
BUS 2113 Business Statistics Business


Business Core Department
Choose one course below. 
BUS 1013 Introduction to Business Business
BSYS 2563 Business Communication Business Systems
BUS 1013 - Introduction to Business is accepted at Arkansas Technical University, Southern Arkansas University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Monticello, and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.  BSYS 2563 - Business Communication  is accepted at Arkansas State University, Henderson State University, University of Central Arkansas, and University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.  

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