Change/Declare Degree


Below is the information to help you understand:

         I.          When we accept and review (approve/deny) your Change of Major form

         II.          Criteria to Change/declare your major to Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) or Change your BSBA concentration (13 options)

        III.          Criteria to Change/declare a minor in Business

       IV.          Requirements to add a second major or a minor

 

        I.          When do we accept and review (approve/deny) Change of Major form?

a.      B.S. Business Administration major or change in BSBA concentration:

                                                    i.     Preparation:

1.     < 90 units earned, complete and bring with you:

a.      Change of Major Form < 90 units earned - http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/students/change_of_major/index.html

                                                                                                                i.     Unofficial transcript printed from MySJSU

2.     > 90 units earned, complete and bring with you:

a.      Change of Major Form > 90 units earned - http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/students/change_of_major/index.html

                                                                                                                i.     Personal Statement

                                                                                                              ii.     Unofficial Transcript printed from MySJSU

b.     Appropriate BSBA concentration form - http://www.sjsu.edu/cob/Students/gradapps/

                                                  ii.     Accept: September 14th through October 5th of the Fall or Spring semester via walk-in advising (when available, check our website for current walk-in advising hours www.sjsu.edu/lcobssc)

                                                iii.     Review: October 6th through October 21st

                                                iv.     Notification: After October 24th,  students will be notified if we approve or deny their request.  Note that after the Lucas College of Business approval, your change of major petition may require review by an additional university unit before final approval.

b.     Declare Business minor:

                                                    i.     Accept: Only when all requirements are completed or in-progress

                                                  ii.     Review & Notification: Any time of the semester via our walk-in advising (when available, check our website for current walk-in advising hours www.sjsu.edu/lcobssc)

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    II.          Minimum criteria to change your major to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) or change your BSBA concentration (13 options)

Note: we can only accommodate a limited number of students to the BSBA major, concentrations or minors due to capacity limitations.  Meeting the minimum criteria listed in this document does not guarantee approval of your change of major/concentration petition.  We will rank and approve students based on how well they meet the requirements listed below and our capacity limitations.

a.      Upper-Division student – 60 units or more completed

                                                    i.     Complete all lower-division requirements as listed in section II.b.i

                                                  ii.     Students interested in:

1.     the Accounting, Accounting Information Systems (AIS), or Corporate Accounting & Finance (CAF)concentrations:

a.      complete 12 units of letter graded upper-division business core or concentration courses

b.     earn at least a “B” grade in Bus1 121A - Intermediate Accounting. Note that if you receive a grade of C or better in Business 121A, you will not be able to repeat it for grade forgiveness.

c.      earn an SJSU cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater

d.     Students who have repeated any Accounting course more than one time are ineligible to change their concentration to Accounting

2.     the Finance concentration:

a.      complete 12 units of letter graded upper-division business core or concentration courses

b.     earn at least a “C” grade in Bus1 170 – Fundamental of Finance

c.      earn an SJSU cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater

3.     the Marketing concentration,

a.      Complete the following course requirements:

                                                                                                                i.     Engl 100WB, or LLD 100WB or Comm 100W (take this in your first semester to avoid delays in changing your major/concentration)

                                                                                                              ii.     Bus2 130 (take this in your first semester or ASAP to avoid delays in changing your major/concentration)

                                                                                                            iii.     Bus2 134a, or Bus2 134b, or Bus2 138

                                                                                                            iv.     One additional marketing concentration course

b.     Earn an SJSU cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater

4.     the other nine concentrations:

c.      complete 12 units of letter graded upper-division business core or concentration courses

d.     earn an SJSU cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater

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b.     Lower-Division student

                                                    i.     With 45 to 59 units completed

1.     For the Accounting, AIS, CAF, or Marketingconcentrations:

a.      Lower-division change of major petitions to these concentrations are not allowed.  Refer to the upper-division students criteria above

2.     For the Finance concentration:

a.      Complete the following with a grade of “C” or better:

                                                                                                                i.     English 2 (English 1B accepted)

                                                                                                              ii.     Math 71 and Bus2 90

                                                                                                            iii.     Bus1 20 and Bus1 21

                                                                                                            iv.     Econ 1A and Econ 1B

b.     earn an SJSU cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater

3.     For the other eight concentrations:

a.      Complete the following with a grade of “C” or better:

                                                                                                                i.     English 2 (English 1B accepted)

                                                                                                              ii.     Math 71 and Bus2 90

                                                                                                            iii.     Bus1 20

b.     Pass Bus1 21, Econ1A, and Econ 1B

c.      earn an SJSU cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater

                                                  ii.     With less than 45 units completed

1.     For the Accounting, AIS, CAF, or Marketing concentrations:

a.      Lower-division change of major petitions to these concentrations are not allowed.  Refer to the upper-division student criteria above

2.     For the other nine concentrations:

a.      complete a minimum of 24 letter graded SJSU units including:

                                                                                                                i.     English 2 (English 1B accepted) with a grade of “C” or better

                                                                                                              ii.     Math 71 with a grade of “C” or better

b.     earn an SJSU cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater

 III.          Change/declare a minor in Business

a.      Business Minor:

                                                    i.     For Industrial Technology or Aviation majors:

1.     You do not need to declare the business minor, rather, complete a Business minor form when you apply for graduation

                                                  ii.     For all other majors:

1.     Only if all minor requirements are complete or in-progress will we complete and approve the minor form

2.     The minor should not delay your graduation or increase your total units completed beyond 140

                                                iii.     In all cases, bring the following to a JHSSC Advisor:

1.     a major form showing courses not yet completed for graduation

2.     a current unofficial transcript

3.     a business minor form

b.     Global Leadership Minor:

                                                    i.     Contact Professor Rolanda Pollard at rolanda.pollard@sjsu.edu

 IV.          Requirements to add a second major or a minor

a.      In order to declare a second major or a minor:

                                                    i.     Students must be able to complete all requirements for the major or minor, along with all other degree requirements, within 144 units. 

                                                  ii.     Consult with an advisor in the College that offers the major or minor you wish to add, to assess if this is possible. 

                                                iii.     Note, you cannot add a second BSBA concentration.

 

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