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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog


Business Administration - General Studies
College: Warrington College of Business Administration
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Hours for the Degree: 120
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program: No

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (B.A.B.A.) provides students the opportunity to design a program of study that combines the fundamentals of business with an area of specialization other than business.

There is a minimum requirement of four courses/12 credits (3000-4000 level) for each area. Lists of approved courses for each area are available in Stuzin Hall, Room 267.

Students in the B.A.B.A. program are also required to take 11-12 hours of 3000/4000-level business courses beyond the core. These courses must be taken through the University of Florida. B.A.B.A. students may utilize one professional development course (GEB 3035, Career Management, or GEB 3213, Professional Writing in Business) to fulfill part of this requirement.

B.A.B.A. students are encouraged to complete one of these professional development experiences: an internship, a study abroad program, the University Scholars Program, McNair Scholars Achievement Program, extracurricular leadership experiences (e.g. philanthropic organizations, student organizations), or an honors thesis. Students should consult an academic adviser for specific information.

Semester 1:

  • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-4
  • Complete 2 of the 7 critical-tracking courses (ECO 2013, ECO 2023, MAC 2233, ACG 2021C, STA 2023, ACG 2071, CGS 2531)
  • 2.5 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses

Semester 2:

  • Complete 2 additional courses of the 7 critical-tracking courses
  • 2.75 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses

Semester 3:

  • Complete 2 additional courses of the 7 critical-tracking courses (including ACG 2021C)
  • 3.0 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses

Semester 4:

  • Complete all 7 critical-tracking courses
  • 3.0 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses
  • Complete the CLAST exam or be exempted

GPA calculation for tracking courses:

The tracking GPA is calculated based on all attempts of the tracking courses or their equivalents. Once a student receives a grade of C or higher in a tracking course or its equivalent, no subsequent grade in that course or its equivalent will be used in calculation of the tracking GPA.

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which will be bold.

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (GE–S) 13
CGS 2531 Problem Solving Using Computer Software (GE–M) 13
Humanities (GE)3
Elective (Recommend MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra or
MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry, GE-M)
Total 15
Semester 2Credits
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (GE–S) 13
MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus 1 (GE–M) 13
Biological Sciences (GE)3
Composition (GE)3
Total 15
Semester 3Credits
ACG 2021C Introduction to Financial Accounting14
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1(GE–M) 13
Humanities (GE)3
Physical Sciences (GE)3
Total 15
Semester 4Credits
ACG 2071 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 13
Humanities (GE)3
Physical or Biological Science (GE)3
Total 15

Critical-tracking Criteria Semesters 5-8:
  • Meet all term 1-4 tracking requirements
  • Have a business core GPA, area of specialization GPA and a UF GPA of 2.0 or higher

Semester 5Credits
MAN 3025 Principles of Management (GE–S) 24
QMB 3250 Statistics for Business Decisions 24
Specialization course 33
Total 15
Semester 6Credits
FIN 3403 Business Finance 24
MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing (GE–S) 24
Business elective(s)4
Specialization course 33
Total 15
Semester 7Credits
BUL 4310 The Legal Environment of Business 24
ECP 3703 International Trade 24
Specialization course 33
Business elective(s)4
Total 15
Semester 8Credits
MAN 4504 Operations Management 24
Business elective(s)4
Specialization course 33
Total 15

1 Tracking courses

2 Business core courses

3 Major (B.S.B.A.) or area of specialization courses (B.A.B.A.)