1 Academic Catalog Haub School of Business Degree Completion Program
2 Haub School of Business Degree Completion Program Dean: Joseph A DiAngelo, Ed.D Associate Dean: Vana M. Zervanos, MBA, M.Ed. Director: Janine N. Guerra, JD, MBA Senior Marketing Manager: M. Christine Anderson, MS The Haub School of Business Degree Completion Program (HDC) of Saint Joseph s University is the undergraduate division that serves the educational needs of adult and parttime students. Additionally, HDC serves employers needs for quality programs in the educational and professional advancement of their employees. The Haub Degree Completion Program is an integral part of Saint Joseph s University, as it connects the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence and service with the contemporary needs of adult learners. HDC is responsible for adult undergraduate business degree programs, Summer Sessions, the January Intersession, offcampus programs, and non-credit and certificate programs. Degree offerings include the Bachelor of Science degrees in a wide range of business disciplines. Certificate and Associate degrees are also offered in various programs. The HDC has administrative responsibilities for undergraduate adult learner programs, with curricular and instructional decisions being made in the Erivan K. Haub School of Business. Student Profile HDC serves students 22 or older who pursue their undergraduate education on a part-time or full-time basis. Students enter the HDC with or without having earned previous college credit. Work, family, and financial obligations influence the pace of adult and part-time students academic careers; therefore, the time with which it take to complete one s degree varies. HDC students seek programs that facilitate the completion of their degree. Students may receive credit by examination or for work experiences. They draw on their own life experiences to enrich classroom discussions. HDC provides programs and services that are compatible with these learner needs. Finally, students who have already earned undergraduate degrees, make enroll in courses simply to enhance their professional advancement. International students attend HDC on a full-time basis. The University works closely with the English Language Service (ELS) Center concerning the admission of qualified international students. Degree and Certificate Programs The Bachelor of Science Degree program is the culmination of an undergraduate education, which is conferred upon the student s successful completion of a minimum of 40 courses and 120 credits (see Curricula). The Associate of Science Degree programs require a minimum of 20 courses and at least 60 credits (see Curricula section). Students can also earn a Certificate of Proficiency or Post-Baccalaureate Certificate by completing course requirements ranging from 8 to 16 courses depending upon specific certificate curriculum requirements. Students cannot graduate with more than one certificate or degree in the same field at the same time. For further information concerning HDC Programs, please contact the HDC Office at (610) or Students may also contact us via Facebook at or on Twitter Advanced Standing for Transfer Students A candidate for admission to a degree or certificate program with credits from another college must request an official transcript(s) from each college or university previously attended. Only grades of C or better will be considered for transferability. A maximum of 75 credits (25 courses) may be transferred to the baccalaureate degree in HDC. Students in a baccalaureate degree program are required to take a minimum of fifteen courses in HDC, including at least four upper division courses in their major. HDC has developed articulation agreements with many local community colleges to facilitate the transfer process. Students may transfer up to ten courses towards an Associate Degree. Ten courses must be completed at Saint Joseph s University. Business majors must take at least half of their Business core/concentration courses at Saint Joseph s University. Some business courses may need to be reviewed by specific academic departments for evaluation of transfer credit. International students must provide official transcript(s) from each high school and university previously attended, translated into English, and a course-by-course evaluation from an approved international credential evaluation service must be submitted. Please see the section on International Students for further information. Credit for Prior Learning CLEP (College Level Examination Program) CLEP provides the opportunity to earn college credit by the successful passing of tests in specific subject areas. These tests measure learning acquired outside as well as in the classroom setting. Students must be in good academic standing and must get approval from the HDC office before taking a CLEP exam in order to ensure the applicability of CLEP credits to a HDC program. (No CLEP exam credit will be considered without an official CLEP approval form on file signed by an HDC advisor.) A listing of tests and passing scores is available in the HDC office (Room 160 Mandeville). Students requests to take CLEP exams for credit will not be considered if the student has 10 or fewer courses remaining in their degree program. A
3 student may not use a CLEP test for credit if he or she has already transferred in the 75 credit maximum. ELAP (Experiential Learning Assessment Program) ELAP provides currently enrolled students in good academic standing the opportunity to validate college level knowledge acquired through study, work and other life experiences. The Haub Degree Completion Program offers a portfolio assessment process by which prior learning can be documented and assessed for credit. ELAP applicants may apply for portfolio assessment credit for experiences that are similar to the course content for a particular course. Portfolio assessment involves compiling pertinent information into a portfolio and submitting it for faculty review. It is a process that enables students to demonstrate college-level learning from experiences gained outside the classroom. The process of portfolio assessment requires that students demonstrate knowledge equivalent to a college-level course. It is the student s responsibility in consultation with an academic advisor to identify courses(s) for which he or she would like to document identification of appropriate courses. Portfolio assessment is not "an easy way to earn credits," but rather a formal process that enables students, through careful reflection and documentation, to prove learning equivalent to a SJU course. Approval of all ELAP requests is at the discretion of each academic department. This process, including portfolio preparation and academic department/faculty review, may take about 2 to 3 months for completion. If the student is awarded formal credit as a result of the assessment, that credit will be recorded on the student s permanent record as a transfer course with a grade of TR. ELAP applications may be made after a student has been fully accepted and has enrolled in the Haub Degree Completion Program. Student requests to submit an ELAP portfolio will not be considered if the student has 10 or fewer courses remaining in their degree program. A student may not use a ELAP portfolio for credit if he or she has already transferred in the 75 credit maximum. Credit cannot be earned in Business courses through the ELAP Program. However, an academic department may administer a challenge exam for certain business courses. Challenge Tests Students making satisfactory academic progress may also earn credit by passing departmental challenge tests to determine competency in a given subject in which the student has gained knowledge equivalent to that learned in a classroom. Students must receive a grade of C or better in this test to be awarded credits. Applications for challenge tests may be made after students have been fully accepted in the HDC. Challenge test dates will not be scheduled until the student has paid the non-refundable challenge exam application fee. Department chairs must approve all challenge requests. Comprehensive written challenge tests, prepared and evaluated by HDC faculty, can be arranged by contacting the Associate Dean. Credit will be recorded on the official transcript with the grade of P. Student requests to take challenge exams for credit will not be considered if the student has 10 or fewer courses remaining in their degree program. A student may not use a challenge exam for credit if he or she has already transferred in the 75 credit maximum. A student may not take a challenge exam, CLEP, or ELAP a course that the student is presently taking. A student is required to drop or withdraw from the course before seeking to challenge, CLEP, or ELAP the course. A student may not earn credit by exam in a course when he/she has completed a more advanced course in the same subject. If a student fails a challenge exam, the student is unable to challenge the same course again. Business courses can only be challenged once. Students may not use a challenge exam, CLEP test or ELAP portfolio for any of the last 10 courses taken before graduation. A student may not use a challenge exam, CLEP test, or ELAP portfolio for credit if he or she has already transferred in the 75 credit maximum. Awarding of Credit by Assessment through American Council on Education (ACE). A student may receive credit for courses evaluated and approved for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Listings of ACE approved courses and credit recommendations are contained in two publications: A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces and The National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs. Credits received are subject to the same policies as those of any other transfer credit. Military Credits Credit may be granted for college-level coursework earned while in military service if it is recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) and if the course meets the content equivalence of a three-credit course offered at Saint Joseph s University. ACE recommendations for 1-credit courses may not be transferred to fulfill a three-credit course requirement. Credit is not awarded for Basic Training or for vocational/technical level recommendations. To initiate an evaluation of military credits, a student must request an official military transcript from their respective service branch. One may access additional information regarding military transcripts and ACE evaluations at Second Degree Candidates Students who have received a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or other Bachelor s degree from a previous college or university and wish to pursue undergraduate studies to obtain a second degree must do the following: 1. Apply to the HDC program and obtain permission from the HDC program director.
4 2. Fulfill the requirements listed under Advanced Standing; credits applicable to the second degree will be treated as transfer credits. 3. Complete at least 30 additional credits in HDC, including any GEP requirements not yet satisfied. a. Note: If the student s first degree is from Saint Joseph s University, the student will only need to complete missing Business core courses and major electives. If these classes are less than 30 credits, the student will need to take additional free electives to reach the 30-credit minimum and may be required to take more courses than this minimum in order to fulfill SJU GEP requirements. 4. Take at least 4 upper division courses in one s major in HDC unless specifically waived by the appropriate chair (See Residency Requirement in section on Academic Policies and Regulations). 5. At the time of admission, the student will receive a list of required courses in order to earn the second degree. This course list will be a minimum of 30 credits, but may be more depending on the coursework from the first degree. Academic Advising In the HDC Program, the role of an advisor is: to help students with transition by monitoring academic load, course selection and academic performance; to support students in initiating long-range educational planning; and, to direct students to opportunities and resources that will enrich their education. The following students are required to obtain an advisor's approval in order to enroll in courses: Students with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.25 Students accepted on a Provisional or Probational status Students who have not submitted all required official documentation Students on academic probation Professional staff advisors are available for current, returning, and prospective students through either one-on-one advising sessions or phone advising sessions. For more information regarding student advising in HDC, please contact the HDC office at or Registration Prior to registration dates, HDC and Registrar s offices will announce and make available registration information and a class schedule that contains all the specific instructions, procedures, and courses. Students must register for each semester or session independently. Course scheduling and registration information is also available on-line. Students should read the catalog carefully before selecting courses to make sure they have the prerequisites or proper background for each course. Since the goal of education is academic progress, normally students should not register for a course when they have earned credit in a more advanced course in the same subject. Students enrolling in upper division courses who are unsure of the required background should consult an academic advisor in the HDC Office, Room 160 Mandeville. Students are urged to meet or speak with an academic advisor to avoid duplication of courses or an unwise selection. Academic approval does not guarantee the student a place in class. Seats in classes are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, through the registration procedures set forth by the Registrar s Office. When courses have filled to capacity, the student must go through the online class waitlist procedure to try for a second-chance seat in the class. Students are strongly encouraged to register themselves via the web. Students may register online from the beginning of the registration period until two weeks prior to the start of classes without payment at the time of registration. Invoices will be sent electronically by Hawk Central. All academic and financial regulations are the same whether a student registers by web, mail, fax or in person. Information for utilizing all of the above registration procedures will be made available to students via the web. For further information regarding registration, please contact the Haub Degree Completion Program or Hawk Central. Academic Policies and Regulations Degree and Certificate Requirements Courses and Credits. To be eligible for a degree or certificate, a student must complete the required number of courses and credits listed in the various curricula (See Curricula). Students must have earned a minimum of 40 courses/120 credits for a Bachelor s Degree and 20 courses/60 credits for an Associate s Degree. Students may not graduate with more than one certificate or degree in the same field. Three credits represent a total of 45 instructional hours over the course of a semester. Residency Requirement. The residency requirement for an Associate degree is fulfilled by the satisfactory completion of at least 10 courses at Saint Joseph s University Haub School of Business Degree Completion Program immediately preceding the date of graduation. The residency requirement for a Bachelor s degree is fulfilled by the satisfactory completion of at least 15 courses at Saint Joseph s University s Haub Degree Completion Program immediately preceding the date of graduation. The 15-course residency requirement may not be satisfied by credits earned through CLEP, ELAP (portfolio assessment) or Challenge Test. After graduation, students must complete a minimum of at least
5 10 courses for a second Bachelor s degree. Please be aware that once admitted to the HDC Program, students are expected to take all remaining courses at Saint Joseph s University. Exceptions may be considered in extenuating circumstances by written request to the HDC Program Director. Students must take at least four Upper Division courses (level as defined by each academic department) in their major in the classroom (or online through SJU) to obtain a Bachelor s degree. Business majors must take at least half of their Business core/concentration courses at Saint Joseph s University. Students must take at least one Upper Division course in their major for an Associate s degree. When matriculated students enroll in HDC, they are required to take all of their subsequent courses for a degree or certificate at Saint Joseph s University. Matriculated students must get special written permission from the Associate Dean or HDC Program Director to take a course elsewhere; otherwise, these credits will not be accepted. Permission will be granted only under exceptional circumstances. Credit is accepted only for grades of C (not C-) or better; the letter grade is not computed in a student s grade point average but is counted towards the determination of academic honors at the time of graduation (See Advanced Standing for Transfer Students in Admissions section). Second Major Qualified students may request permission to pursue a second major for sound academic reasons. Such a request requires the approval of an academic advisor and the HDC Program Director (Room 160 MV). The student must meet all the prerequisites and other requirements for both majors. The final transcript, not the diploma, will record the completion of the second major. The degree granted will be the degree appropriate to the primary major. Two separate degrees will not be awarded to students who complete a second major. Note: Students may not study toward a degree with a major in Business Administration and choose another business discipline as a second major. Likewise, a student studying toward a major in a business discipline may not select Business Administration as a second major. Minors Bachelor s degree students may pursue a minor. Students should see an academic advisor and the HDC Program for approval. Ordinarily, at least 6 courses in the specified area must be obtained to complete a minor. At least one-half of the courses must be taken at Saint Joseph s University. See departmental listings for more information on requirements for a minor. Note: Students may not study toward a degree with a major in Business Administration and choose another business discipline as a minor. Likewise, a student studying toward a major in a business discipline may not select Business Administration as a second minor. Admission Policy for Academically- Dismissed Day Students A Saint Joseph s University Day student who has not met the academic standards of the University (as determined by the Board of Academic Review and Dean of that school) and has been academically dismissed from the Day program will not be permitted to enroll in Saint Joseph s University s Haub Degree Completion Program for a period of at least one semester or full summer term without the expressed written consent of the Board of Academic Review and/or Dean of the original school. Dismissed students interested in applying to the Haub Degree Completion program are required to meet with the Director or Associate Dean of the HDC program of study and to complete a personal statement. If a former dismissed day student successfully meets the above admissions requirements, he or she will be provisionally accepted to the Haub Degree Completion Program and permitted to enroll in a maximum of two courses, unless expressed written permission for additional credits is granted. Under this provisional acceptance, a student will be required to successfully complete coursework with earned grades of C or higher (as well as earn a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher) for two semesters and complete INT 101 Seminar in Learning Strategies. Students who do not meet these requirements may be dismissed from the Haub Degree Completion Program without a probation or appeals process. It is an academic policy of the Haub Degree Completion Program that all students must satisfactorily complete a residence requirement of at least 10 courses through the HDC program with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher in order to be certified for graduation. The Haub Degree Completion Program reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant who has a documented history of violating University rules and regulations or who has previously been expelled or suspended from the University. Class Absences Credit students are obliged to attend all classes and take all examinations. Absences totaling twice the number of hours the class meets a week will be permitted for illness or serious reasons. This means that in classes that meet once a week, two absences, and in classes that meet twice a week, four absences, is permissible without danger of failure due to absence. In six-week summer sessions, in classes that meet twice a week, two absences will be permitted; in once-a-week classes, no more than a total of six hours of classroom time would be permissible to miss. In eight-week intensive courses, students may not miss more than a total of six hours of classroom time. For the maximum number of permitted absences, no excuse or doctor s certificate is required; it will be assumed the absences are taken for serious cause only. All absences will be recorded. Faculty members cannot excuse absences, but may prescribe a class absence policy in their syllabi that may be more stringent than that described above. Any and all absences beyond those above must be reported to the HDC Director or Program Manager.
6 Students may be encouraged to withdraw from a course if absences are in excess. Students who are absent to excess and do not complete the official withdrawal form will be at risk for received an FA grade (failure due to absences). This FA is equivalent to a FAILURE and will therefore lower a student s grade point average. (Please see section titled Withdrawal from Courses). Withdrawal from Courses Students wishing to withdraw from a course must submit an official notice of withdrawal to the Haub Degree Completion Program (HDC) office in writing on the day of withdrawal. The date the University receives the notice of withdrawal shall in all cases be considered the day of withdrawal. Withdrawal from any course without official notice will result in the recording of FA (failure due to excessive absences) in that course. Students are permitted to withdraw from an individual course or from all courses. Grading and refund regulations apply only to the course(s) from which a student has officially withdrawn. No refund of the semester s tuition will be made after the fifth week of class, and may be shorter for online or for classes less than a full semester term. For the refund schedule, see Student Expenses or Hawk Central. A student withdrawing from a course during the add/drop period will not have the course listed on his or her official record. A student who wishes to withdraw after the add/drop period must do so in writing through the Haub Degree Completion Program by completing the appropriate form in the office no later than the withdrawal deadline date as established by Hawk Central. Students are encouraged to discuss withdrawing from a course with an instructor prior to submitting a withdrawal form. Withdrawals after the preceding deadline will not be granted, except for extraordinary and unusual reasons. The avoidance of undesirable grades is not a sufficient reason. Extraordinary withdrawals are not granted during and after the last full class week of the semester, and under no circumstances are withdrawals considered during the exam period. The student must make this request in writing and receive the permission of both an HDC Academic Advisor and either the Associate Dean or HDC Program Director. Forms are available in 160 Mandeville. If approved, the appropriate grade would be a W. A student who withdraws without permission will receive a grade of FA. Note: Withdrawal requests via phone or that are not accompanied by an official withdrawal form signed by the student are not considered official requests. Should the general good of the University be involved, the right is reserved to request the withdrawal of any student. Withdrawal is not permitted for the purpose of avoiding penalties imposed through the University s Academic Honesty Policy. Minimum Standards for Graduation In order to graduate, candidates for a Bachelor s degree, an Associate s degree, or a Certificate must achieve an SJU grade point average of Minimum Requirements for Retention Haub Degree Completion Program (HDC) students are permitted to take courses at a rate that is appropriate and convenient for them, normally without incurring any penalties for delay in completing degree program requirements. Students with a grade point average below the minimum requirement shown in the following table will receive a warning of insufficient performance, and be subject to academic probation. For a description of the method of calculation of the grade point average, see Grade Point Average. Total credits attempted Minimum GPA (including transfer credits) required Academic Probation Students who are not making satisfactory academic progress according to the standards listed under the Minimum Standards for Retention and Graduation will be placed on academic probation. When on probation, a student may be given up to 15 additional credits to raise his/her GPA to the required level (See Academic Dismissal and Suspension and Minimum Requirements for Retention). If the student does not raise his or her GPA to the required level within 15 credits, he or she will be subject to dismissal. Students will be placed on academic probation after a review of their grades at the end of the fall and spring semesters and at the end of the second summer session. Students will be informed in writing of their probationary status following each review. Students placed on probation are required to meet with the Associate Dean or Director, who may require the student to limit his or her course load in a given semester and may prescribe appropriate remedial measures. Students on probation are required to consult with an academic advisor to register for any courses. Students may lose their financial aid if they do not attain the required GPA after being placed on probation. In rare instances, the loss of financial aid may be stipulated without any previous probation if the student s academic standing is so poor that academic probation would not be in the student s best interest. Since these judgments involve issues of academic qualifications and performance, as well as federal and state regulations concerning financial aid, decisions about the loss of financial aid will be made jointly by the Director of Student Financial Services and Compliance
7 and the HDC Director, acting on the recommendations of the Board of Academic Review. Students on probation making inquiries must address them to the HDC Director. For further information regarding financial aid, one may contact the Director of Student Financial Services and Compliance. Academic Dismissal and Suspension Students who fail to show sufficient improvement during the period of regular probation will be subject to academic dismissal. No student may be dismissed without having gone through a probation period (usually 15 credits). It is understood that exceptional cases will be dealt with according to the administrative discretion of the Director. A student who is dismissed for academic reasons may request to be readmitted through a written appeal directed to the Associate Dean. Requests for readmission will be considered by the Board of Academic Review, which will take into consideration extenuating circumstances which might enter into a student s case, and will decide whether and under what circumstances the student will be readmitted. Students who are readmitted through this process are considered to be on probation. A student may also be dismissed or suspended from the University under the provisions of the Academic Honesty Policy (See Academic Honesty Policy). Satisfactory Academic Progress and Financial Aid Students who are receiving federal, state, or University aid need to maintain a satisfactory rate of academic progress and also meet the Minimum Requirements for Retention in order to keep their financial aid eligibility. Part-time students must earn a minimum of 12 credits in at least 4 courses over a 12-month period in order to show satisfactory academic progress. Full-time students must earn a minimum of 24 credits over a 12-month period. Since financial assistance cannot be assured for more than eight years for students studying for a bachelor s degree (four years for Associate Degree and two years for Certificate), students planning a longer period to complete their degree program should consult with the HDC Director and Hawk Central. In addition to the above quantitative parameter as a requirement for retaining financial aid, Saint Joseph s University also adheres to the qualitative parameter defined under Minimum Requirements for Retention. Students receiving financial aid with a GPA below the minimum level will be subject to academic probation. Students are required to maintain the minimum GPA. Students may lose their financial aid if they do not retain the stipulated GPA after being placed on probation. (See Minimum Requirements for Retention). Evaluation of a student s academic progress to determine eligibility for financial aid will be made at the end of each semester. At the end of each semester, students who are not meeting the criteria for satisfactory progress will be informed that their current academic record disqualifies them for financial assistance. Both the HDC Director and the Director of Student Financial Services and Compliance reserves the right to make exceptions for special cases. Class Status Separate from the notion of "Satisfactory Academic Progress" is the subject of class standing. Advancement through the stages of freshman, sophomore, junior and senior is predicated on the number of semesters completed and hours earned toward completion of the degree program. Normally, eight (8) semesters completed are required to finish a baccalaureate degree program. Hence, class standing at Saint Joseph s is based on the following scale, including transfer credits received: Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Less than 24 earned credits earned credits earned credits 84 or more earned credits Note: For some scholarship, internship, or other purposes, this class standing scale may be adjusted specific to that particular purpose. Dean s List The Dean s List is published at the completion of the fall and spring semesters. Students working toward a Bachelor s degree or an Associate s degree are eligible for this honor. A student must complete at least 30 credit hours at Saint Joseph s Haub Degree Completion Program (HDC) before becoming eligible. A cumulative grade point average of 3.50 is required to achieve and to remain on the Dean s List. A failing semester grade of F, FA, NA, or NP in the current semester makes one ineligible for the list. Academic Honor Societies Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society. Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. HDC Students are eligible for invitation to membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. In order to receive an invitation to Beta Gamma Sigma, students must: Be a second-semester junior ranking in the upper 10% of all SJU undergraduate business students Be a senior ranking in the upper 10% of all SJU undergraduate business students Invitations are based on cumulative SJU GPAs only. Invitations are generally sent late in the Spring semester. Honors at Graduation Honors at graduation will be awarded for SJU grade point averages in all subjects as follows: summa cum laude 3.85
8 magna cum laude 3.70 cum laude 3.50 Averages for honors will be computed on the basis of work completed at Saint Joseph s in HDC only. To be eligible for honors at graduation, students must complete at least twenty courses in the Haub School of Business Degree Completion Program. Commencement Commencement exercises are held annually in the spring. Diplomas are issued to students completing degree requirements three times a year, dated September 15, January 15, or the day of Commencement exercises in May. Students receiving diplomas dated September or January are invited to participate formally in the Commencement exercises closer to their completion date. Students are required to declare their intention to graduate a semester in advance of their expected graduation date. Under no circumstances will the University "backdate" the awarding of a degree; i.e., prior to the filing of the Intent to Graduate form through The Nest. Students must present themselves for evaluation of their record in order to graduate. Students should consult the Academic Calendar to see when they should file their Intent to Graduate. After their record has been evaluated, graduating seniors will receive detailed information on Commencement procedures. Curricula Purpose of a Curriculum A curriculum is a course of study planned to assist the student, according to ability and desire, to progress toward educational goals. Such a plan fosters efficient interaction of student, teacher, and other resources, principally within the college environment. The course of study at Saint Joseph s University is structured to facilitate development of abilities and qualities characteristic of the liberally educated person and pursues a three-fold objective through a three-part curriculum. The General Educational component ensures mastery of skills required for further study, exposes students to the principal achievements and problems of the major fields of human learning, and introduces them to new disciplines that they may or may not wish to pursue. This portion of the curriculum is composed of courses in languages and literatures, mathematics and natural sciences, history and social sciences, philosophy and theology. The Major Concentration component gives depth in a particular field and is thus a preparation for an effective career or for graduate study in that field. Free or general electives allow students to pursue interests, explore new fields, or to continue concentration in their major. The HDC General Education Program (GEP) All HDC baccalaureate programs require the following courses as part of the HDC GEP: Interdisciplinary: (1-2 courses are required) INT 102 Adult Student Seminar INT 101 Adult Seminar in Learning Strategies (this 1 credit course is required for some students admitted to the HDC Program on a probationary or provisional basis.) English: (2 courses are required) ENG 101 Craft of Language ENG 102 Texts and Contexts History: (1 course is required) HIS 154 Forging the Modern World Mathematics: (2 courses are required) MAT 103 Quantitative Application in Business MAT 104 Calculus Applications in Business Note: Some HDC majors (including, but not limited to, Finance) may require a third upper division course in Mathematics to satisfy ILC requirements. Students should check with their HDC Academic Advisor for details. Natural Science: (1 course is required) Students may fulfill the science requirement by taking any 3 or 4 credit natural science course in biology, chemistry, environmental science, or physics. Business majors are not required to take a lab-based science course unless otherwise required by their specific major. Note: Some HDC majors (including, but not limited to, Food Marketing and Pharmaceutical Marketing) may require a specific science course to fulfill the natural science requirement. Some majors may also require a second science course to satisfy ILC requirements. Students should check with their HDC Academic Advisor for details. Modern Foreign or Classical Language: (2 courses are required) The Language requirement may be fulfilled by one of the following options: 2 courses (6 credits) in the same foreign language in level sequence; for example SPA courses in Linguistics (LIN courses) 2 courses in Literature in Translation (LTT courses) 2 courses in Classics (CLA courses) Any combination of 2 courses from LIN, LTT, and CLA courses International students or students whose native language is not English may also take ESL 201 and ESL 202, Composition and Critical Thinking for Non-Native Speakers of English, in their first two semesters to fulfill their language requirement. They must achieve grades of C or better in these courses to continue. ESL 201 and ESL 202 will satisfy GEP Foreign
9 Language Requirements if taken before any other College level course in English. Philosophy: (2 courses are required and 1 optional) PHL 154 Moral Foundations Philosophical Anthropology Selection (any PHL course numbered 250 or higher designated as a Philosophical Anthropology course) 1 course from PHL or THE (that is designated as a Faith and Reason Selection course) Social Sciences: (1 course is required) ECN 101 Intro to Microeconomics is required for all HDC program majors Fine Arts or Literature: (1 course is required) One approved Art/Lit course selection is required from ART, CLA, ENG, LIN, LTT, or MTF Theology: (2 courses are required and 1 optional) Students must choose one course from either THE 154 (Faith, Justice, and the Catholic Tradition) or THE 221 (Intro to the New Testament) 1 course from REL or THE (that is designated as a Religious Difference Selection course) 1 course from PHL or THE (that is designated as a Faith and Reason Selection course) Integrative Learning Course (2-3 courses required) Most, but not necessarily all, HDC program majors require ECN 102 Intro to Macroeconomics Remaining courses approved for ILC requirements will vary by major. Some majors have specific courses that must be taken. Please check with your HDC Academic Advisor to see how many ILC courses you are required to take in your major and which courses may qualify. Notes All degree and certificate students must see a HDC academic advisor at least once a year, preferably before fall registration. The lower division requirement (numbered in the 100/200s) in a department must be completed before a student elects upper division courses (numbered in the 300/400s) Lower and upper division course designations are determined by each academic department Upper division courses in the elected major field will total a minimum of 24 semester credits. The minimum requirement for graduation is 40 courses, unless the accumulated number of semester credits is less than 120, in which case additional courses must be taken until the 120 minimum is reached. Please note that the above detailed GEP is required for all HDC students admitted for the Fall 2014 semester or later. Students admitted to begin studies prior to the Fall 2014 semester may have slightly different GEP curriculum requirements as communicated by the HDC office at the time of admission. Students are encouraged to contact their HDC advisor with any curriculum questions they may have. It is important to discuss specific curricular requirements with an HDC advisor at or Program Requirements The following pages describe the courses and credits required for the various programs offered in Saint Joseph s University Haub Degree Completion Program for those students admitted for the Fall 2014 semester or later. Students who began their studies prior to Fall 2014 may have slightly different program requirements and should check with their HDC advisor for their specific requirements. HDC Baccalaureate Degree Offerings Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Accounting Business Administration Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Entertainment Marketing Family Business & Entrepreneurship Finance Financial Planning Food Marketing International Business Leadership, Ethics & Organizational Sustainability Managing Human Capital Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Risk Management & Insurance Sports Marketing HDC Associate Degree Offerings Associate of Science in Business Administration Business Administration HDC Certificate Program Offerings Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Accounting Risk Management & Insurance General Certificate (does not require Bachelor s Degree) Business Administration B.S. Business Administration Programs Business Majors GEP and Business Foundation HDC General Education Program (GEP) Requirement, all Business majors (See Curricula.) INT 101 Seminar in Learning Strategies 1 (required for some students) INT 102 Adult Student Seminar 3 ENG 101 Craft of Language 3 ENG 102 Texts and Contexts 3 HIS 154 Forging the Modern World 3 Art/Lit Fine Arts or Literature Selection 3 Language GEP selections 6 MAT 103 Quantitative Applications in 3 Business MAT 104 Calculus Applications in Business 3
10 PHL 154 Moral Foundations 3 Philosophy Philosophical Anthropology 3 Selection ECN 101 Introduction to Microeconomics 3 Natural Science GEP selection 3 THE 154 or 221 Faith, Justice & the Catholic 3 Tradition or Intro to the New Testament Theology Religious Difference Selection 3 Theology or Faith and Reason Selection 3 Philosophy ILC Courses Generally ECN 102 and additional courses from approved list TOTAL CREDITS 54-8 Business Foundation Requirement, all Business majors ACC 101 Concepts of Financial Accounting 3 ACC 101EC Excel Competency 1 (not required of students who transfer in ACC 101) ACC 102 Managerial Accounting 3 DSS 200 Intro to Information Systems 3 DSS 210 Business Statistics 3 DSS 220 Business Analytics 3 FIN 200 Introduction to Finance 3 MGT 360 Legal Environment of Business I 3 MGT 110 or Essentials of Organizational Behavior or Essentials of Management MKT 201 Principles of Marketing 3 BUS 495 Business Policy 4 TOTAL CREDITS 31-2 Major Course Requirements Accounting Majors ACC 205 Financial Accounting Info Sys I ACC 206 Financial Accounting Info Sys II ACC 307 Financial Accounting Info Sys III ACC 212 Management Accounting Info Sys ACC 315 Federal Income Taxation ACC 317 Auditing & Assurance Services Note: Accounting majors require three ILC courses and have a total of 5 additional free electives. Business Administration Majors Six total level courses. Two courses each must come from three of the following academic areas: Accounting ACC courses Business Intelligence DSS courses Finance FIN, FPL, or RMI courses Food Marketing FMK courses Management FBE, LEO, MGT, MHC, or IBUS courses Marketing MKT courses Pharmaceutical Marketing PMK courses Note: Business Administration majors require two ILC courses and have a total of 6 additional free electives. Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Majors DSS 310 Systems Theory DSS 320 Systems Analysis & Design DSS 330 Database Management DSS 410 Decision Support Systems Modeling DSS 420 Intro to Data Mining DSS XXX DSS Upper Level Elective of Choice Note: Business Intelligence majors require two ILC courses and have a total of 6 additional free electives. Entertainment Marketing Majors MKT 343 Entertainment Marketing MKT 342 Entertainment Law MKT 341 Music Marketing MKT 353 Sports Marketing MKT Elective 1 Choose from approved Entertainment MKT Elective 2 Marketing courses Note: Entertainment Marketing majors require two ILC courses and have a total of 6 additional free electives. Family Business & Entrepreneurship Majors FBE 230 Introduction to Entrepreneurship FBE 231 Family Business FBE 360 Business Law for Entrepreneurial Firms FBE 495 FBE Capstone Course FBE Elective 1 Choose from approved MGT, FBE, FIN, FBE Elective 2 FMK, or MKT courses Note: FBE majors require two ILC courses and have a total of 6 additional free electives. Finance Majors FIN 201 Markets & Institutions FIN 300 Intermediate Finance FIN 301 Investments FIN XXX FIN Upper Level Elective of Choice FIN Elective 1 Choose from approved FIN, FPL, or RMI FIN Elective 2 courses Note: Finance majors require two ILC courses and have a total of 6 additional free electives. Financial Planning Majors FPL 200 Personal Financial Planning FPL 300 Retirement Planning FPL 301 Estate Planning FPL 302/ACC 315Individual Taxation RMI Intro to Insurance FPL Elective Choose from FIN, FPL, or RMI Note: Financial Planning majors require two ILC courses and have a total of 6 additional free electives. Food Marketing Majors FMK 202 FMK 301 FMK 302 FMK 303 FMK 401 Overview of Global Food Industry Food Marketing Research Understanding Food Consumers Food Marketing Communications Food Marketing Strategy
11 FMK XXX Any 200+ FMK course not listed above Note: Food Marketing majors require two ILC courses and have a total of 6 additional free electives. International Business Majors IBU 210 or 420 Intro to International Business Marketing MKT 331 Intl Mktg or FMK 314 Intl Food Marketing IBU 370 International Exposure (or approved sub) FIN 302 International Finance IBU 495 Global Strategic Planning Elective #1 ACC 430, IBU 363, or MHC 321 Note: International Business majors require two ILC courses and have a total of 6 additional free electives. Leadership, Ethics, and Organizational Sustainability Majors LEO 210 Business, Stakeholders, and Ethics LEO 211 Perspectives on Leadership LEO 212 Organizational Sustainability LEO 495 Applied Sustainable Leadership LEO Elective 1 Choose from approved LEO course listings LEO Elective 2 Choose from approved LEO course listings Note: LEO majors require two ILC courses and have a total of 6 additional free electives. Managing Human Capital Majors MHC 220 Intro to Managing Human Resources MHC 221 Diversity in the Workplace MHC 495 MHC: Research & Application MHC Elective 1 Choose from approved MHC courses MHC Elective 2 Choose from approved MHC courses MHC Elective 3 Choose from approved MHC courses Note: Managing Human Capital majors require two ILC courses and have a total of 6 additional free electives. Marketing Majors MKT 202 Marketing Research MKT 301 Marketing Communications MKT 302 Consumer Behavior MKT 401 Marketing Strategy MKT Elective 1 Choose from approved MKT courses MKT Elective 2 Choose from approved MKT courses Note: Marketing majors require two ILC courses and have a total of 6 additional free electives. Pharmaceutical Marketing Majors PMK 211 Pharmaceutical Marketing Environment PMK 221 Pharmaceutical Marketing Research PMK 331 Pharmaceutical Sales Management PMK 341 Supply Chain Management & Pricing PMK 351 Pharmaceutical Promotions Management PMK 461 Pharm Marketing Strategy & Planning I Note: PMK majors require two ILC courses and have a total of 6 additional free electives. Risk Management & Insurance Majors RMI 200 Introduction to Insurance RMI 300 Property & Casualty RMI 301 Risk Management RMI XXX Approved RMI elective course RMI Elective 1 Choose from approved FIN, FPL, or RMI RMI Elective 2 courses Note: RMI majors require two ILC courses and have a total of 6 additional free electives. Sports Marketing Majors MKT 351 Business of Sports MKT 353 Sports Marketing MKT 355 Sports Selling & Sales MKT 490 Sports Marketing Internship (or approved sub) MKT 35X Choose from approved Sports Marketing MKT 35X elective courses Note: Sports Marketing majors require two ILC courses and have a total of 6 additional free electives. A.S. Business Administration Program Business Majors GEP and Business Foundation for Associate Degree HDC General Education Program (GEP) Requirement for Associates Degree students, all Business majors (See Curricula.) INT 101 Seminar in Learning Strategies 1 (required for some students) INT 102 Adult Student Seminar 3 ENG 101 Craft of Language 3 ENG 102 Texts and Contexts 3 HIS 154 Forging the Modern World 3 MAT 103 Quantitative Applications in 3 Business MAT 104 Calculus Applications in Business 3 PHL 154 Moral Foundations 3 ECN 101 Introduction to Microeconomics 3 ECN 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 THE 154 or 221 Theology or Philosophy Faith, Justice & the Catholic Tradition or Intro to the New Testament Faith and Reason Selection 3 TOTAL CREDITS 33-4 Business Foundation Requirement, all Business majors ACC 101 Concepts of Financial Accounting 3 ACC 101EC Excel Competency (not required of students who transfer in ACC 101) ACC 102 Managerial Accounting 3 DSS 200 Intro to Information Systems 3 DSS 210 Business Statistics 3 FIN 200 Introduction to Finance 3 MGT 360 Legal Environment of Business I 3 MGT 110 or 120 Essentials of Organizational Behavior or Essentials of Management MKT 201 Principles of Marketing
12 Major Course Requirements TOTAL CREDITS 27-8 Business Administration Majors Three total level courses. Courses must come from at least two of the following academic areas: Accounting ACC courses Business Intelligence DSS courses Finance FIN, FPL, or RMI courses Food Marketing FMK courses Management FBE, LEO, MGT, MHC, or IBUS courses Marketing MKT courses Pharmaceutical Marketing PMK courses Note: Associate Degree students do not have free elective courses. Certificate Programs Course Requirements Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting ACC 101 Financial Accounting ACC 102 Managerial Accounting ACC 205 Financial Accounting Info Sys I ACC 206 Financial Accounting Info Sys II ACC 307 Financial Accounting Info Sys III ACC 212 Management Accounting Info Sys ACC 315 Federal Income Taxation ACC 317 Auditing & Assurance Services MGT 360 Legal Environment of Business I Elective 1 Choose three from ACC 312, ACC 410, Elective 2 ACC 415, ACC 417, ACC 420, FIN 200, Elective 3 and MGT 362 Note: Students may transfer in no more than three of the above courses from previous undergraduate study. This certificate requires a minimum of eight (8) undergraduate level courses from any of the 14 available subject areas. Note: Students must fulfill all course prerequisites for the courses they wish to register for. While these may be fulfilled by prior study at SJU or another institution, students will not receive transfer credit for any courses from previous undergraduate study. Business Minor Course Requirements for Non- Business Majors Business Administration Minor for Non-Business Majors Non-HDC Students may opt to minor in Business Administration by taking the following six courses: ACC 101 Financial Accounting DSS 210 Business Statistics FIN 200 Introduction to Finance MGT 110/120 Essentials of Organizational Behavior or Essentials of Management DSS 200 Introduction to Information Systems MKT 201 Principles of Marketing Note: Students who have completed a course in statistics may substitute any other business course for DSS 210 with the approval of the department chair. ACC 101 and DSS 210 are perquisites for FIN 200. Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Risk Management & Insurance (Course requirement list is tentative, and is not final) FIN 200 Introduction to Finance DSS 210 Business Statistics RMI 200 Introduction to Insurance RMI 300 Property & Casualty Insurance RMI 301 Risk Management RMI Elective Choose from RMI 401 (Alternative Risk Financing) or RMI 470 (Topics in RMI) Note: Students may transfer in no more than FIN 200 and/or DSS 210 of the above courses from previous undergraduate study. Certificate of Proficiency in Business Administration (No Bachelor s Degree is required)