The Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer Business (ASOT-BUS) is a degree that is intended to prepare students for transfer into a baccalaureate business program at an Oregon University System (OUS) institution. Students who receive this degree will have met all lower division general education requirements of that institution's baccalaureate degree programs. Students transferring with this degree will have junior standing for registration purposes. Admission to the business school/program of any OUS institution is not guaranteed upon completion of the ASOT-BUS degree. It is strongly recommended that students review the list of university-specific prerequisites and recommendations and contact the specific OUS institution business school/program early in the first year of their ASOTBUS program at Southwestern to be advised about additional requirements and procedures for admission consideration to the OUS institution and the business school/program.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Complete a minimum of 90 credit hours and all courses must be passed with a grade of 'C' or better. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Twenty-four (24) credits must be completed at Southwestern before the ASOT-BUS degree is awarded. Successfully complete the following: Courses (except for elective credits) must be selected from the list of approved courses for the ASOT-BUS, see page 23. The list is available on the following pages and in Admissions, the Student First Stop Center, Educational Support Programs and Services (ESPS) or from the program advisor. Students may take any college-level course that would bring total credits to 90 quarter hours including up to 12 credits of college designated Career and Technical Education courses. A maximum of nine (9) credits of PE185 may be applied to the ASOT-BUS degree. Courses that are developmental in nature, designed to prepare students for college transfer courses, are not applicable to this degree. Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).

UNIVERSITY - SPECIFIC PREREQUISITES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Eastern Oregon University: WR227 Technical Report Writing; The Business Law course for the ASOTBUS is required. Oregon Institute of Technology: The Business Law course for the ASOT-BUS is required. Recommendations: PSY201 Psychology, BUS215 Principles of Management (BAS206), BUS223 Principles of Marketing. Oregon State University: BA276 Intro to Statistical Inference, BA302 Business Process Management, BA260 Intro to Entrepreneurship, MTH241 Calculus for Biological / Management / Social Sciences, MTH245 Math for Biological/Management/Social Sciences, The Business Law course for the ASOT-BUS is required. Recommendations: Public Speaking or Argument Critical Discourse course like COMM111 or COMM114. Computer Applications course should emphasize spreadsheet content. Not all community colleges have direct equivalents to all OSU PreBusiness requirements. For further information, refer to articulation tables at OSU's website: http://oregonstate.edu/admissions/main/courseequivalencies-southwestern-ore-comm-college. Portland State University: CS106 Computing Fundamentals II; BA205 Business Communications Using Technology; STAT244 Introduction to Probability and Statistics II; COMM220 Public Speaking GPA: 3.0 overall transfer. Minimum 'C-' or better on pre-business courses. There is a GPA exception rule, for details, please contact the School of Business Administration (SBA) at PSU directly. All students must be admitted to the SBA in order to complete their degree. Southern Oregon University: BA226 Business Law, BA282 Applied Business Statistics. GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.5 in all business courses. Additionally, students must complete all required lower division classes with a grade of 'C-,' regardless of where the class was taken. Students must apply for admission to the Business School/Program. University of Oregon: BA240 Managing Business Information: Business Applications Software; MTH241, MTH242 Calculus for Business and Social Science I, II; MTH243 (and MTH244 if required for UO equivalency. Please consult an advisor.) Multicultural requirement; GPA: 2.90 overall and 2.75 in prebusiness core; student must apply for admission to the Business School/Program. The application process includes a writing assessment. Western Oregon University: The Business Law course for the ASOT-BUS is required as is MTH241 and MTH243.

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