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College of Business Administration

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Articulation Agreement

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

The College of Business Administration offers a comprehensive range of academic majors, a strong curriculum, excellent teaching, and special programs that give our students the real-world perspective they need to meet the challenges of today’s business environment. We have worked hard to cultivate a program that encourages innovation, embraces change, and embodies our deep commitment to providing a personal educational experience for each and every one of our students. For more information, please feel free to contact us directly.
                      
Mitchell Muehsam, Dean

Mailing Address:
College of Business Administration
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville , Texas 77341-2056

Shipping Address:
College of Business Administration
1821 Avenue I
Huntsville , Texas 77340


Telephone:    (936) 294-1254


Fax:    (936) 294-3612

The College of Business Administration offers undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. Students have the option of selecting from ten majors (currently Entrepreneurship is in the process of being approved as COBA’s eleventh major) and twelve minors:


Majors

Minors

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Business Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Banking1
  • Business Communication
  • Business Education
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Business Administration2
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  1. Business and Agricultural Business Majors only
  2. Non-Business Majors only

Benefits
Students enrolled in the College of Business Administration at Sam Houston State University have the opportunity to profit from:

Degree Requirements
The degree requirements for the freshman and sophomore years are essentially the same for all of the majors available with the BBA degree. Following is a listing of the first two years of the BBA program. The courses are given in terms of the common course numbers and the SHSU course number. Please contact the department Chair if you have any questions about a specific program. A list of contact information is provided at the COBA web site.

First and Second Years - All BBA Majors


SHSU Course Titles

SHSU New Course (Old Course)

Credit

Common Course 

First Year

Composition I

ENGL1301

3

ENGL 1301

Composition II

ENGL1302

3

ENGL 1302

US History to 1876

HIST1301

3

HIST 1301

US History since 1876

HIST1302

3

HIST 1302

Mathematics for Managerial Decision Making

MATH1324

3

MATH 1324

Computer Literacy1

BUAD1305 or CSTE1330

3

COSC 1301 1

Lab Science

 

8

 

Visual & Performing Arts2

 

3

 

Business Legal Environment

BAUD2301

3

 BUSI 2301

Kinesiology

KINE2115

1

KINE 1100 or activity

 

Total Hours

 

30

 

 

Second Year

Component Area IV Language, Philosophy and Culture:

English Literature 
or
Philosophy

ENGL2331, 2342 OR
PHIL2361, 2306







3

ENGL 2332
ENGL 2333
ENGL 2322
ENGL 2323
ENGL 2327
ENGL 2328
PHIL 1301
PHIL 2306

Component Area IX:

Speech for Business*
(*not required for Banking or Finance Majors)

COMS2382 or BUAD2321

3

SPCH 1321

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON2302

3

ECON 2302

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON2301

3

ECON 2301

Prin. of American Govt - National and State

POLS2301

3

GOVT 2301 or GOVT 2305

American Public Policy

POLS2302

3

GOVT 2302 or GOVT 2305

Principles of Financial Accounting

ACCT2301

3

ACCT 2401

Principles of Managerial Accounting

ACCT2302

3

ACCT 2302 or ACCT 2402

Business Analysis4

BANA2372

3

BUSI 2372

Elective5

see footnote 5

 

 

Total Hours

 

33

 

All students must satisfy the following requirements before being allowed to enroll in upper-division (3000- and 4000-level) business courses:

A maximum of 66 credit hours (excluding kinesiology) may be transferred from a community college to Sam Houston State University. Students should carefully select courses to complete the associate degree while minimizing the number of hours that might exceed the 66 hour cap for transfer credit. Applications for admission to SHSU may be obtained on line at https://www.applytexas.org/ or by calling Undergraduate Admissions at (936) 294-1828. Extensive information is also available on the SHSU web site at http://www.shsu.edu/. Evaluations are based on each institutions catalogs. The respective catalogs selected for graduation are the final word if a discrepancy appears between this listing and a catalog.

  1. Other acceptable courses are COSC 1401, BCIS 1301, ITSC 1401, BCIS 1305.
  2. AGRI2399, ARTS 1301, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1316, ARTS 1303, DANC 2303, DANC 1301, MUSI 1308, MUSI 1301, MUSI 1310, MUSI 1306, DRAM 1330, DRAM 1351, DRAM 1310, DRAM 1341, DRAM 2336
  3. Select from foreign languages 2311, 2312, GEOG 1303, (SHSU course numbers: GEOG2355 or 2356), HIST 2311, HIST 2312, SOCI 2319, English Literature or Philosophy.
  4. Use MATH 1342 and MATH 1325 if the equivalent for BANA2372 is not available at your community college.
  5. This elective may be used for prerequisite math classes for MATH1324 if needed.

All parties to this agreement are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The BBA degree requires a minimum of 120 hours with 42 advanced hours (3000 and 4000 level courses).  Additional hours are sometimes added with double majors and/or minors.  However, the BBA does not require a minor.  All students are required to complete at least six writing enhanced courses accumulating a minimum, of 18 semester hours towards degree completion.  Six of the hours must come from the student’s major field of study.  SHSU students MUST complete ENGL1301, ENGL1302, Core Composite Area 2 (MATH requirement), and one-half of Composite Area 3 (4 hours of laboratory science) prior to enrollment in any upper-level class.  Prior to enrolling in core classes, students are encouraged to review specific degree requirements for their major.  Selection of major specified core courses may reduce the total number of hours required for graduation.

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SHSU Core Curriculum

Transfer courses specific to the university major you have selected appear in the section above. Transfer students are encouraged to maximize transfer courses required for their major as described above in addition to core courses at the transfer institution. Most university majors were meant to be taken over a 4 year period. Completion of freshman and sophomore level courses in the major with appropriate core courses helps transfer students to graduate in the minimum amount of time at minimum cost. The university core appears below for the convenience of those who have not yet selected a major. If you cannot select a specific major, at least try to select the area (e.g., science, criminal justice, business, education, nursing, etc.) in which you are most likely to eventually graduate and select transfer core courses that will support your selection of academic endeavor.

As a final note, transfer students completing "residence requirements" at state supported Texas colleges are typically eligible to receive the associate degree by a process known as "reverse transfer" after having accumulated 60 (to 62) or more combined college transfer and SHSU hours. Reverse transfer allows students to count SHSU courses to the bachelor degree as well as apply the hours to the associate degree. The residency requirement for most colleges is 15 to 16 hours with a few colleges requiring 24 hours. SHSU enthusiastically supports associate degrees via reverse transfer with all state supported colleges.

The Core Curriculum at Sam Houston State University (to be used by all incoming students as of fall 2014) contains 42 semester credit hours, encompassing nine component areas. Each component area has a minimum credit hour requirement and a selection of specific courses that may be used to satisfy the requirement. The chart below details Sam Houston State University courses and their Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) equivalents for college transfer students which comprise SHSU’s core curriculum.

Many SHSU disciplines including the sciences, business, and education require specific courses from the SHSU core as degree specific graduation requirements. To minimize cost and time to complete degree requirements always select SHSU/transfer core courses specified as degree requirements in your intended major.  If you have not decided on a major select core courses supporting you intended area of academic concentration.

In general, Bachelor of Arts degrees have a foreign language requirement. Most Bachelor of Science degrees require additional mathematics and lab science requirements. Refer to the university catalog under which you plan to file for graduation for your specific degree requirements.

**** If you do not see a Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) mapping a specific core course to your transfer institution, please go to https://ww2.shsu.edu/regr27wp/ and select your institution from the dropdown menu. The result will list all currently mapped transfer courses from your institution to SHSU courses. All Texas institutions of higher education are in a period of transition with respect to course numbers during the fall semester of 2014. Individual institution transfer list will be updated in real time on a per course basis as information becomes available.

 


Component Area I: Communications - 6 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

ENGL 1301Composition I

ENGL 1301

ENGL 1302 Composition II

ENGL 1302


Component Area II: Mathematics - 3 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

MATH 1314

MATH 2312

MATH 1316 Plain Trigonometry

MATH 1316

MATH 1324 Mathematics for Managerial Decision Making

MATH 1324

MATH 1332 College Mathematics

MATH 1332

MATH 1384 Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematics

MATH 1350

MATH 1410 Elementary Functions

MATH 1420 Calculus

MATH 2413

PHIL 2352 Introduction to Contemporary Logic (Students with a documented learning disability and departmental approval may substitute PHIL 2352 to meet the math requirement)

Component Area III: Life and Physical Science- 8 Hours Required

SHSU requires 4 hour science courses consisting of 3 hours lecture with a 1 hour lab component.  Transfer institutions may indicate this combination with a 4 hour course number such as BIOL 1408 or as separate lecture and labs such as BIOL 1308/1108.  The two course numbering systems are equivalent.  Common 3 hour lecture and separate lab course numbers are shown for equivalent or acceptable transfer credit.  If you do not see a Texas Common Course NUmber (TCCN) mapping a specific core course to your transfer institution, please go to https://ww2.shsu.edu/regr27wp/ and  select your institution from the dropdown menu.  The result will list all currently mapped transfer courses specific to your institution to SHSU courses.

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

BIOL 1401 Environmental Science

BIOL 2306/2106 or BIOL 2406

BIOL 1408 Contemporary Biology

BIOL 1308/1108

BIOL 1411 General Botany

BIOL 1311/1111

BIOL 1413 General Zoology

BIOL 1313/1113

BIOL 1436 Foundations of Science

BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy

BIOL 2401

CHEM 1406 Inorganic and Environmental Chemistry

CHEM 1406, CHEM 1305/1105, CHEM 1306/1106

CHEM 1407 Introductory Organic snd Biochemistry

CHEM 1407, CHEM 1307/1107

CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I

CHEM 1411, CHEM 1311/1111

CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II

CHEM 1412, CHEM 1312/1112

GEOG 1401 Weather and Climate

GEOG 1301/1101

GEOL 1403 Physical Geology

GEOL 1303/1103

GEOL 1404 Historical Geology

GEOL 1304/1104

GEOL 1405 Geological Hazards and Resources

GEOL 1436 Foundations of Science

 

ISCI 1436 Foundations of Science

PHYS 1403 Stars and Galaxies

PHYS 1404 Solar Systems Astronomy

Component Area IV: Language, Philosophy, and Culture- 3 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

ARAB 2311

ARAB 2311

ARAB 2312

ARAB 2312

ENGL 2332 World Literature I: Before 17th Century

ENGL 2333 World Literature II: 17th Century and Afterwards

FOLG 2311 Intermediate Foreign Language I

ARAB 2311/2312, FREN 2311/2312, GERM 2311/2312, SGNL 2311/2312, SPAN 2311/2312

FOLG 2312 Intermediate Foreign Language II

ARAB 2312, FREN 2312, GERM 2312, SGNL 2312, SPAN 2312

FREN 2311 Intermediate French I

FREN 2311

FREN 2312 Intermediate French II

FREN 2312

GEOG 2355 World Regional Geography: Europe, Asia, and Australia

GEOG 1303

GEOG 2356 World Regional Geography: Latin America, Africa, and South Asia

GEOG 1303

GERM 2311 Intermediate German I

GERM 2311

GERM 2312 Intermediate German II

GERM 2312

HIST 2311 World History from the Dawn of Civilization through the Middle Ages

HIST 2311

HIST 2312 World History from the Renaissance to the Age of Imperialism

HIST 2312

MCOM 1330 Analysis of Electronic Culture

MUSI 1379 Survey of World Music Cultures

PHIL 2306 Contemporary Moral Issues

PHIL 2306

PHIL 2361 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 1301

SGNL 2311 Intermediate American Sign Language I

SGNL 2311

SGNL 2312 Intermediate American Sign Language II

SGNL 2312

SOCI 2319 Introduction to Ethnic Studies

SOCI 2319

SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 2311

SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 2312

Component Area V: Creative Arts- 3 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

AGRI 2399

ARTS 1301

ARTS 1301

ARTS 1301

ARTS 1302 Exploring Contemporary Art

ARTS 1303 Survey I: Pre-Renaissance Art History

ARTS 1303

FACS 1360 Basic Principles of Design

FAMC 2301 Creative Arts Seminar

MUSI 1301 Introduction to the Study of Music

MUSI 1301

MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

MUSI 1306

MUSI 2348 Survey of World Music Cultures

MUSI 1308

MUSI 2364 History of Rock, Jazz and Popular Music

MUSI 1310

Component Area VI: U.S. History- 6 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

HIST 1301 American History to 1876

HIST 1301

HIST 1302 American History from 1876

HIST 1302

Component Area VII: Political Science/Government- 6 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

POLS 2305 American Government

POLS 2306 Texas Government

Component Area VIII: Social and Behavioral Sciences- 3 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

AGRI 2360

SOCI 1301

BESL 2301 Multicultural Influences on Learning

COMS 2386 Interpersonal Communication

SPCH 1318

CRIJ 2361 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

ECON 2300 Introduction to Economics

ECON 1301

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2301

ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2302

GEOG 1321 People, Place and Environment: An Introduction to Geography

GEOG 1300

HLTH 2383 Multicultural Health Issues

PHIL 2303 Critical Thinking

PHIL 2303

PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 2301

SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology

SOCI 1301

SOCI 1306 Social Problems

SOCI 1306

Component Area IX: Component Area Option- 4 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

One additional course in component area 4 OR:

BUAD 2321 Design and Presentation of Business Projects

COMS 1361 Public Speaking

COMS 2382 Communication for Business and Professionals

MCOM 1371 Audio Production and Performance

1 Hour Required:

ECON 1100 Economics of Social Problems

KINE 2115 Lifetime Health and Wellness

PHED 1164

NGLI 1101 Research in the Digital Age

The 4th credit hour of MATH 1410

The 4th credit hour of MATH 1420

MATH 2413

 

Most degrees require a minimum of 120 hours with 42 advanced hours (3000-level and 4000-level courses). Some degrees require additional hours. All students are required to complete at least six writing-enhanced courses accumulating a minimum of 18 semester hours towards degree completion. Six of the hours must come from the student’s major field of study. SHSU students who have accumulated more than 60 hours may be blocked from enrolling in upper division courses until they have completed their math, English composition, and 4 to 8 hours of lab science.

In general, the Bachelor of Arts degree requires 8 hours of lab science and the Bachelor of Science degree requires 16 hours of lab science. Many majors require specific math and science courses from the core to apply for graduation. Applicants for the Bachelor of Arts degree should consult their major department web page or catalogue for foreign language requirements. Many colleges including Business and Education have additional prerequisites for registration in upper-level (junior/senior) classes including GPA restrictions and completion of lower-level (freshman/sophomore) course work.
Prior to enrolling in core classes, students are encouraged to review specific degree requirements for their major. Selection of major-specified core courses reduces the total number of hours required for graduation.

In general it is not to the advantage of transfer students to simply take courses that transfer. The most desirable goal is typically to only select courses from the core and major lower-level (first two university years) which not only transfer but satisfy degree requirements for graduation in the major to which you aspire.

Students are encouraged to select the university catalog offering them the most advantages with respect to degree completion. The respective university and/or college catalog selected for graduation determines final degree requirements.

Students are encouraged to select the university catalog offering them the most advantages with respect to degree completion. The respective university and/or college catalog selected for graduation determines final degree requirements.

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A Member of The Texas State University System

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