GENERAL INFORMATION-BSBA Degree

Admission Requirements (BSBA)

Direct Admission

Incoming first year business students with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA OR minimum ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 1060 will be admitted directly into the business major of their choice (Accounting, Advertising/Public Relations, Business Administration, Business Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business (ICP), Management, Marketing).

Pre-Business Administration

Incoming first year students who do not meet the standards established above (3.0 high school GPA OR 21 ACT or 1060 SAT) will be admitted as Pre-Business Administration. Pre-Business Administration majors will be eligible to declare a major after successful completion of the following:
• 29 semester hours
• 2.5 overall YSU GPA
• Successful completion of ENGL 1550 Writing I and MATH 1510 College Algebra

Transfer Students/Change of Major

Transfer students and YSU students requesting a change of major to business will be admitted directly to their major of choice if they have successfully completed ENGL 1550 Writing 1 (C), MATH 1510 College Algebra, all developmental course work, and have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.


Transfer student and YSU students requesting a change of major to Business who have a do not meet the above requirements will be admitted to Pre-Business Administration. Pre-Business Administration majors will be eligible to declare a major after successful completion of the following:
• 29 semester hours
• 2.5 overall YSU GPA
• Successful completion of ENGL 1550 Writing I, MATH 1510 College Algebra and all development coursework

Major Requirements (BSBA)

Major requirements differ based upon the student's field of study. They will consist of 30-42 credit hours of upper level business courses including specific courses related to the major, major related electives and business electives. An upper division business course is a 3000-level or higher course from the following subjects: BUS, ADV, ACCT, FIN, ENT, MGT, and MKTG.  

Graduation Requirements (BSBA)

The student has the responsibility for making sure that all graduation requirements for the degree are satisfied. For the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, the requirements include:

  •  A minimum of 120 semester hours
  •  Completion of all General Education and BSBA requirements
  •  The grade of a C or higher in ENGL 1551MATH 1552, Business Tool courses, Business Core Courses and Major Courses. These courses cannot be taken credit/no credit
  •  Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  •  Course-level requirements (completion of sixty (60) semester hours of courses must be completed at the 2000 level or higher, of which thirty nine (39) semester hours must be at the 3000 level or higher
  •  Residency requirement
  •  Application for graduation

A graduation evaluation request must be submitted no later than two semesters prior to a student's intended graduation. It is a student's responsibility to request the evaluation through the student portal system.

The Request for Graduation Evaluation can be submitted via the Penguin Portal by clicking on "Access My Student Information" then "Graduation Evaluation Request".

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (BA IN ECONOMICS)

Incoming freshman interested in the economics major will be directly admitted into their desire major. Transfer students (YSU change of major or from another college/university) must have a GPA of 2.00 and be in "good academic standing" to declare a major. Students are expected to meet with a their academic advisor prior to registration and are encouraged to meet with an advisor when they have questions or concerns, and to monitor degree progress

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (BA in Economics)

The student has the responsibility for making sure that all graduation requirements for the degree are satisfied. For the Bachelor of Arts, the requirements include:

  •  A minimum of 120 semester hours
  •  Completion of all General Education and Degree requirements including Foreign Languages, an official YSU minor and major courses
  •  The grade of a C or higher in ENGL 1551 and courses required for the major and minor, these courses cannot be taken credit/no credit
  •  Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  •  Course-level requirements (completion of sixty (60) semester hours of courses must be completed at the 2000 level or higher, of which thirty nine (39) semester hours must be at the 3000 level or higher
  •  Residency requirement
  •  Application for graduation

A graduation evaluation request must be submitted no later than two semesters prior to a student's intended graduation. It is a student's responsibility to request the evaluation through the student portal system.

The Request for Graduation Evaluation can be submitted via the Penguin Portal by clicking on "Access My Student Information" then "Graduation Evaluation Request

GENERAL INFORMATION (The Department of Communication)

Admission Requirements (BA Communication Studies, Journalism)

Incoming freshman interested in communication studies, telecommunication studies or journalism will be directly admitted into their desire major. Transfer students (YSU change of major or from another college/university) must have a GPA of 2.00 and be in "good academic standing" to declare a major. Students are expected to meet with a their academic advisor prior to registration and are encouraged to meet with an advisor when they have questions or concerns, and to monitor degree progress.

Admission Requirements (BA Telecommunication Studies)

Incoming students interested in majoring in Telecommunication Studies will enter as a Pre-Telecommunication major.  Upon successful completion of 15 semester hours of college level course work including ENGL 1550, TCOM 1570 OR 1580, and TCOM 1581 (with grades of A or B in all three) students will be eligible to change their major to Telecommunication Studies Media Arts Track or Telecommunication Studies Sports Broadcasting Track. 

Graduation Requirements (BA Communication Studies, Journalism, Telecommunication Studies)

The student has the responsibility for making sure that all graduation requirements for the degree are satisfied. For the Bachelor of Arts, the requirements include:

  •  A minimum of 120 semester hours
  •  Completion of all General Education and Degree requirements including Foreign Languages, an official YSU minor and major courses
  •  The grade of a C or higher in ENGL 1551 and courses required for the major and minor, these courses cannot be taken credit/no credit
  •  Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  •  Course-level requirements (completion of sixty (60) semester hours of courses must be completed at the 2000 level or higher, of which thirty nine (39) semester hours must be at the 3000 level or higher
  •  Residency requirement
  •  Application for graduation

A graduation evaluation request must be submitted no later than two semesters prior to a student's intended graduation. It is a student's responsibility to request the evaluation through the student portal system.

The Request for Graduation Evaluation can be submitted via the Penguin Portal by clicking on "Access My Student Information" then "Graduation Evaluation Request