Sep 25, 2020
The Business & Communications Meta-major is designed for students who are considering academic studies in the areas of business, journalism, communications, and English. Though there is a wide range of courses in this meta-major, the focus is on coursework related to written and oral communication.
The purpose of this preparatory program is to assist students who are undecided about their academic path through a collaborative student-centered approach. The University Advising Center engages students in the process of exploring and defining their academic and career goals and creates effective strategies to achieve these goals. Students are encouraged to take ACE 100 - Academic and Career Exploration (1 unit) in the fall semester of their freshman year to jumpstart their decision on a major.
Students who are not yet ready to declare a major are strongly encouraged to choose a meta-major for their course of study. After consultation with their advisor, students will choose a meta-major and courses that are applicable to multiple degrees within the general academic focus area.
There are four meta-majors for undeclared students:
- STEM Meta-major
- Business & Communications Meta-major
- Liberal Arts Meta-major
- Health & Education Meta-major
Declaration of Major Policy
Undeclared students must declare a major before or upon completion of 45 credits as per the Declaration of Major Requirement policy specified in this catalog.
University Advising Center
Pennington Student Achievement Center, Room 405
I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (24-27 units)
NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy .”
Students must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course description.
A. Silver Core Writing and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3
B. Silver Core Mathematics and Prerequisite (3 units minimum) - CO2
C. Silver Core Natural Sciences (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO4/CO4L courses .
D. Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) - CO6
E. Silver Core Fine Arts (3 units) - CO7
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .
F. Silver Core Humanities (6 units) - CO5, CO8
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (18 units maximum)
Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these requirements may be satisfied by courses in other requirements. Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO9 courses .
B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO10 courses .
C. Global Context Course - CO11
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO11 courses .
D. Ethics Course - CO12
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO12 courses .
E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO13 courses .
F. Application Course - CO14
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO14 courses .
III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)
IV. Business and Communications Meta-major Courses (3-28 units)
Students are strongly encouraged to work with an advisor to select courses that can be used to meet the specific requirements of the major(s) they are considering.
A. Business and Communications Introductory Courses (3-13 units)
Choose from the following:
B. Business and Communications Supporting Courses (0-7 units)
Choose from the following:
C. Foreign Language (0-8 units)
Any language sequence through the beginning level (AM, BASQ, CHI, FREN, ITAL, JPN, SPAN). May also be satisfied through high school foreign language-consult an advisor for details.