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Admission Requirements


The Online BA in Business Administration degree-completion program requires incoming students to have 63 transferable semester units from one or more community colleges or other accredited institutions, and a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

The degree-completion program is comprised of 57 upper-division semester units (19 courses). CSUF requires a minimum of 120 units to be eligible for graduation. For a complete list of graduation requirements, please consult the University Catalog.

To begin the program, you need to have good academic standing at the last college or university attended; and 63 transferable semester units. The 63 units could be achieved through one of two ways:

  1. 1. Completing an Associate Degree for Transfer in Business from a California community college
  1. 2. A minimum of 30 semester units (45 quarter units) in CSU-approved general education (GE) course work plus 21 units of lower-division business courses (see below).
The GE must include classes from the “Golden Four” requirements with a grade of C- or better:
Written Communication
/Quantitative Reasoning
Lower-Division Business Core Classes with a grade of C or better (21 units total)
Accounting 201A: Financial
Accounting 201B: Managerial Accounting
BUAD 201:
Business Writing
Economics 201: Principles of Microeconomics
Economics 202: Principles of Macroeconomics
Management 246: Business & Its Legal Environment
Math 135 or 130 or Math 150A: Business Calculus or Calculus I

To see if courses from your community college will transfer to Cal State Fullerton, you can use ASSIST, a database that houses the transfer agreements between all California community colleges and California public universities. Contact the advising and counseling center at your college for assistance.

If you are not a California resident, please view the state regulations page to verify your eligibility for enrollment. You may also contact the advising and counseling center at your community college for assistance.

BABA Alum David Holder

“I apply everything that I learned in class to my job, and it really helped me understand what I did right and what I did wrong.”

- David Holder, BABA alum

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