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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006
    About the Catalog
    About the University
    Calendar
    Glossary and Abbreviations
    Admission
    Academic Advising
    Enrollment
    Tuition and Fees
    Degrees
    Grades
    All-University Regulations
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    Secondary Majors
    Agriculture
    Architecture, Planning, and Design
    Arts and Sciences
    Business Administration
    dGeneral Requirements
    dUniversity General Education Requirements
    dProgram Options
    dAccounting
    dFinance
    dGeneral Business
    dManagement
    dMarketing
    Education
    Engineering
    Human Ecology
    Technology and Aviation
    Veterinary Medicine
    Graduate School
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    K-State Research and Extension
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    General Requirements

    Bachelor of science in business administration
    Business administration pre-professions
    Students entering college for the first time and eligible for admission to K-State must enroll in the business administration pre- professions program (BAPP). Students must achieve a 2.3 K-State GPA by the time they complete 30 credit hours to remain in good standing.

    Students with previous academic work (either at K-State or elsewhere) requesting transfer to the College of Business Administration must have a 2.3 or higher grade point average and enroll in the BAPP curriculum. Transfer students must achieve a K-State GPA of 2.5 or higher on the first 15 or more hours of K-State course work to be able to continue in the College of Business Administration. For purposes of admission, grade point averages will be based on all courses attempted at colleges or universities.

    The BAPP program provides course work in communications, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. The purpose of the BAPP curriculum is to help students develop the descriptive and analytical foundation necessary for the study of business administration. Remaining ``core courses'' in business administration and courses in the degree-track (major) are taken after successful completion of the BAPP program.

    The BAPP is expressly designed as a non- degree program; students with 60 or more credit hours will not be allowed to enroll in BAPP unless they are first-semester transfer students. Students with more than 60 hours who have consistently met the grade point requirements may be admitted into degree-track majors.

    Transfer students must complete at least 15 hours at K-State before they can be admited into degree track majors.

    Admission to a degree-track (major) in accounting, finance, management, marketing, management information systems, or general business is necessary for graduation. Applicants for admission to one of the degree tracks, other than accounting and management information systems (MIS), will be accepted upon completion of a minimum of 45 credit hours with a K-State grade point average of 2.5 or above. For accounting and MIS the grade point average for admission to the degree track is 3.0 K-State GPA.

    Requirements for BAPP

    Communications
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
    SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
    Communications elective
    Communications elective
     
    Choose six communications elective hours from the following list:
    ENGL 300Expository Writing III
    MKTG 542Professional Selling and Sales Management
    University General Education courseSPCH 311Business and Professional Speaking
    SPCH 320Theories of Human Communication (theory)
    University General Education courseSPCH 321Public Speaking II
    SPCH 322Interpersonal Communication
    SPCH 323Nonverbal Communication
    University General Education courseSPCH 325Argumentation and Debate
    University General Education courseSPCH 326Small Group Discussion Methods
    SPCH 331Criticism of Public Discourse (theory)
    SPCH 399Honor Seminar Small Group Communication
    SPCH 425Theories of Organizational Communication (theory)
    SPCH 430Freedom of Speech
    SPCH 435Political Communication (theory)
    SPCH 450Special Studies in Human Discourse
    SPCH 480Intercultural Communication
    University General Education courseSPCH 526Persuasion
    SPCH 726Small Group Communication (theory)
    SPCH 735Leadership Communication (theory)
     
    University General Education courseCourses approved for university general education credit.
    Note: At least three hours of the communication electives must be skills courses (as apposed to theory).
     
    Quantitative
    MATH 100College Algebra**
    MATH 205General Calculus and Linear Algebra**
     
    Computing
    CIS 101Introduction to Personal Computing
    CIS 102Spreadsheet Applications
    CIS 103Database Applications
     
    Any of the following can be substituted for CIS 101, 102, 103:
    CIS 200Fundamentals of Software Design
    CIS 209C Programming
    CIS 210Introduction to Construction Computer Programming
    Optional: CIS 104 Word Processing (1 hr.) will count as unrestricted elective.
     
    MANGT 366Management Information Systems
    STAT 350Business and Economic Statistics I Automatic substitutions: STAT 320, 330, 340, or 510
     
    Economics
    ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics
    ECON 120Principles of Microeconomics
     
    Social science electives
    Choose nine social science elective hours from the following list:
    ANTHAll courses except those which count as humanities or natural science electives.
    DEN 450Impact of Technology on Society
    ECONAll courses except ECON 110 and 120. Courses may not overlap with those used to satisfy economics, restricted, or unrestricted electives.
    FSHS 105Introduction to Personal and Family Finance
    FSHS 110Introduction to Human Development
    FSHS 301The Helping Relationship
    FSHS 302You and Your Sexuality
    FSHS 350Family Relationships and Gender Roles
    FSHS 400Family and Consumer Economics
    GEOGAll courses except GEOG 220 and 221
    GNHE 310Human Needs
    POLSCAll courses
    PSYCHAll courses
    SOCIOAll courses
     
    Humanities electives 6
    Choose six humanities elective hours from the following list:
    AMETH 160Introduction to American Ethnic Studies
    ANTH 515Creativity and Culture*
    ANTH 516Ethnomusicology*
    ANTH 517African American Music and Culture*
    ARCH 301Appreciation of Architecture
    ARTAll courses*
    DANCEAll courses*
    DEN 210History of Building and Construction
    ENGLAll literature courses
    ENVD 205Graphics I
    ENVD 206Graphics II
    ENVD 250History of Design Environment I
    ENVD 251History of Design Environment II
    HISTAll courses
    MUSICAll courses *
    PHILOAll courses
    THTREAll courses*
    WOMSTAll courses
    All modern language courses (ARAB, FREN, GRMN, ITAL, JAPAN, LATIN, RUSSN, SPAN,, URDU2
     
    *Students may take a maximum of 3 credit hours in participation or artistic skill development courses.
     
    Natural science electives
    Choose seven elective hours from the following list:
    AGRON 220Crop Science
    AGRON 305Soils
    AGRON 315Properties of Soils
    AGRON 335Environmental Quality
    ANTH 280Introduction to Physical Anthropology
    ANTH 281Introduction to Physical Anthropology Lab
    ASI 102Principles of Animal Science
    BIOCHAll courses
    BIOLAll courses
    CHMAll courses
    ENTOM 312General Entomology
    ENTOM 313General Entomology Lab
    GEOLAll courses
    GEOG 220Environmental Geography I (4 hrs., includes 1 hr. lab)
    GEOG 221Environmental Geography II (4 hrs., includes 1 hr. lab)
    HORT 201Introduction to Horticultural Science
    HN 132Basic Nutrition
    PHYSAll courses
     
    Business core courses
    ACCTG 231Accounting for Business Operations3
    ACCTG 241Accounting for Investing and Financing3
    GENBA 101Business Orientation
     
    Note: Students who enter the College of Business Administration with 45 or more credit hours completed are not required to take Business Orientation.
     
    **Mathematics requirement
    Students are eligible to take MATH 100 College Algebra if they meet one of the following prerequisites:
    1. MATH 010 Intermediate Algebra with grade of B or better
    2. Two years of high school algebra and a College Algebra PROB >= C of 60 or more on the ACT assessment
    3. A score of at least 18 on the mathematics placement test
     
    Students who don't meet these prerequisites are encouraged to take MATH 010 Intermediate Algebra before taking College Algebra. Credit received for Intermediate Algebra does not apply toward the hours required for graduation.
     
    Students are eligible to take MATH 205 General Calculus and Linear Algebra if they meet one of the following prerequisites:
    1. MATH 100 College Algebra with grade of C or better
    2. Two units of high school algebra and one unit of high school trigonometry
     
    Students are eligible to take MATH 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I if they meet one of the following prerequisites:
    1. MATH 100 College Algebra with grade of B or better and MATH 150 Plane Trigonometry with grade of C or better
    2. Three years of college prep math (including trigonometry) and a Calculus I Prob >= C of 55 or more on the ACT assessment
    3. A score of at least 26 on the mathematics placement test
     
    Students who test directly into MATH 205 or MATH 220 and complete the course will have the MATH 100 requirement waived, and three credit hours will be added to the unrestricted/nonbusiness electives requirement of his/her degree track program (two credit hours will be added if MATH 220 is taken).
     
    The exact sequence of the courses to be taken is worked out between student and advisor. There is some flexibility in scheduling. To enroll in any course, students must have prerequisites as stated in the catalog.

    Applications for a degree-track (major) may be made by the semester during which the student will have completed at least 45 credit hours of the pre-professional requirements. Degree-track applications must be filed by the time students complete 60 credit hours. Decisions for admission will be made as soon as possible after the end of the semester.

    Degree requirements
    Candidates for the bachelor of science in business administration must complete at least 27 credit hours of resident instruction in upper-division courses after acceptance and enrollment in a degree track program in the college. Exceptions may be considered for those who have consistently exceeded a 2.50 grade point average on upper-division courses applied toward the degree. See additional residency requirements earlier in this catalog.

    Topics within Business Administration:
    dGeneral Requirements dAccounting dManagement
    dUniversity General Education Requirements dFinance dMarketing
    dProgram Options dGeneral Business   
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    Kansas State University
    August 19, 2005