Bachelor of Applied Science in Business (General Business)

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The B.A.S. in General Business is available for students who transfer into TWU with an A.A.S. degree in a business-related discipline, therefore, students with an A.A.S. degree may transfer up to 44 semester credit hours from their A.A.S. business program, in addition to any general education course semester credit hours completed, to begin pursuing the B.A.S. degree. To complete the B.A.S. degree at TWU, students will complete any additional core curriculum courses required for a four-year business degree, 33 semester credit hours in business courses, and any electives needed in order to complete the 120 semester credit hours needed for graduation; 36 upper-level semester credit hours will be required. Required business courses for the B.A.S. degree are listed below.

Any student admitted to TWU for completion of the B.A.S. in Business that decides to change majors will be required to re-apply to TWU for the degree and major desired. In such cases, technical semester credit hours transferred to TWU will be removed from the TWU transcript.

State Core Courses (42 semester credit hours)

Communication (6 SCH)
ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (3 SCH)
Select 3 semester credit hours3
American History (6 SCH)
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
Government/Political Science (6 SCH)
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Mathematics (3 SCH)
Select 3 semester credit hours3
Life & Physical Sciences (6 SCH)
Select 6 semester credit hours6
Creative Arts (3 SCH)
Select 3 semester credit hours3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 SCH)
Select 3 semester credit hours3
Component Area Option (6 SCH)
Select 3 semester credit hours from:3
Multicultural Women's Studies
Select 3 semester credit hours from:3
Mathematics (3-4 semester credit hours)
Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience
Wellness (1-3 semester credit hours)
Total Semester Credit Hours42

General Business Major (36 semester credit hours)

BUS 3003Principles of Management3
BUS 3013Business Law and Ethics3
BUS 3113Principles of Marketing3
BUS 3163Business Communications3
BUS 3183Introduction to International Business3
BUS 3273Human Resource Management3
BUS 3513Professional Presentation Strategies3
BUS 3533Management Information Systems3
BUS 4253Financial Planning3
BUS 4223Human Behavior in Business Administration3
BUS 4343Business Leadership Strategies3
Advanced Business Elective
Career Field Block (max 42 semester credit hours)
Additional Courses/Electives (3 SCH)
Elective semester credit hours as needed to bring total semester credit hours up to 120.3
Total Semester Credit Hours36

Advanced Business Electives are Business &/or Economics courses at the 3000 or 4000 level. Business Co-op semester credit hours may be used for up to six semester credit hours of Advanced Business Electives.


  1. By state law the candidate must have credit for six (6) semester credit hours of American History. Texas History may substitute for three (3) semester credit hours.
  2. By state law the candidate must have credit for six (6) semester credit hours of federal and state constitutions. ROTC credit at a senior institution may be substituted.
  3. Majors: Majors are defined as a minimum of thirty (30) semester credit hours. One-half (1/2) of these semester credit hours must be advanced. A Minimum of 36 advanced semester credit hours is required for any baccalaureate degree.
  4. Minors: Most minors at Texas Woman's University include a minimum of eighteen (18) semester credit hours. A minor includes a minimum of 6 semester credit hours at the advanced level. Students should consider the state excess semester credit hours rule when considering earning a minor.
  5. At least one-half (1/2) of the upper level courses in the major and at least one-half of the upper level courses in the minor must be completed at TWU.
  6. A Minimum of 25% of the semester credit hours must be taken at TWU. Correspondence and credit-by-examination courses do not satisfy residence requirements for graduation.
  7. A student who holds a valid bachelor's degree from another accredited college or university and who wishes to earn a second bachelor's degree at TWU must complete the following legal requirements: Six (6) semester credit hours of American History, six (6) semester credit hours of national and state governments, and thirty-six (36) semester credit hours of advanced studies, and meet departmental and residential requirements.
  8. Students may transfer no more than 90 semester credit hours from junior or community colleges. There is no limit for transfer semester credit hours from senior institutions.
  9. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better in the following areas: Cumulative GPA, TWU GPA, State Core, Business Core, Major Concentration.
  10. Per the Texas Higher Education Code, section 51.907, anyone enrolling for the first time in Fall 2007 or later (at TWU or any Texas public higher education institution), are allowed only 6 unexcused drops during their undergraduate academic careers.
  11. By state law, extra tuition will be charged to any resident undergraduate student who, before the semester or other academic session begins, has previously attempted a number of semester credit hours at any institution of higher education while classified as a resident student for tuition purposes that exceeds by at least 30 semester credit hours (or 45 semester credit hours for first enrollment at a Texas public institution prior to Fall 2006) the number of semester credit hours required for completion of the degree program in which the student is enrolled (Texas State Education Code Subchapter C, Section 61.0595).
  12. An undergraduate student who attempts a course with the same content more than twice will pay tuition for that course at the out-of-state rate. TWU undergraduate students affected by this policy are those who register for a course at TWU which they have already twice attempted at TWU since the 2002 Fall Term. The policy does not apply to courses taken at other institutions.

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