Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree should review “General Requirements for All Undergraduate Degrees at IU Southeast,” found in the “Academic Programs” section of this bulletin. While each student is responsible for his or her own progress toward a degree, the faculty and academic advisor for the School of Business are available for advice concerning courses, requirements, and the curriculum best suited to the student’s goals. To ensure the quality of the student’s educational experience, the following policies are in place for all degrees:
- The student must successfully complete a minimum of 120 credit hours for the Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 (not including developmental courses such as English W100 and Education X150).
- An overall GPA of 2.0 is required in business (BUS) and economics (ECON) courses.
- Entering students are assigned a Pre-Business status until admission requirements are fulfilled, at which time students are admitted to the School of Business as Business students. Admission requirements: minimum overall GPA of 2.3; minimum GPA of 2.0 in Business and Economics courses; and successful completion of the following courses: ENG-W 131 (minimum grade of C), BUS-A 201 (minimum grade of C-), SPCH-S 121 (minimum grade of C-), and ECON E 201 (minimum grade of C-). Pre-Business students will not be allowed to register for core 300-level business courses.
- In general, for a course to count toward a business degree, a minimum grade of C- is required unless otherwise noted.
- Academic Advising: Both Pre-Business and Business students are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with an academic advisor or a faculty member in the School of Business to discuss academic and career issues.
- In addition to the business core and general education component, students must select and complete a concentration. In general, to complete a double concentration, students must complete all required courses for both concentrations, and at least 12 credit hours (4 courses) must be distinct to each.
- For the Bachelor of Science degree, 45 of the 120 credit hours must be at the 300 or 400 level (including business core, concentration, general education, and elective courses). Note that neither BUS-M 300 nor MATH-K 300 count in this total of 45 hours.
- Credit by examination may be earned in COAS-W 100 Introduction to Business, BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting, BUS-A 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting, ECON E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics, ECON E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics, and BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business. CLEP examinations are accepted for General Education course work if acceptable to the major department for that subject. Contact the Student Development Center (University Center South, (812) 941-2312) for information about these examinations.
- After being admitted to IU Southeast, courses taken at another institution or campus may not count toward a School of Business degree without prior approval. To request approval, the student must contact a School of Business advisor.
- At least half of all required business courses must be taken at IU Southeast. Further, at least half of all non-elective courses required to complete a concentration, second degree, or minor must be taken at IU Southeast.
- Students must apply for their degree in the School of Business Office (Hillside Hall 221) six months before graduation (for May and August graduates, the deadline is November 1; for December graduates, the deadline is May 15).
- Students completing internships for credit earn Satisfactory or Fail grades only.
- Students must complete BUS-X 220 within the first 60 hours of course work and MATH-M 119 and ECON-E 281 within the first 80 hours of course work. If these courses are not completed as required, the student will not be allowed to register for additional classes until they are completed.
- Students who are not active at the university for one year will be subject to the requirements of the bulletin in effect at the time of their reinstatement. Upon reinstatement, students are required to see a School of Business advisor to develop a degree completion plan before registering for classes.