Associate of Arts Degree in Business (9010)

The Associate of Arts in Business is pursued by students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university with the goal of completing a bachelor’s degree in business. The Associate of Arts in Business is intended to provide students with the courses that typically comprise the first two years of a four-year degree in business.  This degree includes courses that meet general education requirements and courses in accounting, business communication, business law, economics, marketing and management that are foundational business courses.

Students who complete this degree will also complete the Ohio Transfer 36.  Students who have determined the institution where they will transfer are encouraged to contact that institution as early as possible in their academic program to ensure that they are taking the most appropriate courses for that institution. 

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ACCT 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
BUSM 1300 Introduction to Business 3
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 1
or English Composition I (B)
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
MATH 1650 College Algebra (A) 4
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ACCT 1200 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUSM 2000 Principles of Management 3
ECON 2600 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 1120 English Composition II 3
MATH 2400 Calculus for Business, Social, and Life Sciences 5
 Credit Hours17
Third Semester
BUSM 2400 Business Communication 3
BUSM 2500 Principles of Marketing 3
MATH 2130 Business Statistics 4
Select course(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives list 3
Select course(s) from the Natural Sciences list. 3
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Semester
BUSM 2100 Business Law I 3
ECON 2500 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Select course(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives list. 3
Select course(s) from the Natural Sciences Electives list. 3
Select course(s) from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives list. 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours63

 English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).

 Arts and Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences

Course Title Credit Hours
Arts and Humanities
Students must complete at least 6 credits from within the following list of courses. These credits must be earned from at least TWO discipline areas within the list.
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
HUMX 1200The American Experience in the Arts3
HUMX 1300Human Issues: Choices in a Contemporary Society3
Interdisciplinary Studies:
IDST 2400The Spanish Speaking World3
ENGL 2210Introduction to Fiction3
ENGL 2220Introduction to Poetry3
ENGL 2225Graphic Fiction and Narrative3
ENGL 2230Introduction to Drama3
ENGL 2235Contemporary Global Fiction3
ENGL 2240Children's Literature3
ENGL 2245Science Fiction3
ENGL 2248Literature by Women3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2263American Cinema3
ENGL 2270Literature of Contemporary Global Conflict3
ENGL 2275Multicultural Literary Studies3
ENGL 2276African American Literature3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
ENGL 2296Fantasy3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1300Thinking Critically3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHIL 2600Logic3
PHIL 2700Ethics3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following list.
GEOG 1500Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 1600World Regional Geography3
GEOG 1800Geography of US and Canada3
HIST 1150Western Civilization I: Antiquity Through the Reformation3
HIST 1250Western Civilization II: Age of Revolution Through the Present3
HIST 1450World Civilization I: The Ancient and Medieval World3
HIST 1550World Civilization II: The Modern World3
HIST 2150U.S. History: Colonization Through Reconstruction3
HIST 2250U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present3
HIST 2450Women in U.S. History2
HIST 2600Ohio History3
Interdisciplinary Studies:
IDST 1200Introduction to Women's Studies3
Political Science:
POLS 1300U.S. National Government3
POLS 2100State and Local Government3
POLS 2200Introduction to International Relations3
POLS 2300Introduction to Comparative Politics3
POLS 2400Women and Politics3
POLS 2500Modern Political Ideologies3
PSYC 1400Human Sexuality3
PSYC 1500Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 1700Psychology of Gender3
PSYC 2300Personality Theory3
PSYC 2400Child Psychology3
PSYC 2500Adolescent Psychology3
PSYC 2600Adult Development and Aging3
PSYC 2700Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 2800Social Psychology3
SOCY 1150Principles of Sociology3
SOCY 1190Drug Use and U.S. Society3
SOCY 2000Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.3
SOCY 2250Introduction to Social Work3
SOCY 2260Sociology of the Family3
SOCY 2270Sociology of Aging3
SOCY 2280Social Problems3
SOCY 2290Deviance in American Society3
Urban Studies:
URST 2000Introduction to Urban Studies3

Natural Sciences

Course Title Credit Hours
Select at least TWO courses from the following list, and ONE course must be a lab course.
BIOL 1010Introductory Biology: Cells, Genetics, and Evolution 13
BIOL 1020Introductory Biology: Organismic Biology and Ecology 13
BIOL 1030Environmental Issues and Solutions 13
BIOL 1140Human Biology 13
BIOL 1150Plant Biology4
BIOL 1160Animal Biology4
BIOL 1170Ecology and Environmental Biology4
BIOL 1190Introduction to Evolutionary Biology4
BIOL 1510Principles of Biology I4
BIOL 1520Principles of Biology II4
BIOL 2210Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 2220Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 2700Microbiology4
CHEM 1050Chemistry in the Everyday World3
CHEM 1100Elementary Chemistry4
CHEM 1150Introduction to Organic Chemistry4
CHEM 1500General Chemistry I5
CHEM 1600General Chemistry II5
CHEM 2000Quantitative Analysis5
CHEM 2500Organic Chemistry I5
CHEM 2600Organic Chemistry II5
GEOG 1550Physical and Environmental Geography3
GEOL 1100Introduction to Physical Geology4
GEOL 1200Introductory Historical Geology4
GEOL 1300Introduction to Stream System Analyses3
Physical Science:
PSCI 1300Earth Science3
PSCI 1400Introduction to Meteorology3
PHYS 1500Astronomy 14
PHYS 1550Everyday Physics 13
PHYS 1610General Physics I5
PHYS 1620General Physics II5
PHYS 2410Science and Engineering Physics I5
PHYS 2420Science and Engineering Physics II5

 BIOL 1010 Introductory Biology: Cells, Genetics, and Evolution, BIOL 1020 Introductory Biology: Organismic Biology and Ecology, BIOL 1030 Environmental Issues and Solutions, BIOL 1140 Human Biology, PHYS 1500 Astronomy and PHYS 1550 Everyday Physics are not lab courses.

Students should consult with a counselor to select electives that will support their educational objectives.

Some four-year institutions require a diversity course.  Students who need a diversity course should consult with a counselor to select an Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Science elective that will meet this requirement.

Some four-year business programs may be competitive and admission into the program is not guaranteed.  Student should check with individual institutions for their program admission requirements.

Some four-year institutions require additional general education courses outside of the Ohio Transfer 36 and students may be required to take these courses in their junior or senior year.