Penn State York Penn State University

Bachelor of Science in Business

The Bachelor of Science in Business is designed to help you become a flexible business professional, equipped to adapt to the ever-changing workplace of the future. You'll develop an up-to-date general knowledge base in business administration. You'll also develop your written and spoken communication skills, and your technological skills.

A sequence of four business administration courses will help you develop and enhance the professional skills required of business leaders. Other required courses provide a broad base of knowledge, with study in fields including accounting, economics, management, marketing, finance and business law. You will also select an 18-credit option, which will help you prepare for a specific employment sector.

Program Requirements


General Education: 47 credits

Basic Skills:
Writing/Speaking and Quantification - 16 credits
Health Sciences and Physical Education - 4 credits
Science, Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences - 27 credits

Common Requirements for Major: 47 credits
Economics, Accounting, Management Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Finance, Business and Society, Logistics, Statistics, International Business.
Skills for Business Professionals, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Project Planning, Business Seminar.

Options: 18 credits
Prescribed Courses (all options): 9 credits
Small Business Management, Personal Selling, Advanced Business Writing.

Management/Marketing Option: select 9 credits
Human Resource Management
Leadership and Motivation
Retail Marketing
Public Relations and Marketing
Speech Communication in Business

Individualized Business Option: select 9 credits
Economics, Management, Marketing, MIS, Computer Science
Schedule in consultation with adviser.

For more information on this new four-year degree, contact the Penn State York Advising and Career Center at 771-4053.