Lower Division refers to students who are enrolled as pre-business majors. Upper Division refers to students who have met the impaction criteria and have declared an upper division major.
All students wishing to major in Business are admitted to SDSU as pre-business majors. Students usually spend the first half of their college work (whether at SDSU or another college) working on the pre-business impaction requirements.
Students must meet the following impaction criteria to be admitted to an upper division business major:
(SDSU and transfer combined)
the following 9 prep courses (8 for Accounting majors) with a C or better in each (no C- and no CR/NC grades allowed)
If you took or are currently enrolled in one or more of these courses at another school, the course you took must be approved by SDSU as equivalent to the SDSU course before you can declare your upper division major. Please visit www.sdsu.edu/tap for course equivalencies.
Please be sure your SDSU Degree Evaluation (Degree Audit) is viewable online before you declare upper-division. If you cannot access it from your WebPortal please visit the Office of Advising and Evaluations, SSW 1551. This Evaluation must show the grades that you earned in your prep courses.
If you meet the requirements to declare an upper division major you should visit the Business Advising Center (EBA 448, phone 619-594-5828) during the declaration period, which can be found in the Important Dates.
Note: You will need to bring a copy of your degree evaluation if you can not view it via webportal. The Academic Advising Center (SSW 1551) can print a copy for you.
Choose your major and catalog year from the list below.
In general, your catalog year is the year you began at SDSU as a pre-business major. If you entered SDSU as another major, your catalog year is the year you changed your major to Business. (Declaring an upper division major does not change your catalog year.)
International Business is a joint major between the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Business Administration. Requirements for declaring a major in International Business differ from those for Business. Consult the International Business Office for more information.
The minors in the College of Business Administration are intended to give students a structured introduction to a specific area of Business Administration. Students who wish to minor in Business Administration may choose from the following available minors:
Students who are majoring in any area of Business Administration, International Business, or Hospitality and Tourism Management may minor in Business with some adjusted requirements. See the requirements of the minor or meet with a business advisor for more information.
Students who meet the requirements for the minor should come to the Business Advising Center (EBA 448) to declare the minor. Students who do not meet the GPA requirement may waitlist for the minor. The waitlist is processed each semester during the declaration period, which can be found in the Important Dates.