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Fowler College of
Business Administration

Undergraduate FAQ

Declaring an Upper Division Business Major

If you have completed the impaction criteria (earned 60 units, completed the 9 preparation for the major courses with C or better, and 2.9 overall GPA), then you are eligible to declare your upper division major during the declaration period. Please refer to Important Dates to find out when the declaration period is for the semester you will be declaring. If you have completed have earned 60 units and completed the 9 preparation for the major courses with C or better, but your overall GPA is below 2.9, you can request to be placed on the waitlist. There is a new waitlist during each declaration period and you are encouraged to put yourself on the waitlist if you do not have a 2.9 overall GPA.

For information about waitlist deadlines, please refer to the Important Dates.

If you are taking preparation for the major courses at SDSU or another school, your grades must be officially posted before your can declare your upper division major. If your grade is not showing in your degree evaluation, then you can bring an unofficial transcript to the Business Advising Center in EBA 448 to declare.

If you have earned 60 units and completed the 9 preparation for the major courses with C or better, but your overall GPA is below 2.9, you can request to be placed on the waitlist. There is a new waitlist during each declaration period.

If you have questions about discrepancies between the GPA on your degree evaluation and on your unofficial transcript, please consult the Academic Advising Center (SSW 1551, 619-594-6668) for more information.

When you come in to declare your upper division major, you will meet with a business advisor who will review your required course list and suggested program for your major. These advising resources are also available on the Required Courses page of the Business Advising Center website by visiting the Upper Division section.

There are nine units of upper division general education courses (Explorations) that all SDSU students must take to meet graduation requirements. Refer to the General Education pages in the General Catalog to view these classes. The staff at the Academic Advising Center (SSW 1551) can advise you on how to complete this requirement. Additionally, some business majors require electives that are taught by departments outside of business, which can be taken before declaring the upper division business major. Please visit the Business Advising Center for more information about these courses.

AACSB accredited

The Fowler College of Business Administration is fully accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business