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Associate in Science (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:
The Business Administration program of study is for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor´s degree in business-oriented fields such as general management, marketing, advertising, finance and production management. Students have obtained successful business careers with firms such as Caterpillar Inc., General Electric, Proctor and Gamble, and IBM. Illinois Central College has special articulation agreements with many four-year institutions insuring transfer of course work. PLEASE CONTACT AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR REGARDING THESE AGREEMENTS. Specialty courses in the student´s major are usually taken at the transfer institution during the junior and senior years.

Program Note:
This degree program is offered online with the exception of the science courses.  Please contact the department for further information.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
ENGL 110; ACCTG 120; MATH 115; BUS 110 or BUS 111; Humanities

Spring Semester 1:
ENGL 111; ACCTG 121; MATH 135; Social Science; Fine Arts

Fall Semester 2:
ECON 110; BUS 215; Humanities/Fine Arts; Physical Science

Spring Semester 2:
ECON 111; COMM 110; BUS 203; Life Science


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
FINE ARTS *3
HUMANITIES *3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3 to 4
LIFE SCIENCE *4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *4
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
ECON 110PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3
ECON 111PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
MATH 115COLLEGE ALGEBRA **3
MATH 135CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ***4
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
ACCTG 120FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 4
ACCTG 121MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 4
BUS 110INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
or
BUS 111INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 3
BUS 203BUSINESS STATISTICS 4
BUS 215LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Science Degree.
** The appropriate mathematics sequence is contingent on the individual
*** When a student tests into MATH 135, 3 hours of the Mathematics requirement can be waived with the completion of MATH 135 and BUS 203 with a grade of "C" or better. Total credit hours for degree completion remains at a minimum of 60 credit hours.

For Program Information Contact:
Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems Department
Technology Center
Room 205
(309) 694-5558