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Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree in Business

The Associate of Science Oregon Transfer in Business (ASOT-BUS) degree is designed for students planning to transfer credits to any Oregon Public University and seek entry into that institution’s business program. 

Students completing the ASOT-BUS degree will have met the lower-division General Education requirements of the institution’s baccalaureate degree programs.  Students transferring will have junior status for registration purposes.

Students should see advisors at TBCC and the institution to which they will transfer about the requirements of their major and that institution.  Admission to the business school of an institution is not guaranteed upon completion of the ASOT-BUS degree.  Some institutions have specific requirements for admission to their business program.  Examples include: a higher minimum GPA requirement; a requirement that specific courses within the ASOT-Business be taken for a letter grade (meaning that courses taken PASS/NO PASS will not be accepted); or additional coursework.

It is strongly recommended that students contact the specific Oregon Public University Business School program early in the first term of their ASOT-BUS program to be advised of additional requirements.

FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS

Writing* - at least 6 credits

WR 121

WR 122 or WR  227

Oral communication

COMM 111

Mathematics*

A minimum of 3 courses MTH 111 or higher for which Intermediate Algebra is a prerequisite. One course must be Statistics.

Computer applications

Students must demonstrate proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software by the successful completion of BA 131 or CAS 133 and CAS 170 or CAS 171.

*Basic Competency Requirements for writing and math will be met by successfully completing these courses.  The Information Literacy Requirement is satisfied by successful completion of the Writing courses.

GENERAL EDUCATION/DISCIPLINE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

Students must complete at least 11 Discipline Studies courses from the General Education/Discipline Studies List. All courses in Discipline Studies must be a minimum of 3 credits.  A course may count towards Foundation Requirements or Discipline Studies but not both; except one math course may be one of the 3 math courses from the Foundational Requirements.

Arts and letters

Students should complete at least 3 courses chosen from at least two disciplines in this area.

Social science

Students should complete at least 4 courses chosen from at least two disciplines in this area. (A minimum of 2 courses) in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics must be included.

Mathematics, science, and computer science

Students should complete at least 4 courses in at least two disciplines.  At least 3 of those courses must be laboratory courses in the biological or physical sciences. The fourth course can be one of the 3 math courses from the Foundational Requirements. A

Cultural Literacy

Students should select one course from any of the discipline studies that is designated as meeting the statewide criteria for cultural. This course can be one of the 11 required Discipline Studies courses.

Business-specific requirements

Each course must be completed with a grade of “P” or “C” or better: BA 101, BA 211, BA 212, BA 213, BA 226. BA 226 may be replaced by any other faculty-approved 200 level BA course.

Electives for ASOT- business

All candidates must complete elective credits to meet the overall requirement of 90 credits for this degree. Elective courses may carry any number of credits. Elective credits may include any Lower Division Collegiate course.

A maximum of 12 credits of Career and Technical Education courses may be applied to this degree. 1-credit MSD workshops may not be applied to this degree. A maximum of 3 credits of physical education (PE) may be applied to this degree.

UNIVERSITY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

Each Oregon Public University has different requirements for their Business program. Some institutions have specific requirements for admission to their Business program.  Examples include: a higher minimum GPA requirement; a requirement that specific courses within the ASOT-Business be taken for a letter grade (meaning that courses taken P/NP will not be accepted); or additional coursework. 

COMPREHENSIVE REQUIREMENTS

1. All candidates must earn a minimum of 90 credits which count toward an associate degree. Credit courses numbered below 100 do not count toward fulfillment of the 90 credit minimum requirement for any degree.

2. Residency Requirement:

  • All candidates for a degree at TBCC must accumulate at least 30 quarter hours of satisfactory work at TBCC to establish residency. Non-traditional credit, credit transferred from another institution or challenge credit cannot be used to establish the 30 quarter hour residency requirement.
  • Twenty-four of the credits earned at TBCC must apply to the specific associate degree requirements the student is pursuing.

3. All candidates for a degree must have a 2.0 grade point average (C average).  All courses for the ASOT-Business must be passed with a “P” or “C“ or better.

4. Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirement limits are:

  • TBCC courses approved to be repeated for credit other than Cooperative Education may only be applied once toward meeting a TBCC degree or certificate requirement. Students may take a course additional times for credit, if the course is so designated, but those additional credits may not be used toward fulfilling TBCC degree or certificate requirements.
  • In cases where a general education course has been split into a multi-course sequence (a 101 course becomes 101A, 101B, and 101C, for example), only one course in the sequence may be used to meet the general education requirement, even if the student takes multiple courses in the sequence.
  • A maximum of 12 credits of Cooperative Education courses may be applied to the degree.
  • A maximum of 9 credits of 199 or 299 Experimental courses may be applied to the degree.

A maximum of 24 credits of “P” (Pass) grades may be applied to any degree.

Links: Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree in Business Worksheet

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