Online Degree Completion (BSBA)
In order to be admitted to the Online Degree Completion program you must first qualify for transfer admission to San Diego State University.
Upper-division transfer applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission:
|Requirements||How to Meet Requirements||Timeline for Spring 2021 Admission|
|Units||Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units (or 90 quarter units).||Must be completed by the end of
|Golden Four: Oral Communication||Complete with a grade of "C-" or higher, a basic public speaking course or other certified oral communication course. Note: To fulfill this requirement, course must be at least 3 semester units or 4 quarter units.||
Must be completed by the end of
|Golden Four: Written Communication||Complete with a grade of "C-" or higher, a freshman composition course that emphasizes essay writing or reading and writing concurrently. Note: To fulfill this requirement, course must be at least 3 semester units or 4 quarter units.||Must be completed by the end of Spring 2021.|
|Golden Four: Critical Thinking||Complete with a grade of "C-" or higher, a second semester composition or course in reasoning and effective argumentative writing. Note: To fulfill this requirement, course must be at least 3 semester units or 4 quarter units.||Must be completed by the end of
|Golden Four: Mathematics||Complete with a grade of "C-" or higher, a mathematics course above the level of Intermediate Algebra. Note: To fulfill this requirement, course must be at least 3 semester units or 4 quarter units.||Must be completed by the end of Spring 2021.|
|General Education Courses||Complete all lower division General Education.||Must be completed by the end of
|Preparation for the Major Courses||Complete all preparation for the major courses listed under Business Administration - General Business.||Must be completed by the end of Spring 2021.|
|Grade Point Average (GPA)||Meet and maintain a minimum of 2.75 overall cumulative GPA.||Must meet GPA at the time of application and maintain throughout the admission process.|
|SDSU Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)||If applicable, students with prior SDSU coursework must maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA for any SDSU Regular Session, Special Session, Open University, or Cross Enrollment coursework.||Must meet GPA at the time of application and maintain throughout the admission process.|
|Associate Degree for Transfer||If applicable, earn AS-T in Business Administration prior to transfer.||AS-T degree must be earned by the end of Spring 2021. Verification must be in the form of official transcript with degree posted.|
Students with prior SDSU coursework must maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA for any SDSU Regular Session, Special Session, Open University, or Cross Enrollment coursework. This is in addition to the cumulative GPA listed above.
How to Apply
Applications for Spring 2022 admission to the BSBA online program will be accepted from June 1 to November 1, 2021. Applications for Fall 2022 admission will be accepted from October 1, 2021 to May 15 2022. Information about applying for admission to the program can be found at Cal State Apply. When asked for major, indicate on the application “Business Admin (General) (BS) (External Degree) (ONLINE PROGRAM)."
The estimated cost of tuition for Online Degree Completion (BSBA) is $26,950 to $30,250.
A student in the program can remedy the unit deficiency (think of these as unit electives) in a variety of ways. Among these ways include taking extra writing classes offered by the program, enrolling in summer classes offered at other CSUs through Cal State Online, and at local Community Colleges if less than 70 units have been transferred.
All undergraduate students must demonstrate competency in upper division writing skills before graduating from SDSU with a bachelor’s degree. The Writing Placement Assessment (WPA) is a timed test used by San Diego State University to determine if a student’s writing skills fulfill the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). Based on the test results, some students will require an additional writing course or courses in order to fulfill this requirement.
As a student in the online program, you are required to take the WPA test between the time you are admitted and the end of your first semester. You are permitted to take the WPA twice in that semester and pay the testing fee each time you take the exam. If you do not take the exam in that semester, you won’t be allowed to register for future terms at SDSU.
Due to COVID-19, the Writing Placement Assessment (WPA) has been temporarily suspended. Upper division students who entered the program prior to Spring 2022 do not have to take the WPA and may register for an approved upper division writing course to satisfy the Graduation Writing Assessment (GWAR). Completion of the approved upper division writing course with a “C” or better will fulfill the GWAR required for your bachelor’s degree. Students entering the program in Spring 2022 or after will be required to take the WPA exam.
Please visit wpa.sdsu.edu for additional information on the WPA and for practice material and resources.
No. This program is fully online. Students accepted into the BSBA online program cannot transfer to an on campus business major nor take classes in the on campus program.