Business Undeclared

About the Program

The LeBow College of Business offers an Undeclared option that allows incoming students to explore the wide range of academic programs in our college. The program is designed as a point-of-entry for prospective students who know they want to study business, but aren’t sure which of our 12 undergraduate programs is right for them. It gives students the ability to enroll in their freshman year of college and take a one-year sequence of courses, comprehensive career counseling and academic advising that will help them discover their major without losing valuable time. No later than the end of spring term in the first academic year, students are required to select an appropriate major which will lead to a bachelor’s degree.

This is not a degree granting program—a primary major must be chosen and there is no co-op with this option. This program is not available to transfer students.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career Management1.0
English literature elective ENGL 200 - ENGL 3993.0
Fine Arts Elective 3.0
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Architecture (ARCH), Art History (ARTH), Dance (DANC), Film Studies (FMST), Interior Design (INTR), Music (MUSC), Photography (PHTO), Visual Studies (VSST), Screenwriting & Playwriting (SCRP),Theatre (THTR)
History (HIST) elective4.0
Select two of the following: 6.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
General Education Electives 12.0
Student select 12.0 General Education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following four categories
Diversity & Multicultural
Society & Culture
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Communications (COM), English (ENGL), Fine Arts (ARCH, ARTH, DANC, DIGM, FMVD, SCRP, FMST, INTR, MUSC, PHTO, THTR, WBDV, VSST), Global Studies (GST), Language (LANG) or Philosophy (PHIL)
Social Science
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Anthropology (ANTH), Criminology (CJS), History (HIST), Sociology (SOC), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSY)
Science
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Computer Science (CS), Information Systems (INFO), Science & Technology (SCTS)
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
BSAN 160Business Analytics and Data Visualization4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Select one of the following: 4.0
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
For-Profit Business Consulting
Nonprofit Business Consulting
Startup Business Consulting
International Business Consulting
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Sport Business Consulting
Business Statistics II
Major Requirements 36.0
Free Electives19.0
Total Credits180.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

4 Year No CoOp

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON 2024.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0PSY 1013.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1024.0  
 16 16 14 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0INTB 2004.0FIN 3014.0VACATION
BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0MKTG 2014.0 
COM 2703.0Select one of the following: 3.0OPM 2004.0 
STAT 2014.0ENGL 200 - ENGL 399 course 3.0 
Select one of the following:3.0  
  
Select one of the following:4.0  
  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 18 15 15 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ORGB 3004.0Major Courses8.0Major Courses8.0VACATION
PHIL 1053.0Fine Arts elective3.0General Education electives6.0 
Major Courses 8.0History (HIST) elective4.0  
 General Education elective3.0  
 15 18 14 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0Free electives9.0 
Major Course4.0Major Course4.0Major Course4.0 
Free elective4.0Free electives 6.0  
General Education elective3.0   
 12 14 13 
Total Credits 180
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