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Specialization: Special Area

The Special Area is designed for the student with a well defined interest which is not represented by the 12 other specializations provided by the BSBA program. Examples might be administrative positions in the performing arts, public relations, professional athletics, or other highly functionalized organizational forms.

To declare a Special Area specialization, students must:
  • Choose 20-25 hours of coursework that together have a cohesive business theme
  • Have the approval of a full-time counselor, the Director for Student Servies or Executive Director

 

Semester CurriculumQuarter Curriculum

Since such programs usually result from unique student interests and past experiences, and since there are no existing programs to accommodate such interests, the student is free to select upper-division courses from any department in the University so long as there is cohesive purpose in the group of courses selected and approved.

No basic degree requirements are waived for those pursuing special areas. Areas which are represented by graduate degree programs are not subject to becoming special undergraduate majors nor are existing minor programs in other colleges which the BSBA student could take along with another business specialization.

Special Area Curriculum:

  Special Area Advising Sheet (Semesters)

Other information:

 Course Conversion Guide

Since such programs usually result from unique student interests and past experiences, and since there are no existing programs to accommodate such interests, the student is free to select upper-division courses from any department in the University so long as there is cohesive purpose in the group of courses selected and approved.

No basic degree requirements are waived for those pursuing special areas. Areas which are represented by graduate degree programs are not subject to becoming special undergraduate majors nor are existing minor programs in other colleges which the BSBA student could take along with another business specialization.

Special Area Curriculum:

Special Area Curriculum, GEC-R

Special Area Curriculum, GEC

Other links:

Honors Programs

Study abroad - Student Exchange, Elective Treks

Learn more about Special Area careers through the Office of Career Management.