What Is the Pre-Business Program?
The Pre-Business program is designed as the entry point for first-year students and transfer students who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Finance, International Business, or Marketing. As a Pre-Business major, students will be assigned a Pre-Business Program Counselor which can be found in MyWCU.
After successful completion of the required courses, Pre-Business students may apply for admission to one of six separate degree programs: Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Finance, International Business, or Marketing. To be accepted into one of these majors, students must:
- Complete 45 credits with at least a 2.5 GPA
- Complete Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Financial Accounting, College Algebra, Business Analysis I, Principles of Management, and Principles of Marketing with a C or better.
- Pass Brief Calculus
After acceptance into one of the business majors, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA to continue in the major. By maintaining these requirements, the program graduates students who continue to enhance the reputation of West Chester University's business programs.
How Do I Know Which Major I Want?
The Pre-Business program gives you time to make an informed choice. After completing eight business courses, you will be ready to select the major that is right for you. As a Pre-Business major, advisers in the departments of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Management, and Marketing will help guide your decision. If you have any questions about the six business majors, you may contact the chairperson of that department to discuss which major is best for you.