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Prospective Students

Overview

Welcome! We look forward to supporting you throughout your transition to the University of Rochester and hope this page provides you with all the information that you may need to start or continue your undergraduate business education. The best way to explore our undergraduate business program is to schedule a prospective student meeting with a member of our team or take a look at our student profiles to learn more about our current students.

If you'd like to learn more about our versatile degree options, visit our undergraduate program page for an overview. We offer a BS which acts as a stand-alone degree while our BA requires a second major to complement your business courses for students with another academic area of interest. 

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Information for First-Year Students

  • Students who received AP or IB credit for ECON 108 must take one additional 200-level ECON course.
  • Transfer credit for ECON 108 requires a course (or courses) that cover(s) both principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics.
  • AP or IB credit for STAT 212 can fulfill the statistics core course requirement for certain tracks—check with a business program advisor to verify.
  • Refer to the advising handbook for details on Advanced Placement (AP) scores, credit equivalency, and placement.
  • Courses taken while a student was in high school which were sponsored by a college but were taught in the high school are not approved for transfer credit.
  • A maximum of three transfer courses can be used to fulfill business major course requirements.
  • Prerequisites to declaring the business majors BS and BA require students to complete one of the following calculus sequences or its equivalent (such as AP credit):
    • MATH 141, 142, and 143
    • MATH 161–162
    • MATH 171–172
  • Once the prerequisites have been met, students can declare for the business major. Please schedule a meeting with a business program advisor once you’re ready to declare. Students can enroll in business major/minor courses prior to declaring the major—just be sure that you have completed the prerequisites for that specific course.

Information for Transfer Students

  • Transfer students are encouraged to meet with a business program advisor prior to registering for classes in their first semester at the University of Rochester.
  • For transfer students entering with sophomore status, a maximum of three transfer courses can be used to fulfill business major course requirements.
  • For transfer students entering with junior status, a maximum of five transfer courses can be used to fulfill business major course requirements.
  • Transfer courses cannot be used to fulfill cluster requirements.
  • Transfer courses that you would like to fulfill major or minor course requirements will need to be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department—refer to the authorized approval list. Once approved, a course approval form will need to be completed, signed, and emailed to CCAS Records for submission.

See our transfer credit page for additional information.

Once the prerequisites have been met, students can declare for the business major. Please schedule a meeting with a business program advisor once you’re ready to declare.