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NSU Catalog 2019-2020 
    
NSU Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Business Studies (BA)


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In addition to being offered on Northern State University's main campus (Aberdeen, SD), this major is also available online.

Students majoring in international business must also complete business core courses and meet School of Business exit requirements.

 

Exit Requirements for Business Majors


In addition to Northern State University graduation requirements, baccalaureate business majors must:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work in the School of Business at Northern State University. Acceptance of course work completed at other colleges and universities will be evaluated by the Dean.
  • Take School of Business exit exam

Program Requirements


Foreign Language (8 credits)


  • Introductory I and II

Cultural Experience and/or Additional Foreign Language (6-8 credits)


  • Intermediate Foreign Language I 3-4 credits
  • Intermediate Foreign Language II 3-4 credits
  • Student Exchange-International
    EXCH 289 , EXCH 389 , or EXCH 489  1-8 credits

Cultural, Political, Geographic Studies (6 credits)


 Choose two (2) courses from the three different areas. Second course cannot be from the same area. (i.e., if first course is from Area 1, second course must be Area 2 or 3.)

Total: 38-40 credits


Notes


* If EXCH course is used to satisfy the Cultural Experience/Additional Foreign Language requirement, it can not be used to satisfy electives.

General Education Requirements


Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits

Associate degrees - 24 credits

Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).

Goal #2: Oral Communcation (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 credits Associate)


Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).

Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)


Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)


Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.

Degree Requirements (BA) - 9 credits


Human Values (3 credits)


Arts and Humanities (6 credits)


Two additional courses from those listed in General Education Requirements Goal #4. The courses must be from different disciplines than those selected to satisfy General Education Requirements Goal #4.

A total of four courses are required for the BA degree:

  • At least one course must be in the fine arts (ART, ARTH, MUS, THEA).
  • At least one course must be in literature (ENGL).
  • At least one course must be in a foreign language.
  • At least one course must be in Western Civilization (HIST 121  or HIST 122 )

Total Degree: 120 Credits


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