At the Smith School of Business, a minimum of 120 credit hours are required to complete a Bachelor of Science degree. Besides the specific Smith School of Business requirements listed below, a student must complete the University's General Education Requirements and sufficient lower and upper level elective credit to accumulate a total of 120 credit hours. A minimum of 58 credit hours (beginning Spring 2014) of the required 120 hours must be in 300-400 (upper) level courses. Additional Smith School of Business degree requirements are listed below.
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Freshman-Sophomore Smith School Requirements
|MATH 220 or 140 - Elem. Calculus I or Calculus I (MATH130 Calculus I for the Life Sciences is an acceptable substitute if students completed MATH130 as a part of work toward a previous major, as well a those who were working toward that major in Letters & Sciences)||3-4|
|BMGT 110 - Introduction to the Business Value Chain (effective Fall 2011)||3|
|BMGT 220 & 221 - Principles of Accounting I & II||6|
|BMGT 2301 or 2312 - Business Statistics||3|
|ECON 200 & 201 - Principles of Micro & Macro Economics||8|
|COMM 1003, 1073 or 2003 - Foundations of Speech Communications, Speech Communication, or Critical Thinking and Speaking||3|
1 The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT230: BIOM301, CCJS200, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, PSYC200, and SOCY201.
2 The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT231: ENEE324, ENME392, or STAT400.
3 Any course that fulfills the University's Oral Communication General Education requirement will also satisfy the Smith School's public speaking requirement.
Junior-Senior Smith School Core Requirements
|BMGT 301 - Introduction to Information Systems (see note below)||3|
|BMGT 340 - Business Finance||3|
|BMGT 350 - Marketing Principles and Organization||3|
|BMGT 364 - Managing People and Organizations||3|
|BMGT 367 - Career Search Strategies in Business||1|
|BMGT 380 - Business Law I||3|
|BMGT 495 - Business Policies||3|
Note: BMGT301 requires knowledge of Excel or other spreadsheet tool. Students who do not have experience in Excel may choose to complete an online Excel tutorial or take a BMGT201 equivalent as an elective to prepare for BMGT301.
Major and Economic Requirements
|Major Requirements (course requirements specific to major)||18-24|
|Upper Level Economics Requirements (options depend on major)||0-6|
Additional Degree Requirements
|"C-" or higher in all courses required by the Smith School of Business. (Effective Fall 2012)|
|Overall combined 2.000 GPA in Smith required courses. (Effective Fall 2012)|
|50% of the required BMGT credit hours must be completed at the University of Maryland, College Park|
|45 credit hours required in BMGT coursework|
|58 credit hours required in Upper Level courses (effective Spring 2014)|
|Final 30 credit hours of degree earned at the University of Maryland, College Park|
|Minimum cumulative 2.000 grade point average|
|Minimum of 60 credit hours earned at a 4-year school|
|120 total credit hours|