Columbia College

Business Administration (B.A. and B.S.)

General Education

Following the CSU General Education pattern is recommended:

Area A1:

Speech 101 or 102


English 101


English 103 or Philosophy 112 or 114 or Speech 106 (English 103 preferred)

Area B1:

As specified on CSU GE Pattern


As specified on CSU GE Pattern


Make sure one of your courses taken for B1 or B2 includes a lab


As specified on CSU GE Pattern

Area C1:

As specified on CSU GE Pattern


As specified on CSU GE Pattern


As specified on CSU GE Pattern

Area D-1:

As specified on CSU GE Pattern

Area D-2:

As specified on CSU GE Pattern

Area D-3:

As specified on CSU GE Pattern

Area E:

As specified on CSU GE Pattern

Special Notes: Columbia College will accept the IGETC pattern also, so if considering transferring to a UC as well, follow the IGETC pattern instead of the CSU General Education pattern. If considering transferring to a CSU, you must satisfy the U.S. History & American Ideals requirement. You may also choose to follow Columbia College's institutional general education/breadth pattern in lieu of CSU GE or IGETC. See a Columbia College counselor for information on this pattern.

Related Web site: To view the AHC CSU GE or IGETC patterns visit or you may view a list of AHC GE courses listed on our web site.

Major Coursework 

The following courses are recommended:

AHC Course


Number of Units

Accounting 130

Financial Accounting


Accounting 140

Managerial Accounting


Math 123

Elementary Statistics


Math 131

College Algebra 

Business 160

Business Communications


Business 110

Business Law


Business 101

Introduction to Business


CBIS 101

Computer Concepts and Applications


Economics 102

FCS 130


Consumer and Family Finance



Special Notes: You may use the above courses to satisfy the appropriate CSU GE areas, but see admission tips section for unit needs information.  Also, if a student selects the BA they will be required to fulfill the same foreign language/foreign culture requirement as the other BA degrees.

Related Web site: Visit the Columbia College web site for more information on this major at

Additional Graduation Requirements

None that may be completed at Allan Hancock College, but see admission tips section for information on the number of units needed.

Related Web site: Visit the Columbia College web site for more information on graduation requirements at

Admission Tips

Students can transfer up to 81 semester units from a community college. Apply for financial aid between January 1 and March 2 prior to transfer if you can. Start researching scholarships early. It is a good idea to see a Columbia College counselor once you have completed 60 to 65 units. Make sure to petition for GE certification and an associate degree as soon as eligible. 

Related Web site: For information on financial aid and scholarships visit and Visit the Columbia College web site for more information on admission requirements at

Allan Hancock College counselors are committed to providing students with quality transfer planning information. This pathway has been developed using a variety of resources provided by the four-year university. It is not an admission guarantee, but a recommendation intended to provide students with clear information about courses that they will need to take in order to successfully transfer. Every effort has been made to make this pathway as accurate as possible; however, it is ultimately the student's responsibility to stay aware of changes that may affect his or her transfer. Because of the dynamic nature of articulation information and admission policies, information provided within this pathway is subject to change.



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