Sep 27, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

General Business, B.S.


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Are you passionate about a wide range of topics? If the answer to this question is yes, then pursuing a Bachelor of Science in General Business at the University of Houston-Clear Lake might be for you. This degree program requires you to work closely with your adviser to select courses from various degree programs in the College of Business that match your interests and career goals. Students who have graduated with a General Business degree have become successful entrepreneurs, retail and sales managers and general managers.

The flexibility of the Bachelor of Science in General Business will help you succeed by developing the skills to operate, manage and lead a prosperous 21st-century enterprise. Even more, you will learn these skills at a university where the College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

The degree in General Business leads to the Bachelor of Science. A minimum of 57 upper-level (33XX and 43XX) hours and a total of 120 hours are required for the baccalaureate degree.

University Core Requirements (42 hours)


Communication (6 hours)


Additional Information


Grades must be C- or higher.

Additional Information


Grade must be C- or higher.

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)


Choose one course from the approved list:

Creative Arts (3 hours)


Choose one course from the approved list:

American History (6 hours)


Government/Political Science (6 hours)


Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)


Choose one course from the approved list

Additional Information


Other courses may meet this requirement; however, ECON 2301 will still be required for all Business majors.

Component Area Option (6 hours)


Two 1-hour Life and Physical Science Labs

College Core Requirements (48 hours)


The following courses, or their approved equivalents constitute the business core and are required of all business students. No more than 6 hours of grades in the range of D+, D or D- are permitted in upper-level (33XX and 43XX) Business Core Requirements.

Additional Information


When ECON 2301  is used to satisfy the Social Behavioral Sciences Requirement, an additional elective will be needed.

Major Requirements (18 hours)


All courses within the major requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required to graduate.

18 hours in upper-level (33xx or 43xx) Business course work with no more than 6 hours of course work from any one of the following areas: Accounting, Decision Sciences, Economics, Finance, Healthcare Administration, Management Information Systems, Management, and/or Marketing.

Elective Requirements (12 hours)


Choose four courses from any upper-level (33xx or 43XX) elective courses offered by Colleges of Business, Human Sciences & Humanities, Science & Engineering or Education.

Graduation Requirements


  • Students must complete the final 30 semester hours of 3000 and 4000 level course work in residence at UHCL.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 12 semester credit hours of upper-level (3000-4000 level) coursework: (1) in the major and (2) in residence at UHCL.
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.000 on course work completed at UHCL with grades of “C” or better on at least 30 hours of resident upper-level work. Grades of “C-” or below cannot be applied toward the 30 hours of resident upper-level work.

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