College of Business and Economics

Admission Standards for all majors in the CBE

Minimum GPA of 2.50 is required in the lower level CBE courses. Completion of at least 27 required general education credits with a minimum GPA of 2.25. Additionally, the following must be completed, or in progress for completion, during the semester preceding admission. Students may register prior to acceptance, but acceptance is required for attendance in CBE upper-level courses. Students with CBE Lower Level GPAs between 2.25 and 2.50 may petition the Assistant Dean for consideration on a case-by-case basis.

For admission to accounting and business majors:

For admission to the computer science and information systems major:

For admission to the economics major:

GPA of 2.50 in CBE 100, ACCT 231, 232; ECON 201,202; CSIS 215; ECON 205 or MATH 156 or MATH 166; ECON 226 or MATH 226; COMS 116 or ENGL 266.

GPA of 2.50 in CBE 100, CSIS 161, 162, and 235 for the CS Option; GPA of 2.50 in CBE 100, CSIS 161, 162 and 215 for the IS Option.

GPA of 2.50 in CBE 100, ECON 201, 202, 205; ENGL 100, 200.

Degree Requirements

To obtain a degree in the College of Business and Economics students must acquire a minimum of 120 semester hours. In order to complete a degree in four years, students need to take approximately 15 appropriate credits per semester. Students are encouraged to use advanced placement credits and transfer credits to provide flexibility in their programs and to expand their educational backgrounds. The Admissions Office, the College of Business and Economics student adviser, and faculty advisers will assist students to maximize their educational opportunities in an efficient manner.

The College of Business and Economics degree consists of the following components:

  • University Requirements:
    All students are required to take an American cultural diversity course and a global perspectives course. The American cultural diversity and global perspective requirements can fulfill another requirement in a student's major/minor program, if appropriate. These two university requirements need to be completed in any degree program and are not general education requirements.
  • Major:
    All students earning a major within the College of Business and Economics must complete at least half of their 120 credits required for graduation outside the college. In addition, they must complete at least 50 percent of the business credits in the College of Business and Economics at UW-River Falls.

Students majoring in Economics have the choice of graduating from the College of Business and Economics or from the College of Arts and Sciences. Students who graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences must meet that college’s requirements.

  • Minor, if required:
    In addition to the standard minors listed (Option A), College of Business and Economics students can design their own minors to meet their individual educational and career goals (Option B).
  • Electives:
    As required to reach a minimum total of 120 credits.

Majors

Options/Emphases

Minors

Accounting


 

 

Business Administration
(requires a minor or double major)

Business Administration
(Finance, Management or Marketing)

 


Computer Science and Information Systems

  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems

Economics

  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Arts and Sciences (Liberal Arts)
   

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