Sam Houston State University’s College of Business Administration offers students the opportunity to complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Banking and Financial Institutions at the University Center. The upper level business core and a selection of upper level business electives will be offered on a rotational pattern. Students can take the lower level requirements at any Lone Star College System institution (or other community college or four-year university). The first two years of the BBA program puts the student within a few hours of obtaining the AA degree from a Lone Star College System.
Please note that all of the junior and senior level courses listed by SHSU course number (e.g., FIN 334, MKT 371, etc.) will be offered at the University Center. To satisfy the six hours of 300– or 400– level business electives, select two courses from the upper level business electives that will be offered at the University Center. The six hours of business at any level can be taken from SHSU or from LSCS. Students may transfer a maximum of 66 hours from a community college toward a bachelor’s degree. Students are required to take at least 42 hours of advanced level courses. Upper level SHSU course completed at the University Center count toward the residency requirements. Students must also complete at least 30 hours, of which 24 are advanced, from SHSU. The minimum total hours required to complete a BBA in Banking and Financial Institutions is 120.
The staff members in the Academic Student Services Office at the UC assist all students in determining which program of study to pursue. This includes providing information about the variety of programs available, reviewing transcripts to aid in identifying any courses to be completed before entering the program of choice, and serving as liaison between the student and university program representatives. Students who have already earned an associate’s degree or have a substantial number of college academic credit hours should contact the Academic Student Services Office (936.273.7510 or 936.321.4500) for advising and to begin the transfer admission process for the university offering the degree program they desire to pursue.
(For additional information see the Banking and Finance, BBA section of the Sam Houston State University Catalog on-line)