The HDC General Education Program (GEP) for B.B.A degrees

Purpose of a Curriculum

A curriculum is a course of study planned to assist the student, according to ability and desire, to progress toward educational goals. Such a plan fosters efficient interaction of student, teacher, and other resources, principally within the college environment. The course of study at Saint Joseph’s University is structured to facilitate development of abilities and qualities characteristic of the liberally educated person and pursues a three-fold objective through a three-part curriculum.

The General Educational component ensures mastery of skills required for further study, exposes students to the principal achievements and problems of the major fields of human learning, and introduces them to new disciplines that they may or may not wish to pursue. This portion of the curriculum is composed of courses in languages and literatures, mathematics and natural sciences, history and social sciences, philosophy and theology.

The Major Concentration component gives depth in a particular field and is thus a preparation for an effective career or for graduate study in that field.

Free or general electives allow students to pursue interests, explore new fields, or to continue concentration in their major.

The HDC General Education Program (GEP)

All HDC baccalaureate programs require the following courses as part of the HDC GEP:

Interdisciplinary
1-2 courses are required
XXX 140 Adult Student Seminar Selection (Prefix and Title will vary)
INT 101Seminar in Learning Strategies 11
English
ENG 101Craft of Language3
ENG 102Texts & Contexts3
History
HIS 154Forging the Modern World3
Mathematics
MAT 103Quantitative Appl in Business3
MAT 104Calculus Appl in Business3
Natural Science
Students may fulfill the science requirement by taking any 3 or 4 credit natural science course in biology, chemistry, environmental science, or physics. Business majors are not required to take a lab-based science course unless otherwise required by their specific major. 2
Modern Foreign or Classical Language
Select one of the following: 3
2 courses (6 credits) in the same foreign language or American Sign Language in level sequence; for example SPA 111 & SPA 112 or ALS 101 & ALS 102
2 courses in Linguistics (LIN courses)
2 courses in Literature in Translation (LTT courses); 2 courses in Classics (CLA courses)
Any combination of 2 courses from LIN, LTT, and CLA courses
Philosophy
2 courses are required
PHL 154Moral Foundations3
Philosophical Anthropology Section (any PHL course numbered 250 or higher designated as a Philosophical Anthropology course)
1 course from PHL or THE (designated as a Faith and Reason Selection course)
Social Sciences
ECN 101Introductory Economics Micro (required for all HDC program majors)3
Fine Arts or Literature
One approved Art/Lit course selection from ART, CLA, ENG, LIN, LTT, or MTF
Theology
2 courses are required
THE 154Faith, Justice & the Cath Trad3
or THE 221 Intro to the New Testament
1 course from REL or THE (designated as a Religious Difference Selection course)
1 course from PHL or THE (designated as a Faith and Reason Selection course)
Integrative Learning Course
2 courses required
ECN 102Introductory Economics Macro (first required ILC course for all HDC majors)3
After taking ECN 102 remaining courses approved for ILC requirements will vary by major. Some majors have specific courses that must be taken. Please check with your HDC Academic Advisor to see which courses may qualify as ILC courses in your major
Accounting Majors - ILC Options
ENG 263Writing for Organizations3
PHL 320Business, Society, and Ethics3
Business Administration Majors - ILC Options
POL 111Intro to American Politics3
ECN 321International Trade3
ENG 206Public Speaking & Presentation3
ENG 263Writing for Organizations3
POL 113Intro to Comparative Politics3
POL 309Advising the Presidency3
PSY 100Introductory Psychology3
PSY 200Personality Psychology3
PSY 235Psychology of Gender3
SOC 101Intro to Sociology3
SOC 102Social Problems3
SOC 205Ethnic & Minority Relations3
SOC 208Sociology of Gender3
SOC 253Race and Social Justice3
Business Intelligence & Analytics Majors - ILC Options
POL 111Intro to American Politics3
POL 113Intro to Comparative Politics3
POL 302Democratic Theory3
PSY 100Introductory Psychology3
PSY 200Personality Psychology3
PSY 212Multicultural Psychology3
PSY 230Social Psychology3
PSY 235Psychology of Gender3
Entertainment Marketing Majors - ILC Options
COM 200Communication Theory/ Practice3
ECN 420Sports Economics3
ENG 206Public Speaking & Presentation3
ENG 263Writing for Organizations3
HIS 387Popular Culture in the US3
MTF 142History of Rock and Pop3
MTF 151Music Fundamentals3
MTF 161Introduction to Theatre3
MTF 191Introduction to the Film3
Family Business & Entrepreneurship Majors - ILC Options
ECN 321International Trade3
ENG 206Public Speaking & Presentation3
ENG 263Writing for Organizations3
IHS 211HlthCareSystem/ Responsibility3
POL 111Intro to American Politics3
POL 113Intro to Comparative Politics3
POL 309Advising the Presidency3
PSY 100Introductory Psychology3
PSY 200Personality Psychology3
PSY 212Multicultural Psychology3
PSY 235Psychology of Gender3
SOC 101Intro to Sociology3
SOC 102Social Problems3
SOC 208Sociology of Gender3
Finance Majors - ILC Options
ENG 206Public Speaking & Presentation3
ENG 263Writing for Organizations3
ENG 321Early American Literature3
POL 111Intro to American Politics3
POL 113Intro to Comparative Politics3
POL 309Advising the Presidency3
PSY 100Introductory Psychology3
PSY 200Personality Psychology3
PSY 235Psychology of Gender3
SOC 101Intro to Sociology3
SOC 102Social Problems3
SOC 205Ethnic & Minority Relations3
SOC 208Sociology of Gender3
SOC 253Race and Social Justice3
Fod Marketing Majors - ILC Options
PSY 100Introductory Psychology3
SOC 101Intro to Sociology3
International Business Majors - ILC Options
Advanced Non-Native Modern Language
Leadership , Ethics, and Organizational Sustainability Majors - ILC Options
ECN 321International Trade3
ENG 206Public Speaking & Presentation3
ENG 263Writing for Organizations3
IHS 211HlthCareSystem/ Responsibility3
POL 111Intro to American Politics3
POL 113Intro to Comparative Politics3
POL 309Advising the Presidency3
PSY 100Introductory Psychology3
PSY 200Personality Psychology3
PSY 212Multicultural Psychology3
PSY 230Social Psychology3
PSY 235Psychology of Gender3
SOC 101Intro to Sociology3
SOC 102Social Problems3
SOC 208Sociology of Gender3
Managing Human Capital Majors - ILC Options
ECN 321International Trade3
ENG 206Public Speaking & Presentation3
ENG 263Writing for Organizations3
IHS 211HlthCareSystem/ Responsibility3
POL 111Intro to American Politics3
POL 113Intro to Comparative Politics3
POL 309Advising the Presidency3
PSY 100Introductory Psychology3
PSY 200Personality Psychology3
PSY 212Multicultural Psychology3
PSY 230Social Psychology3
PSY 235Psychology of Gender3
SOC 101Intro to Sociology3
SOC 102Social Problems3
SOC 208Sociology of Gender3
Marketing Majors - ILC Options
ECN 321International Trade3
ECN 420Sports Economics3
PSY 100Introductory Psychology3
PSY 200Personality Psychology3
PSY 212Multicultural Psychology3
PSY 230Social Psychology3
PSY 235Psychology of Gender3
SOC 101Intro to Sociology3
SOC 102Social Problems3
SOC 208Sociology of Gender3
Pharmaceutical & Healtthcare Marketing Majors - ILC Options
ART 173Digital Photography I3
ENG 261News Reporting3
IHS 217Mental Health & Society3
IHS 458Public Health & Epidemiology3
POL 113Intro to Comparative Politics3
PSY 100Introductory Psychology3
PSY 122Abnormal Psychology/Non-Majors3
PSY 200Personality Psychology3
PSY 210Research Methods4
SOC 102Social Problems3
SOC 217Mental Health & Society3
THE 366Christian Medical Ethics3
Risk Management & Insurance Majors - ILC Options
ENG 321Early American Literature3
ENG 206Public Speaking & Presentation3
ENG 263Writing for Organizations3
POL 111Intro to American Politics3
POL 113Intro to Comparative Politics3
POL 309Advising the Presidency3
PSY 100Introductory Psychology3
PSY 200Personality Psychology3
PSY 235Psychology of Gender3
SOC 101Intro to Sociology3
SOC 102Social Problems3
SOC 205Ethnic & Minority Relations3
SOC 208Sociology of Gender3
SOC 253Race and Social Justice3
Sports Marketing Majors - ILC Options
ECN 420Sports Economics (Required for Sports Marketing Majors)3
Notes
  • All degree and certificate students are strongly advised to see a HDC academic advisor at least once a year, preferably before fall registration.
  • The lower division requirement (numbered in the 100/200s) in a department must be completed before a student elects upper division courses (numbered in the 300/400s)
  • Lower and upper division course designations are determined by each academic department
  • Upper division courses in the elected major field will total a minimum of 24 semester credits.
  • The minimum requirement for graduation with a bachelor's degree is 40 courses, unless the accumulated number of semester credits is less than 120, in which case additional courses must be taken until the minimum 120 is reached.
  • Please note that the above detailed GEP is required for all HDC students admitted for the summer 2017 semester or later. Students admitted to begin studies prior to the summer 2017 term may have slightly different GEP curriculum requirements as communicated by the HDC office at the time of admission. Students are encouraged to contact their HDC advisor with any curriculum questions they may have.
  • Bachelor’s degree-seeking students who begin their studies in the HDC program between Summer 2016 through Spring 2018 will be required to take at least one course the fulfills one of the following overlays: Writing Intensive, Ethics Intensive, or Diversity/Globalization/Non-Western Studies. Students who begin their studies in the Summer 2018 semester or later must complete at least two such overlay courses, and may not double them (i.e. cannot take two Writing Intensive courses to fulfill both overlay requirements.)
  • It is important to discuss specific curricular requirements with an HDC advisor at haubadult@sju.edu or 610-660-2250.

Program Requirements

The following describe the courses and credits required for the various programs offered in Saint Joseph’s University Haub Degree Completion Program for those students admitted for the summer 2017 semester or later. Students who began their study prior to summer 2017 may have slightly different program requirements and should check with their HDC advisor for their specific requirements.

HDC Baccalaureate Degree Offerings

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration*
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics+
  • Entertainment Marketing+
  • Family Business & Entrepreneurship+
  • Finance
  • Food Marketing+
  • International Business+
  • Leadership, Ethics & Organizational Sustainability+
  • Managing Human Capital+
  • Marketing
  • Marketing+
  • Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing+
  • Risk Management & Insurance+
  • Sports Marketing+

Associate of Business Administration

  • Business Administration*

HDC Certificate Program Offerings

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

  • Accounting
  • Risk Management & Insurance*

General Certificate (does not require Bachelor’s Degree)

  • Business Administration*