Academic Catalog

Business Administration, Associate in Science (BUAD)

Effective: Fall 2021

The Business Administration program provides students with the necessary courses to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in business. This curriculum is fully compliant with Pennsylvania Statewide Program-to-Program Articulation Agreement (TAOC) as promulgated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This Agreement assures that the BUAD student can transfer their full degree into a baccalaureate program at a participating Pennsylvania affiliated institution, transferring with full Junior class standing. (This includes all PASSHE institutions.) Transfer Students in this program may emphasize accounting, marketing or sport management, by following the guidelines below. Students enrolled in BUAD are strongly recommended to choose their transfer school as soon as a practical, then consult that institution, their BUS Division Faculty advisor or the DCCC Transfer Office to ensure that their course of study will be consistent with the requirements of their transfer institution. The Associate in Science degree is awarded at the completion of the program.

  • Apply knowledge of the functional areas of business to solve problems and identify opportunities.
  • Use technology to produce functional work products.
  • Analyze forces in a business environment and recognize their potential impact business outcomes.
  • Analyze business problems and use quantitative reasoning to develop solutions.
  • Express ideas clearly and logically through oral and written formats.
  • Recognize ethical issues and apply skills and knowledge to respond in a socially responsible manner.

The College Transfer Office is set up to help Delaware County Community College students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. If you are planning to transfer, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a transfer advisor within your first two semesters (or before you reach 30 transferable college credits from all institutions attended).

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
CS 100 Introduction to Information Technology 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ACC 111 Financial Accounting 3
Any Diversity and Social Justice designated course 3
Second Semester
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
ECO 210 Macroeconomic Principles 3
MAT 135 Business Precalculus 3
ACC 112 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 230 Principles of Marketing 3
Third Semester
ECO 220 Microeconomic Principles 3
BUS 243 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS 210 Principles of Management 3
BUS 130 Business Communication 3
Any Scientific Inquiry designated Science course 4
Fourth Semester
MAT 136 Business Calculus 3
BUS 220 Elementary Statistics 3
Humanities Elective 3
BUS or Open Elective 3
Science Elective 3-4
 Total Hours61-62


The General Business Option should be selected by students transferring to four-year colleges accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. Students should check with their advisor or the Transfer Office for a list of these schools. We recommend that students become familiar with program requirements of the transfer institution they plan to attend.

Diversity and Social Justice designated courses.

Scientific Inquiry designated courses.

Business Electives

Business Electives
ACC 210Federal Income Tax Accounting3
BUS 100Introduction to Business3
BUS 101Introduction to International Business3
BUS 130Business Communication3
BUS 199Business Internship (3 credits)3
BUS 210Principles of Management3
BUS 211Supervision3
BUS 212Introduction to Sport Management3
BUS 214Organizational Behavior3
BUS 215Human Resource Management3
BUS 220Elementary Statistics3
BUS 230Principles of Marketing3
BUS 231Principles of Advertising3
BUS 232Principles of Finance3
BUS 243Legal Environment of Business3
CS 105Management Information Systems3
CS 111Computer Applications3
CS 113Database Management Systems3

Under special circumstances, other courses in accounting, business and computer information systems may be permitted as electives when recommended by the advisor and approved by the associate dean, business/computer information systems.

Humanities Elective - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

Courses listed under subjects:
ART 100Art and Child Development (or above)3
COMM 100Interpersonal Communication (or above)3
ENG 112English Composition II: Writing About Literature (or above)3
HUM 100Introduction to Visual Arts (or above)3
MUS 101Fundamentals of Music (or above)3
PHI 100Introduction to Philosophy (or above)3
Foreign Languages:
FRE 101Elementary French I (or above)3
GER 101Elementary German I (or above)3
ITA 101Elementary Italian I (or above)3
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I (or above)3

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.


Offered 100% online.


Some online courses have field requirements or in person/proctored testing.  Online courses with these requirements have additional information posted under the COURSE DESCRIPTION section when you are registering.  Please make a note of it during registration.