Business Administration with a Specialization in Business Foundations

The specialization in Business Foundations is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college of university and are interested in pursuing a NON-TRADITIONAL Business Transfer Degree, such as Business Communications. The program is also suitable for those who are not sure of what program they would like to complete at a four-year school, but know that a foundation of business courses will be required. Examples of such programs are Public Administration, International Business, or Agri-Business and also include those students interested in pursuing a Business Minor.

Curricular needs are not the same at every institution; the student should confirm with the college or university to which they plan to transfer to guarantee that they will receive credit for all courses taken at the four-year institution.

Students who complete the Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree are eligible to take

advantage of the many Guaranteed Admissions Agreements that the Virginia Community College System has with a wide variety of four-year colleges and universities. Further, students who complete the AA&S Degree could be eligible for a State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Transfer Grant which would substantially reduce their financial burden when they transfer. Without the AA&S Degree, they would not be eligible for this special SCHEV financial assistance program.

Program Requirements

Students who meet the admission requirements to the College are eligible for enrollment into the program. Students are expected to be proficient in basic English, mathematics and reading. Appropriate developmental courses are available for those who need to improve proficiency in these areas.

In addition to admission requirements established by Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, satisfactory completion of specific high school units or their equivalent are required: