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Cynthia Eakin
Interim Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Accounting
Eberhardt School of Business
Weber Hall Suite 208
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Preprofessional Skills

Skills in writing, communications, quantitative methods, computers, and economics are basic to a professional education in business administration. The exact sequence of these courses taken by students depends upon the results of placement tests in mathematics and writing. All Eberhardt students must consult with their faculty advisors before registering.

Students must complete a minimum of 128 units with a Pacific cumulative and school/program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the bachelor of science in business administration degree.

I. General Education Requirements (for students starting as Freshmen):

PACS 001 What is a Good Society 4
PACS 002 Topical Seminar on a Good Society 4
PACS 003 What is an Ethical Life? 3

Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units complete 2 additional General Education elective courses from IC and IIIC.

One course from each subdivision below:

Social and Behavioral Sciences
IA. Individual and Interpersonal Behavior (ECON 053)
IB. U.S. Studies (ECON 055)
IC. Global Studies (Transfers only)
Arts and Humanities
IIA. Language and Literature (ENGL 025 or COMM 027)
IIB. Worldviews and Ethics
IIC. Visual and Performing Arts
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
IIIA. Natural Sciences
IIIB. Mathematics and Formal Logic (MATH 045 or MATH 051)
IIIC. Science, Technology and Society (Transfers only)
or a second IIIA Natural Sciences course (Transfers only)

1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program

II. Diversity Requirement

Students must complete one diversity course (3-4 units)

Note: 1) Transfer students with 28 units or more transfer units prior to fall 2011 are encouraged but not required to complete a designated course prior to graduation. 2) Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

III. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:

Quantitative analysis

IV. Pre-professional Skills Requirements

COMP 025 Computers and Information Processing * 4
BUSI 023 Business Communications 4
MATH 037 Introduction to Statistics and Probability * 4


These courses are also part of the Pacific General Education Program, and can be counted toward the University General Education requirements.