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

General Academic Regulations for BS in Business Administration


Graduation Requirements

  1. Students must fulfill the ESB minimum residency requirement of at least 32 units taken in the School.
  2. There is a limit on extension course credits for courses offered through the Center for Professional and Continuing Education. The total ceiling on such units is six, with a limit of 3 in any one semester.
  3. All prerequisites must be met before students enroll in any course.
  4. Except for BUSI 107, students who take any course numbered above BUSI 100 must have junior class standing (56 units).
  5. A student must receive a grade of “C” or better in any core course which is a prerequisite before taking a related concentration course.

Grading Policies

All courses required of all business administration majors must be taken for letter grade. ESB courses taken beyond those noted above may be taken on a P/NC basis, subject to the instructor’s approval. The freshman level Deans’ Seminar and junior level Career Development Seminar is offered P/NC only.

Students who receive a “P” in required courses that are taken before becoming a major in the ESB must petition to the Academic Standards Committee for these courses to be applied toward graduation requirements.

Scholastic Actions - Probation and Disqualification

  1. If a student has a balance point deficiency up to -8 in the major or -10 in the University GPA, he or she is on probation.
  2. If a student has a balance point deficiency larger than -8 in the major and/or -10 in the University GPA, he or she is subject to disqualification. Disqualification decisions are usually made at the end of the Spring semester, but a student who begins the Fall semester already on probation with a balance point deficiency of -8 or -10 or more may be disqualified at the end of the Fall semester if still at -8 or -10 or more at the end of that semester.
  3. Any student who is on probation for three consecutive semesters is subject to disqualification.

Deficiency points are a measure of how many credit points a student with a GPA below 2.0 needs to earn to raise his or her GPA to a 2.0. Deficiency points are removed by earning more points than the minimum needed to achieve a term GPA of 2.00. Grades of "C" earn 2.00 points, thus, to reduce or remove deficiency points, students must earn grades higher than a "C." Further clarification of these (or other) policies may be obtained from the Eberhardt School of Business Student Services Office.

Transfer Students

Transfer courses must have a credit value of at least three semester units if they are to be applied to general education or major requirements. Courses from institutions on the quarter system must have a credit value of at least four quarter-units to be applied to the above categories.

Junior or community college students who plan to complete upper-division work in business at University of the Pacific should complete one year of introductory economics, one year of introductory accounting, a semester each of calculus and statistics, and a semester of business law. Students also should complete courses in expository writing, computer science, public speaking and the humanities. Not all community college courses are transferable, and each community college offers different courses. Please contact the Eberhardt School of Business office of Student Services for answers to questions regarding the transferability of specific courses.

Undergraduate Learning Goals

  • Demonstrate knowledge of business principles, concepts, theories, and perspectives for each business discipline. The business disciplines include Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Management Information Systems, and the Legal and Ethical Environment of Business.
  • Demonstrate skills in the use of business procedures, methods, strategies, and approaches for each business discipline.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships among business disciplines.
  • Identify problems and make recommendations based on an analysis of the information provided.
  • Recognize the ethical dimensions of business decisions.
  • Recognize cross-cultural components of business decisions.
  • Work effectively with others as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills.