Overview of Requirements

Students should use the overview for their specific class year as changes are made which may impact only certain class years.  We recommend students meet at least annually with an advisor to ensure you are on track to meet all graduation requirements.  The Graduation Progress System (available on your Student Academic tab on insideND) is another great way to view your requirements and run What If? audits for various combinations of majors or minors you may be considering.


MULTI-COUNTING OF COURSES/CREDITS TOWARD THE BBA DEGREE: The multi-counting rules for Mendoza students are as follows: A student seeking the BBA degree is allowed to count one and the same course to satisfy a University requirement, a College requirement, and a Program requirement (Major, Supplementary Major, Minor).  For example, Principles of Microeconomics could satisfy the LA5 University requirement, the Mendoza College requirement and the Economics Major requirement for a student pursuing a secondary major in economics.  A multi-counted course can be used no more than once at each level (University, College, Program).  There is no limit to the number of multi-counts a student may use in their degree.  Regardless of the number of multi-counting of courses toward different requirements, the credits can only be applied once (numerically) toward the total (128) degree credits.

Students may cross count (i.e. use one and the same course to satisfy two requirements in two different programs that require the same or similar courses).  However, this course must be replaced by another course in one of the programs.  For example, a Mendoza student with a CDT minor who is required to take CDT 30020 Elements of Computing II can use that course to satisfy the Business Analytics major required course of ITAO 30210 Data Analysis with Python, but then must add 3 additional ITAO credits.  The exception being that for a Mendoza minor only (i.e. Business Technology) up to 3 credits can be double counted and not require replacement (e.g. at least 12 credits of the minor’s coursework must be beyond any other university, college or program requirements).  University Seminar, by definition, fulfills a University requirement and is not considered a double count under this rule.  Writing Intensive courses may fulfil the WRIT requirement and also another element of the University core (e.g. an upper-level ENGL course that has a WRIT and WKLI may count for WRIT, LA4 or LA 6, and the ENGL Major).

ACTIVITY & EXPERIENTIAL CREDITSStudents in the Mendoza College of Business may count no more than three experiential or activity credits as degree seeking. These courses will typically appear in the electives block of the Graduation Progress System (GPS) audits and a new block has been created to highlight whether you have maxed out this category of credits.

A list of courses deemed experiential or activity in nature is provided here. Please note that this list is not meant to be exhaustive as new courses are created frequently and may not have been evaluated. Should you have any questions as to whether a course is subject to this cap, please contact an advisor in 101 Mendoza. Students are encouraged to review their GPS audits frequently to ensure they are on track.

  • Last Updated October 21, 2022