Asked Questions About a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration?
How many students enter
the Academic Business Program each year?
the spring of 2012, 656 students were Business Division majors.
How long does it take to
get a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration?
possible to complete the degree in four years, but some students will
take longer depending on their personal circumstances.
What can I do with a
business degree? Our alumni have used
their degrees to become accountants, analysts, agents, bankers, brokers,
buyers, CEO’s, CFO’s, CTO’s, consultants, coordinators, directors,
economists, entrepreneurs, managers, presidents, financial planners,
hoteliers, instructors, investors, human resource managers, marketing
specialists, financial advisors, restaurateurs, supervisors, sales
representatives, vice presidents, and LEADERS.
What’s the difference
between a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business
Administration? The degrees are the same except a Bachelor of
Arts requires two years (16 credits) of a foreign language.
Can I finish the program
faster than four years?
Yes, but you would be taking more
classes than the average student. This requires a strong commitment on
Can I schedule my courses
around my work/family schedule? Many of our students work
full or part time so we try to offer courses in a rotating class format,
i.e. evenings, weekends, online, and at various outreach sites.
How much time will each
class take? A fulltime load is at least 12 credits per
semester. Most courses are 3-credit courses and meet twice a week for 1
1/4 hours. You should expect to invest at least two hours out of class
for each hour in class. If you are experiencing problems understanding
the material for a class, you may need additional time. Tutoring is
available for some courses.
How do I become
an Academic Business student? Most high school students apply during their senior
year, but LCSC has rolling enrollment so you can apply anytime. Fall
classes start in August and Spring classes begin in January.
Will all of my credits
from previous colleges/universities transfer?
Some classes transfer and some do not. You
will need to make an appointment with the Registrar and an advisor in
the Business Division to determine what classes will transfer. You
should have your transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions.
Should I talk to a
Business Division Advisor? Yes! The
Business Division Program Advisors are ready to assist you if you are a
business major or if you are not sure that
you want to major in Business. All students should meet with their advisor
What is the role of an
advisor? You should meet with your Business Division advisor
at least once each semester to check your progress and schedule your
classes for the next semester. You are welcome to visit more often if
you have questions or are experiencing any problems.
What classes should I
take? You need to meet with your advisor to find out what
courses are required and what courses you need to take as prerequisites.
Some courses need to be taken in a specific order.
Are scholarships and other
funding sources available? Yes, contact Financial Aid
(208-792-2224) or visit thier website at
What is the tuition for
the program? Contact Admissions (208-792-2210) for current
tuition and fees information.
Are internships available?
Yes, contact the Division Office (208-792-2293) for more
How do I contact my
professors? Most professors will put their preferred method
of contact on their syllabus (i.e. phone versus e-mail). Also,
professors keep regular office hours that will be posted on their office
doors. You can call the Business Division Administrative Assistant
(208-792-2293) to check office hours.
Are there minimum
requirements for staying in the program?
You must maintain at
least a 2.0 GPA in all of your coursework and at least a 2.5 GPA in your
Business Division courses.