Enrolling at Baylor
To be admitted to the business school, you must first be admitted to Baylor University.
First Year Requirements for the BBA
A student desiring a B.B.A. degree is officially enrolled as a Pre-business student and is advised through University Advisement. Pre-Business majors must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours at Baylor and maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average in order to continue as Pre-business students beyond the first year. In addition, a Pre-business student must complete BUS 1201, BUS 1101 and MIS 1305 with a minimum grade of "C" in each course and have credit for three of the following four courses: ENG 1302, ENG 1304 or ENG 3300, MTH 1308 or 1320 (a minimum grade of "C" is required) and MTH 1309 or 1321 during the first year. If these requirements are not met, the student must change degree programs. Students meeting these requirements will then be advised by the Hankamer School of Business Undergraduate Office.
When a course is taken at Baylor for which the grade is "F" or "D," the course may be repeated. The course should be repeated during the following semester in which the student is enrolled at Baylor. If it is repeated, it must be repeated at Baylor before a course is taken for which the course in question is a prerequisite. The course cannot be repeated as a special/directed study or at another school for transfer to Baylor. Repetition of any course must be for a grade, and the grade received the last time the course is taken is the only grade that counts on the student record. If a student repeats a course in which the grade is "F" or "D" and receives an incomplete grade the second time that the course is taken, the second course will not count as a repeat until such time that a grade has replaced the incomplete.
A Pre-business student may repeat ENG 1302, ENG 1304 or 3300, MTH 1308 or 1320, MTH 1309 or 1321, and the lower core business courses only once, and repeat no more than two of these courses to continue in the BBA degree program. Students failing any of these courses due to the attendance policy may be required to change degree programs.
Declaring Your Major
To declare a business major, you must formally apply for admission to the business school. Unless you are in the Baylor Business Fellows program, you will likely meet the requirements for admission at the conclusion of your sophomore year.
Requirements for Admission (2013-2014 Catalog Year)
Prior to applying to the business school, you must meet the following requirements:
Complete the following courses with a minimum grade of "C":
- BUS 1201
- BUS 1101
- MIS 1305
- ACC 2303
- ACC 2304
- ECO 2306
- ECO 2307
- QBA 2302
- QBA 2305
Complete or Transfer Credit for the following:
- ENG 1302
- ENG 1304
- MTH 1309/1321
- MTH 1308/1304 (only students requiring Pre-Calculus.)
- BIC 1413 (only BIC students)
- BIC 1323 (only BIC students)
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (Transfers must have at least 12hrs at Baylor)
- 60 Hours Earned Credit
- If you entered Baylor under a previous catalog year, please check with your advisor.
Setup A Pre-admission Appointment
After grades have been finalized, you must setup a Pre-Admission Appointment with an advisor.
During the pre-admission appointment, you will:
- Review admission requirements with your advisor
- Complete your admissions form
- Declare a BBA major(s) and non-business minor(s), if applicable
- Plan remaining semesters and determine graduation date
After You're Admitted
Upon completing 75 credit hours, you will need to file for graduation by setting up a graduation plan appointment with your advisor.
During your appointment, you will make any changes to your semester sequence and declare the semester in which you plan to graduate.
If at any time you have questions concerning admissions, graduation or issues concerning your academic progress, please feel free to contact your advisor.