Enrolling at Baylor
To be admitted to the business school, you must first be admitted to Baylor University. See https://www.baylor.edu/admissions/ for more information.
Transferring to Baylor
Beginning with the Spring 2017 term, transfer students desiring to enter Baylor as a Pre-Business student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA from their previous institution(s).
Change of Major
Current Baylor students considering changing their major to Pre-Business can find more information here.
First Year Requirements for the BBA
The student desiring a BBA degree is officially enrolled as a Pre-business student and is advised through University Advisement. In order to continue as a Pre-business major beyond the first year, a student must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours at Baylor; maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; and complete BUS 1101, BUS 1201, MIS 1305, ENG 1302, ENG 1304/3303, MTH 1308/1320 (if needed), and MTH 1309/1321 with a minimum grade of “C” in each course. 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 a “C-” or lower, 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 in the student’s GPA. If a student repeats a course and receives an incomplete grade, “I”, 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 student who has declared or desires to declare Pre-business may repeat only once no more than two of: ENG 1302, ENG 1304/3303, MTH 1308 or 1320, MTH 1309 or 1321, and the lower core business courses. Any student not meeting this requirement may no longer follow the BBA degree. 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 (2016-2017 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 1101
- BUS 1201
- BUS 2101
- ACC 2303
- ACC 2304
- ECO 2306
- ECO 2307
- MIS 1305
- QBA 2302
- QBA 2305
- ENG 1302 or BIC 1413 (BIC students only)
- ENG 1304 or BIC 1321 (BIC students only)
- MTH 1308/1320 (only students requiring Pre-Calculus.)
- MTH 1309/1321
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (Transfers must have at least 12 hours at Baylor)
- 60 Hours Earned Credit
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 Application for Admission 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.