Focus Area: Business

This focus area is intended for students who plan to major in Business at a 4-year college or university, after completion of their associate's degree at St. Louis Community College. Your official degree that you will be pursuing at St. Louis Community College with this plan is the Associate in Arts - Business Administration.

Focus Area: Business Full-Time Academic Plan 

This academic plan is a recommended sequence for this pathway. It serves asgeneral guideline to help you build a course schedule each term that supports your timely completion. The College has made every effort to ensure its accuracy. However, the map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about your degree requirements.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2024, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079This fulfills part of the written communications requirement.
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)
or Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
3Concurrent enrollment in ENG 070 or Reading ProficiencyThis fulfills the oral communication requirement.
MTH 160 Precalculus Algebra (MOTR MATH 130)3MTH 140 (or MTH 140S) with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test, and Reading ProficiencyThis fulfills the mathematics requirement.
BUS 104 Introduction to Business Administration3Reading ProficiencyThis is a program requirement.
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective3 See suggestions listed below. Must be 2 different disciplines.
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)3ENG 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyThis fulfills part of the written communications requirement.
ECO 151 Principles of Macroeconomics (MOTR ECON 101)
or Principles of Microeconomics (MOTR ECON 102)
3Concurrent enrollment in MTH 140S, or placement into MTH 140, MTH 160 or MTH 185, and Reading ProficiencyThis is a program requirement.
MTH 186 Survey of Calculus4MTH 160 or MTH 160S with grade of "C" or better and Reading ProficiencyThis is a program requirement.
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective3 See suggestions listed below. Must be 2 different disciplines.
Credit Hours13
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MCE 100 Missouri Civics Examination0
HST 101 United States History to 1865 (MOTR HIST 101)
or United States History from 1865 to the Present (MOTR HIST 102)
or African American History through Reconstruction (MOTR HIST 101AA)
or African American History from Reconstruction to the Present (MOTR HIST 102AA)
or Introduction to American Politics (MOTR POSC 101)
3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079This fulfills the civics requirement.
Credit Hours3
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Natural Science Elective3 Science must be from two different disciplines. One course must be a lab. See suggestions listed below.
ECO 151 Principles of Macroeconomics (MOTR ECON 101)
or Principles of Microeconomics (MOTR ECON 102)
3Concurrent enrollment in MTH 140S, or placement into MTH 140, MTH 160 or MTH 185, and Reading ProficiencyThis is a program requirement.
ACC 110 Financial Accounting4ACC 100 with a minimum grade of "C" or a high school accounting course or department approval, and Reading ProficiencyThis is a program requirement.
Business Elective3 See elective option below.
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective3 See suggestions listed below. Must be 2 different disciplines.
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MTH 180 Introductory Statistics (MOTR MATH 110)3Satisfactory scores on placement test, and Reading ProficiencyThis fulfills part of the CORE 42 elective.
Natural Science Elective4 Science must be from two different disciplines. One course must be a lab. See suggestions listed below.
ACC 114 Managerial Accounting3ACC 110 with minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyThis is a program requirement.
Business Elective3 See elective option below.
CORE 42 Elective2  
Credit Hours15
Total Credit Hours62

Suggested Natural Science Electives

Lab Natural Science
MOTR BIOL Discipline
BIO 110General Zoology (MOTR BIOL 100LZ)4
BIO 111Introductory Biology I (MOTR BIOL 100L)4
BIO 124General Botany I (MOTR BIOL 100LB)4
MOTR CHEM Discipline
CHM 109Chemistry and the Environment (MOTR CHEM 100L)4
MOTR LIFS Discipline
BIO 106Human Heredity (MOTR LIFS 100LG)4
MOTR PHYS Discipline
PSI 125Introduction to Atmospheric Science (MOTR PHYS 110LAS)4
Non-Lab Natural Science
MOTR ASTR Discipline
PSI 111Introduction to Astronomy I (MOTR ASTR 100)3
MOTR BIOL Discipline
BIO 113Modern Aspects of Biology (MOTR BIOL 100)3
BIO 117Conservation and Ecology (MOTR BIOL 100EC)3
MOTR LIFS Discipline
BIO 109Human Biology (MOTR LIFS 100)3
MOTR GEOG Discipline
GEG 103Physical Geography (MOTR GEOG 100)3
MOTR PHYS Discipline
GEO 100Earth Science (MOTR PHYS 110ES)3
PSI 101Physical Science (MOTR PHYS 110)3

Suggested Humanities and Fine Arts Electives

MOTR ARTS Discipline
ART 100Art Appreciation (MOTR ARTS 100)3
ART 101Art History - Prehistory to 1300 (MOTR ARTS 101)3
ART 102Art History - 1300 to Present (MOTR ARTS 102)3
MOTR LITR Discipline
ENG 204American Literature I (MOTR LITR 101A)3
ENG 217Major Black Writers (MOTR LITR 105AA)3
ENG 231World Literature (MOTR LITR 200) 13
MOTR PHIL Discipline
PHL 102Introduction to Logic (MOTR PHIL 101)3
PHL 112Business Ethics (MOTR PHIL 102P)3
MOTR RELG Discipline
PHL 103World Religions (MOTR RELG 100) 13
1

PHL 103 or ENG 231 meet UMSL's cultural diversity requirement.

Business Electives

BLW 201Legal Environment of Business 13
or BLW 101 Business Law I
FIN 201Fundamentals of Finance3
IB 100International Business3
IS 116Computer Literacy 13
MGT 204Business Organization and Management3
MKT 203Principles of Marketing3
1

BLW 201 and IS 116 are highly recommended.

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.