Business, Associate of Arts

A Smart Business Choice

If your goal is to lead others in business, we can help provide you with the leadership skills you need. The San Jacinto College Business Administration Associate of Arts (AA) degree program teaches the latest advancements in effective management and develops your acumen in leadership, problem solving, communication, purchasing, planning, staffing, marketing, production control, and resource optimization.

Upon graduation, students will be equipped to assume a first-line supervisory position in industries such as retail, manufacturing, government, and nonprofit. The AA program also provides current business professionals the skills and competencies necessary for faster career advancement.

The AA degree program in business administration also provides students an industry-relevant foundation to four-year university bachelor’s and master’s business degree programs.

Career Opportunities

Students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree pathway in business will be prepared for careers as:

  • Budget Analysts $91,4031
  • Compensation and Benefits Managers $121,9181
  • Compliance Officers $83,9921
  • Construction Managers $99,6301
  • Credit Analysts $90,1851
  • Financial Analysts $97,9651
  • Human Resources Managers $135,0871
  • Insurance Underwriters $67,6341

For more information, students may contact Central campus, 281-476-1841;  North campus, 281-998-6150, x7242; or South campus, 281-929-4603.

Campuses

Central Campus

North Campus

South Campus

Four-year and upper-level colleges and universities offer majors within the baccalaureate degree. San Jacinto College offers many courses in the transfer path that would meet the requirements of a major. Students may prepare to transfer to a particular program at an upper-level institution by either:

  • Completing the 42-semester credit hour (SCH) core curriculum and an 18-hour transfer path, or
  • Selecting courses as specified in the transfer plans developed by San Jacinto College in cooperation with upper-level institutions to which students transfer.

Those plans, which are available in the Educational Planning, Counseling, & Completion office on each campus as well as on the Transfer Plans tab for each Associate of Arts (AA) program page, are designed to prepare students to transfer to a particular four-year or upper-level college or university by specifying the courses required to complete the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in a particular major. Students choosing to pursue an AA degree should select from among the General Studies, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Business Administration, Fine Arts, or Communications programs.

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Transfer Path
18 total semester credit hours (SCH) with at least 12 SCH in any combination of ACCT, BCIS, BUSI, ECON, or MARA.12
Choose at least one of the following:
Business Principles
Business Statistics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Ships and Shipping
The remaining hours will be selected to meet the student's specific transfer institution requirements.6
Total Credits18

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum: 42 SCH of Core courses including EDUC 1100 Learning Framework/PSYC 1100 Learning Framework.

Communications (010)
Select two of the following courses for 6 SCH:6
Composition I
Composition II
Technical and Business Writing
Mathematics (020)
If you select a 4 SCH MATH course, the overflow hour may be accounted for in the Component Area Option of the Core or in the Transfer Path.
Select one of the following courses for 3 SCH:3
College Algebra
Plane Trigonometry
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 1
Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 1
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) 1
Elementary Statistical Methods (Statistics)
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Pre-Calculus Math
Calculus I
Calculus II
Natural Science (030)
Labs for the sciences courses may be accounted for in the Component Area Option.
Select two of the following courses for 6 SCH: 26
Biology for Science Majors I (lecture)
Biology for Science Majors II (lecture)
Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture) 3
Biology for Non-Science Majors II (lecture) 3
Anatomy and Physiology I (Lecture) 4
Anatomy and Physiology II (Lecture) 4
Introductory Chemistry I (lecture) 3
General Chemistry I (lecture)
General Chemistry II (lecture)
Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lecture) 3
Physical Geology (lecture)
Historical Geology (lecture)
College Physics I (lecture)
College Physics II (lecture)
University Physics I (lecture)
University Physics II (lecture)
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities) (040)
Select one of the following courses for 3 SCH:3
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
World Literature I
World Literature II
Forms of Literature: Literature and Film
Mexican American Literature
Human Geography
World Civilization I
World Civilization II
Introduction to the Humanities I
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
Creative Arts (Fine Arts) (050)
Select one of the following courses for 3 SCH:3
Art Appreciation
Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th century)
Art History II (14th century to the present)
World Dance
Dance Appreciation
Introduction to Theater
Introduction to Cinema: Film Appreciation I
Music Appreciation
Music Literature
American Music
American History (060)
Select two of the following courses for 6 SCH:6
United States History I
United States History II
Texas History
Mexican American History I
Mexican American History II
African American History I
African American History II
Government/Political Science (070)
Select two of the following courses for 6 SCH:6
Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 5
Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 5
Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)
Select one of the following courses for 3 SCH:3
Introduction to Archaeology
General Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Political Science
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Minority Studies
Component Area Option (090)
The following courses as well as courses not previously used from the other eight areas of the Core may be used to fulfill the Component Area Option requirement.
Select from the following courses for 6 SCH:6
Biology for Science Majors I (lab)
Biology for Science Majors II (lab)
Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lab)
Biology for Non-Science Majors II (lab)
Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab)
Anatomy and Physiology II (Lab)
Introductory Chemistry I (lab)
General Chemistry I (lab)
General Chemistry II (lab)
Beginning Chinese I
Beginning Chinese II
Learning Framework
Learning Framework
Beginning French I
Beginning French II
Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lab)
Physical Geology (lab)
Historical Geology (lab)
Beginning German I
Beginning German II
Federal and Texas Constitutions
Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness
College Physics I (lab)
College Physics II (lab)
University Physics I (lab)
University Physics II (lab)
Beginning American Sign Language I
Beginning American Sign Language II
Beginning Spanish I
Beginning Spanish II
Introduction to Speech Communication
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Business and Professional Speech
Total Credits42

If a student successfully completes San Jacinto College’s 42-hour Core Curriculum, that block of courses must be substituted for the receiving institution’s Core Curriculum. The receiving institution may not require a student to take additional Core Curriculum courses to meet the requirements of the Core. Students who transfer without completing the Core Curriculum shall receive academic credit in the Core Curriculum of the receiving institution for each of the courses the student has successfully completed in the San Jacinto College Core Curriculum. Students should plan Core Curriculum courses that would meet baccalaureate degree requirements at the four-year institution.

If you do not see your transfer school, please follow the Plan of Study. For more information, contact an Admissions Advisor. Please speak to an advisor at San Jacinto College and the transfer institution to ensure this Transfer Plan is accurate and complete.

Business Disciplines (includes: Business Administration, Finance, General Business, Healthcare Administration, and Marketing)

Transfer Plans

  • UH Bauer College, Business Administration, BBAUniversity of Houston - Bauer CollegeFull Time

    UH Bauer College, Business Administration MAP

    For college-ready students seeking a Business Administration AA at San Jacinto College, transferring to UH Bauer College seeking a BBA in UH Bauer College, Business Administration.

    Plan of Study Grid
    First Year
    First TermCredits
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 3
    EDUC 1100
    Learning Framework
    or Learning Framework
    1
    BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
     Credits16
    Second Term
    ARTS 1304
    Art History II (14th century to the present)
    or Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th century)
    3
    BIOL 1308
    BIOL 1108
    Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)
    and Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lab) 1
    4
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    BUSI 2305 Business Statistics 3
     Credits16
    Second Year
    First Term
    ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
    ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    GEOL 1303
    GEOL 1103
    Physical Geology (lecture)
    and Physical Geology (lab) 1
    4
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
    PHIL 1301
    Introduction to Philosophy
    or Introduction to Ethics
    3
     Credits16
    Second Term
    ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
    ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
    SPCH 1321
    Business and Professional Speech
    or Public Speaking
    3
     Credits12
     Total Credits60
  • UH Bauer College, Business Administration, BBAUniversity of Houston - Bauer CollegePart Time

    UH Bauer College, Business Administration MAP

    For college-ready students seeking a Business Administration AA at San Jacinto College, transferring to UH Bauer College seeking a BBA in UH Bauer College, Business Administration.

    Plan of Study Grid
    First Year
    First TermCredits
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    EDUC 1100
    Learning Framework
    or Learning Framework
    1
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
     Credits7
    Second Term
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
    MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 3
     Credits9
    Second Year
    First Term
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    BUSI 2305 Business Statistics 3
     Credits9
    Second Term
    ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
    ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
     Credits9
    Third Year
    First Term
    ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
    ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
     Credits9
    Second Term
    ARTS 1304
    Art History II (14th century to the present)
    or Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th century)
    3
    GEOL 1303
    GEOL 1103
    Physical Geology (lecture)
    and Physical Geology (lab) 1
    4
    PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
     Credits10
    Fourth Year
    First Term
    BIOL 1308
    BIOL 1108
    Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)
    and Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lab) 1
    4
    SPCH 1315
    Public Speaking
    or Business and Professional Speech
    3
     Credits7
     Total Credits60
  • UHCL, Business Disciplines, BSUniversity of Houston - Clear LakeFull Time

    UHCL, Business Disciplines MAP

    For college-ready students seeking a Business Administration AA at San Jacinto College, transferring to UHCL seeking a BS in UHCL, Business Disciplines.

    Plan of Study Grid
    First Year
    First TermCredits
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    PSYC 1100
    Learning Framework
    or Learning Framework
    1
    MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 3
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
    BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
     Credits16
    Second Term
    BIOL 1308
    BIOL 1108
    Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)
    and Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lab) 1
    4
    ARTS 1304
    Art History II (14th century to the present)
    or Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th century)
    3
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    SPCH 1321
    Business and Professional Speech
    or Public Speaking
    3
     Credits16
    Second Year
    First Term
    ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
    ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    GEOL 1303
    GEOL 1103
    Physical Geology (lecture)
    and Physical Geology (lab) 1
    4
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
    Choose one of the following: 3
    Introduction to Philosophy  
    Introduction to the Humanities I  
    Forms of Literature: Literature and Film  
     Credits16
    Second Term
    ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
    ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
    BUSI 2301
    Business Law 2
    or Business Statistics
    3
     Credits12
     Total Credits60
  • UHCL, Business Disciplines, BSUniversity of Houston - Clear LakePart Time

    UHCL, Business Disciplines MAP

    For college-ready students seeking a Business Administration AA at San Jacinto College, transferring to UHCL seeking a BS in UHCL, Business Disciplines.

    Plan of Study Grid
    First Year
    First TermCredits
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    PSYC 1100
    Learning Framework
    or Learning Framework
    1
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
     Credits7
    Second Term
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
    MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 3
     Credits9
    Second Year
    First Term
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    SPCH 1321
    Business and Professional Speech
    or Public Speaking
    3
     Credits9
    Second Term
    ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
    ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
     Credits9
    Third Year
    First Term
    ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
    ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
     Credits9
    Second Term
    ARTS 1304
    Art History II (14th century to the present)
    or Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th century)
    3
    GEOL 1303
    GEOL 1103
    Physical Geology (lecture)
    and Physical Geology (lab) 1
    4
    PHIL 1301
    Introduction to Philosophy 2
    or Introduction to the Humanities I
    3
     Credits10
    Fourth Year
    First Term
    BIOL 1308
    BIOL 1108
    Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)
    and Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lab) 3
    4
    BUSI 2301
    Business Law 4
    or Business Statistics
    3
     Credits7
     Total Credits60

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Environmental Management

Transfer Plans

  • UHCL, Environmental Management, BSUniversity of Houston - Clear LakeFull Time

    UHCL, Environmental Management MAP

    For college-ready students seeking a Business Administration AA at San Jacinto College, transferring to UHCL seeking a BS in UHCL, Environmental Management.

    Plan of Study Grid
    First Year
    First TermCredits
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    GEOL 1303
    GEOL 1103
    Physical Geology (lecture)
    and Physical Geology (lab)
    4
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
    PSYC 1100
    Learning Framework
    or Learning Framework
    1
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
     Credits14
    Second Term
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    CHEM 1311
    CHEM 1111
    General Chemistry I (lecture)
    and General Chemistry I (lab)
    4
    ARTS 1304
    Art History II (14th century to the present)
    or Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th century)
    3
     Credits16
    Second Year
    First Term
    ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting 1 3
    ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
    BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
    SPCH 1321
    Business and Professional Speech
    or Public Speaking
    3
     Credits15
    Second Term
    BUSI 2305 Business Statistics 3
    ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
    ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting 2 3
    GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography 3
     Credits15
     Total Credits60
  • UHCL, Environmental Management, BSUniversity of Houston - Clear LakePart Time

    UHCL, Environmental Management MAP

    For college-ready students seeking a Business Administration AA at San Jacinto College, transferring to UHCL seeking a BS in UHCL, Environmental Management.

    Plan of Study Grid
    First Year
    First TermCredits
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    PSYC 1100
    Learning Framework
    or Learning Framework
    1
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
     Credits7
    Second Term
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 3
    ARTS 1304
    Art History II (14th century to the present)
    or Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th century)
    3
     Credits9
    Second Year
    First Term
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    SPCH 1321
    Business and Professional Speech
    or Public Speaking
    3
    GEOL 1303
    GEOL 1103
    Physical Geology (lecture)
    and Physical Geology (lab)
    4
     Credits10
    Second Term
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    CHEM 1311
    CHEM 1111
    General Chemistry I (lecture)
    and General Chemistry I (lab)
    4
    GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography 3
     Credits10
    Third Year
    First Term
    ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting 1 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
     Credits9
    Second Term
    ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
    ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting 2 3
     Credits9
    Fourth Year
    First Term
    BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
    BUSI 2305 Business Statistics 3
     Credits6
     Total Credits60

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