School of Business Administration

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If a minor is chosen, it must be completed prior to graduation.

 

Minors, even though not required for graduation, are offered. Requirements for a minor are described in the Majors, Minors, Options, and Licensing Programs section of this catalog. No more than one course from the major department will count toward any minor. Students with two minors may count no more than one course toward both minors. If a minor is chosen, it must be completed prior to graduation.
 
A student majoring in a Business option can minor in another business option. For example, a student can Major in Economics and Minor in Accounting.

 

  • Obtain a “Change of Advisor” form and complete all the student information parts. The forms are available at the Records Office (160 Miller Student Center) or online.
  • Decide who you want to be your new advisor. Most faculty who have full-time appointments are available to advise. If you aren't sure who might be available in your area of interest, the Academic Advising Center (140 Miller Student Center) and/or a Department Chairperson can make suggestions.
  • Arrange an appointment with the person you want to ask to be your advisor. At the appointment, explain your interests in switching advisors. If the faculty member is willing to become your advisor, have him/her sign the “Change of Advisor” form.
  • Bring the completed form to the Records Office.

 

Once a degree-seeking student reaches 80 earned credit hours, the Records Office will automatically send the student a “Application for Graduation.” The petition will request verification of academic information such as degree type, major, minor, major concentrations, and anticipated date of graduation. Students have twenty-one days to submit the petition to the Records Office to verify that it is correct or make corrections. Upon receipt of the Petition from the student, an initial graduation checklist will be sent to the student prior to academic advising and early registration. NOTE: This form must be submitted to the Records Office to initiate a graduation checklist. At the same time, the student’s account will be automatically assessed the graduation fee. The student will receive a second graduation checklist during the term prior to their term of anticipated graduation.
 
Students with a Student Constructed Major must have their approved contract filed with the Records Office at the time they Petition to Graduate.


You must complete a minimum of 45 upper division credits.

 

Click here for more information about Colorado's Guaranteed Transfer Program.
 

 

The Physical Well-Being component educates students in the benefits and joys of physical activity, emphasizing how physical well-being enhances overall quality of life. In the Fitness and Wellness (ES 100) course, students learn how principles of fitness and wellness contribute to the development of an active, healthy lifestyle and contribute to positive, productive citizenship
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Three courses are required: ES 100, 1 PE skills course and 1 PE fitness course.
 


Majors can be declared upon admission or anytime thereafter. The Change of Advisor, Major or Minor Form should be completed if a major is being declared or changed any time after admission. One of the most common mistakes students make is to not stick with the major requirements for their catalog year. Students should be aware that each year the Major requirements may be revised and will be reflected in that year's catalog. If you enter the college in 2004-05, you will be given a catalog for that year. Please make sure to use that catalog when deciding which courses to take for completing your graduation.

Degree-seeking students admitted after Fall 2001 must fulfill the requirements of the Colorado Basic Skills Assessment Policy. The policy was created by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education to implement legislation passed in 2000 by the Colorado Legislature (CRS 23-1-113). The policy requires students to be assessed at matriculation to determine if they are college-level in reading, writing, and mathematics. Approved assessments are the ACT, the SAT, and Accuplacer. The Colorado Basic Skills Policy is administered by the New Student Advising & Registration Office, which issues Basic Skills Assessment reports to each new student upon registration for courses. Students who do not submit the documentation required for Basic Skills Assessment as specified by the New Student Advising & Registration Office will have a hold placed on their academic records.
There are three assessments possible in each competency area: exempt, college-level, and remedial. Students are exempt from all assessment if they already have earned a bachelor’s degree or a transfer-oriented associate’s degree. Students are exempt in assessment in reading if they have earned:
  1. “C-” or better in college composition;
  2. “C-” or better in a college preparatory reading course; or
  3. have a documented reading disability.
Students are exempt from assessment in writing if they have earned:
  1. “C-” or better in college composition;
  2. “C-” or better in a college preparatory writing course; or
  3. have a documented writing disability.
Students are exempt from assessment in mathematics if they have earned:
  1. “C-” or better in a college-level mathematics course;
  2. “C-” or better in an intermediate algebra course; or
  3. have a documented disability in mathematics.
Students who are exempt do not need to take further action under the policy.
Students who are assessed as college-level in reading, writing, or mathematics are reported to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education as not needing remediation in the relevant competency area. Students who are college-level in a competency area do not need to take further action under the policy.
Students who are assessed as remedial in reading, writing, or mathematics are reported to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education as in need of remediation in the relevant competency area.
Students who do not meet the following SAT I or ACT minimum scores listed below, will be required to take remedial coursework:
Subject Area ACT Score SAT I Score
Math 19 Minimum 470 Minimum
English 18 Minimum 440 Minimum
Reading 17 Minimum 430 Minimum
Under the Colorado Basic Skills Assessment Policy, students are required to take the appropriate remedial coursework and earn a grade of “C-” or higher by the time they earn 30 credits at Fort Lewis College.

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