Graduation Requirements: Bachelor of Science Programs

Taking Courses at Another Institution & Prerequisites

The following courses are used by all business majors to satisfy general education:

ENG 101 & 102; SCT 103; HIS 105 (or 107), HIS 106; UNV 101; HUM 201 & 202; ECO 201 & 202 (Related Courses used to fulfill Social Science requirements); MAT 117 (or higher), MAT 130 (or higher); BIO 101 (or higher); SCI 102 (or chemistry or physics course); two PED electives; and HEA 200 for a total of 44 semester hours.

The Core Business Requirements ACC 203, 204; MGT 215, 216, 301, 305, 323, 400; FIN 304; MKT 305 for a total of 30 semester hours.

6 credit hours of a modern foreign language and 3 credit hours of an approved communications course are required for all programs in the School of Business. A program language will satisfy one course (3hrs.) of foreign language.

The remaining courses required for graduation are distributed between major, business-related and non-business electives as indicated on the approved curriculum outlines. 

Students majoring in Business must successfully complete all majorbusiness related and core requirement courses at Hampton University

With the exception of students pursuing the Five-Year MBA degree, the first two years of study are identical for all business majors.


All students will complete their freshman studies, general education requirements and foundation courses in economics, accounting, and statistics before taking any upper division courses. Completion of at least 68 semester hours is required prior to enrollment in 400 level business courses.

Business School majors are strongly encouraged to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Students seeking to take additional classes at another institution must adhere to Hampton University registrar policy for class substitution.

Graduation Letter Grade Requirements

School of Business majors are required to earn credit for all graduation requirements, excluding free electives, under the letter grade (A, B, C, D, F) system.

Accordingly, students must not register under the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grade system for courses used to meet graduation requirements.

The grade of C or higher is required in ENG 101 and 102, SCT 103, MAT 117 and 130, ECO 201 and 202, all core courses, all business electives, and all major courses.