May 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration

1 - CORE CURRICULUM: See Core Curriculum
(42 semester credit hours)

(1 semester credit hour)

SRSU 1101 or equivalent (for details, see First Year Seminar) 1 semester credit hour


  • Students must complete 54 to 60 semester hours in the broad field Business Administration major, including a minimum of 30 hours at the advanced level and 12 advanced hours in residence at Sul Ross State University. Students must complete 42 semester hours of core curriculum courses. Students must complete at least 39 semester hours of core courses in Business Administration and at least 15 semester hours advanced business electives.
  • Students must complete 14 semester hours of free elective courses.


  • A minor is not required, but with the approval of the chair of the Department of Business Administration, students may elect to present a minor of 18 semester hours with at least 6 hours at the advanced level and at least 3 advanced hours in residence at Sul Ross State University.

Additional Requirements

  1. The student must complete additional hours to total 120 semester credit hours.
  2. The student must complete all course requirements with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, including a minimum of 2.0 in the major and the minor (if selected). A minimum of 2.5 is required in the Business Administration teaching field in teacher education.
  3. A minimum of 36 advanced semester hours must be completed, including at least 15 in residence at Sul Ross State University.
  4. A minimum of 30 semester hours must be completed in residence.
  5. At least 24 semester hours of the last 30 hours presented for a degree must be in residence.
  6. Under no circumstances may more than 65 of the total semester hours required for a degree be presented in one discipline.
  7. No more than 6 semester hours of physical education activity courses may be presented as elective credit toward a degree.

Teacher Certification Programs

Students who pursue the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with teacher certification at the secondary level must complete all degree requirements described above. In addition, students who desire certification must see the Education section of this catalog, and your advisor, for additional information concerning certification requirements.