What is Major Status?

Any student seeking a business degree at the University of West Georgia must select a major. All business students will begin as pre-majors. A business pre-major will become eligible to be selected as a business major when he/she completes 45 hours of academic coursework with a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or higher and the following courses are completed:

  • MATH 1111 or 1113
  • MATH 1413
  • ENGL 1101
  • ACCT 2101
  • ECON 2105 or 2106 
       

After earning major status, a business student may advance register for Upper Division business courses, those numbered 3000-4000, provided they have met the necessary prerequisites. All academic courses taken at the University of West Georgia and at other colleges or universities will be used to determine eligibility for major status. Each business major, including transfer students, must complete Core Area F with a 2.0 GPA and ENGL 1102 with a minimum grade of “C” during the first 75 semester hours to continue to take upper division courses. Any business major whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 will lose major status and the opportunity to enroll in upper division courses except to repeat courses previously taken until that student’s GPA improves to 2.0 or higher.
Non-business majors except those enrolled in the B.S. degree in Economics, the B.A. degree in International Economic Affairs, and the B.S. Ed. Degree in Business Education may enroll in up to 18 semester hours in selected 3000-4000 level business courses provided they have met the necessary prerequisites and have completed 45 hours of academic coursework with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.