Bachelor of Science Programs
The following courses are used by all business majors to satisfy general education requirements: ENG 101-102; COM 103; CSC 120, 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 other science course); two PED electives; and HEA 200 for a total of 44 semester hours. The Core Business Requirements are ACC 203, 204; MGT 215, 216, 301, 305, 323, 400; FIN 304; MKT 305 for a total of 30 semester hours. Six credit hours of a modern foreign language and three credit hours of an approved communications course are required for programs in the School of Business. A programming language will satisfy one course (Three Credit Hours) of foreign language in the fields of Information Systems, Accounting and Business Administration. The remaining courses required for graduation are distributed between major, business-related and non-business electives as indicated on the approved curriculum outlines. School of Business majors are required to earn credit for all graduation requirements, excluding free electives, under the letter grade 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, COM 103, CSC 120, MAT 117 and 130, ECO 201 and 202, all business courses, business electives, and all major courses - there is an exception for Internship/Cooperative Education experiences for select majors.
Consistent with the expectations of employers and graduate schools, students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one significant work assignment during their tenure at Hampton. An internship is typically a paid summer experience of two or three months, whereas, a cooperative education experience typically is for six months. These experiences enrich the student's education by providing relevant perspectives to the theories and techniques covered in the classroom. Students who have internships and/or cooperative education experiences are more attractive to employers. The School of Business works closely with the Career Counseling and Planning Center and our corporate partners to enhance the number and quality of these internship and cooperative experiences.
The National Accounting Honor Society, the Pirate Knight Chess Club, the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM), Sigma Beta Delta National Honors Society, Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), the Student Financial Management Association, Society for Business Professionals and its affiliates, the American Marketing Association, and Mu Kappa Tau are recognized student organizations and provide opportunities to serve and demonstrate leadership. All students are encouraged to participate.