College of Business & Public Affairs

Office: 312 Anderson Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone (610) 436-2304
Email: Department Chair

About Our Courses

As with other business programs at WCU's College of Business, Management courses are designed to give students a well-rounded academic experience in the following areas (see table below for credits assigned):

1. Distributive Requirements:

a. Natural Science courses

b. Behavioral and Social Science courses

c. Humanities courses

d. Arts courses

2. Academic Foundations Requirements:

a. English Composition courses

b. Mathematics courses

c. Communications courses

d. Diversity requirements' courses

e. Interdisciplinary requirements' courses

3. Additional Baccalaureate Requirements - Writing Emphasis courses

These courses are outlined over a four-year period in the guidance sheet. The relevant courses required for meeting the general education requirements in any of the business programs are designed to exceed the general university requirements. This is to ensure that WCU's business program, which includes the Management program, meets the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) requirements.

Please note that AACSB accreditation candidacy status is an indication that we have voluntarily committed to participate in a systematic program of quality enhancement and continuous improvement that makes AACSB accreditation a more realistic and operational objective. Candidacy is however not accreditation and does not guarantee eventual accreditation.

I. Distributive Requirements:

A. Science (6 semester hours)
Course Attribute Field Courses
Required - 3 hours
(Select one course).
Computer Science CSC 110, 115, or 141
Recommended - 3 hours
(Select one additional course).
Biology BIO 100 or BIO 110
Physics PHY 100, 105, 130, 140, 170, or 180
Chemistry CHE 100, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, or 107
Earth Science ESS 101 or 111

B. Behavioral and Social Sciences (9 semester hours)
Course Attribute Field Courses
Required - 6 hours
(2 courses)
Economics i. ECO 111, and
ii. ECO 112
(Although both of these courses are required, one of them will satisfy a social science requirement for non-economics majors).
Recommended - 3 hours
(Select one additional course).
Anthropology ANT 102 or ANT 103
Sociology SOC 200 or 240
Government PSC 100, 101, or 213
Psychology PSY 100
Geography GEO 101 or 103

C. Humanities (9 semester hours)
Course Attribute Field Courses
Required - 3 hours
(One course)
Philosophy PHI 101, 150, or 180
Recommended - 3 hours
(Select one additional course).
Literature LIT 165
CLS 165, 260, or 261
Recommended - 3 hours
(Select one additional course).
History HIS 101, 102, 150, 151, or 152

D. Arts (3 semester hours)
Course Attribute Field Courses
Required - 3 hours
Select one Arts course from one of the following areas:

II. Academic Foundations Requirements (18 semester hours)
A. English Composition - 6 semester hours
B. Mathematics - 3 semester hours
C. Communication - 3 semester hours
D. Diversity Requirement - 3 semester hours
E. Interdisciplinary Requirement - 3 semester hours
III. Additional Baccalaureate Requirements
Writing Emphasis Courses (3 - 9 semester hours)

Guidance Notes:
  • All students who take their general education program at WCU must complete three approved writing emphasis courses.
  • All students who enter with fewer than 40 credits must take at least three approved writing emphasis courses at WCU.
  • Transfer students who enter with 40-70 credits must take two writing emphasis courses.
  • Students who transfer more than 70 credits must take one writing emphasis course.
  • WRT 120 and the WRT elective do not count as writing emphasis courses.
  • Each writing emphasis course may simultaneously fulfill another degree requirement.