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Argyros School Advising

» Change Or Add Major

Choosing a major can be challenging and requires careful consideration. Students should discuss, research and allow time for self-reflection in making this decision.  In addition, it may help to identify initial career goals, and, from there, determine majors and minors that are appropriate.

Declaring a major or minor in the Argyros School comes with a rigorous set of course requirements. Lower division courses prepare students in Argyros School majors with theory-based and practical business mathematical, accounting, legal and economic principles. Upper division courses build and apply these principles in the discipline chosen.  Upper division electives provide the opportunity for students to enhance their skills in focused areas of study.

  • The Bachelor of Science in Accounting major provides students with a liberal arts education, broad training in the field of business, and intensive preparation in the field of accounting. This course of study equips students to address business challenges by applying the tools of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, operations and information systems. The program strongly emphasizes how accounting information is used for effective decision making in business. Coursework in the Accounting program provides students with the content preparation to sit for the CPA and CMA exams and many other related certifications.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major provides students with a liberal arts education paired with strong professional training in business. This course of study equips students to address business challenges by applying the tools of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, operations, and information systems. The program emphasizes identifying business opportunities, developing solutions supported by data and analysis, and effective communication of the results. Students select five upper division electives, and, within this requirement, can choose to customize their course of study in one or more of the following seven emphases: Business Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing and Real Estate.  
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Economics major provides students with a liberal arts education paired with a thorough understanding of the tools of micro and macroeconomic analysis. This course of study equips students to analyze the choices made by individuals and entities under conditions of scarcity and to evaluate the outcomes of these decisions for society. The program emphasizes decision-making with limited resources, quantitative analysis of economic problems, the study of financial and government institutions and their policies, and behavioral decision making under uncertainty. Students select six electives, and, within this requirement, can choose to customize their course of study.

To declare an Argyros School of Business and Economics major or minor, approval is required from our department*.

For any students seeking to add or change to a major in the Argyros School of Business and Economics you must achieve a minimum 2.70 (unrounded) GPA in the required core classes. A minimum C- grade is required in each course. Failure to accomplish these requirements will restrict students from enrolling in upper division courses.  For students with a catalog year of 2020 and prior, the core GPA required is a 2.50.

Business Administration Major: MATH 109 (or MATH 110), ECON 200, ECON 201, ACTG 210

Accounting Major: MATH 109 (or MATH 110), ECON 200, ECON 201, ACTG 210

Economics Major: MATH 110 (or MATH 109), ECON 200, ECON 201

Argyros School Minors

To be approved for the Business Administration or Economics minor you must achieve a minimum 2.50 (unrounded) GPA in the required core classes. Failure to accomplish these requirements will restrict students from enrolling in upper division courses. A minimum C- grade is required in each course.

Business Administration Minor: MATH 109 (or MATH 110), ECON 200, ECON 201, ACTG 210

Economics Minor: MATH 110 (or MATH 109), ECON 200, ECON 201

The above core courses and minimum GPA are not required for the Analytics, Entrepreneurship, or Humanomics minors.

*The Entrepreneurship minor is open to all students except Business Administration and Accounting majors. Department approval/signature is not required to declare this minor and students may do so on their own by submitting a Change of Major/Minor Form to the Registrar’s office: APS@chapman.edu.

**Any student may add a Humanomics or Analytics minor. Department approval/signature is not required to declare this minor and students may do so on their own by submitting a Change of Major/Minor Form to the Registrar’s office: APS@chapman.edu.


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