business, communication and the liberal arts

Degree Requirements

Curriculum and Course Offerings

The minor consists of 24 units. It is a rigorous minor for liberal arts majors and others who qualify. All students enrolled in the BCLA minor take a common core of basic business courses. With the help of the program director, students select electives from the BCLA menu of recommended courses.

Required Courses (24 units)

  • ACCT 201* Accounting Principles (3)
  • COMM 315 Business and Professional Communication (3)* (Prerequisite: COMM131)
  • COSC 109 or COSC 111*or COSC 119 (Computers and Creativity or Information Technology for Business or Using Information Effectively in the Computing Sciences) (3) or FMST/IDIS XXX Fundraising, Friendraising and Volunteer Management (3)
  • ECON 201* Microeconomic Principles (3)
  • ENGL 317 Writing for Business and Industry (3)
  • MNGT 361or MKTG 341 (Principles of Management or Principles of Marketing) (3)
  • PHIL 371 Business Ethics (3)

Elective (choose one) :

  • ANTH 209* Anthropology of American Culture (3)
  • ENGL263 Tradition and Form in Western Fiction (3)
  • IDIS 495-8 Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies (3)
  • PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
  • POSC107 Introduction to International Relations (3)

Recommended Courses

Students in the BCLA minor are encouraged to enroll in some of the following courses beyond the requirements for the minor. Students should discuss these options with their advisers. These recommended courses may not be used to replace any of the minor requirements.

  • ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (3)
  • COMM 304 Persuasion (3)
  • COMM 378 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • ECON 202* Macroeconomics Principles (3)
  • FREN 331 French for Business (3)
  • GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3)
  • HIST 146 History of the U.S. since the Mid-19th Century (3)
  • LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3)
  • MCOM 385 Mass Media & Society (3)
  • PSYC 327 Industrial Psychology (3)
  • SPAN 331 Spanish for Business (3)

*Honors College versions of these courses may be used to also fulfill Honors College requirements.

Admission

Declaration of the BCLA minor may be done on-line at www.towson.edu/registrar/changingmajor.


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