Minors in Business for Non-Business Majors

Students enrolled in divisions of the University other than the Culverhouse College of Commerce may apply for admission to one of the business minors supported by the College, subject to the provisions stated below. Approval of the student’s dean is required.

Except for the general business minor, which requires a minimum grade point average of 2.0, non-business majors admitted to a business minor must have GPAs of 2.5 or higher for all college-level and University of Alabama coursework attempted. A student whose GPA falls below these standards may petition the associate dean for undergraduate student services of the Culverhouse College of Commerce for admission to the minor if the student’s GPA for the last 30 hours attempted is at least 2.5. A student admitted to a business minor will be permitted to enroll in all courses required for that specific minor even if the student’s GPA subsequently falls below a 2.5, provided all other enrollment requirements are met. All 300- or 400-level courses in the minor must be taken in residence at UA, unless permission is given by a Commerce department chair to transfer a course from another four-year institution. A GPA of 2.0 or higher within the minor must be achieved in order to complete it.

The minor in economics is offered jointly by the Culverhouse College of Commerce and the College of Arts and Sciences; business students are allowed to complete this minor.

Non-business students must complete the course-specific prerequisites for each minor program course and must have earned credit for a minimum of 60 semester hours at the time they enroll in the 300- or 400-level courses. Non-business majors may earn degree credit for no more than 30 semester hours of Commerce courses (excluding EC 110 Principles of Microeconomics, EC 111 Principles of Macroeconomics and ST 260 Statistical Data Analysis) without approval of the associate dean for undergraduate programs. Failure to comply with these policies will result in administrative disenrollment from commerce courses.

Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, College, major and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements.

More InformationHours
EC 110Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 111Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC electives6
EC electives (300 or 400 level)6
Total Hours18