School of Business

Becoming a Business Major

School of Business undergraduate admission policy

Approved by the faculty on September 1, 2021

 

Freshman admits:

Students admitted to SUNY New Paltz as first-year students are admitted directly into the School of Business into the major of their choice.

Before students have completed 45 credits, they are required to obtain and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 and to complete the following required pre-requisite courses:

  • BUS093 Business Workshop (Pass)
  • BUS095 Excel Tutorial (Pass)
  • ENG170 Writing & Rhetoric (C- or better)
  • BUS201 Financial Accounting (C- or better, Accounting Majors must have C+ or better)
  • ECO206 Microeconomics (C- or better)
  • ECO207 Macroeconomics (C- or better)
  • MAT171 Mathematical Methods for Business (C- or better) or Math Placement Level of 5

Students who have met this benchmark at 45 credits will continue as a School of Business major and will be assigned a faculty advisor.

If students have not met these requirements at the 45-credit point, they will be placed on probation1 and will have one additional semester to meet the requirements. If students cannot attain the requirements by 60 credits, they will be released from their business major and will be required to declare a non-business major.

1Probation: Students with GPAs below 2.75 in their first four semesters will be placed on major probation and must participate in the probation advisement program to be allowed to remain in the School of Business.

 

Transfer admits:

Students transferring with more than 45 credits will be admitted to the School of Business. Transfer students from other SUNY campuses who have successfully completed the Business transfer path will receive credit for the following Business core requirements:

  • BUS201 Financial Accounting (C- or better, Accounting Majors must have C+ or better)
  • BUS202 Managerial Accounting (C- or better)
  • ECO206 Microeconomics (C- or better)
  • ECO207 Macroeconomics (C- or better)

In addition, students who transfer to New Paltz with an associate’s (AA or AS) degree from another SUNY will be considered to have met all General Education requirements.

At the end of the first semester, all transfer students are required to obtain a minimum cumulative New Paltz GPA of 2.75 and to complete the following required pre-requisite courses:

  • BUS093 Business Workshop (Pass)
  • BUS095 Excel Tutorial (Pass)
  • ENG170 Writing & Rhetoric (C- or better)2
  • BUS201 Financial Accounting (C- or better, Accounting Majors must have C+ or better)3
  • ECO206 Microeconomics (C- or better)3
  • ECO207 Macroeconomics (C- or better)3
  • MAT171 Mathematical Methods for Business (C- or better) or Math Placement Level of 5

Students who have met this benchmark will continue as a School of Business major and will be assigned a faculty advisor.

If students have not met these requirements at the end of their first semester, they may request an additional semester of probation to meet the requirements. If unable to attain all requirements by the end of the probation semester, they will be released from their business major and will be required to declare a non-business major.

2ENG170 fulfills SUNY’s GE Basic Communication requirement. Students who transfer to New Paltz having successfully completed a course that is equivalent to ENG170 or having earned an AA/AS degree at their previous institution will not be required to complete ENG170.

3BUS201, ECO206 and ECO207 are equivalent to these Business transfer path courses: “Introduction to Financial Accounting,” “Principles of Microeconomics” and “Principles of Macroeconomics.” Students who successfully complete equivalent courses successfully completed at the previous campus, students will not be required to repeat them at New Paltz.

 

Students transferring from a different New Paltz major to the School of Business:

0-45 credits: Currently matriculated SUNY New Paltz students will be accepted into the School of Business with the same requirements as freshman admits.

45+ credits: Currently matriculated SUNY New Paltz students who apply to the School of Business will be evaluated for entry and accepted into the major on a case-by-case basis.