Seven Business Concentrations Become Majors

Jun 25, 2018

Cal U has been granted approval to award Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees in accounting, finance, economics, human resource management, management, marketing, and interdisciplinary studies in business and commerce.

business majors

The seven new B.S.B.A. programs previously were concentrations within the undergraduate business administration program.

Karen M. Whitney, interim chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, approved the change earlier this month. The new majors will be available to students beginning this fall.

“Converting these concentrations to majors will strengthen recruiting by making our very popular business programs more identifiable and visible, especially in the digital realm,” explains Dr. Bruce Barnhart, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs.

“This has real benefits for students, graduates and employers.”

For example, high school students who search online for a college that offers an “accounting degree” will be more likely to locate information about Cal U’s accounting program. Cal U students and graduates can list their specific field of study on their resumes more clearly. And employers who use online recruitment tools will find it easier to identify California graduates with the relevant education and expertise.

Business is one of the University’s most popular undergraduate majors. Graduate-level business programs, including a Master of Business Administration, specialized MBAs and dual-degree business programs, also are in demand.

More new programs

Cal U is committed to providing rigorous academic programs that meet the needs of both students and their future employers. Among the newest programs are:

  • A Doctor of Education program for superintendents and other school leaders.
  • Master’s degree programs in criminal justice studies, conflict resolution, and educational leadership in weather and climatology.
  • A bachelor’s degree concentration in public affairs for political science majors.
  • A minor in African American studies.
  • A certificate for student affairs professionals.

Several more new programs are in development or awaiting final approval. For details about academic programs, visit