Degree Requirements

GWSB Students

Over the next couple of days and weeks, we will continue to update our Degree Requirements page with the curriculum enhancements launching Fall 2020. We appreciate your patience during this time as we work to provide you with this information! 

Undergraduate Degree Options (Students entering GWSB Fall 2020 and forward) 

Current GWSB students have the opportunity to petition to switch from their current degree (BAccy, BBA, BSF) to the new BS Degree and majors, launching in Fall 2020. The petition form can be found on the GWSB Undergraduate Advising Center Forms page and must be submitted directly to the Forms page by June 15, 2020. Late petitions will not be accepted. Students should read the petition carefully and discuss with an academic advisor if switching to the new BS degree is a good option for them or if they have any questions.  

IMPORTANT: Current students may only pursue this new degree option if they are graduating Fall 2021 or later, there are no exceptions to this. 

If you were unable to attend one of the Associate Dean Town Halls discussing the new curriculum enhancements, please review these slides to learn more about the new curriculum, important policies, and deadlines. 

 Bachelor of Science Degree

Majors Concentrations^

Students with a Business major, must declare at least once concentration. All GWSB students may declare up to three concentrations.

*Accountancy major is only available to GWSB students and it must be their primary major. ^Concentrations are only available to GWSB students. 

Undergraduate Degree Requirements (Students who entered GWSB Fall 2014 - Summer 2020)  

General Education Requirements (Required for all three degrees) 

Required for all three degrees: 

  • UW 1020 - University Writing 
  • Two Writing in the Disciplines (WID) courses, after successful completion of UW 1020 
  • General Education Requirements
Bachelor of Accountancy (BAccy) Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • No Minor or Second Major Required
  • BS sutdents must have a second major outside of GWSB.
  • Finance Major

Resources for GWSB Students 

  • 4-Year Plans (downloadable Excel document) 
  • Academic Forms (Minor Declaration, Second Major Declaration, etc.) 
  • AP Equivalents
  • IB Equivalents
  • A-Level Credit: Students can earn credit for A-Level courses in which they earn a C or better. The courses will transfer into GW as a 1099 course. For example A-Level Math where a student earns a C or better will transfer in as MATH 1099.
    A-Level Credit will only count as an elective, there will be no exceptions to this.
  • Minor or Second Major Options (enrollment in minor or second major is contingent upon department approval)
  • Review GW’s Center for Career Services’ Career Option Sheets to become familiar with how your minor or second major option relates to sample occupations, potential topics, work settings, student organizations, professional associations, online resources and key skills needed in specific industries.

Non-GWSB Students 

Major Options - Students need permission from GWSB to declare this second major. 
Second Major in Finance 
Second Major in Marketing (launching Fall 2020) 
Minor Options - Students do not need permission from GWSB to declare any of the three minors. 
Accoutnancy (launching Fall 2020)
Business (revised for Fall 2020)
Business Analytics
Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship 
Management and Leadership (launching Fall 2020)
Marketing (launching Fall 2020)
Real Estate (launching Fall 2020)