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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Marketing (B.S.)

Bachelor’s degree requirements

Business Administration Pre-Professions (BAPP) 63 Credit Hours

Students entering college for the first time and eligible for admission to K-State must enroll in the business administration pre-professions program (BAPP). Students must achieve a 2.3 K-State GPA by the time they complete 30 credit hours to remain in good standing.

Students with previous academic work (either at K-State or elsewhere) requesting transfer to the College of Business Administration must have a 2.3 or higher grade point average and enroll in the BAPP curriculum. Transfer students must achieve a K-State GPA of 2.5 or higher on the first 15 or more hours of K-State course work to be able to continue in the College of Business Administration. For purposes of admission, grade point averages will be based on all courses attempted at colleges or universities.

The BAPP program provides course work in communications, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. The purpose of the BAPP curriculum is to help students develop the descriptive and analytical foundation necessary for the study of business administration. Remaining ‘‘core courses’’ in business administration and courses in the degree-track (major) are taken after successful completion of the BAPP program.

The BAPP is expressly designed as a non-degree program; students with 60 or more credit hours will not be allowed to enroll in BAPP unless they are first-semester transfer students. Students with more than 60 hours who have consistently met the grade point requirements may be admitted into degree-track majors.

Transfer students must complete at least 15 hours at K-State before they can be admitted into degree-track majors.

Admission to a degree-track (major) in accounting, finance, management, marketing, management information systems, or general business is necessary for graduation. Applicants for admission to one of the degree-tracks, other than accounting will be accepted upon completion of a minimum of 45 credit hours with a K-State grade point average of 2.5 or above. For accounting the grade point average for admission to the degree-track is 3.0 K-State GPA.

The exact sequence of the courses to be taken is worked out between student and advisor. There is some flexibility in scheduling. To enroll in any course, students must have prerequisites as stated in the catalog.

Applications for a degree-track (major) may be made by the semester during which the student will have completed at least 45 credit hours of the pre-professional requirements. Degree-track applications must be filed by the time students complete 60 credit hours. Decisions for admission will be made as soon as possible after the end of the semester.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the bachelor of science in business administration must complete at least 27 credit hours of resident instruction in upper-division courses after acceptance and enrollment in a degree-track program in the college. Exceptions may be considered for those who have consistently exceeded a 2.5 grade point average on upper-division courses applied toward the degree. See additional residency requirements earlier in this catalog.

Requirements for BAPP

Social Sciences electives

Choose 9 social sciences elective hours from the following:

  • ANTH–All courses except those which count as humanities or natural science electives
  • ECON–All courses except ECON 110 and ECON 120.  Courses may not overlap with those used to satisfy economics, restricted, or unrestricted electives
  • GEOG–All courses except GEOG 220 and GEOG 221
  • POLSC–All courses
  • PSYCH–All courses
  • SOCIO–All courses

Humanities electives

Choose 6 humanities elective hours from the following:

  • *ART–All courses
  • *DANCE–All courses
  • HIST–All courses
  • *MUSIC–All courses
  • PHILO–All courses
  • *THTRE–All courses
  • WOMST–All courses
  • All Modern Language courses(ARAB, FREN, GRMN, ITAL, JAPAN, LATIN, RUSSN, SPAN, URDU2)

Natural Sciences electives

Choose 7 elective hours from the following:

  • BIOCH–All courses
  • BIOL–All courses
  • CHM–All courses
  • GEOL–All courses
  • PHYS–All courses

Business core

Students who enter the College of Business Administration with 45 or more credit hours completed are not required to take Business Orientation.

Mathematics requirement

Mathematics requirement
Students are eligible to take MATH 100 College Algebra if they meet one of the following prerequisites:

1. MATH 010 Intermediate Algebra with grade of B or better
2. Two years of high school algebra and a College Algebra PROB ≥ C of 60 or more on the ACT assessment
3. A score of at least 18 on the mathematics placement test

Students who don’t meet these prerequisites are encouraged to take MATH 010 Intermediate Algebra before taking College Algebra. Credit received for Intermediate Algebra does not apply toward the hours required for graduation.

Students are eligible to take MATH 205 General Calculus and Linear Algebra if they meet one of the following prerequisites:

1. MATH 100 College Algebra with grade of C or better
2. Two units of high school algebra and one unit of high school trigonometry

Students are eligible to take MATH 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I if they meet one of the following prerequisites:

1. MATH 100 College Algebra with grade of B or better and MATH 150 Plane Trigonometry with grade of C or better
2. Three years of college prep math (including trigonometry) and a Calculus I Prob ≥ C of 55 or more on the ACT assessment
3. A score of at least 26 on the mathematics placement test

Students who test directly into MATH 205 or MATH 220 and complete the course will have the MATH 100 requirement waived, and three credit hours will be added to the unrestricted/non-business electives requirement of his/her degree-track program (two credit hours will be added if MATH 220 is taken).

Economics electives (6 credit hours)

Economics electives may not overlap with economics courses used as social science, restricted, or unrestricted electives.

Restricted electives (9 credit hours)

Humanities, Natural Science, Quantitative, or Social Sciences below qualify for restricted electives.


See BAPP requirements.

Natural Science

See BAPP requirements.


  • All courses in the computing and information sciences department numbered 300 and above.
  • All statistics courses numbered 500 and above.

Social Sciences

  • All courses in Anthropology
  • All courses in Political Science
  • All courses in Psychology
  • All courses in Sociology
  • All courses in Economics, except those used as BAPP requirements or economics electives
  • All courses in Geography, except those listed as natural sciences

Unrestricted electives (3 credit hours)

Agribusiness option

Marketing majors interested in agriculture may take an option in agribusiness. Students choosing the agribusiness option complete all requirements for the marketing major plus hours in agribusiness.

Requirements for agribusiness option (127 credit hours)

BAPP program (63 credit hours)

Complete the BAPP program with one exception:

  • Natural Science requirements Credits: (8)

Economics electives (3 credit hours)

Sixteen hours must be taken from the following three groups of electives:

Agribusiness electives (6 credit hours)

Agricultural sciences and/or product technology electives (6-8 credit hours)

Additional agribusiness option electives (2–4 credit hours)

Select additional courses from agribusiness electives and agricultural sciences and/or product technology electives to total 16 credit hours.

Total hours required for graduation (127)