Overview

Prepare for a four-year Business program by completing Shoreline's Business Pre-Major.

Business is a broad and dynamic field made up of private and public organizations that provide goods and services. Business majors gain essential learning in a range of basic business principles, such as managerial leadership, marketing and sales, economics and statistics, international business, and legal issues related to business, among others. Building on that foundational knowledge, students often specialize in an area of interest, such as banking, purchasing and management, personnel, etc.

Part of Shoreline’s General Transfer program, this Major-Related Program includes specific courses to fulfill the requirements of the Associate of Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) and leads to a specialized degree.

Completion Award
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program
Length of Study
90 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Location
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
2018-2019
Residents Non-resident
Online Only
Non-resident
On Campus
Non-resident
Non-Citizen
 
1 credit $148.83 $162.97 $239.71  $326.25
5 credits $608.15 $678.85 $1,062.55  $1,495.25
12 credits (full-time) $1,291.10 $1,425.18 $2,207.48  $3,079.74
15 credits  $1,441.10 $1,577.40 $2,368.85 $3,251.40

 *Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs. 

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

This program option is designed to support Shoreline’s general education outcomes: 

  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning:  Students will demonstrate college-level skills and knowledge in applying the principles of mathematics and logic. 
  • Communication Skills:  Students will read, write, speak in, and listen to college-level English. Effective communication incorporates awareness of the social nature of communication and the effects of ethnicity, age, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and ability on sending and receiving oral, non-verbal, and written messages. 
  • Multicultural Understanding:  Students will demonstrate understanding of issues related to race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture and the role these issues play in the distribution of power and privilege in the United States. 
  • Information Literacy:  Students will access, use, and evaluate information in a variety of formats, keeping in mind social, legal, and ethical issues surrounding information access in today’s society. 
  • General Intellectual Abilities:  Students will think critically within a discipline, identify connections and relationships among disciplines, and use an integrated approach to analyze new situations. 
  • Global Awareness:  Students will demonstrate understanding and awareness of issues related to, and consequences of, the growing global interdependence of diverse societies by integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines. Students will describe how social, cultural, political, and economic values and norms interact.

Careers & Opportunities

The field of business is very broad, leading to exciting opportunities that match your specific area of interest. From banking and finance, to sales and marketing, accounting, purchasing and management, Business majors compete well in today's workforce. Potential employers include: public accounting firms, government agencies, banks and other financial institutions, non-profit organizations, health care industry, insurance companies, educational institutions, corporations, retail stores, hotels, restaurants, manufacturers, public relations firms and self-employment.