Evening & Graduate Programs

Degree-Completion: Business Administration

Admission Requirements

Apply Now!The USM adult degree-completion program is ideally suited for students who have completed roughly two years of college (approximately 60 credit hours), although those with fewer credit hours are accepted.

You will work one-on-one with a faculty member to integrate your past learning and college credits into our program—or to complete any required courses you’re lacking within the context of the program.

Other admission requirements are:

  • Completed application and $25 application fee

  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended

  • Minimum grade point average of 2.0 (on a scale of 4.0)


You will be best prepared to enter the undergraduate degree-completion program if you have completed the following college courses.

Your advisor will work with you if you’re missing any of these requirements.

And you may receive credit for life experiences. A portfolio you prepare detailing your experience will be judged by a committee that determines how much college credit—up to a maximum of 30 hours—you will be granted.

Communications (nine credit hours)

  • English Composition I

  • English Composition II

  • Communications

Humanities (six credit hours/two courses). Must include courses from at least two of these five areas:

  • Literature/Theatre

  • Foreign Language

  • History

  • Humanities (Art, Humanities, Religion, Photography)

  • Philosophy

Social Sciences/Economics (six credit hours/two courses). Must include courses from at least two of these five areas:

  • Anthropology

  • Economics

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

Science/Mathematics (nine credit hours). Must include one course from a lab science and one from mathematics.

  • Life Sciences (Biology)

  • Physical Science (Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Physics)

  • Mathematics (Equivalent to USM MA185 or above)