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Major Specific Declaration Requirements for CSULB Students:
College of Business Administration

CSULB students must meet precise major specific criteria in order to ‘declare a major.’ While freshmen are admitted directly into some majors, many majors require that students begin as pre-majors and then declare the major if and when they complete the major specific criteria. All students must have a declared major by the time they reach 60 earned units. This applies equally to students who are:

  • Undeclared
  • Were admitted into a ‘pre-major’ and are requesting to declare the major
  • Requesting to change major
  • Requesting to add a major

Except for “Highly Impacted” majors, native CSULB students can ‘declare a major’ if they meet the major specific minimum cumulative GPA and required lower division preparation. There are limitations on the ability to add a second major or to add/change degree objectives based on the following policies:

To review the detailed major specific requirements select the major below. If a major is highly impacted it will be noted next to the name of the major and additional supplemental criteria and requirements are indicated in the major specific details. They are subject to change for future terms.

Major Specific Criteria for Current Students


To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required):

  • The following suite of major preparation courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.25:
    • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ECON 101 – Principles of Microeconomics
    • MATH 115 Calculus for Business; or higher
      (equivalent to MATH 122 - Calculus I or Math 119A Survey of Calculus I)
    • ACCT 201 Elementary Financial Accounting
    • ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting
  • Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication
    • Critical Thinking

Explore the Accountancy, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management and Human Resources Management, and Marketing departments for more information on these majors.