Department Chair: Leslie Van Wolvelear, 847.376.7135, lvanwolv@oakton.edu

The following pre-major is recommended for students who are considering completing a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Business and/or Accounting after transferring to a four-year institution. It is designed for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university. Once a transfer school is selected, students are strongly encouraged to consult the Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success and the transfer institution’s catalog to select courses that will meet both Oakton and transfer institution requirements.

For more information on course selection or program-specific advising, contact the department chair. Part time students should also consult the Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success for part-time pre-major recommendations. General Education courses should be selected from the list of IAI General Education Courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ACC 153 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
EGL 101 Composition I 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
Select one of the following 1: 4
College Algebra  
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus for Business and Social Science  
 Hours17
Spring Semester
ACC 154 Principles of Managerial Accounting 4
EGL 102 Composition II 3
Select one of the following 1: 4
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus for Business and Social Science  
Business Statistics  
Select one science course without lab: 3
One science course must be from the Life Sciences (LS) and one science course must be from the Physical Sciences (PS)  
Human Genetics (LS)  
Plants and Society (LS)  
Introduction to Weather and Climate (PS)  
Physical Geography (PS)  
Environmental Geology (PS)  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Global Literature 2  
Multicultural Literature in the U.S. 3  
Global Cinema 2  
World Mythologies 2  
or other Humanities or Fine Arts course that also satisfies Global Studies 2 or U.S. Diversity Studies 3 requirements
 
 Hours17
Second Year
Fall Semester
SPE 103 Effective Speech 3
BUS 221 Business Law I 3
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Global Literature 2  
Multicultural Literature in the U.S. 3  
Global Cinema 2  
World Mythologies 2  
or other Humanities of Fine Arts course that also satisfies Global Studies 2 or U.S. Diversity Studies 3 requirements
 
Select one of the following: 3
History of Contemporary Non-Western Civilizations 2  
Introduction to Sociology 3  
Introduction to Global Studies 2  
or other Social and Behavioral Sciences course from a different discipline other than Economics
 
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Select one of the following: 3
Art History: Art of the Non-Western World 2  
Environmental Humanities  
Global Cinema 2  
Select one Science course with lab: 4
One science course must be from the Life Sciences (LS) and one science course must be from the Physical Sciences (PS)  
Introduction to Life Science (LS)  
Human Genetics (LS)  
Introduction to Environmental Science (LS) 2  
Introductory Chemistry (PS)  
Introduction to Earth Science (PS)  
Physical Geology (PS)  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Global Business  
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace 3  
Social Problems 4  
 Hours13
 Total Hours62

 Note: Pre-major is a recommended sequence and selection of courses. For degree requirements see Associate in Arts (A.A.) page.