Students interested in careers in business should read the information here about the benefits of studying the arts and sciences. Students are also encouraged to take the Career Explorations in Arts and Sciences course in their sophomore year to help explore majors and careers and learn how to build a purpose-filled life and career from any School of Arts and Sciences major.


First Semester Planning

We recommend that students register for approximately 15 credits each semester and no more than 16 credits in their first semester. Your schedule should be well-balanced and include coursework from a variety of subjects. A diverse schedule will help you begin your studies in potential majors and minors; explore a breadth of new knowledge across departments at Rutgers to meet SAS Core Curriculum learning goals; and survey broader academic interests through elective courses as you work to attain the required 120 degree credits for graduation.

Your schedule will look something like this:  

College Writing or English course per placement results (3 credits)

Major Exploration course (3-4 credits)

Major or Minor Exploration course (3-4 credits)

Course beyond main academic interest, such as SAS Core or elective course (3 credits)

Course beyond main academic interest, such as SAS Core or elective course (3 credits)

Byrne or First-Year Interest Group Seminar (FIGS) (1 credit) 

Total Credits: 15-16

There are 6 required eligibility courses for the Rutgers Business School. First-year students usually take the 2 of the starred ones in their first semester and then 2 more of the courses below in their second semester, depending on placement test results.

  • Calculus (either 01:640:135 or 01:640:151)*
  • Intro to Microeconomics (01:220:102)*
  • Intro to Macroeconomics (01:220:103)*
  • Computer Applications for Business (01:198:170)
  • Statistics for Business (01:960:285)
  • Intro to Financial Accounting (33:010:272) - not available for first-year students

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