Business Explorations

Because some students may be unsure of their major when they enroll at Johnson & Wales University, the Business Explorations option allows them to pursue a basic business program and general studies, and, within their first year, choose a major from a number of business programs. Students who begin their studies in the Business Explorations program may be eligible to earn a bachelor of science degree at the end of four years of study.

Business Explorations

All students enrolled in the Business Explorations program pursue the following program of study for the first year. Students must declare a major no later than the second semester of study.

Major Courses
ACCT1210Financial Accounting3
BUS1001Introduction to Business and Management3
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions3
MGMT2020Organizational Dynamics3
MRKT1001Marketing Foundations3
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses9
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition II
Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)
One course from BIO, CHM, PHY or SCI
Total Credits30.0

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills are assessed in ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.