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


All students enrolled in the Undeclared 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 Management *3
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions3
MGMT2001Human Resource Management3
MRKT1001Brand Marketing & Consumer Value3
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses9
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)
One course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI
Total Credits30.0

Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.

‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami.
¶CAD courses are only offered in Providence.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.

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 Advanced Composition and Communication. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication 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.