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 third term of study.

Major Courses
ACCT1210Financial Accounting4.5
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions4.5
MGMT1001Contemporary Business Management I *4.5
MGMT2001Human Resource Management4.5
MRKT1001Principles of Marketing4.5
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement) **
One course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI
Social Science4.5
Total Credits49.5

Students selecting a major in the College of Hospitality Management will use MGMT1001 as a free elective. 


Students considering a major in Accounting, Finance, or any BSBA degree should elect  MATH1020 Fundamentals of Algebra or higher. 

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, Charlotte or Online.
¶CAD courses are not offered Online.
±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. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication .