MaconCatalog : The Stetson-Hatcher School of Business : Curriculum Comments
Curriculum Comments
Business students should be especially careful in selecting courses each term, even beginning in the freshman year. There are few free elective choices because of the general education requirements, mathematics and computer science requirements, the required business core courses, and the requirements for the major.
The number of free elective classes is determined by many factors. A student who is not exempt from any courses will have only 8 - 12 hours of totally free electives within the minimum 120 semester hours required for graduation. Students should consult their advisors to determine the number of free electives they may take. Students should review the prerequisites for courses, included with the course descriptions, to ensure that these prerequisites have been satisfied before attempting to register for courses.
Hours of credit toward graduation are not awarded for exempted courses. Hours of credit are awarded only for courses successfully completed, courses transferred in, and examinations successfully completed through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or the University’s credit-by-examination process.
For special topics and research in accounting, business, economics, finance, management, and marketing, credit hours are determined by the nature of the topic, with a maximum of 3 hours for a given subtitle. Various subtitles may be taken for a maximum of 6 hours of credit in a student’s major.
“UNV 101: The First-Year Student Experience” is required of all fall freshmen enrolled in the SHSB. The goal of this course is to prepare business students for the journey ahead. The course introduces students to the structure of higher education and specific Mercer policies. It will also orient students to the curricular structure and requirements of all SHSB programs of study.