At the Smith School of Business, a minimum of 120 credit hours are required to
complete a Bachelor of Science degree. Besides the specific Smith School of Business
requirements listed below, a student must complete the University's
Requirements and sufficient lower and upper level elective credit to
accumulate a total of 120 credit hours. A minimum of 57 credit hours of the required
120 hours must be in 300-400 (upper) level courses. Additional Smith School of Business
degree requirements are listed below.
As noted in the requirements below, freshmen entering the University of
Maryland beginning in Fall 2011 will be required complete BMGT110, BMGT391 and
BMGT499 in addition to our traditional business core requirements. External
transfer students will be required to complete these new core requirements
beginning Fall 2013.
If you are pursuing your degree at College Park, please
complete degree outlines specific to a student's desired major. If you are pursuing
your degree at Shady Grove, visit
this Web page,
for more details.
The following courses are approved substitutes for
BMGT230: BIOM301, CCJS200, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, PSYC200, and SOCY201.
The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT231:
ENEE324, ENME392, or STAT400.
Any course that fulfills the University's Oral Communication General Education
requirement will also satisfy the Smith School's public speaking requirement.
Note: BMGT301 requires knowledge of Excel or other spreadsheet
tool. Students who do not have experience in Excel may choose to take BMGT202 or
BMGT201 equivalent as an elective to prepare for BMGT301. While CMSC 102 also covers
spreadsheets, its overall content is not recommended for business majors. Students
can also prepare for BMGT301 by completing online Excel tutorials which are offered
by many educational software companies.