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The bachelor of science in Business (BSB) is an upper-division, professionally oriented business degree for individuals who are seeking general preparation in business. The degree combines the theoretical underpinnings of core business disciplines, notably accounting, management, marketing, finance, and logistics, with applied study in a practical setting, especially the small business climates across most of the Commonwealth. Through the choice of an 18-credit option, students develop a specialty related to a key business sector. Students also develop written and oral communication skills throughout the program, acquire contemporary computer skills, and engage in active and collaborative learning. The degree allows students throughout the Commonwealth to become familiar with the unique business environments of their local communities, a design that sets the degree apart from other business degrees offered both within the University and throughout the Commonwealth.

Credits earned in an associate degree in Business Administration at Penn State can be used toward the bachelor of science degree in Business at Penn State York. Advanced-standing students from other accredited colleges or universities will be admitted only with specified grade-point averages established annually in accordance with University policy.

Who Should Enroll

Whether you’re a recent high school graduate, an adult beginning college for the first time, or an adult returning to college, you are welcome to apply to the bachelor of science in Business program. Students may enroll as a first-year student or an advanced standing/transfer student. The bachelor of science degree program in Business can enable you to:

  • Complete your degree at one or more Penn State campuses
  • Choose resident or online instruction
  • Study full- or part-time
  • Earn a minor
  • Participate in undergraduate research

For specific information on admission, contact the Penn State York Admissions Office at 717-771-4040 or 800-PSU-6277.

Undergraduate Research

Opportunities are available for motivated students to become involved in collaborative research activities with business faculty members. Descriptions of the research activities are found by visiting the Penn State York website.