Current Student Advising
All courses offered
Registration & Records
Repository of all registration info
FYS, GWR, 8 Areas of Understanding
Seniors/Rising Seniors (72+ credits)
Taking a 100- or 200-level Core course?
Pre-enroll in EC101/EC102
To request course substitutions/waivers
Department SLE Courses
School of Business Courses
Description of all Business courses
Graduation requirements based on entry date
Honors in the Discipline
Research requirements, timetable etc.
Backpack-to-Briefcase Program (NEW)
Required program for fall 2020 and later entrants
Short-Term Study Tours
China, Geneva, Prague
Earn academic credit
Required and elective courses for BA major
Required and elective courses for IB major
- Business majors and minors have priority in taking EC 101 Macroeconomics and EC 102 Microeconomics. To secure a place, you must complete a pre-enrollment form for these two courses. The form will be open from 7 a.m. on March 13, 2023 to Noon on April 10, 2023. You can access the form here (you will need to be signed-in to JayWeb to access the form).
- For RBI classes, please send an email to Zach Spencer, with your student ID number.
- Dr. Varamini will be on sabbatical in spring 2024. As a result, he will teach BA 197 Introduction to International Business, BA 497 International Business Seminar, and FIN 327 International Financial Management during the fall semester, 2023. IB students who are planning to graduate in May 2024 OR December 2024 must take BA 497 with Dr. Varamini this fall.
- If you’re a junior in BA or IB, please declare a concentration by the end of spring 2023 using the JayWeb form.
- Min C- policy: Only applies to BA and IB majors
- Backpack-to-Briefcase Program: Applies to fall 2020 entry class and later
Q. Where do I get info on the requirements for a major or minor?
- Visit the area of study: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Economics, Finance, Financial Economics, International Business, and Marketing
- Go to Degree Planners for majors and minors.
- Go to College Catalog.
Q. How many courses do I require for a double concentration in the BA or IB major?
- Six. You may NOT double-count courses in the concentrations. Thus, you must take 6 different courses to satisfy two concentrations in the BA or IB major.
Course Substitutions and Waivers
Q. I wish to request a course waiver. I wish to request a course substitution. What should I do?
- Submit a Student Petition online.
Q. I wish to take Course A next semester. But Course A requires a prerequisite Course B that I am taking this semester (or will be taking in the summer). Can I register for Course A this semester?
- Yes--subject to the condition that you will successfully complete Course B before the beginning of the next semester. Submit a Student Petition online to the department seeking temporary waiver of the prerequisite.
Double Major or Minor
Please refer to this matrix to determine if you can double major or minor in related disciplines.
Pre-enroll in EC101/EC102
Q. Both EC101 and EC102 will satisfy the Social Science Core. As a business student, how do I pre-enroll in EC101 or EC102?
- By submitting a pre-enrollment form via JayWeb.
College Core and SLEs
Q. Can I double-count courses in business and the College Core?
- Yes. For example, each of EC101 Principles of Macroeconomics and EC102 Principles of Microeconomics satisfies a requirement for the BA major and the Social Science Core. MA251 Probability and Statistics satisfies a requirement for the BA major and the Math Core.
Q. How many Signature Learning Experiences do I have to complete?
Q. Do I need to take a Guided Writing & Research (GWR) course?
- Yes. You are required to take at least one GWR course in any Core Area of Understanding (AU) other than Power of Language - English.
- Example: EN281 Writing and Analyzing the Short Story fulfills both the Creative Expression Core and GWR requirements.
Q. What courses do I need to satisfy the Power of Language AU?
- A writing-based English Department course (normally EN100), and
- One other course in Modern or Ancient Languages.
Q. Where do I get info on internships and job openings?
- Go to Internships & Jobs. Here you will see leads on finding internships and info on course work. After you have secured an internship, fill out a learning contract. Then:
- For Accounting internships: Contact Prof. Terrie Riportella.
- For Business Administration, Economics and International Business internships: Contact Dr. Hossein Varamini.
- Visit the college's Career Development Center.
Study Tours and Study Abroad
Q. I wish to go abroad. Where do I start?
The Department offers a number of short-term (2-3 weeks) study tours.
If you'd like to study abroad for a full semester:
Meet with your advisor well in advance of the semester when you will be studying abroad. The Study Abroad Office recommends meeting before registration in the first semester of college in order to plan out a graduation plan that includes courses that can be taken abroad.
Meet with study abroad peer advisor or Director of Study Abroad.
Apply to program and to Study Abroad Office.
Get your Course Approval Form reviewed and signed by advisor, and then submit to Study Abroad Office as soon as possible
Satisfying Core courses is easier to do abroad than major requirements, especially in areas of understanding such as Creative Expression, Modern Language, Western and Non-Western Cultural Heritage. Many sites have Humanities and Social Sciences as well, but do check with the Study Abroad Office to see if your desired location offers these core areas.
If you want to satisfy your Guided Writing & Research (GWR) core requirement while abroad, you must submit a course syllabus for evaluation. It is difficult to get approval from GWR while abroad, so consider taking it on campus.
Save all syllabi from your study abroad experience.
If your courses change while they are abroad, you need to email your academic advisor and the study abroad director,
International transcripts usually take two to four months to arrive at Elizabethtown College. Unfortunately, credits cannot be calculated into your class standing until the transcript is received and posted. This may affect your financial aid status, Community Living lottery numbers, and registration time slots. Transcripts are processed as quickly as possible and notification is sent to all relevant offices upon receipt of official transcripts.
Credits, not grades, transfer back to Elizabethtown College; therefore, GPAs are not affected. The minimum grade requirement for transfer is C-. P/F grades are not accepted.
Transfer policy allows a 3-credit transfer course to satisfy a 4-credit Elizabethtown Core course offering, although the number of credits transferring in remains 3.
You will be unable to study abroad in your final semester. You can study abroad during the fall of your senior year.
While abroad, you are required to keep your Etown email account open and check it regularly. You must regularly check your Elizabethtown email and ECweb accounts for notifications from Registration and Records as well as announcements related to advising, registration and graduation in Campus News. You must email your academic advisor to remove the hold on your account before registering.
There is no priority scheduling for students studying abroad. They are governed by the same registration policies as domestic students. This includes communicating with advisors via email so that advisors can release the advising hold prior to registration. It also means submitting all necessary forms: Verification of Need to Enroll in Core, Overload Petitions, Time Conflict Resolutions, Register by Instructor, etc.
Independent Study / Directed Study / Tutorial
Q. What's the difference between these?
- Independent Study: The student proposes the content of the course, but faculty sponsor, dept. chair, and IS Committee are responsible for ensuring quality of the project. Course does NOT appear in the college catalog. No additional tuition unless it is an overload. FORM.
- Directed Study: The course already appears in the college catalog but it is not offered when a student needs it. Additional tuition fee per credit.
- Tutorial: Faculty agrees to provide instruction for a course that is not offered in the catalog. The Tutorial form is the same as the Directed Study form. Additional tuition fee per credit.
Transferring Courses for Credit
(Note: This section does NOT refer to courses taken during study abroad.)
Q. Will courses taken through LSU's Distance Learning program transfer to Etown?
- NO. The College policy states: "No online independent study or correspondence courses that are of dubious quality can be transferred, e.g. LSU’s Independent & Distance Learning program."
Q. What are acceptable transfer courses?
- Acceptable transfer courses must:
- Be from accredited institutions;
- Be judged by the Registrar and the appropriate department
(in the case of courses for a major/minor) to be high quality;
- Involve active delivery methods (ongoing exchange of ideas with an instructor; and
- Be consistent with the mission and program goals of Elizabethtown College.
Q. How do I make sure that courses taken at another college (including online courses) will transfer for credit to Etown?
- Complete the Off-Campus Course Approval Form from Registration & Records. Start the process early! See their FAQ.
Q. Will a business course taken elsewhere count toward my major or minor?
- For 100- and 200-level courses: Generally, these may be transferred from almost all other colleges AND will count toward the business degree at Etown.
- For 300- and 400-level courses: Generally, these have to be taken at schools with accredited business programs (ACBSP or AACSB accreditation) for them to count toward the business degree at Etown.
- For more info, check with Registration & Records.
Q. Can I transfer credits from a 2-year college?
- Yes, if you have NOT yet attained junior status (Junior status = 60 credits from Etown and other colleges.)
- No, if you have attained junior status.
Q. How many business courses can I transfer for my major?
[Note: This does not apply to transfer students. See College Policy on transfer students.]
The Department policy is that you transfer no more than 3 courses, subject to these conditions:
- No more than two 100- or 200-level courses
- No more than one 300- or 400-level course
- No more than one course to count as a requirement for a concentration in BA or IB.
Q. How many business courses can I transfer for a minor?
[Note: This does not apply to transfer students. See College Policy on transfer students.]
- No more than one course.
Changing Concentrations and Majors
Q. I wish to declare a concentration in my major. I wish to change concentrations. I wish to change my major. I wish to change my minor. What should I do?
- Contact Academic Advising, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. If I change my major within the department, or if I change my BA or IB concentration, will I get a different advisor?
- No. You will work with the same business faculty advisor.
Q. What is the minimum GPA required to graduate?
- Cumulative GPA should be at least 2.0.
- GPA in the major should be at least 2.0.
- GPA in the minor (if any) should be at least 2.0.
Q. How many credits do I need to graduate? How many should be taken on-campus?
- TOTAL: To receive a BS in accounting, business administration or international business, or a BA in economics: A minimum of 125 credits. [Note: MA 011 is not counted toward these credits.]
- ON-CAMPUS: (a) Minimum of 15 credits in the major, at least 8 of which are at 300- or 400-level; and (b) At least 30 of the last 60 credits.