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Academic Advising

Advising is vital to student success. Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration  students are encouraged to seek advising on a quarterly basis. Resources for advising include Faculty and Department Chairs, as well as the Student Success Center (SSC).

Selecting a Concentration

Administration degrees are offered as a Bachelor of Arts, with multiple concentrations from which to choose. Students majoring in Administration are required to select a concentration, preferably within junior year (90 quarter units). Administration students are required to complete core courses in addition to concentration coursework.  Students selecting the Bachelor of Science, Information Systems and Technology (IST) follow a different set of requirements (see degree requirement checklists below).


Please refer to the JHBC Viewbook for details regarding the Jack H. Brown College and majors. 


Undergraduate Program Advising

Administration and IST students seeking assistance with registration, schedules, and/or questions regarding degree requirements, should visit the Student Success Center (SSC) in JB Hall, Room 134, for drop-in advising times.

Students seeking assistance with curriculum requirements and expectations, or career options within a specific concentration, are encouraged to meet with either the Department Chair, or Faculty member.To accommodate student advising, faculty maintain open office hours on a quarterly basis. Find a faculty advisor.

All lower division (100 and 200 level) general education and business core requirements may be completed at a community college. is useful when determining CSUSB course equivalents from local community colleges and Universities. 

Program Advising Worksheet for Students (PAWS)

The PAWS is an automated credit summary for undergraduate students, which provides a listing of all coursework required to graduate from CSUSB. It allows students to map out their course selection at any point in their academic career by comparing the classes currently, or previously taken, as well as deficient courses required to complete a bachelor's degree. The PAWS is an excellent resource, and should be used in conjunction with the degree requirement checklists and roadmaps listed below.

PAWS reports are available via My Coyote

Degree Requirement Checklists and Roadmaps

Degree requirement checklists provide a comprehensive list of general education, lower and upper division core, as well as concentration courses.

Roadmaps are designed to assist undergraduate students with the scheduling process by providing a quarterly sequence of courses, enabling students to graduate in a timely manner.  Although students may not maintain the exact courses indicated, a balanced combination of courses is recommended.

Select the relevant major below to view the 2019-2020 roadmap

Please note, because of the quarter-to-semester conversion, only one year roadmaps are provided.  (Note: Due to potential curriculum changes, current students should always follow the PAWS report for specific catalog year requirements. The PAWS report is the official University degree requirement checklist.)  

SOAR Presentations

Students who previously attended the Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) sessions were provided detailed information regarding the Administration degree. 

The latest freshmen and transfer students SOAR presentations are available for review.