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In fulfilling the requirements of your Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business degree, you’ll take a combination of classes that balance business and economics with liberal arts to acquire a holistic and relevant business education. Your degree will prepare you to meet these Kelley Undergraduate Program learning goals.
To successfully complete the Kelley degree, you must maintain good academic standing with a minimum cumulative program GPA of 2.0 (C) and a minimum 2.0 GPA in your specific business major(s). Required credit hour totals depend on the year that you matriculated to IU Bloomington (see links to various academic bulletins below).
Your course requirements
Since we are constantly evolving our course requirements to meet the demands of today’s quickly changing market, the year you start at IU Bloomington will determine your exact course requirements.
The Academic Bulletin corresponding to your year of matriculation will inform you of your:
- Integrative Core (I-Core) prerequisites and required courses
- Global Foundations Core (G-Core) requirements
- Kelley Compass course requirements
- Other courses and credits required for graduation
Note: Your I-Core prerequisites must be completed—each with a grade of C or higher—prior to taking I-Core. Some I-Core prerequisites also have prerequisites or co-requisites.
We highly recommend that you meet with your assigned academic advisor every semester to explore and develop your overall educational plans, track your progress, and get assistance on choosing the courses that will best support your academic and career goals.
If you matriculated to IU Bloomington in summer 2012 or later:
Follow the 2012 Kelley Degree requirements. Your Kelley course requirements are outlined in the 2014–15 Kelley Academic Bulletin.
Access your general education requirements on IU's General Education website.
If you matriculated to IU Bloomington in summer 2011, fall 2011, or spring 2012:
Follow the 2011 Kelley degree requirements. Your Kelley course requirements are outlined in the 2011–12 Kelley Academic Bulletin.
Access your general education requirements at the General Education website.
If you matriculated to IU Bloomington prior to summer 2011:
Follow the 1996 degree requirements. Your Kelley course requirements, as well as an explanation of your 27-hour core general education requirement, and Cultural Competence Requirement are outlined in the 2010–11 Kelley Academic Bulletin.
View a complete list of Kelley's past and present Academic Bulletins.
Expected graduation term
At the beginning of your freshman year, the Office of the Registrar adds an expected graduation date of four years to your student record.
If you do not graduate in four years, for any reason, the expected graduation date could impact your scholarships and financial aid.
Current students, learn more about your expected graduation date >>