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Undergraduate Program - FAQ

Applying to the Huntsman School

Answer: Students may apply for admission to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business after they have completed 24+ post high credits, receive a C or better in the following: ACCT 2010 (B for ACCT), ECN 1500, ENGL 2010, MGT 1050, MIS 2100, STAT 2300 or 2000 and have a minimum GPA of 2.75. Applications must be received by December 1 for spring semester, April 1 for summer semester, and July 1 for fall semester. Admissions requirements

Answer: Admission to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is an important step toward graduation. Students must be admitted into the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business before they can register for 3000 to 5000-level courses. Admission is also required to start the graduation application process. Apply for admissions.

Answer: When the semester is finished, and ALL grades have posted admission applications will be reviewed and you will be notified of your application decision via email. If accepted, you will be assigned an advisor within the department of your major. If you are not accepted the reasons for denial will be listed.

Answer: No. However; general education requirements must be completed to graduate from Utah State University.

Answer: When a change of matriculation is desired, a student must go to the department office in which he/she is presently enrolled to initiate the proper paperwork. For a change of major, signatures of representatives from both departments are required on the form before it is sent to the Registrar's Office. This form can be found online.


Answer: Please see online catalog under course descriptions for the prerequisites of specific classes. Online Catalog. NOTE: make sure to select the catalog issue for the year you were admitted to USU.

Answer: When you are unable to register for a class, you should get an error code in banner that will explain why. Registration Error Code Explanations.

Answer: You need to have a declared major in the Huntsman School and 40 credits with a 2.67 GPA. If you have not yet applied to the Huntsman School, please visit the admissions application page.

Answer: Waitlist policies are managed at a university level, unless the instructor has requested to manage their own waitlist. For courses with a waitlist available, you may join the waitlist on Banner in the registration section. The Registrar’s Office gives more details on the waitlist. They have included a helpful tutorial on using the waitlist. If you are using the waitlist, please visit the website to ensure the smoothest registration possible.

Answer: After the waitlist is removed, students that want to add a class that is full can now complete the “Registration Options form.” This shows the add/drop courses. They must receive the instructor’s signature then bring the form to the advisor for authorization. This does not guarantee them a spot in the class, but the advisor will give them authorization to register if a spot opens up.

Answer: Even if the professor signed an add form, you still may not be able to take the course. You will not be able to add the class if you do not meet the prerequisites. Also, some classroom designs restrict the number of students allowed in the classroom. If you have questions, please make an appointment to see your advisor.

Unedergraduate Majors and Minors

Answer: Visit the general catalog for more information on the major requirements and elective courses. Please see your major advisor if you have additional questions.

Answer: Before you can declare a minor, you must have a declared major with 40 credits and a 2.67 GPA. View minors offered in the Huntsman School. Minor requirements change occasionally, so speak to an advisor as you are planning your minor. Contact the Programs and Advising Center’s front desk at 435-797-2272, visit us in Business 309 or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

Answer: Huntsman School alumni are making a difference around the globe, in all kinds of career fields. We believe an education at the Huntsman School prepares you to think analytically, with a global vision and an entrepreneurial spirit. From the founders of iFrogz to the global CEO of Deloitte to the president of Nike Brand, and leaders in government, education, and the gamut of business fields, graduates of the Huntsman School prove every day that applying yourself fully to the opportunities afforded at the Huntsman School is great preparation for leadership positions in whatever fields engage your passions.

Answer: This is a web-based electronic degree audit tool that enables students and their advisors to review past, present, and future academic coursework to evaluate which degree requirements are complete and which degree requirements are remaining. It organizes your transcript chronologically and categorically, easily identifying courses you need to succeed.

Degree Works is accessible from

Pre-Business Students

Answer: All students wishing to major in the Huntsman School of Business that have not yet met the admission requirements are listed as Pre-Business until they apply and are admitted. Pre-Business students will work advisors in the Exploratory Advising Office. Schedule an appointment to meet with Exploratory Advising Advisor.

Answer: Students who have not declared a major yet are advised by Exploratory Advising Office. Schedule an appointment to meet with Exploratory Advising Advisor.  View additional information about declaring a major in the Huntsman School.

Online and Regional Campuses

Answer: All business acumen courses are offered online. The business acumen, also referred to as the core classes, are the classes that all business students must take, regardless of their specific focus of study.

Answer: As a general rule, less upper division classes are offered during the summer, but most of the business core classes are offered. See the summer schedule for specific class offerings.

Answer: Business Administration and Economics are the only business degrees offered completely online. However, several degrees are offered through a combination of online classes and Regional Campuses. Visit the RC website to see the combinations of distance and online classes.

General Requirements and Graduation

Answer: All business majors require STAT 2300 OR 2000 with a C grade or higher in order to be admitted to the Huntsman School of Business. MATH 1100 is also required for accounting, economics, and finance majors.


DSC – Depth Life/Physical Science

DHA – Depth Humanities/Creative Arts

Depth classes fill the university studies depth requirements, required by every student who graduates from Utah State. While many requirements are filled by classes you take as a Huntsman School student, you will also need classes in the Humanities/Arts and Life/Physical Science categories in order to graduate. See the requirements and the classes that fill them.

Answer: If you are a business major, at least one of your CI required classes will be filled by MIS 3200. Some other business classes will also fill the CI requirement, to see which ones please visit the online catalog under University Depth Studies.

Answer: Credits from other universities transfer on a course-by-course basis. To see courses that transfer view the University transfer guide. If you still have questions, contact the Registrar’s Office at or 435.797.1116for more details.

Answer: One repeat per business course.

Answer: The main difference between these two degrees is a foreign language requirement. Students who complete two years’ training or equivalent in an approved foreign language, or one year or equivalent in each of two foreign languages, may qualify for a Bachelor of Arts degree. Most other baccalaureate degrees are awarded as a Bachelor of Science degree. Additional information about the differences between BA/BS.

Answer: It depends on if you are getting a minor or if you just would like to qualify for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Answer: We recommend you apply two semesters before you graduate. Please follow the six steps on this webpage.

Answer: The diploma is processed through the Registrar’s Office and is typically mailed 6-8 weeks after the last day of class and will be mailed to the address you submitted on your application.

Answer: Internships are an important part of your career preparation. We encourage you to contact your academic advisor or visit the Huntsman School Internship Website.


Answer: Scholarships in the Huntsman School are very competitive and awarded based on academic merit and financial need. Scholarships are awarded during Spring semester for the following Academic Year. All Huntsman School scholarships are awarded on the basis of the scholarship application. For the specific deadlines and to see the scholarship application, please visit the scholarship web page.

Answer: During academic year 2017-18, the Huntsman School awarded $2.4 Million in scholarships. We are committed to recognizing our best students, and as such, we continue to work to increase the availability of student scholarships. Scholarships within the Huntsman School are awarded on both a merit and need basis. The Huntsman School of Business offers one application for all business scholarships. Huntsman Scholarship Application.


Answer: The Huntsman School Global Learning Experience Program offers a number of different opportunities. Additional opportunities are available by contacting the USU Study Abroad Office at 435-797-1124 or visit the Study Abroad website.