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Applied Science: Regional Commerce Emphasis

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Applied Science: Regional Commerce Emphasis

Bachelor of Applied Science

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The Bachelors of Applied Science Degree with an emphasis in Regional Commerce prepares students with the necessary skills and competencies to set them up for careers in a variety of government entities, private businesses, import-export/broker industries, local merchants, or even as a small business owner. The emphasis focuses on providing students with the fundamental knowledge and required skills to analyze and understand the various business factors that drive economic growth and change in border communities or rural regions. The coursework provides insight into critical business topics such as entrepreneurship/small business, marketing, global commerce, logistics, and economic impact in regional non-metro areas. Courses are theory based but will have an application component to them. All students will have the opportunity to work with local economic development professionals, local economists, or local business leaders in the form of internships, research projects, or business plan projects. The degree prepares students to enter directly into the workforce. With the working adult in mind, classes for this program are very flexible, with the emphasis available fully online or through a combination of online, hybrid, ITV, and/or face-to-face instruction.

WUE This major is eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program at the following location: UA South Campus. Students from Western states who select this major and campus may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition at a rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees.

Major Details

College: University of Arizona South
Admissions Requirements:

As a 2+2 program partnering with community colleges and offering the second two years of the degree program only, this major has additional admission criteria. Please see the UA South website for more information.


Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 3
Community College Math 3
ENGL 102 3
Junior Status Needed for BAS 41
Economics Course: ECON 200 3
Accounting Course: ACCT 200 or 210 3
2nd Semester Second Language 4
2nd Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
ENGV 308: Advanced Writing 3
RNCV 315: Entrepreneurship & Small Business Growth Development 3
Critical Thinking Course 3
3rd Semester
BASV 319 or RNCV 305: Ethics 3
Tier II General Education 3
BASV 314: Mathematics for Applied Sciences 3
Regional Commerce Major Elective 3
RNCV 311: Market Planning 3
4th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
RNCV 423: Economic Impact of Tourism & Entertainment 3
Regional Commerce Major Elective 3
BASV 316: Intro Methods of Analysis 3
5th Semester
RNCV 498: Senior Capstone 3
RNCV 424: Economic Impact of Service & Trade 3
Tier II General Education 3
RNCV 417: The Global Community of Commerce 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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