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San Diego Mesa College is the largest community college in the San Diego Community College District. Located in Clairemont Mesa, San Diego Mesa College opened in 1964 and offers dozens of exceptional academic programs for local students, which include Associate Degrees in Arts and Sciences and Certificates in Performance and Achievement. San Diego Mesa College also has one of the highest student transfer rates in California to four-year institutions — in 2018 alone, the College assisted nearly 2,000 students with transfer applications.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person components of this program have either been paused, rescheduled, or moved into a virtual format until further notice.

Please email mesacollegetransfercenter@gmail.com or call (619) 800-3269 to learn how these changes affect your program. SDSU will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of our local and federal health agencies.


SDSU Global Campus is proud to partner with San Diego Mesa College to offer two unique microsite degree completion programs. Click below to view program details.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Application Period
Spring 2022: June 1-Nov. 1, 2021

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With practical online courses that blend core topics with the latest trends and issues facing today’s business world, SDSU’s B.S. in Business Administration Online Degree Completion Program is designed to help you earn a business degree that works for you, on your schedule.

This online degree program is designed for:

  • Aspiring professionals who want to enter the world of business with an edge on the competition
  • Working professionals who need a degree on their résumé to take the next steps in their career
  • Business owners who need solutions to the challenges their businesses are facing today

Estimated CostTotal Estimated Cost
$24,108-$27,060
Completion TimeCompletion Time
As short as 2 Years
Course Format Course Format
Online

Please Note — This information is only applicable to this version of this degree completion program.

With a curriculum designed by the renowned SDSU Fowler College of Business, you’ll gain a fundamental working knowledge of the business world. You’ll learn about the issues facing businesses today, and how all the different components of a business interact to contribute to the growth and success of that business in the private sector.

You’ll learn about a variety of business-related topics, including:

  • Marketing
  • Investments
  • Ethics
  • International Strategies
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Human Resource Management

Upon graduation, you’ll have earned the same degree as SDSU’s on-campus students: a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

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Outcomes

Labor Analysis
B.S. in Business Administration Graduate — Nationwide

Job Postings
Job Postings
Last 12 months
2,894,123

Projected Growth
Projected Growth
Over 10 years
+1.69%

Salary Range
Salary Range
Average
$76,647

 

Admission Requirements

Below is a list of general admission requirements for the B.S. in Business Administration degree completion program.

We understand that every student's academic journey is unique, and we encourage you to contact an Admissions Advisor to find out what you'll need to successfully apply to the program.

  • Have a minimum of 60 transferable semester (or 90 quarter) units by the end of the fall term prior to spring transfer and the end of the spring term prior to fall transfer, including:
    • 27 Lower Division Preparation Course Units:
      • Accountancy 201, 202
      • Economics 101, 102
      • Finance 240 (or an approved business law course)
      • Management Information Systems 180
      • Mathematics 120 (or an approved calculus course or an approved three-unit finite mathematics course)
      • Rhetoric and Writing Studies 290
      • Statistics 119 or Economics 201
        These courses should be complete with a grade of C (2.0) or better and cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/ NC)
    • Complete a minimum of 30 Units of General Education Courses
    • The Golden Four Requirement, which includes:
      • Oral Communication — complete a basic public speaking course or other communication course with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Written Communication — complete a freshman composition course that emphasizes essay writing or reading and writing concurrently with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Critical Thinking — complete a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Mathematics — complete a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units. Mathematics 150, 151, and 252 will satisfy this requirement
  • Complete the American Institutions Requirement
    • The American Institutions requirement is designed to demonstrate that students have an understanding of American history, the United States Constitution, and California state and local government.
  • Satisfy the CSU mathematics and writing requirements
  • Have an overall 2.75+ college GPA
  • Pass the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10, or completed an approved upper division writing course with a grade of C (2.0) or better (to be completed in your first semester once admitted to the program)

Want to Learn More?

Our Admissions Advisor is available to answer any questions you may have.
Email: pjordan@sdsu.edu
Phone: (619) 594-1227
Advising Session: calendly.com/pjtalley

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Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communication

Application Period
Spring 2022: June 1-Nov. 1, 2021

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The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communication Online Degree Completion Program is a communication program designed for the twenty-first century. You’ll learn how effective communication can promote civic engagement, allow for effective participation in today’s global community, and enhance your individual well-being and the strength of your relationships. The program also focuses on social problems, giving you the tools you need to engage the issues facing our local and global community in a constructive manner.

Estimated CostTotal Estimated Cost
$21,648-$24,600
Completion Time Completion Time
As short as 2 Years
Course Format Course Format
Online

Your online courses are developed and delivered by the expert faculty and lecturers from SDSU’s School of Communication, many of whom are repeatedly recognized for their quality teaching with institutional, regional, and national teaching awards, as well as their research in communication-related topics.

Earning your B.A. in Communication means that you’ll gain:

  • An ability to comprehend, identify, and employ skills in debate, writing, verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, public presentations, teamwork and collaboration, conflict management, and professional interaction.
  • A thorough comprehension of the nature, function, scope, delineations, and history of the communication discipline.
  • An ability to identify, differentiate, analyze, and modify major communication theories, as well as formulate original theoretical creations.
  • An ability to comprehend and differentiate major research paradigms, and the ability to propose and conduct original communication research.
  • An ability to translate communication knowledge into applied contexts, policies, projects, interventions, or presentations.
  • An ability to apply multiple perspectives towards self-understanding, in relation to your own and others’ (co)cultures, group affiliations, and identities.
  • An ability to identify relevant evaluative criteria and apply them competently to self-reflection, ethical progress, and actual or envisioned communication situations and/or scenarios.

Upon graduation, you’ll receive the same valuable degree as SDSU’s on-campus students — a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communication from San Diego State University.

Outcomes

Labor Analysis
B.A. in Communication and Media Studies — Nationwide

Job Postings
Job Postings
Last 12 months
203,942

Projected Growth
Projected Growth
Over 10 years
+14.38%

Salary Range
Salary Range
Average
$38,000-$81,000

 

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Admission Requirements

To be fully qualified for admission to the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communication Online Degree Completion Program, you should:

  • Have a minimum of 60 transferable semester (or 90 quarter) units by the semester prior to transfer. These courses include:
    • 6 Units Selected from the Following Courses:
      • Communication 160, 201, 204, 245
        • These courses should be complete with a grade of C (2.0) or better and cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC)
    • A minimum of 30 Units of General Education Courses
    • The Golden Four Requirement, which includes:
      • Oral Communication — complete the general education oral communication requirement with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Written Communication — complete a freshman composition course that emphasizes essay writing or reading and writing concurrently with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Critical Thinking — complete a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Mathematics — complete a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units. Mathematics 150, 151, and 252 will satisfy this requirement
  • Complete the American Institutions Requirement
    • The American Institutions requirement is designed to demonstrate that students have an understanding of American history, the United States Constitution, and California state and local government.
  • Freshmen competency requirements for Mathematics and Writing
  • Complete the Mathematics Competency Requirement
    • Competency in mathematics should be satisfied by three semesters of college mathematics or a statistical sequence such as Statistics 250, 350A, 350B (highly recommended); or Sociology 201*, 406*, 407*.
  • Passed the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10, or completed an approved upper division writing course with a grade of C (2.0) or better (to be completed in your first semester once admitted to the program)
  • Have an overall 2.75+ GPA

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Want to Learn More?

Our Admissions Advisor is available to answer any questions you may have.
Email: nwilliams@sdsu.edu
Phone: (619) 594-3946
Advising Session: calendly.com/niwilliams_sdsuglobalcampus

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Microsite Program Office Hours

Business Administration

Precious Jordan-Talley
Admissions Advisor
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Communication

Nicole Williams
Admissions Advisor
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Admissions Advisors

Assist students through the entire application process, providing more in-depth advising

 

How to Apply

If you are a current or former student from a participating community college and have completed the minimum unit requirement (60 semester/90 quarter), you can complete our interest form and we will be in touch with you about requirements and next steps to apply.

In order to apply, please follow these three steps:

  1. Fill out form to the right (below on mobile), then
  2. Fill out the Cal State Apply application here
    1. Navigate to the "Apply" page
    2. Select a Term to Apply For
    3. Create your Account
    4. Complete your Profile
    5. Select the program you want to apply for
      • Select the Campus (San Diego State),
      • Start Term (for which you are applying for), and
      • Source (Extended Education).
    6. When asked for a major, select the correct program, e.g.
      • Business Administration - General Business (Online)
      • Communication (Online)

*A $70 nonrefundable application fee is required of all applicants at the time of application.

 

We are grateful for our partners who share in our commitment to ensure that qualified students — especially local community college students — have both degree access and the support needed to be successful.

- Adela de la Torre, San Diego State University President

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