The prerequisites listed below are UC Berkeley campus courses. Once at UC Berkeley, students must take all prerequisites at UC Berkeley. If non-UC Berkeley college level course work was completed before admission into UC Berkeley, it can be used to satisfy prerequisite or breadth requirements (with the exception of Principles of Business (UGBA 10), which must be taken at UC Berkeley). If off-campus work was completed at a California community college, visit the Assist website, for courses at each school that fulfill the prerequisite or breadth requirements.

All prerequisite courses must carry a minimum of 3 semester units and must be completed with a letter grade of C- or higher no more than 5 years before starting the business major. Some requirements may be fulfilled with exam credit.

If you repeated or have taken more than one course to fulfill a prerequisite you must use the first attempt to satisfy the requirement. If you received a C- or higher for your first attempt you should not repeat the prerequisite.

Prerequisite Courses for UC Berkeley Students

  • Undergraduate Business Administration 10--Principles of Business. All UC Berkeley applicants must complete this course at UC Berkeley.
  • Math (Calculus)—Two semesters of calculus are required: Math 16A and Math 16B or Math 1A and Math 1B or Math 1A and 16B. Math 53 or Math 54 will also fulfill the calculus prerequisite for Haas.
  • Economics 1 or 2—Introduction to Economics
  • Statistics 20 or 21 or 131A or 134.
    Students can also take Stat C8 or CS C8 plus Stat 88 to fulfill the statistics prerequisiteBOTH courses must be taken to satisfy the requirement, although they do not need to be taken in the same semester.
  • English/Reading and Composition Requirement R&C (more information below).

English/Reading and Composition Requirement (R & C): You must satisfy this requirement by completing courses comparable to both Berkeley's English R1A and English R1B.

Go to the Letters & Science website for a complete list of courses that will satisfy the first half ("A") and second half ("B") of the R & C requirement.

You may use first-half and second-half courses from different departments. Please remember that Haas guidelines differ from L&S guidelines. For example, for Haas one course may not be used to satisfy both a prerequisite and a breadth requirement.