Degree Requirements and Suggested 2-Year Plan (.pdf)
Business majors must:
  • Take ALL core business courses at UC Berkeley
  • Complete at least 24 of their final 30 units as seniors in residence at the University in two semesters (minimum)
  • Graduate no more than two academic years, not including summers, after admission to the major
  • Maintain normal progress towards the bachelor of science degree
  • Take all business courses for letter grades (unless offered on a P/NP basis only)

Academic Guidelines, Regulations, and Deadlines

Normal Degree Progress, Probation and Dismissal

All Haas Undergraduates must maintain normal progress towards the bachelor of science degree each semester in the major. Normal degree progress is defined as:

  • Successful completion of at least 13 units per semester, except possibly during the semester of graduation. Summer session does not count as a semester.
  • Overall UC/cumulative GPA at or above 2.00
  • Semester GPA at or above 2.00

Academic Probation

Students will be placed on academic probation if their UC Berkeley cumulative GPA is less than 2.00. Students on probation are allowed to return to the Undergraduate Program for the following semester. However, they must enroll in a minimum of 13 units and cannot take any courses P/NP–all courses must be taken for letter grades. If, at the end of the semester, the UC Berkeley cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher, they will be removed from academic probation.


Students will be subject to dismissal from the Haas School and the University on any of the following conditions:

  • If the student fails to make normal degree progress
  • If after one semester on probation the student has not achieved an overall 2.00 average (summer session does not count as a semester)
  • If the student’s semester GPA falls below 1.50 for any one term