- Completion of all prerequisite courses for a letter grade of C- or higher by the end of the Spring term prior to your anticipated start at Berkeley Haas (courses may not be more than 5 years old). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, prerequisites taken during Spring 2020, may be taken pass/no pass. Taking prerequisites for pass/no pass during Spring 2020 will not affect your admission decision.
- Minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter units.
- All prerequisite courses must carry a minimum of 3 semester or 4 quarter units
Required Prerequisite Courses
||Continuing UC Berkeley Students <1> <2>
||Transfer Students <2> <3>
|Principles of Business
||One introductory business course
Math 16A &16B or
Math 1A & 1B or
Math 1A & 16B or
Math 53 or
|2 semesters or 3 quarters of calculus
|Introduction to Economics
||Econ 1 or 2
||Lower division course(s) in macro and micro economics
Stat 20 or W21 or 131A or 134.
A Foundations of Data Science course (STAT/DATA/INFO/CS/C8) plus a connector course (STAT 88 OR UGBA 88) may also fulfill the statistics prerequisite.
|One introductory course in probability and statistics for business.
|English/Reading & Composition
||R1A (or equivalent)
||You must satisfy this requirement by completing courses comparable to UC Berkeley’s English R1A. Students at schools other than California community colleges should refer to http://admissions.berkeley.edu/transfer_info for a listing of articulated courses.
|English/Reading & Composition
||R1B (or equivalent)
||You must satisfy this requirement by completing courses comparable to UC Berkeley’s English R1B. Students at schools other than California community colleges should refer to http://admissions.berkeley.edu/transfer_info for a listing of articulated courses.
<1> Once at UC Berkeley, all prerequisites must be completed 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, www.assist.org for courses at each school that fulfill the prerequisite or breadth requirements.
<2> 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.
<3> California Community College transfer applicants consult Assist.org for exact courses offered. The assist.org web site has not been updated to reflect 2019-2020 articulation agreements. To view the most current articulation agreement go to assist.org and choose:
“Academic Year”: Select 2016-2017
“Institution”: Select your Community College
“Agreements with Other Institutions”: Select University of California, Berkeley
Click “View Agreements”
“View Agreement By”: Select Major
Select “Business Administration, Lower Division B.S”
You can then view or download the agreement