Electives Guide

Arts and Sciences Course/Electives

Arts and Sciences courses are courses that are not business courses. The following course codes and courses are considered Arts and Sciences:

HI, CIN, COM, EMS, GLS, LIT, MC, MLCH, MLFR, MLIT, MLJA, MLSP, NASC, NASE, PH, PS, SO, CS 150, 180, 213, 240, 280, 380 and 480, EC 251, 321, 331, 341, 343, 351 and 370, HNR 445, any ID (except 306), LA 100-199, MA (above 100 level), ST 242.   

Humanities/Social Science Elective

The following course codes and courses can fulfill the Humanities/Social Science elective requirement:

Any CIN, COM, GLS, HI, LIT, MLCH, MLFR, MLIT, MLJA, MLSP, PS, SO, PH (except PH 101), MC, EMS, EC 251, 321, 331, 341, 343 and 351, any ID (except ID 306), LA 100-199. 

Mathematics and Natural Sciences Elective

The MA/NS elective requirement courses are: MA courses 200 or higher that do not duplicate material presented in any previously taken MA course, NASE, ST 242.

Behavioral Sciences Elective

The Behavioral Sciences elective requirement is fulfilled by any PS or SO course.

Business Courses/Electives

The following course codes and courses are considered business courses and fulfill business electives: AC, IDCC, FI, MK, AF, IPM, MG, OM, PRS, CS 350, 360, 401, 402, 421, 440 and 460, EC 224, 225, 245, 271, 272, 273, 275, 311, 315, 333, 346, 361, 381, 391, 402 and 454, HNR 440, ID 306, LA (200 or higher). 

Management and Marketing-Related Electives

All AC, AF, FI, IDCC, IPM, MG, MK or PRS courses not otherwise required; any LA course numbered 200 or higher, CS 350, 360, 401, 402, 421, 440 and 460, EC 224, 225, 245, 271, 272, 273, 275, 311, 315, 333, 346, 361, 381, 391, 402 and 454, SO 263. 

Diversity, International AND Communication-Intensive Focus Course Requirements

Before graduating, all Bentley students matriculating on or after fall semester 1999 must satisfy the Special Focus Course Requirements by selecting courses from a list of approved courses that have diversity, international studies and communication-intensive material as their focus. In order to graduate, students are required to take and pass:
 
one three-credit diversity-focused course,
one three-credit international-focused course,
one three-credit communication-intensive course.
 
Students pursuing a bachelor of science must also complete a second three-credit communication-intensive course, which is specifically designated in the major. 
 
Courses that satisfy the communication-intensive, diversity and international focus requirement are printed in the Course Schedule each semester and are designated with C, D and/or I in the focus section for each course and are available online at my.bentley.edu. Select the course listing tab at the top. Transfer students entering Bentley with 30 or more transfer credits are waived from these course focus requirements.