Undergraduate Pathway in Business

Do you want to study for an undergraduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout your program.

The INTO OSU Undergraduate Pathway in Business leads to a Business degree at Oregon State University.

Curriculum

3-term Pathway

TERM 1            COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS    
ALS 150 Academic Reading and Writing  3
ALS 151     Academic Listening and Speaking 3
MTH Math Course - Variable Level* 4
HHS 231 Lifetime Fitness for Health 2
ALS 181      Lifetime Fitness for Health Bridge 2
PAC Physical Activity Class 1

Total 15
TERM 2            COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS        
ALS 162 Academic Reading and Writing 3
COMM 111 Public Speaking 3
MTH Math Course - Variable Level* 4
ANTH 210 Comparative Cultures 3
ALS 181 Comparative Cultures Bridge                 2
  Total 15
TERM 3 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
WR 121 English Composition 3
ALS 181     English Composition Bridge 2
MTH Math Course - Variable Level* 4
BA 101 Business Now 6
ALS 181 Business Now Bridge 2
  Total 17

*Specific course is determined by results of Math placement test and requirements for the major field of study.

Degree Program Components

  • 180 credit hour program
  • 47 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 133 credit hours remaining towards degree
  • 16 credit hours apply from Pathway table below

4-term Pathway

The 4-term Undergraduate Pathway program combines intensive English language study, academic skills development and academic course work. The program is designed to guide students through the first year of an undergraduate degree program. 

TERM 1 Study Plan COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ALS 140 Academic Reading and Writing 3  
ALS 141 Academic Listening and Speaking 3
MTH Math Course - Variable Level* 4
ALS 181 Bridge for ALS 140 2
ALS 181
Bridge for ALS 141 2
ALS 116 Academic Success 2
Total 16

*Specific course is determined by results of Math placement test and requirements for the major field of study.

 

Career Paths

OSU's College of Business graduates are consistently selected for competitive internships and positions by high-profile employers such as:

  • Boeing
  • Intel
  • KPMG
  • Nike
  • Moss Adams LLP

As a graduate of an undergraduate degree program in business at OSU, you might find work as a:

  • Manager
  • Accountant
  • Financial advisor
  • Business analyst
  • Investment banker
  • Marketing specialist
  • Entrepreneur

 

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Undergraduate Pathway in Business

Undergraduate Entry Paths and Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Direct Admission* 3-Term Pathway Program 4-Term Pathway Program
Academic Requirements:
    High school diploma with a 3.0 GPA (SAT not required)
    High school diploma with a 2.5 GPA
    High school diploma with a 2.5 GPA
English Language Requirements:
    TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 16 subscores) or IELTS 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 6 with C (or Pass) or higher grades in all classes or SATV (verbal/critical thinking): 500+ or ACTE (ACT English): 21+ with C (or Pass) or higher grades in all classes
    TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Password overall Level 6 or completion of Academic English Level 4 with C (or Pass) or higher grades in all classes
    TOEFL iBT 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 41 or Password overall Level 5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with C (or Pass) or higher grades in all classes
Age Requirements:
    16 years and above
    16 years and above

*If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to OSU. If you do not meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply to our Pathway and English language programs.

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Undergraduate Pathway in Business

When can I start?

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Program Program Start Dates Tuition
3-Term Pathway: January 2, 2018
March 27, 2018
June 19, 2018
$29,988
4-Term Pathway: January 2, 2018
June 19, 2018
$36,630

2018-19 Dates and Prices

Program Program Start Dates Tuition
3-Term Pathway: September 13, 2018
January 2, 2019
March 26, 2019
June 18, 2019
$30,900
4-Term Pathway: September 13, 2018
January 2, 2019
March 26, 2019
June 18, 2019
$37,380

 

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Undergraduate Pathway in Business

What are the progression requirements?

After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter a second year of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following Oregon State University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:

  • 2.25 cumulative GPA in the Pathway program
  • No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic course work
  • Grade of C- or better in English Composition (WR 121), Math (MTH 111 or higher) and Communication (COMM 111)
  • Minimum of 36 credits earned during Pathway program

What are my degree options after completing the INTO OSU Pathway?

The INTO OSU Undergraduate Pathway program in Business leads to the second year of the pre-business major at OSU.

At the end of the second year of study, qualified students may compete for admission to the upper division (pro school) of the business degree program. Admitted students can then pursue the following majors at OSU's College of Business:

How will an INTO OSU Pathway and an OSU degree program prepare me for success after my studies?

As a student in OSU's College of Business, you'll have many opportunities to participate in experiential learning programs that prepare you to enter the workforce.

Innovative students can find inspiration within the Austin Entrepreneurship Program, a living-learning environment where adventurous thinkers turn their ideas into reality. Students can also work in the Business Solutions Group to learn what it's like to work with real clients doing business analysis, application development and testing. Undergraduate research projects offer opportunities to develop and test theories in practical application.

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