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Largest Major at UCR Moves to Management School

Largest Major at UCR Moving to Graduate School of Management

Move is expected to give undergraduate business majors more coordinated services, counseling and support

(November 24, 2005)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — — Budding business majors at the University of California, Riverside will now receive their degrees from the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, campus officials announced Tuesday, Nov. 22.

The UCR Academic Senate, on Tuesday, approved the transfer of the Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (CHASS) to the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM). The change is scheduled to take effect in the fall of 2006.

“This is a win-win development for students in CHASS and for AGSM,” said graduate school of management Interim Dean Raymond L. Williams. “A growing number of undergraduate students interested in the study of business will be taking the same breadth requirements in CHASS as before, yet they will find a more coherent identity, as well as excellent support and advising from our student affairs staff within the school of management. They will also receive their degree from us, which we know is important for many students.”

Business Administration has historically been the largest single major in CHASS and at UCR with enrollment in recent years running well above 1,000 students annually since 1999. Within CHASS, business administration is followed in popularity by psychology, which has hovered between 900 and 1,000 students annually since 2002.

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