Majors & Concentrations


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The Orfalea College of Business has three majors,  nine concentrations, and three minors. To find out more information about these majors and their curricula, click below.

Major Specific Concentration Requirements

A concentration is a group of courses designed to provide specialized knowledge within a bachelor’s degree program. Completion of a concentration will be noted on the student’s transcript, but not shown on the diploma.

Concentration information can be found by clicking on the links below. It is important to know your concentration and major advisors. You can find their names, office and telephone numbers by clicking Faculty Area Chairs.

For Business Majors:

Business students are required to declare a concentration by the end of their 2nd year. Students must declare a concentration that is listed as an option for their catalog year.

For Economics Majors:

Economics students majoring in Economics have the option to declare a concentration. Students who do not declare a concentration by the end of their 2nd year will be required to fulfill the requirements for General Economics, which is specific to Economics majors. For General Economics, students must complete at least 8 units of 300-400 level ECON coursework and 20 units of any 300-400 level coursework.

Note: Students on the 2011-2013 catalog CANNOT declare an Individualized Course of Study.

For Industrial Technology and Packaging (ITP) Majors:

ITP students on the 17-19 catalog are required to declare a concentration of Industrial Technology or Packaging by the end of their 2nd year. Students on earlier catalogs do not have the option to select a concentration, rather they are required to select an emphasis of Operations or Packaging.

Concentration Declaration

After declaring a concentration, it is important to begin taking courses as soon as possible. Concentration course offerings are dependent upon the number of students in that concentration. Scholarships, jobs, and internship opportunities for each concentration are made available for students once you have declared.