Program Overview

Richland College currently offers an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Business Administration, a program that involves a broad curriculum in all phases of business practices.  Students will learn core management skills (such as principles and administration), as well as business operations (such as accounting and marketing).  This degree is ideal for someone who is exploring starting up their own company or overall managing another business in that it covers all the basic aspects that are important in running a business.  It is also designed for students who wish to pursue higher education.

This program requires a minimum of 60 credit hours and can be completed within two years.  Classes in the first year include Principles of Management, Compositions, Principles in Accounting, and Human Resources Management.  Classes in the second year include Organizational Behavior, Principles of Economics, Public Speaking, Business Law, and Psychology.  Students are also required to take electives in math, science, and the Fine Arts.

The Associate of Arts Degree is a two-year program generally used in conjunction with a transfer to a four-year degree from a college or university.  In order to complete this degree, the student must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.00 as well as earn a “C” or better in certain subjects (see admissions page).  Texas also has certain prerequisites that are included in the Texas Success Initiate (TSI). 

Students who wish to transfer to another educational institution are advised to work directly with a counselor.  Please note other institutions are not required to accept grades that are below a “C” when transferring.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Richland College is a public, two-year community college located in Dallas, Texas. Richland is a part of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD). The school was founded in 1972 and is currently the largest school in the DCCCD. Richland helps students build their future through courses that can be applied to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, one- or two-year certificates in a number of career fields, and training in the latest technology for students who want to advance in their current careers.

    RC offers associate's degrees and career development certificates from the following departments:

    • Business
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts
    • Mathematics, Science and Health Professions
    • Social Sciences
    • World Languages, Cultures and Communications

    RC offers a variety of day, evening, weekend, and online courses leading to over 100 degrees.


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