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SPIKE Undergrad Program

ACADEMICS

REQUIREMENTS

All Wharton single degree undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 37 course units (CUs)1 and meet the curricular requirements described on this site and in the handbook. Students enrolled in a dual-degree or coordinated dual-degree program should check with their program advisor to learn about their unique requirements. For a Wharton single-degree undergraduate student, the standard course load is 4 to 5 CUs per semester.

The requirements of the Wharton single-degree curriculum are clearly delineated on the academic planning worksheet. Details about these requirements are available via the links below and in the handbook. Students are encouraged to see an academic advisor for any questions about the requirements of their academic program.

Business Breadth
3 required CUs

Business Fundamentals
9 required courses: ACCT 101 & 102, STAT 101 & 102, FNCE 100 & 101, MGMT 101, MKTG 101, OPIM 101

Concentration (Business Depth)
4 required CUs

Economics
2 required courses: ECON 010 and BEPP 250

Electives: Non-Business
2 required CUs

Electives: Unrestricted
3 required CUs

Foreign Language Competency

General Education Distribution
7 required CUs total with at least 2 CUs in each of the following categories: Social Structures; Language, Arts & Culture; Science & Technology

Global Environment
3 required CUs

Leadership, Teamwork, & Communication
1 required course: MGMT 100

Math
Any 1 of these 2 courses: MATH 104 or MATH 110

Organizational Environment
Any 1 of these 2 courses: MGMT 104 or BEPP 305

Societal Environment
Any 2 of these 3 courses: BEPP 203, LGST 101, LGST 210

Writing
1 required course: Critical Writing Seminar


1 While many colleges and universities list the weight of their courses in credits, Penn uses a course unit (CU) system. Most courses at Penn are worth 1 CU (with the exception of lab courses, which are typically worth 1.5 CUs, and mini-courses, which are worth 0.5 CU).