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2004-2006 Undergraduate Catalog
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    History and Objectives
    Facilities and Services
    Degrees and Programs Offered
    Admission Requirements
    General Degree Requirements and Academic Policies
    Department and Program Requirements
        Curriculum I—Business Administration
        Curriculum II—Culverhouse School of Accountancy
        Curriculum III—Dual Major in Business and Foreign Languages Program
        Curriculum IV—Management Information Systems
        Curriculum VII—For College Graduates
    Academic Achievement Awards
    Grants from Professional and Business Organizations
    Scholarships and Readerships for Undergraduates
    Student Organizations
    Administrative Officers and Faculty
    Board of Visitors


The Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration (C&BA) is the oldest school of business in the state and one of the premier programs in the South. Over its 85-year history, the College has earned national recognition for excellence in business education. Technologically sophisticated classrooms, laboratories, and library facilities, continuous improvements in academic programs, and an outstanding faculty provide a sound basis for maintaining this tradition of excellence.

Lee Bidgood, the first dean of the College, launched the School of Commerce in 1919. Dean Bidgood oversaw the development of the College, including construction of the Commerce Building, now known as Bidgood Hall, which was completed in 1929. Bidgood Hall has grown through several expansions and is now a central part of a technologically integrated three-building business complex in the central University campus.

The College offers degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, and has awarded more than 40,000 degrees since its inception. The mission of the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration is to excel in the creation, dissemination, and application of business knowledge. We will constantly endeavor to be the premier provider of comprehensive, high-quality, cost-effective education in Alabama. We are committed to meeting the needs of students, alumni, employers, and the greater academic community. The commerce and business administration curriculum combines a sound liberal arts foundation with specialized professional training. The lower division/upper division structure of the program ensures that students develop necessary basic skills before undertaking advanced work in the business functional fields and in their majors.

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