The Pre-Business classification is used to identify students who intend to earn a BBA degree but are still taking the required
freshman and sophomore non-business foundation courses. The non-business foundation courses provide a core of knowledge in those
academic areas necessary for an appropriate combination of descriptive and analytical approaches to the study of business administration.
The foundation work includes courses in mathematics, communications, social sciences, humanities, and natural science. See our
curriculum listing for details about the courses you need to take.
The Pre-Business Advisors located in the Undergraduate Advising Center (Room 104) are responsible for advising all business students during
their freshman and sophomore years. Stop by and see them if you have any questions!
New Student Orientation Program
The Orientation Program has been designed to orient our entering freshman students as well as transfer students from other institutions
to The University of Texas at El Paso. Orientation will help the student understand the mission of our college, make friends and be ready
to become involved in our campus life.
During orientation the student will become familiar with the campus and all of the various student support services. Orientation also
includes group activities and games out of doors. These events have been designed to introduce students to other entering students through
group events, scavenger hunts and presentations.
During Orientation each student will be advised on the sequence of classes that are required in the pursuit of the Bachelor’s of
Business Administration (BBA) degree. The student will also get help enrolling in their Fall classes.
The University holds 3 one-week orientation programs in the summer. If you are a new student, you should have received a letter
advising you of the dates and times of orientation. If you have not received a letter or need additional information please call
UTEP Orientation at 747-7778.
Your Pre-Business Advisors