Jun 06, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog

Visual Studies, BBA

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The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Visual Studies prepares students for a broad range of visual careers in various creative industries.  The curriculum emphasizes hands-on studio courses to develop and apply creative, technical, and visual skills in both traditional and digital spaces. In addition, all Visual Studies majors take a core foundation of liberal arts, business, and industry specific courses and complete internships which provide real-world experience.

Registered HEGIS Code 0509

(Total credits: 121/122)

(Total liberal arts credits: 36)

Career Education & Internship Requirements

Required Courses - 13 Credits

Business Core Requirements

Required Courses - 15 Credits

Visual Studies Major Requirements

Required Courses - 33 Credits

Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives

9 Credits

Liberal Arts Electives are any non-remedial courses offered by the Arts & Sciences Department  and Interdisciplinary Studies Department  with the following prefixes:  ARTS, COMM, ECON, ENGL, HIST, INTD*, LANG, MATH, NTSC, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, and SOCI, and courses offered by the  not specifically required for a major and vary depending upon major course requirements.

INTD 1321 INTD 2163 INTD 2511 INTD 3341  


General Electives

21 Credits

General Electives are any courses numbered 1000 or higher (except CARE 1890 - Micro-Internship (Optional)) which are not specifically required for the student’s degree program.


  • All courses are required except where choice is indicated.
  • First Year Experience or College Success for Online Students is required for all first-time freshmen or students who have transferred in fewer than 13 credits.
  • For BS, BBA and BPS degree students, a minimum of 36 credits must be completed at LIM College.
  • All students are required to take CARE 1300/CARE 1302 - Internship Prep: Designing your Career/Internship Prep in the Business of Cannabis.
  • Students who do not have prior retail experience or do not meet the qualifications listed below are also required to complete CARE 1620/1621 - Internship I/ Cannabis Internship 1 prior to graduation.
    • Students who have 24 or more credits and at least 1,000 hours of retail or corporate experience within the past five years can qualify out of CARE 1620/CARE 1622 and take another course to replace those credits.
    • Students who have fewer than 24 credits and at least 2,000 hours of retail or corporate experience within the past five years and can qualify out of CARE 1620/CARE 1622 and take another course to replace those credits.

Verifiable proof of retail or corporate experience will be required. Students must submit a resume with one of the following:

  • Signed letter from their employer(s) on company letterhead verifying hours worked and overview of responsibilities
  • W2 with a corresponding paystub from the W2 year
  • Pay stub

Students are encouraged to submit all retail experience accrued from multiple employers, if applicable.

English and Mathematics Placement

All undergraduate students who enroll at LIM College are assessed in the areas of writing and mathematics to ensure they receive adequate support while completing required coursework*.

Students are assessed by either:

  • Submitting ACT or SAT scores for review
  • Completing the LIM College placement tests

In addition, college-level English composition and mathematics courses will be reviewed for equivalency and used when determining placement test requirements.

Students will be placed based on any of the above submissions. If multiple submissions are made, LIM College will use the placement criteria that demonstrates the highest level of proficiency. Students who choose not to submit ACT/SAT scores and who do not take the LIM College placement test will automatically be placed into corequisite developmental courses in Writing and Statistics.

Corequisite developmental education courses do not carry credit towards the degree but do carry hours which count towards full-time status. See Undergraduate Credits and Hours  for further information. 

*Students accepted into the Fashion Scholars program are qualified out of developmental education course work.


LIM College offers the following minors** for each major, which are intended to provide an additional focused area of study:






  (for Non-Fashion Merchandising Majors)
  (for Fashion Merchandising Majors)







Not all courses are offered every semester.

Note that the LIM College Diploma will not display minors (only degree and program will be displayed). However, minors will be shown on the LIM College transcript.

* Not available online.

**Students must take two of the five courses required for the minor at LIM College in order to declare a minor at LIM College (students may transfer in a maximum of three courses into a minor). There is no limit to the number of minors that students can declare. Students may use the same course to qualify for multiple minors. Students are limited to applying one required course as part of their minor. Exceptions are made at the discretion of each department chair.

Fashion Scholars*

All Fashion Scholars are required to complete the following:

All Fashion Scholars are required to complete a minimum of 21 credits at the honors level, achieving a minimum final grade of B in each course (substituting for the non-honors equivalent). The 21 honors credits include:

Global Pathway to Fashion Program

Students enrolled in the Global Pathway to Fashion Program will complete the following:

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