In response to student needs, the Haas School Undergraduate Program will no longer require incoming business majors to take summer courses before starting at Haas in the fall.
Instead, the two upper-division business courses that students were previously required to take in the summer will be integrated into the regular academic year. In the past, all 350 incoming business students were required to take these courses during the second six-week summer session.
With undergraduate fees forecast to rise substantially over the next year, this action will remove a financial burden for undergraduates. Students will no longer have to pay for a summer session of courses, housing, or relocation expenses and will have more room to pursue summer income opportunities.
While the summer program helped build community among incoming Haas students, the Undergraduate Program is studying a number of other ways to help develop such camaraderie. Possibilities include a longer orientation and specialized experiential programs. More details will be provided as plans are finalized.