All Wharton single-degree undergraduate students³ must complete a minimum of 37 course units (CUs)¹ and meet the curricular requirements described below.² Students enrolled in a coordinated dual-degree program or Joseph Wharton Scholars 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 (see a sample course sequence).
The requirements of the Wharton single-degree curriculum are delineated on the academic planning worksheet. Details about these requirements are available via the links below. Students are encouraged to see an academic advisor for any questions about the requirements of their academic program.
First-Year Foundations (3 CUs)
Business (22 CUs)
11 required courses: ACCT 1010 & 1020, BEPP 2500, STAT 1010 & 1020, FNCE 1000 & 1010, LGST 1000 or 1010; MGMT 1010, MKTG 1010, OIDD 1010²
Global Economy, Business, and Society
1 required CU
Technology, Innovation, and Analytics
1 required CU
3 required CUs
Concentration (Business Depth)
4 required CUs
Liberal Arts & Sciences (7 CUs)
Unrestricted (5 CUs)
5 required CUs
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).
2 Starting with Advance Registration in spring 2022, all course numbers are changing from 3 to 4 numbers/characters. In general, if the old course number was <100, the new course number will be the old number prefaced by a zero. If the old course number was >100, the new course number will be the old number with a zero appended to the end, e.g., FNCE 100 becomes FNCE 1000.
³ Students who entered Wharton prior to fall 2017 can find their requirements on this page.