For students entering Wharton in fall 2017 or later²

All Wharton single-degree undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 37 course units (CUs)1 and meet the curricular requirements described below. 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

ECON 010: Introduction to Economics for Business

Either 1 of these 2 courses: MATH 104 or MATH 110

1 required course: Critical Writing Seminar


Leadership Journey
3 required courses: WH 101 (0.5 CU), WH 201 (0.5 CU), WH 301/MGMT 301 (0.5 CU)
1 senior capstone course (0.5 CU)

Business Fundamentals
11 required courses: ACCT 101 & 102, BEPP 250, STAT 101 & 102, FNCE 100 & 101, LGST 100 or 101; MGMT 101, MKTG 101, OIDD 101

Global Economy, Business, and Society
1 required CU

Technology, Innovation, and Analytics
1 required CU

Business Breadth
3 required CUs

Concentration (Business Depth)
4 required CUs

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Education Distribution
6 required CUs total with at least 1 CU in each of the following categories: Humanities; Natural Sciences, Math, and Engineering; Social Science

Cross-Cultural Perspectives
3 required CUs

Foreign Language


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 Students who entered Wharton prior to fall 2017 can find their requirements on this page.