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WARNING: The following information reflects a degree requirement which expired as of Summer 2021. Please click the appropriate link under "Degree Programs" on the right side of this page to view the currently effective requirements for this program. If a link to this program does not appear, the program may no longer be available, or may be available under a different academic unit. You can find past requirements under the appropriate archived catalog.

Entrepreneurship (120 Credits)

Entrepreneurship is the recognition, creation, evaluation, and pursuit of opportunities for individual and social gains through the application of creativity and the securing of resources. The entrepreneurship major at WSU is not just for students who want to start a business. The major will help develop a broader mindset about innovation, risk-taking, and action that is valuable to students who work in large companies, non-profits, and new commercial or social ventures.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in Entrepreneurship students are required to complete all admission and graduation requirements listed in the Carson College of Business (CCB) section of this catalog and the coursework included in the sample 4-year plan listed below.

First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI]13
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]23
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]23
MATH 20133
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)14
ECONS 101 or 10223
HBM 10121
MATH 202 [QUAN]43
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 23023
Arts [ARTS]3
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
B LAW 2103
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]23 or 4
Consider studying abroad this summer5
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 23123
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
Humanities [HUM]3
MGTOP 21564
MIS 2503
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR]3
ENTRP 489 3
I BUS 3803
MGTOP 3403
MKTG 3603
Second TermCredits
ENGLISH 402 or 4033
ENTRP 490 [M] 3
FIN 3253
International Experience Requirement or Electives5,73
Social Science or Humanities Elective83
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ENTRP 4263
ENTRP 485 [M] or 496 [M]93
300-400-level Business Elective103
International Experience Requirement or Electives5,73
Social Science or Humanities Elective83
Second TermCredits
ENTRP 486 [M] or 496 [M]93
300-400-level Business Elective (MIS 441 recommended)103
International Experience Requirement or Electives5,75
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
2For students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
3MATH 201 will be waived with an ALEKS score of 80% or higher, or the completion of MATH 202 or equivalent. MATH 106 will be accepted as an alternative to MATH 201 for transfer students.
4Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
5All students must complete the International Experience Requirement. Options for completing the requirement can be found in the Carson College of Business Academic Unit section of the catalog under Business or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
6STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
7Electives: 300-400-level coursework as needed to meet University requirements of 120 credits and 40 upper-division credits.
8Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits) Any courses in ANTH, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FINE ART, FOR LANG, HISTORY, HONORS 270, 280, 370, 380, H D, POL S, PSYCH, SOC, and WOMEN ST not used to fulfill other (including UCORE) requirements.
9ENTRP 496 is a year-long course that must be taken both fall and spring semesters.
10300-400-level Business Electives (6 credits): Any 300-400-level course taught by CCB. May not include courses from the CCB core, the set of required ENTRP courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.

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