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Business Administration, Vancouver and Tri-Cities Campuses Only

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Business Administration, Vancouver and Tri-Cities Campuses Only (120 Credits)

The following major is available only to students on the Vancouver and Tri-Cities campuses. The Pullman, Everett, and Global campuses do not offer this major.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in Business Administration, students are required to complete all admission and graduation requirements listed in the Carson College of Business (CCB) section of the 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]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]3
MATH 20123
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)34
ECONS 101 or 1023
HBM 1011
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]43
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 2303
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
Humanities [HUM]3
MIS 2503
Social Science or Humanities Elective53
Consider studying abroad this summer6
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 2313
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
B LAW 2103
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]3 or 4
MGTOP 21574
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR]3
ENGLISH 402 or 4033
I BUS 3803
MKTG 3603
300-400-level Business or ECONS Elective83
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 3383
Arts [ARTS]3
FIN 325 3
MGMT 401 3
MGTOP 3403
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
FIN 425 [M]3
400-level Business Electives86
International Experience Requirement or Electives63
Social Science or Humanities Elective53
Second TermCredits
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
MKTG 495 [M]3
300-400-level Business or ECONS Elective82
International Experience Requirement or Electives66
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

Footnotes
1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
2MATH 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.
3For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Science [BSCI] and one Physical Science [PSCI] course, including one lab course, or 8 credits of [SCI] designated courses. (SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI], which is offered Spring semester.)
4Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
5Social 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.
6All 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 (Pullman, Tri-Cities) or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
7MATH/STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
8300-400-level Business or ECONS elective (11 credits). Must include at least 6 credits of 400-level business courses. May not include courses from the CCB core, the set of required business administration courses, or any 498 Internship or 499 Special Topics courses.

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