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Business Economics

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Business Economics (120 Credits)

Students are admitted to the Business Economics option upon making their intention known to the department. Admitted students must meet the following two benchmarks to remain in good standing:

  1. Minimum WSU Cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in ECONS 301 or 305, 302, and 311.
First Year
First TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI]13
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 20123
Second TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)14
ECONS 101 or 1023
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]33
Electives2
Second Year
First TermCredits
COM 102 [COMM], COM 210 [COMM], or H D 205 [COMM]3 or 4
Diversity [DIVR]3
ECONS 301 or 3053 or 4
Electives6
Second TermCredits
300-400-level ECONS Elective43
Arts [ARTS]3
ECONS 3023
STAT 212 or MGTOP 2154
Electives2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
300-400-level ECONS Elective43
ACCTG 2303
ECONS 311 [M]3
ECONS 3233
Electives3
Second TermCredits
400-level ECONS Elective43
ECONS 3203
ECONS 3353
ECONS 3523
Concentrated Area Course 53
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ECONS 452 [M]3
ECONS 483, 495, 497, 499, or HONORS 45063
ENGLISH 301, 402 [M], or 403 [M]3
Concentrated Area Course 53
Electives3
Second TermCredits
400-level ECONS Elective43
ECONS 4253
ECONS 490 [CAPS] [M]3
Concentrated Area Course 53
Electives3

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. Alternative to MATH 201 is MATH 106, 172, or 220.
3Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 171.
4ECONS courses not used to fulfill major requirement.
5Concentrated Area Courses - Completion of three courses from one of the following concentration areas: (1) Agribusiness: ECONS 351, 426, 451; (2) Marketing and Analytics: MKTG 360, two 300-400-level MKTG courses (6 credits); (3) Management: MGMT 301, two 300-400-level MGMT courses (6 credits); (4) Supply Chain Management: ECONS 426, MGTOP 340, 452.
6Minimum 3 credits required.

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