The Washington State University Pullman Catalog

Financial Markets

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Financial Markets (120 Credits)

Students are admitted to the Financial Markets 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, 302, and 311.
First Year
First TermCredits
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 20113
Second TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI]23
ECONS 101 or 1023
MATH 202 [QUAN]33
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 2303
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)24
COM 102 [COMM], COM 210 [COMM], or H D 205 [COMM]3 or 4
ECONS 3023
MIS 2503
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 2313
Arts [ARTS]3
ECONS 3014
MGTOP 2154
Third Year
First TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR]3
ECONS 311 [M]3
ECONS 3203
ECONS 3223
Second TermCredits
ECONS 300-400-level Elective3
ECONS 4203
FIN 3253
Financial Markets Option Required Course43
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ECONS 300-400-level Elective3
ECONS 483, 495, 497, 499, or HONORS 4503
ENGLISH 301, 402 [M], 403 [M]3
FIN 421 OR 4273
Second TermCredits
ECONS 400-level Elective3
ECONS 425 or 4273
ECONS 490 [M] [CAPS]3
Financial Markets Option Required Course43

1MATH 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.
2For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
3Alternative to MATH 201 is MATH 106, 172, or 220; alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 171.
4Financial Markets option (6 credits): Approved courses include ECONS 424, FIN 350, 456, STAT/MATH 360, one 400-level FIN course, and one 400-level ECONS course not used to fulfill major requirements.

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