The Washington State University Pullman Catalog

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
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 20123
Second TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)14
ECONS 101 or 1023
MATH 202 [QUAN]33
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
Second TermCredits
300-400-level ECONS Elective43
Arts [ARTS]3
ECONS 3023
STAT 212 or MGTOP 2154
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
300-400-level ECONS Elective43
ACCTG 220 or 2303
ECONS 311 [M]3
ECONS 3233
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, or 4033
Concentrated Area Course 53
Second TermCredits
400-level ECONS Elective43
ECONS 4253
ECONS 490 [CAPS] [M]3
Concentrated Area Course 53

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, one 300-400-level MGTOP or MGMT course.
6Minimum 3 credits required.

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