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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 Hours)

The following major is available only to students on the Vancouver and Tri-Cities campuses. Students on the Pullman campus may not certify into 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 certification 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.
Note: Requirements displayed in this section apply to students certifying into Business in Fall 2020 or later.

First Year
First TermHours
B A 1003
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]13 or 4
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]3
MATH 20123
Second TermHours
B A 1021
ECONS 101 or 1023
HBM 1011
MATH 202 [QUAN]33
Physical Sciences [PSCI] or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14 or 3
Complete Carson College Career Amplifier Program Year 1
Apply for certification into the College
Second Year
First TermHours
ACCTG 2303
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
Humanities [HUM]3
MIS 2503
Social Science or Humanities Elective43
Consider studying abroad this summer5
Second TermHours
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 21564
Complete Carson College Career Amplifier Program Year 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
Diversity [DIVR]3
ENGLISH 402 or 4033
I BUS 3803
MKTG 3603
300-400-level Business or ECONS Elective73
Second TermHours
ACCTG 3383
Arts [ARTS]3
FIN 325 3
MGMT 401 [M]3
MGTOP 3403
Complete Carson College Career Amplifier Program Year 3
Fourth Year
First TermHours
FIN 425 [M]3
400-level Business Electives76
International Experience Requirement or Electives53
Social Science or Humanities Elective43
Second TermHours
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
MKTG 495 [M]3
300-400-level Business or ECONS Elective72
International Experience Requirement or Electives56
Complete Carson College Career Amplifier Program Year 4

1For 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.)
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.
3Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
4Social 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.
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 (Pullman, Tri-Cities) or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
6MATH/STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
7300-400-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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