To certify a Business major, students must have a cumulative WSU or transfer GPA of 2.5 or better, 60 semester (or 90 quarter) credit hours, and have completed all lower-division core courses including: Engl 101, finite math, calculus, statistics, macro- and micro-economics, business law, management information systems, financial and managerial accounting with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in these courses.
Do you have a 2.5 business GPA?
To assure that all certified majors in Business meet the required 2.5 Business GPA to graduate, all currently certified Business Majors* must maintain a 2.5 Business GPA or better each semester until they graduate. Any certified Business Major who falls below a Business GPA of 2.5 for one semester will be on Academic Probation with the College of Business. If the student falls below the required 2.5 Business GPA for a second semester, the College of Business will be forced to Decertify the student as stated in the WSU Catalog under the University Decertification Academic Policy.** Please see your advisor if you have questions about this policy.
*Students who certified before Fall 2004 are exempt from this rule; they should check their Degree Audit to see what Business GPA they will be held to for graduation.
**According to WSU policy, "A certified major who falls below the minimum departmental requirements may be decertified by the department after two semesters of falling below that minimum. See Appendix, Rules 56, 37-43, WSU Catalog, page 42."
Eligibility for enrolling in 300-400 level business courses
To be eligible to enroll in upper-division (300/400) Business courses, you must be a Certified BA major or minor. If you are currently enrolled in your last course(s) required for certification, you cannot register for upper-division Business courses until you have been accepted into the College of Business. Even if you need only one class to certify, you will not be allowed to co-enroll in upper-division Business courses.
Courses that you can take include GER requirements, the Tier III [T] course, upper-division Economics courses and Engl 402. Also, any courses in which you earned a grade of a C- or lower may be repeated (required for any Business prerequisite), especially lower-division (100-200 level) Business core requirements.
Business certification requirements
All Business applicants must complete the following lower division courses or their equivalent to be admitted and certified in a Business major.
|Acctg 230||Financial Accounting||3|
|Acctg 231||Managerial Accounting||3|
|BLaw 210||Law and the Legal Environment of Business||3|
|EconS 101||Fundamentals of Microeconomics||3|
|Econs 102||Fundamentals of Macroeconomics||3|
|Eng 101||Introductory Writing||3|
|Math 201||Finite Math for Business & Economics||3|
|Math 202||Mathematical Analysis for Business & Economics||3|
|MIS 250||Management Information Systems||3|
Upper division business core requirements
All students with a major in Business must complete the following (* Only one of the starred courses is required.):
|Mgmt 301||Principles of Management and Organization||3|
|MgtOp 340||Operations Management||3|
|Entrp 492||Small Business Policy*||3|
Additional College of Business requirements
All students with a major in Business must complete the following (* Any qualifying course in this area of study):
|Com St 102||Communication in an Information Society||3|
|Engl 402||Technical & Professional Writing||3|
|Global Learning [GL]||Global Learning Required Courses||6|
|Pol S||Political Science Elective||3|
|Soc/Psych * [SSCI]||Sociology or Psychology Elective||3|