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How to become a Carson Coug

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH TRANSFER CREDITS

Admission into WSU and the Carson College of Business is a two-step process:

  1. Apply for Admission to WSU:
  2. Apply for Admission into the Carson College of Business:
    • For students entering WSU in fall 2020, based on your transfer courses, you may be eligible to apply for admission into the Carson College of Business when you first enroll at WSU. If you transfer to WSU all of the following requirements, you are eligible to apply for admission into the Carson College of Business *
      • At least 30 semester credits with a GPA of 2.50 or higher
      • Math 106, 171, 201, 202, or equivalent (with grade of C or higher)
      • ECONS 101 or 102 (with grade of C or higher)
    • If you don’t have all of the requirements listed above at the time of transfer, don’t worry! You can apply for admission into the Carson College at a later date.

* Starting in fall 2020, if you are admitted into the Carson College of Business when you first enroll at WSU, your degree requirements will following our new business requirements; however, they will be slightly modified as follows: 

  • Your Carson Career Amplifier Program (CCAP) will be abbreviated; the Crimson Pathway.
  • You will be exempt from taking BA 100, BA 102, and HBM 101 (except for HBM majors)

**Students who transfer to WSU prior to fall 2020, will follow the curriculum requirements in place at the time of admission. Your academic advisor will evaluate your transfer work and let you know if the new business curriculum would be in your best interest. You have the choice to select either the requirements at the time of your admission OR the new curriculum requirement. However, the modifications listed in #2 above do not apply to you. 

 

Courses You Should Take Prior to Transferring to WSU

To be eligible to apply for admission into the Carson College of Business, you will need to take these classes prior to transferring to WSU:

COURSE TITLE

WSU COURSE NUMBER

Mathematics for Business and Economics MATH 201
Calculus for Business and Economics MATH 202
Fundamentals of Microeconomics ECONS 101
Fundamentals of Macroeconomics ECONS 102
Introduction to Business BA 100

Other highly recommended classes that will count toward a Carson College of Business degree include:

COURSE TITLE

WSU COURSE NUMBER

Public Speaking COM 102
College Composition ENGL 101
Intro to Business B A 100
Statistics STAT 212 OR MgtOp 215
Intro to Financial Accounting ACCTG 230
Intro to Managerial Accounting ACCTG 231
Law & the Legal Environment of Business BLAW 210
Managing Information Technology MIS 250

Activities You Should Do Prior to Transferring to WSU

A Carson College of Business degree involves more than just taking classes. A Carson College degree also focuses on professional development, networking, career exploration, and developing skills/experiences that will set you apart from the rest of the competition. Before you transfer to WSU, here are a few things you can do to prepare:

  • Become an active member in business clubs at your high school or community college.
  • Take on leadership roles in a club or community organization.
  • Research career options to learn from industry professionals. This can be done through in-person information interviews, video information interviews, or job shadows; all of which will give you an insider’s perspective on what a job/career is really like.

What Can You Expect in Your First Year?

If you plan to apply for admission into business after you start at WSU:

If you plan to apply for admission to business directly upon entry to WSU:

Your first year will be focused on completing your UCORE & Business Admission requirements, including:BA 100 Intro to Business
HBM 101 Professional & Career Development for the Business World
BA 102 Exploring Careers in Business
ECON 101 OR 102 Micro or Macroeconomics
MATH 201 or 202 College Algebra or Calculus 1
Tier 1 Carson Career Amplifier ProgramRemember, to be eligible to apply for admission into business, you must have at least a GPA of 2.50.
Your first year will be focused on completing remaining UCORE requirements, plus Foundational Business requirements, including:Courses that must be taken at WSU (6 credits):
BA 201 Ethics for Business
BA 202 Teams
BA 203 Innovation
BA 204 Spreadsheets
BA 205 Data Visualization
BA 206 Decision Analysis
Crimson Pathway Carson Career Amplifier Program
NOTE: Students on the Vancouver, Tri-Cities, and Global campuses will take BA 211 (3 cr) & BA 212 (3 cr) instead of BA 201-206.Courses that can either be transferred to WSU or taken during your first year at WSU:
ACCTG 230 Intro to Financial Accounting
ACCTG 231 Intro to Managerial Accounting
BLAW 210 Law & the Legal Environment of Business
MIS 250 Managing Information Technology
MGTOP 215 Business Statistics
FIN 325 Intro to Financial Management
MKTG 360 Marketing
MGTOP 340 Operations Management
IBUS 380 International Business

Your Next Steps:

  1. Send your official transcript from all institutions where you have earned college credit to the WSU Admissions Office.
  2. Learn more about how your credits and/or degree will transfer to WSU, and check the WSU Transfer Clearinghouse to see how your classes equate to WSU courses.
  3. Register to attend Alive! Orientation to learn about WSU resources (look for the Alive! for Transfer Students).
  4. Attend Week of Welcome Carson College Kickoff to learn more about the Carson College, resources, requirements, and expectations for all new business students.
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