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Carson College of Business Minors Requirements & Application

Certify in a Minor


The application to apply for a business minor for summer is open May 21 through July 27 at 5:00 p.m. The Carson College of Business will not accept certification applications after July 27 for Summer certification, so please apply early.

Getting accepted

The number of applicants accepted each semester is based on the number of spots available. Acceptance is competitive. Once you’ve fulfilled the course requirements, you will be ranked relative to other applicants based on your cumulative GPA and other academic performance criteria.

Certification Requirements

You must:

  • Be certified in a major at the time you apply  (You may earn a minor in business administration only if you are majoring in a field outside the Carson College of Business. If you are a certified business major, you may only earn a minor in Hospitality Business Management, not a business minor within your business degree program.)
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA

GPA requirements must be met by the end of the semester in which you apply or your application will be denied.

The Process

You and other applicants will be placed in ranked order according to your academic performance at the end of the semester in which you apply. The number of students accepted to certify a minor will be based on the number of spaces available for the next semester.


Review the confirmation email you receive at the time you complete your application for certification.  This email will supply information regarding your application status.


Use this application to certify into a minor in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship,  Hospitality Business Management, and Wine Business Management on the Pullman campus. If you are currently a certified Business Administration Major, you cannot certify into the Business Administration, Human Resource Management, or Entrepreneurship Minors.

Apply for Certification

The WSU Carson College of Business strives to offer the highest quality academic programs to its students. At the same time, it aims to ensure that students accepted into the college have access to courses in their major. These goals align with those established by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which upholds quality standards for education in accredited institutions. The application process is part of the Carson College’s strategy to deliver the best possible education to you.

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