(For Transfer Students)
You can transfer as a business major to all Washington state schools by finishing the requirements for an associate of arts and sciences degree and taking specified business, economics and math courses. It is essential that you work with a business transfer adviser to ensure proper course sequencing.
Business administration, economics and accounting graduates can pursue careers in accounting, advertising, finance, management, marketing, retailing and other fields. Opportunities are available in the private sector or in government agencies. A bachelor's degree in this area is also good preparation for graduate school or for those wishing to become certified public accountants.
Business schools in Washington state vary in their entry requirements. There are two ways that a WVC student can transfer to a four-year school and major in business:
1. Receive an associate of arts and sciences (AAS) and include the required prerequisite business courses at their intended school of transfer. Students need to work closely with their academic adviser to ensure proper course sequencing.
AAS (emphasizing business)
Generally accepted and/or required at all Washington state business schools:
• ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I (WVC elective)
• ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II (WVC elective)
• ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III (WVC elective)
• BUS& 201 Business Law (WVC elective)
• ECON& 201 Micro Economics
• ECON& 202 Macro Economics
(may use one economics class as WVC social science and one as WVC elective)
• MATH 140 Precalculus for Business and Social Sciences* or
MATH& 141 Precalculus I (WVC quantitative skills)
• MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics (WVC natural science)
Recommended and/or required at selected Washington state schools of business (see adviser):
• MATH& 148 Business Calculus (UW, WSU, WWU)
• MATH 200 Finite Math (WSU, EWU, CWU)
*Students who don’t meet course requirements should take a prerequisite class or classes based on placement scores.
2. Receive a direct transfer degree in business (Business DTA). Students need to work closely with their academic adviser to ensure proper course sequencing.
Associate in Business – DTA Wenatchee Valley College
Communication Skills …………………………………10 credits
Required: ENGL& 101
Select one: ENGL 201, 202, 203 or 235 (must earn a "C" or above)
Quantitative Skills ……………………………… 10 credits
MATH& 148 AND MATH 200
• Students must meet published math prerequisites
Humanities ……………………………………….. 15 credits
Required: No more than 10 credits per subject area. Maximum of 5 credits allowed from Performance classes.
• WSU requires CMST& 220
• The general rule for all universities is as follows, but each institution has its own requirements so students must check with their university of choice to verify the requirement:
• Two years of high school foreign language is required or
• Two quarters of college foreign language required
Natural Sciences 15 credits
Required: MATH& 146 plus 10 credits in physical, biological and/or earth science. One course must include a lab.
Social Sciences 15 credits
Required: ECON& 201 AND 202 and 5 credits in an additional social science course.
• WSU requires POLS& 202
Business Specific Courses 20 credits
Required: Business 201 (formerly Business 204) and Account 201, 202, 203.
Additional Electives 5 credits
An additional 5 credits can be selected from college-level courses. A maximum of 3 P.E. activity credits will be allowed toward this degree.
• WSU requires BCT 105
NOTE: Students interested in either business degree option need to contact their potential transfer institutions early regarding specific course choices in humanities, social sciences, business law or introduction to law, and in certain electives. Students should be aware of their potential transfer institution’s requirements for overall minimum GPA, a higher GPA in selected subsets of courses, or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses, such as in math or English.