Transfers to: CWU, EWU, UW, WSU, WWU, Western Governor’s University, and WA private colleges.
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This direct transfer degree is for students desiring a Business major and transferring within Washington State. Completion of this degree fulfills lower division general education requirements for completion of a bachelor’s degree and prerequisites for the Business major. Majors in Business include: accounting, management, finance, marketing and decision sciences (business administration) and human resources.
Although this degree will be granted to SVC students completing a cumulative 2.0 GPA, entry into a baccalaureate Business program at a four-year school will require a higher GPA for admission. Admission is highly competitive and not guaranteed; it is important to perform your best in all SVC college classes. Seeking out an advisor/ counselor early in your studies is highly recommended.
Students must complete a minimum of 90 quarter credits in transferable courses numbered 100 or above with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in order to graduate from SVC with an Associate in Business Degree. At least 25 college-level credits of the 90 credits must be earned at SVC. Credits must satisfy course requirements listed below. Students should contact potential degree institutions regarding specific requirements where options are listed.
Note: Courses with an ampersand (&) are Common Course Numbering courses.
1. Communications Skills (10 cr.)
- English &101 (5 cr.)
- English &102 or 103 (5 cr.)
Note: To meet current EWU requirements, students should take ENGL& 102 for equivalency to EWU’s English 201.
2. Quantitative Skills (5 cr.)
- Mathematics &146 (Statistics)
3. Integrative Learning Experiences
Will be built into this degree.
4. Diversity Requirement
At least one Diversity Intensive course is required. World language course recommended.
5. Distribution Requirements (60 cr.)
Select credits from three areas of study: Natural Science, Social Science and Humanities. These courses may also satisfy Integrative Learning Experience requirements. A specific course may be credited toward no more than one distribution requirement.
A. Natural Sciences (30 cr.)
- Mathematics &148 (Business Calculus) (5 cr.)
An additional 10 credits from any of the following disciplines: astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, nutrition, oceanography, or physics. One lab course must also be included in the courses selected. See the AA-DTA degree Natural Sciences distribution list.
Note: Students intending the manufacturing management major at WWU should consult WWU regarding the selection of natural science courses
B. Social Sciences (15 cr.)
- Business &201 (Business Law)*
- Economics &201 (Micro)
- Economics &202 (Macro)
Note: UW-Tacoma transfer students must take a Psychology or Sociology course. WSU transfer students must take a Political Science course and BMT 120.
C. Humanities (15 cr.)
- Communication Studies &220 (5 cr.)
- World language (5 cr.)
Note: Students intending to major in international business should consult their potential transfer institution regarding the level of world languages required for admission to the major.
D. Required Business Core Courses and recommended Electives (30 cr.)
Required business courses for all transfer institutions:
- Accounting &201, &202, &203 (15 cr.)
*May be required at transfer institution; check with SVC Advisor.
- Math &146, if not placed into Math &148 (5 cr.)
- BMT 120* (5 cr.)
- POLS &202* (5 cr.)