Because the Bachelor Degree in Business Administration is an upper division program, students begin the program after already completing substantial coursework. Certain prerequisites must be completed prior to matriculation (the start of studies at UW Bothell). In addition, some prerequisites must be completed prior to application.

Prerequisites for Matriculation

Admitted students must complete a minimum of 60 transferable quarter credits (80 preferred), with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.5, prior to beginning their business studies at UW Bothell. These credits must include all of the following prerequisite courses (with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each):

Business Prerequisite Courses

COURSES UW BOTHELL UW IN SEATTLE COMMON TRANSFER COURSE NUMBERING
Statistics
5 credits
B BUS 215
STMATH 341
Q METH 201
STAT 220, 221, 311, or 390
PSYCH 315, 317, or 318
MATH 390, Q SCI 381, or IND E 315
MATH 146
BA 240
Calculus
5 credits
B CUSP 124, 125, or 126
B MATH 144
MATH 112, 124, 125, 126, 134, or 145
Q SCI 291
MATH 148, 151
Microeconomics
5 credits
B BUS 220
(formerly B CUSP 200)
ECON 200 ECON 201
Macroeconomics
5 credits
B BUS 221
(formerly B CUSP 200 or 176)
ECON 201 ECON 202
Financial Accounting
5-10 credits
B BUS 210 ACCTG 215 ACCTG 201 and ACCTG 202
Managerial Accounting
5 credits
B BUS 211 ACCTG 225 ACCTG 203
Law
5 credits
B BUS 230
(formerly B CUSP 202)
MGMT 200 POLS 201
BUS 201
Advanced Composition
5 credits
B WRIT 135 10 credits from the following:
ENGL 111, 121, 131, 182, 197, 198, 199, 281, 282, 297, 298, 299, 381, or 382
ENG 102

 
General Education Prerequisite Courses

  • 5 credits of Composition.
  • 5 credits of Quantitative Symbolic Reasoning.
  • 15 credits of Natural Science (The Natural World).
  • 15 credits of Humanities (Visual Literary and Performing Arts).
  • 20 credits of Social Science (Individuals and Societies).
  • 2 years of a single foreign language in high school or two quarters of a single foreign language in college (American Sign Language applies).

Admission is contingent upon the student's satisfaction of these requirements prior to the beginning of the academic quarter for which he or she has been admitted.

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