Prerequisite Courses

Because the Bachelor Degree in Business Administration is an upper division program, students begin the program after completing prerequisite coursework. Transfer students applying to UW Bothell as Business majors and UW Bothell students declaring a Business major must have completed the majority of following courses at the time of application. All prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to matriculation (i.e., the start of studies at UW Bothell).

For example, if you’re a transfer student completing the remaining prerequisites in summer quarter, you can still apply to UW Bothell in spring with the intention of starting Business classes in fall quarter, so long as you’ve completed all the prerequisites before fall quarter begins.

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):

5 credits
BIS 215 (previously BIS 315), B BUS 215, BMATH 215, or STMATH 341Q METH 201
STAT 220, 221 (221 prior to A’17), 311, or 390 
PSYCH 315, 317, or 318
MATH 390, Q SCI 381, or IND E 315
MATH 146 or
BA 240

*Higher level business statistics accepted

**AP Statistics score not accepted
5 credits
STMATH 124, 125, or 126, or
B MATH 144
MATH 112, 124, 125, 126, 134, or 145
Q SCI 291
MATH 148 or 151

*AP Calculus score of 3, 4, or 5 accepted
5 credits
B BUS 220/BIS 200ECON 200ECON 201

*AP Microeconomics score of 3, 4, or 5 accepted
5 credits
B BUS 221/BIS 201ECON 201ECON 202

*AP Macroeconomics score of 3, 4, or 5 accepted
Financial Accounting
5-10 credits
B BUS 210ACCTG 215ACCTG 201 and ACCTG 202
Managerial Accounting
5 credits
5 credits
B BUS 230
(formerly B CUSP 202)
MGMT 200POLS 201 or
BUS 201
Advanced Composition
5 credits
B WRIT 135* (must be designated (C) composition)10 credits from the following:
ENGL 111, 121, 131, 182, 197, 198, 199, 281, 282, 297, 298, 299, 381, or 382
ENG 102

*AP Language/Literature Exam scores not accepted
Business Prerequisite Courses

General Education Prerequisite Courses

  • 5 credits of Composition.
  • 5 credits of Reasoning
  • 15 credits of Natural Sciences
  • 15 credits of Arts & Humanities
  • 20 credits of Social Sciences
  • 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 they have been admitted.