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2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics/Accounting, BA


Combined major offered by the department of Economics and the department of Accounting, College of Business and Economics.

100-103 credits

Introduction/What is the Study of Economics/Accounting?

The study of Economics will provide an understanding of economic concepts and the functioning of the economy in addition to the ability to apply economic analysis in problem solving. The Economics Department strives to provide a program which gives students rigorous training in both economic theory and applications. Accounting is an important tool used by managers of organizations to plan, control and report financial activity. A thorough knowledge of Accounting is necessary to understand the operation and financial condition of any business, non-profit organization or governmental agency.

Why Consider an Economics/Accounting Major? 

This major is designed for students wishing to obtain a strong preparation in both Economics and Accounting and especially those who intend to go into careers in business. It is an excellent undergraduate study for the Master of Business Administration.

 Contact Information

CBE Admissions & Scholarships
Dean’s Office
Parks Hall 419
360-650-3896
cbe@wwu.edu

Economics Department Chair
Steve Henson
Parks Hall 315A
360-650-4843
Steve.Henson@wwu.edu

Economic Major Information:
Academic Department Manager

Diane Brearley
Parks Hall 315
360-650-3910
Diane.Brearley@wwu.edu
Econ@wwu.edu

 

Accounting Department Chair
Professor George Sanders
Parks Hall 451A
360-650-4811
George.Sanders@wwu.edu
 

Accounting Major Information:
Academic Department Manager
Marty Hitchcock
Parks Hall 451
360-650-3202
Marty.Hitchcock@wwu.edu

 Sample Careers

Actuary/Banking | Financial Planner/Analyst | Accountant | Corporate Attorney | Insurance Consultant

 Major/Career Resources

http://www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Pre-major: Students, who have confirmed admission to WWU, are in good academic standing with the University, have completed 45 credits, and earned a GPA of 2.5 overall or 2.75 in the foundation courses they have completed, will be granted pre-major status. Pre-majors automatically become full majors upon completion of the minimum requirements.

Full major: Students must have completed the following requirements:

  • Confirmed admission to WWU and have 45 credits or be in the CBE Distinguished Scholars program.
  • Be in good academic standing with the University and meet one of the following GPA requirements: Either: 1) a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the eight Foundation Courses listed below, including grades from transfer courses and Advanced Placement credit or 2) a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 in all college-level course work including transfer work.

Provisional major: Major status is granted provisionally to students who are completing their last foundation course(s) and would be eligible for full major status upon successful completion of their current course work.

How to apply: For consideration as a pre-major, provisional major or full major, complete the online application form at: http://cbe.wwu.edu/cbe/students/application.shtml.

Advising tips: 1) Complete MATH 157 and DSCI 205 requirements early; 2) For information regarding the MIS 220 Equivalency Exam see the Department of Decision Sciences website for test-out information: http://cbe.wwu.edu/dsci/miss-testout.shtml; 3) Meet with your faculty advisor (assigned following admission to the major).

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.

Requirements


Upper-Division Courses