Academic Programs at WSU Tri-Cities Carson College of Business

Transfer Students

Students may attend a community college or another four-year institution for their freshman- and sophomore-level course work. Students planning to transfer to Washington State University should follow, as closely as possible, the general education requirements and business certification courses for the Business Administration degree. If this is done, there should be no difficulty in completing the requirements for the bachelor’s degree within the normal period of four years. Equivalency courses which have already been evaluated from other Colleges and Universities may be found at If your courses haven’t been evaluated you may be asked to provide the ’Course Evaluators’ with copies of course descriptions or syllabi.

  • The chair of the department and/or the dean of the college must approve any 300- and 400-level credit which is to be transferred from another institution. Additional transfer credit (within university limits on these credits) may count toward the 120 hours required for the degree and satisfy requirements other than business core and major courses.
  • At least 50% of business core and major specialization course requirements must be taken at WSU, to include at least NINE (9) upper division business courses.
  • The maximum transfer credit allowed from an accredited two-year community or junior college shall be 73 semester (110 quarter) hours toward a baccalaureate degree. The maximum allowable credit from a four-year institution or from a combination of all institutions shall be 90 semester (135 quarter) hours of credit, of which no more than 73 semester credits may be for lower division coursework.

Students who are participating in the Bridges program with Columbia Basin College should follow the plan of study outlined for this program. There are links to plans for several degrees.

Students at other Washington state community colleges who plan to transfer to WSU should take the lower division certification courses required by the Carson College of Business so they are ready to certify by the beginning of their Junior year. For Washington Community Colleges, these courses are outlined here.

Last Updated: November 3, 2014