Advising Guide for transfer to BS Economic Sciences



Washington State University offers a degree program in Economic Sciences that effectively utilizes your previous coursework taken at community colleges so that you can complete your undergraduate degree in a timely manner.  Economic Sciences offers an array of both personally and financially rewarding career opportunities for students with strengths in business, mathematics, sciences, or the humanities.  WSU’s program is known for its hands-on learning experiences, caring teaching faculty, and stimulating coursework that provide real world application of concepts.

Students who choose economics as their major thrive on intellectual curiosity and are motivated to positively impact the world around them.  Do you find yourself questioning the ‘why’ and ‘the how’ in business, politics, and finance?  Are you curious about how decisions regarding business strategy, finance, health, climate change, transportation, or agribusiness are made?  Then economics might be for YOU!

Areas of degree specialization within the economic sciences degree (options) include:

  • Business Economics
  • Economics, Policy, and Law
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Financial Markets
  • International Economics and Development
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Quantitative Economics

Description of Options

If you have completed a direct transfer agreement (DTA) associate degree that incorporates general education requirements similar to WSU’s, you will get credit for the WSU’s lower-division University Common Requirements (UCORE) and will generally be given junior standing. In the table below, select your community college and the economic science option that you wish to pursue (see descriptions via link below).  You will then be shown the requirements for your DTA degree and the courses for your economic science option at WSU that you need to complete at your community college.  We suggest you work closely with your community college advisor on completing your DTA requirements and courses listed for your transfer degree. Contingent upon admission to WSU, this plan will allow you to complete your degree in a timely fashion. You should begin at WSU as a certified junior.

List of Washington State Community Colleges



Rebecca Liao
phone: 509-335-1667

Articulation Agreements

Transfer Center

Washington State University