Business DTA/MRP (AA)

Students need to make early contact with their potential transfer institutions regarding the specific course choices in each area of the agreement where options are listed (Humanities, Social Science, and Business Law or Introduction to Law) and for electives. Students also need to check with their potential transfer institutions regarding the requirement for overall minimum GPA, a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses, or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses such as math or English.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AA degree path has these differences from the MRP defined below:

  1. Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework,
  2. As of Fall 2011, Clark requires a course in Oral Communication, and
  3. Clark's Social Science distribution requirement stipulates that students take courses from at least three different departments.

Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students are responsible for researching and preparing for specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions as early as possible prior to transferring.

Generic DTA Requirements

Basic Requirements
Communications Skills
Course Options10
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
Course Options 15
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Course Options15
Social Sciences
Course Options15
Natural Sciences
Course Options0
Major Requirements
Business Courses
Electives
Elective courses
Total Credits/Units45

 MRP Requirements

Basic Requirements
English Composition
Course Options10
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
Course Options 110
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Course Options 215
Social Sciences
Microeconomics5
Macroeconomics5
Additional social science - not economics5
Natural Sciences
Statistics 45
Course Options 510
Major Requirements
Business Courses
Financial Accounting5
Financial Accounting II5
Managerial Accounting5
Business Law or Introduction to Law5
Electives
Course Options5
Total Credits/Units90

Clark College Equivalents 

Basic Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL&101ENGLISH COMPOSITION I5
ENGL&102ENGLISH COMPOSITION II5
or ENGL&235 TECHNICAL WRITING
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning
Course 1:
Select one from the following:5
BUSINESS CALCULUS (5 credits/units)
CALCULUS I (5 credits/units)
CALCULUS II (5 credits/units)
CALCULUS III (5 credits/units)
LINEAR ALGEBRA (5 credits/units)
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (5 credits/units)
CALCULUS IV (5 credits/units)
Course 2:
MATH 102COLLEGE TRIG WITH SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION5
or MATH 103 COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY
or MATH 104 FINITE MATH WITH SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION
or MATH 105 FINITE MATHEMATICS
MATH 110COLLEGE ALGEBRA WITH SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION5
or MATH 111 COLLEGE ALGEBRA
Select one from the following:5
CALCULUS II (5 credits/units)
CALCULUS III (5 credits/units)
LINEAR ALGEBRA (5 credits/units)
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (5 credits/units)
CALCULUS IV (5 credits/units)
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Select 15 term credits/units of Humanities 115
Social Sciences
ECON&201MICRO ECONOMICS5
ECON&202MACRO ECONOMICS5
Select a Social Science from outside Economics5
Natural Sciences
BUS  203DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS 23
BUS  204INFERENTIAL STATISTICS 23
Select Natural Science coursework, including one lab as defined by Clark College9-10
Major Requirements
Business Courses (for all schools except UW)
ACCT&201PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I5
ACCT&202PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II5
ACCT&203PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING III5
BUS& 201BUSINESS LAW5
Electives
Elective Courses5
Total Credits/Units100-101

Notes

Basic Requirements

Communication Skills

ENGL&102 is required at Eastern Washington University.

Distribution Requirements

Humanities

Students intending the international business major should consult their potential transfer institutions regarding the level of world language required for admission to the major. Five credits in world languages may apply to the Humanities requirement.

CMST&220 is specifically required for WSUV business transfer.

Natural Sciences

Students intending the manufacturing management major at WWU should consult WWU regarding the selection of natural science courses required for admission to the major.

Major Requirements

Business Courses

Universities with a lower division Business Law requirement: UW (all campuses), WSU (all campuses), EWU, CWU, WWU, Gonzaga, SMU, SPU, and Whitworth.

The following institutions do not require a lower division Business Law course and agree to accept the course taken as part of this degree as a lower division elective, but generally not as an equivalent to the course required at the upper division: Heritage, PLU, SU, and Walla Walla University.

International students who completed a business law course specific to their home country must take a business law course at a U.S. institution in order to demonstrate proficiency in in U.S. business law.

Electives

Elective Courses

Five institutions have requirements for admission to the major that go beyond those specified above. Students can meet these requirements by careful selection of the elective University Course Equivalent to:

  • WSU (all campuses): Management Information Systems MIS 250
  • Gonzaga: Management Information Systems BMIS 235
  • PLU: Computer applications CSCE 120, either an equivalent course or skills test
  • SPU: Spreadsheet BUS 1700, either an equivalent course or skills test
  • WWW: Introduction to Business Computer Systems MIS 220 (for transfer students entering fall 2014)

Total Required Credits: 90 Minimum

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)
  • Evaluate claims about the natural world using scientific methodology. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative information presented verbally, graphically, numerically, and/or symbolically. (GE)
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills. (GE)