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2021-22 BTC Catalog 
2021-22 BTC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Business, Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program


  • Students must complete at least 90 quarter hours of transferable credit to receive a DTA degree.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 credits of general education course work to receive a DTA degree.
  • Any specific course may be credited toward no more than one distribution or skill area requirement.
  • Students should make early contact with their potential transfer institution(s) regarding specific course choices within distribution areas.
  • Students should check with their potential transfer institution(s) about requirements for overall minimum GPA, or higher GPA on a subset of courses.
  • No more than 10 credits per discipline area, five credits maximum in world languages or ASL, and no more than five credits in performance/skills classes are allowed.

Classes may only be applied to one distribution area.

Some universities require specific classes. Please check with intended bachelor’s institution.

Communication Skills: 10 Credits

Note 1:

To meet current EWU requirements, the second English Composition course must be equivalent to EWU’s English 201- College Composition: Analysis, Research, and Documentation.

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills: 10 Credits

Humanities: 15 Credits

Notes 2 and 3:

Students intending the international business major should consult their potential transfer institution(s) regarding the level of world language required for admission to the major. Five (5) credits in world languages may apply to the Humanities requirement.

Students are encouraged to include a speech or oral communication course (not small group communication).

Note 4:

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

Note 5:

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 U.S. business law.

Electives: 5 Credits

5 credits of non-business electives



Note 6:

Four 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): MIS 250 Management Information System
  • Gonzaga MIS 235: Management Information Systems
  • PLU CSCE 120: Computer applications, either an equivalent course or skills test
  • WWU MIS 220: Introduction to Business Computer Systems


Total Program Credits: 90