Moving From Pre-Major to Full Major

Moving From Pre-Major to Full Major

Due to capacity constraints, students who are accepted as pre-majors in the Department of Decision Sciences may not be accepted as full majors. Please review the information below to find out how to become a full major in your area of study.

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management

The Dean's Office will track students' progress through their foundation courses and automatically change their major status when they are eligible if space is available. 

The requirements to be eligible for full major status are:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in MSCM foundation courses (including Chemistry and Physics)
  • Minimum of 2.30 cumulative GPA in all courses taken within the College of Business and Economics
  • Good academic standing with the University (WWU Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher) 
  • Completion of all MSCM foundation courses (including Chemistry and Physics)*
 
*Students enrolled in their last foundation course(s) will be given provisional major status. See the section below on provisional major status for more information.

Management Information Systems

  1. Meet the criteria to be eligible for consideration for full major status (below).

  2. Eligible students will be contacted via email and asked to complete an additional application.

  3. Submit the additional application by the deadline given in the email.

  4. Additional applications received by the deadline will be reviewed by a Decision Sciences faculty admission committee. Admission criteria are listed below.

  5. Students will be notified of their status via email prior to the first day of registration for the next quarter.

Average GPAs for recently accepted students can be found on the Management Information Systems concentration page. 

 
Criteria for Full Major Status Eligibility:
  • Minimum of a 2.50 cumulative college-level GPA including all previous institutions
  • Minimum of 2.30 cumulative GPA in all courses taken within the College of Business and Economics (if you have completed any courses at Western)
  • Good academic standing with the University (WWU Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher) 
  • Completion of all foundation courses including Math*
 
*Students enrolled in their last foundation course(s) will be considered for provisional major status. See the section below on provisional major status for more information.
 
Concentration Admission Criteria:
  • Space available in the concentration
  • Past academic performance
    • GPA in business courses completed at Western 
    • Western GPA
  • Admission priority will be given to students with the best academic performance relative to the rest of the applicant pool
  • Academic performance will be the primary decision factor, but other factors may be considered (rationale for pursuing field of study, related work experience, student leadership, etc.)
 

Operations Management 

  1. Meet the criteria to be eligible for consideration for full major status (below).

  2. Eligible students will be contacted via email and asked to complete an additional application.

  3. Submit the additional application by the deadline given in the email.

  4. Additional applications received by the deadline will be reviewed by a Decision Sciences faculty admission committee. Admission criteria are listed below.

  5. Students will be notified of their status via email prior to the first day of registration for the next quarter.

Average GPAs for recently accepted students can be found on the Operations Management concentration page. 

 
Criteria for Full Major Status Eligibility:
  • Minimum of a 2.50 cumulative college-level GPA including all previous institutions
  • Minimum of 2.30 cumulative GPA in all courses taken within the College of Business and Economics (if you have completed any courses at Western)
  • Good academic standing with the University (WWU Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher) 
  • Completion of all foundation courses including Math*
 

*Students enrolled in their last foundation course(s) will be considered for provisional major status. See the section below on provisional major status for more information.

Concentration Admission Criteria:

  • Space available in the concentration
  • Past academic performance
    • GPA in business courses completed at Western 
    • Western GPA
  • Admission priority will be given to students with the best academic performance relative to the rest of the applicant pool
  • Academic performance will be the primary decision factor, but other factors may be considered (rationale for pursuing field of study, related work experience, student leadership, etc.)
 

Provisional Major Status

All Decision Sciences programs have a provisional major status for eligible students. Provisional majors are able to register for major restricted courses. 

Students who are enrolled in their last foundation course(s), but have not received a grade will be given provisional major status if they meet all other full major requirements.  Provisional majors must pass the foundation course(s) they are currently enrolled in with a C- or better or they will lose their provisional major status and be asked to withdraw from major restricted courses.

Students can only be provisional majors once.