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

The Dean's Office will track students' progress through their foundation courses. Students who are eligible to become full majors will be included in the quarterly full major application batch. These students will be contacted via email and asked to complete an additional application. Students must submit the additional application by the deadline given in the email to be considered for full major status. For more information on the additional application please visit the Management Information Systems concentration page.

The requirements to be eligible for full major status are:

  • 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.

Management Information Systems Page

Operations Management 

The Dean's Office will track students' progress through their foundation courses. Students who are eligible to become full majors will be included in the quarterly full major application batch. These students will be contacted via email and asked to complete an additional application. Students must submit the additional application by the deadline given in the email to be considered for full major status. For more information on the additional application please visit the Operations Management concentration page.

The requirements to be eligible for full major status are:

  • 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.

Operations Management Page

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.