Application Steps

Ready to get started? Follow these steps to start your college career in the Department of Decision Sciences.

1. Apply for Admission to Western

All College of Business and Economics students must be admitted to Western before they can become a major, pre-major, or minor.

2. Get Started in the College of Business and Economics

Review the information on Pre-Major Advising.

3. Apply to Become a Pre-Major or Major in the College of Business and Economics

The Western College of Business and Economics uses a web-based application for all majors, concentrations, and minors. Pre-major status is available if you meet the requirements listed above.

Students admitted as a pre-majors in the Department of Decision Sciences are not guaranteed full major status when they are eligible. Please visit the Moving from Pre-Major to Full Major ​page for more information on how to transition from pre-major to full major.

Moving from Pre-Major to Full Major

4. Meet With Your Advisor

Pre-major, full major and minor students are assigned a faculty advisor for their program. For more advising information, including downloadable plans of study, visit the Current Students page.

Transferring Business Courses

Courses completed at other schools may transfer to Western. If you would like business courses you have completed at accredited institutions outside Washington state reviewed for use in your major/concentration/minor, you will need to follow the process described on the Transfer Students page.

Current Western Students: Transfer Equivalency Report

Prospective Western Students: Western Course Equivalency Guide 

Foundation Course Testing

If you have advanced business software skills it may be possible for you to test out of MIS 220.

Professional Skills