Pre-major Advising

Interested in a CBE Major?

Three things to do now:

  1. Email for an advising appointment. No time for an in-person appointment? Email with your W# and your questions.
  2. Review the Foundation and Core Course Planning Sheet
  3. Declare your pre-major as soon as you can. See qualifications and online declaration forms.

College of Business and Economics FAQs

Check Degree Works for your listed Advisor. Generally, if you are a pre-major, your advisor is Teri Hall. If you are a full major, you will have an assigned faculty advisor. There are some instances (overrides, approved plans of study for scholarship/veteran's benefits/etc.) where you will need to consult your department's manager.

Email if you need more help, or check out the directory to find your department manager.

The Admissions Office maintains a list of Washington State community college and universities transfer equivalencies for foundation courses.

If you'd like other courses evaluated, please complete the transfer equivalency request form. Be sure to attach a syllabus and a course description for each course you would like to have reviewed, along with an unofficial transcript reflecting the coursework. More information can be found on the Transfer Students page.

A pre-major is a student who is working on completing the foundation courses for a major offered by the College of Business and Economics (Economics students should refer to the Economics Department for information; declaring an Economics major is done differently than the rest of CBE's majors).

As a pre-major:

  • You will receive pre-major advising, ensuring you're on track and taking the correct courses.
  • You can register for classes that are restricted to CBE students during Phase I registration.
  • You are eligible to apply for CBE scholarships.
  • You are protected against possible future catalog revisions that change degree requirements.

No. For most areas of business once you have successfully completed your foundation courses, you will be updated to major status administratively. Exceptions to this are MIS and Operations. Please contact the Decision Sciences Department for more information on the process for these concentrations.

No. The foundation courses for all business majors are the same (with the exception of MSCM majors, who must complete two additional foundation courses, and Economics majors, who should contact the Economics Department) so you can begin working on your foundation courses and apply for pre-major status as soon as you meet the criteria for pre-major application.

If you decide you want to pursue a different business major than the one you originally applied for, it's simple to change. Follow the instructions in the Major/Concentration change form.

Email our CBE Advisor, Teri Hall.