Feb 02, 2023  
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum 
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Business, AB-DTA/MRP

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Minimum of 90 credits

The Associate in Business degree is generally pursued by students who plan to transfer to a four-year university as a business or accounting major after completing their first two years at Green River. It is designed to meet the distribution requirements at universities in Washington State by fulfilling the general requirements taken by freshman and sophomores.

The degree also indicates that a student has completed a two-year business program, which may be of value in career or lifetime goals.

To earn this degree, students must complete a minimum of 90 quarter credits in courses numbered 100 or higher (from approved distribution list below) and meet specific distribution requirements. No more than 25 percent of credit requirements may be taken on a pass/no credit basis. Students should be aware that courses with “Pass” grades may not satisfy the requirements in their major field. Students must attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and earn a minimum of 24 credits at Green River College. Business programs are competitive and may require a higher GPA overall, a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses.

Students are responsible for knowing transfer requirements and policies, as well as specific course choices and GPA requirements, are urged to consult the catalog of the institution for which they plan to transfer.

1. Basic Skills (20 credits)

Any course used to satisfy Basic Skills distribution may not be used to satisfy any other portion of the Associate in Business degree requirements.

Communication Skills (10 credits)

Courses in this area support the written communication learning outcome.

B. Quantitative Skills/Symbolic Reasoning (10 credits)

Courses in this area support the quantitative and symbolic reasoning learning outcome.


Students may take both MATH& 148  and MATH& 151  to meet the 10 credits required for the Quantitative Skills/Reasoning requirement.

2. Humanities/Fine Arts/English (15 Credits)

Minimum 15 credits from three separate areas. No more than 5 credits in foreign language at the 100 level. No more than 5 credits in performance/skills courses. Courses that fulfill the diversity requirement may also be used to fulfill a distribution requirement. See Diversity Section for a complete list of courses satisfying the diversity course requirements.

Performance/Skills Courses

No more than 5 credits in Performance/Skills can be applied to Humanities/Fine Arts/English distribution.

3. Social Science (20 credits)

No more than 10 credits from any one discipline

A. Economics (10 credits)

B. Business Management (5 credits)


* Political Science &200 is a prerequisite to BUS& 201.

C. Choose 5 credits from the following:

4. Natural Sciences (15 credits)

A. Mathematics (5 credits)

B. Natural Science (10 credits)

Two separate areas, 5 credits from the lab sciences, courses designated with symbol, must be included.

Environmental Science




No more than 3 credits total of physical education coursework (including your elective credits) may be applied to the AB-DTA degree.

Degree exceptions for fitness/wellness courses must include medical documentation submitted to Disability Support Services (DSS) and documentation to the Degree Exception Committee.

7. Electives (2-3 credits)

All courses numbered 100 or higher, with the exception of Basic Skills and Physical Education may be taken as electives.


Students choose electives in consultation with their Green River advisor and transfer university admissions representative.

Transferability of Credits

Green River College is fully accredited. Academic courses will usually be accepted by other institutions offering the same (or similar) courses. However, each institution has its own transfer policies and each student is responsible for knowing transfer and admission requirements of the receiving institution. Students are urged to consult with their advisor and a representative from the college they plan to attend after Green River.

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