Associate in Business - Direct Transfer

The Associate in Business DTA 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 Grays Harbor.  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.

Degree Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate critical thinking
  • Demonstrate information literacy
  • Demonstrate quantitative literacy
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility
  • Demonstrate social responsibility
  • Demonstrate preparation for upper division study

Schools Accepting the Business DTA/MRP

Public Four-Year/Research

  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University

Public-Four Year/Comprehensive

  • Central Washington University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • The Evergreen State College
  • Western Washington University

Independent/Private Four-Year

  • Gonzaga University
  • Heritage University
  • Pacific Lutheran University

Some institutions have specific additional requirements. Check with your advisor to be sure you are choosing the right courses for your pathway.


General Requirements for all Degrees (see: General Catalog, p. 31)


General College Requirements (23 Credits)

With literacy, numeracy, and health as aims, General College Requirements build foundations for student success in college. College-level writing, mathematics, and physical education courses are required of Associate in Business - Direct Transfer Agreement students as follows:

Course Course Title Credits
ENGL&101 English Composition I 5.0
ENGL&102 English Composition II or 5.0
ENGL&235 Technical Writing 5.0
MATH 111 Introduction to Finite Mathematics 5.0
MATH&148 Business Calculus 5.0

Distribution Requirements (45 Credits)

Associate in Business - Direct Transfer Agreement students must distribute at least 45 credits in the areas of the humanities, social science, and science (15 credits each). Shaped by a shared concern for academic breadth and depth, distribution courses lay a foundation for college or university education, grounding further work in four-year transfer institutions. Beyond 45 credits, these courses may also be used to fulfill general elective requirements.

Course Course Title Credits
ECON&202 Macro Economics 5.0
ECON&201 Micro Economics 5.0
MATH&146 Introduction to Statistics 5.0

Specified Business Electives (20 Credits)

Specified electives represent specialized or advanced college-level transfer courses. The following courses, for a total of 20 credits, are required. Notes: Universities with a lower division Business Law requirement: UW (all campuses), WSU (all campuses), EWU, CWU, WWU, Gonzaga, SMU, SPU, Whitworth. The following institutions do not require a lower division Business Law course and agree to accept the course taken as part of this degree as a lower division elective, but generally not as an equivalent to the course required at the upper division: Heritage, PLU, SU, and Walla Walla University.

Course Course Title Credits
ACCT&201 Principles of Accounting I 5.0
ACCT&202 Principles of Accounting II 5.0
ACCT&203 Principles of Accounting III 5.0
BUS& 201 Business Law 5.0

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This page is intended to summarize the requirements for degrees and certificates at Grays Harbor College. For complete requirements, please see the Academic Catalog.