PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University will begin offering courses next month to Lewis County area residents interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
The program, made available through cooperation with Centralia College, will enable individuals to complete the junior and senior years of the degree without coming to a WSU campus. Courses will be delivered in a number of ways including interactive video-conferencing, the Internet, videotape and traditional print-based correspondence.
An open public information session about the program will be held at Centralia College on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Instruction Conference Room of the Student Center. The discussion will focus on entrance requirements and the admission process, financial aid possibilities, academic advising, course offerings and student support services.
Admission to the program and WSU’s spring semester, which begins Jan. 12, is now open. For the spring semester, two courses will be delivered via a new video-conferencing system: Finance 325 and Marketing 360. The finance course will meet on Monday evenings from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. and the Marketing course on Wednesdays from 4:15 to 7 p.m. in Centralia College’s video-conferencing classroom. In addition, a number of other courses supporting the degree will be available in other distance learning formats, according to Ernie Stromsdorfer, associate dean of business and economics.
The new business program will build on WSU’s successful distance degree in social sciences. It has been endorsed by the WSU faculty senate and the WSU Board of Regents, and is expected to be approved by the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Board this spring.
Further information about the program can be obtained from the office of Extended Degree Programs at 1-800/222-4WSU (4978), the College of Business and Economics at 1-800/420-8207, or WSU’s web site at .

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