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Distance Degree students get real lab experience
May 7, 2009

Dr. Phil Mixter shows Robin Minietta microbes

during the on-campus lab. (Photo by Brian Maki)

The pathogens didn’t worry Robin Minietta. Her professor, Dr. Phil Mixter, had said that “immunocompetent” people are safe doing lab work for his Introductory Microbiology course.


Minietta could also handle the jet lag, which was brutal after the online student’s flight from Shanghai.


Her only fear? “It’s intimidating,” she said, “that we’re going to do this much in one weekend.”


The plan was for the 11 students taking the online course to visit campus April … » More …

WSU offers new online major in accounting
April 21, 2009

PULLMAN – Beginning this summer, WSU is offering a new online major in accounting. 

The College of Business worked with Distance Degree Programs to put the major online, creating the third new online business program in the last few months.

WSU’s accounting undergraduate major is one of only 165 AACSB-accredited accounting baccalaureate programs worldwide, said John Sweeney, chair of the Department of Accounting and Ted Saldin Distinguished Professor of Accounting. “Offering the accounting major online will provide access for a large segment of the population who are unable to take courses at a campus location,” he said. “It is a tremendous opportunity for … » More …

DDP to offer international business major
October 27, 2008

PULLMAN – Starting this spring, WSU Distance Degree Programs (DDP) students can go global with a major in international business.

 “WSU’s strategic plan emphasizes preparing students to excel in a global society,” said Janet Kendall, director of academic programs at DDP, “and the new international business major supports this.”

WSU’s International Business program, ranked 18th in the nation in the 2007 U.S. News and World Report, has offered the major for more than 20 years, preparing students for employment with multinational corporations, overseas assignments and positions that carry worldwide responsibilities. Now students will have access to the major online. The deadline to apply for … » More …