WSU Regents Approve Computer Degree Programs

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University Regents approved the addition of two
computer science degree programs at WSU branch campuses. The regents met today in Pullman.
WSU will extend its bachelor of science degree in computer science to the Vancouver
campus. The degree is already available at Pullman and Tri-Cities.
A new bachelor of arts degree in computer science will be established at WSU Pullman,
Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses. This degree program is designed to compliment the software
engineering-oriented bachelor of science degree. The new program will enable the application of
computer science and software design to a variety of disciplines, including pure sciences,
business and the liberal arts.
In other business, the regents heard a report on plans for a new, indoor athletic practice
facility on the Pullman campus. Athletic Director Rick Dickson told the regents that the facility
would allow athletes to practice and compete indoors during winter months. The 86,000 square
foot indoor facility will be funded through donor cash and pledges. As planned, the building will
cost approximately $13.8 million. Dickson said the facility is expected to open by December 2000.