WSU Spokane, SFCC facilitate smooth transition for transfers

A recent agreement between WSU Spokane and Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) will provide a smooth transfer process and an efficient pathway to graduation for students pursuing a bachelor of science in informatics (BSI) degree at WSU.

The articulation agreement establishes a means for SFCC students to certify into the program prior to their transfer to WSU Spokane. Certification is based on performance in designated courses, overall grade point average and required advising sessions with a BSI faculty member. Upon certification, students take the necessary junior and senior level classes at WSU Spokane to complete their coursework.

Not only will the agreement make the transition easier, it will also serve as early outreach to inform students about future academic opportunities in informatics.

“This gives local students an opportunity to earn a degree that will arm them with a firm foundation in both aspects of informatics: creating effective systems to collect and manage information and analyzing that information as a basis for making sound decisions,” said Paul Schimpf, associate professor in informatics.

The bachelor of science in informatics degree provides a balanced, interdisciplinary education to prepare students for careers that require information management and evidence-based decision making, including principles of business management, decision science, optimization, computer information systems and software development. The junior and senior years are completed at WSU Spokane.

From March 21-June 13, a transfer advisor from WSU will be available at SFCC every other Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Career and Student Employment Center, Building 17. Interested students can schedule an appointment by calling (509) 533-3545.