July 10, 2015

BPCC students to transfer as a junior in eight of LSU’s Engineering programs

Officials with Bossier Parish Community College and LSU-Baton Rouge today signed an articulation agreement between the two schools in which students who earn an Associate of Science degree in Engineering at BPCC will be able to transfer all credit hours to Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge in partial fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Petroleum Engineering degrees in the College of Engineering.

“The partnership between Bossier Parish Community College and the LSU College of Engineering is designed to make a world-class engineering education accessible to more Louisiana students,” said Dr. Sherif Ishak, the College’s interim associate dean for academic affairs. “We welcome the transfer students from BPCC to our engineering disciplines and look forward to working with them toward building a stronger Louisiana workforce.”

This partnership will benefit BPCC students, both traditional and nontraditional, by offering them an opportunity to continue their education after completing the AS degree in Engineering at BPCC with a university that will accept those credits. The arrangement is also beneficial to LSU-Baton Rouge because it provides another opportunity for LSU to attract and retain Engineering students with a proven record of academic success.

“When engineering students at BPCC graduate with an associate’s degree, they will be well-prepared to excel in all of Louisiana State University’s engineering programs,” says BPCC Chancellor Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr. “This partnership will allow our students to seamlessly continue their educational journey to a four-year degree.”

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Contact Tracy McGill, Director of Public Relations, at 318-678-6190 or tmcgill@bpcc.edu for more information



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