Articulated transfer agreements are arrangements between one or more HLC-accredited institutions in which the institutions involved agree to provide or accept some portion of educational programs offered by the other accredited institution.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) entered an agreement in the fall of 2015 with the department of Allied Health in the School of Applied Studies at Washburn University. It was deemed mutually beneficial for both institutions to enter the contract in order to increase the number of clinical laboratory scientists in the health care profession. Washburn contracted with the UNMC program for the delivery of clinical laboratory science education for students enrolled at Washburn. The UNMC program provides clinical laboratory education including instruction and curriculum components, both didactic and clinical education, as defined and required in the accreditation standards of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Through this articulated agreement Washburn University students are able to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science. For more information, contact Michelle Shipley in the Allied Health department.
Since 1990, the College of Arts and Sciences at Washburn University has co-operated 3+2 programs with both the University of Kansas (KU) and with Kansas State University (KSU). Students typically attend Washburn for 3 years pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics or Mathematics. This is followed by 2 years at either KU or KSU majoring in a specific field within that institution’s College of Engineering. This articulated agreement allows Washburn University students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering through KU or KSU. For more information, contact Keith Mazachek the Pre-Engineering Coordinator.
The School of Computing and Engineering Dual Degree Program agreement began in January of 2017. This contract with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) enables Washburn University students to earn both a baccalaureate degree from Washburn and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, computer science, or information technology from UMKC. Students must complete two years at Washburn before applying to the SCE Dual Degree Program, and applications are jointly assessed by Washburn University and UMKC. Admitted students receive guidance from both institutions. Students may spend either 3 or 4 years at Washburn then complete the program as a degree-seeking transfer student with two years of full-time study at UMKC. For more information, contact Keith Mazachek the Pre-Engineering Coordinator or Karen Othmer in the Computer Science Information department.
The Baker University Law Early Admission Program (LEAP) is an articulated agreement, signed in the fall of 2016, in which Baker agrees to accept and transfer credit earned at Washburn Law to satisfy undergraduate requirements. The LEAP program is offered to academically talented and highly motivated undergraduate students at Baker, and allows Baker’s undergraduates early entry into law school by matriculating into Washburn Law on a “3+3 years” or “3½+3 years” track. The affiliation is structured to assist these students with their preparation for law school, and pairs students early with law-faculty and attorney mentors. The Baker LEAP agreement reduces the number of years spent on combined undergraduate and law education, lowers the total cost, and allows earlier entry into the job market. For more information, contact Aida Alaka the Associate Dean of the Washburn School of Law.
In order to address the need for access to quality legal services in Kansas’ rural communities, Washburn University School of Law and Kansas State University (KSU) worked together to create The Rural Legal Practice Initiative in the summer of 2016 for select KSU declared pre-law students. The initiative provides students with an array of benefits including specialized mini-seminars, exposes students to the wide variety of careers available in rural communities for individuals with a legal education, and is designed to provide for experiential learning (mentoring opportunities, immersion trips, etc). For participation in these enrichment activities, KSU pre-law students can earn a recognition certificate. For more information, contact Aida Alaka the Associate Dean of the Washburn School of Law.