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TRANSFER CREDITS
Students transferring to
Whitworth with an AA or
AAS degree approved
under the upside-
down degree option are
guaranteed a minimum
of 60 semester credits
and junior status. A
maximum of 64 semester
credits (96 quarter
credits) is accepted for
transfer to Whitworth
from a community
college. Completion of an
AA or AAS is not required
to transfer.
TUITION
Continuing studies
tuition is discounted
approximately
65 percent from
Whitworths traditional
day tuition; therefore, it
is competitive with state
and online institutions.
Tuition includes all
books and related fees.
As an extra perk, books
are included in tuition
costs and are delivered
to students the rst
night of class.
AGE REQUIREMENT
The recommended age
for admission is 23 and
older, though younger
students may apply for
admission under certain
circumstances. (See
Admissions tab for
more details.)
MATH REQUIREMENT
The math requirement
can be satised at
Whitworth with one
course. We do not
require the Math 90
series.
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WHITWORTHS SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
It is generally advisable
for students to satisfy
the Whitworth language
requirement by taking the
universitys three-credit
course. Otherwise, a full
year is required to meet
the general education
requirement.
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ADVISING
We encourage students to talk to
a Whitworth advisor early in their
community college programs to discuss
transfer options and classes that may
help their transition to Whitworth.
HYBRID COURSES
Several courses, including
general education requirements,
are now available in a hybrid
format part online, part
classroom.
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WHITWORTHS SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES
AAS degrees are
evaluated on a course-
by-course basis and are
usually not eligible for
the full 60-credit transfer
into the management
degree programs.
Advise students to
take ECON 101 at the
community college.
A cohort format creates
a learning environment
that fosters networking
and collaboration.
A majority of the
professors teaching
in the management
programs are
practitioners in their
elds.
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THE B.A. IN ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT & THE B.A. IN MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTING DEGREES
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The 150-credit
management and
accounting curriculum
is designed to qualify
students to take the CPA
exam.
Advise students to take
nancial & managerial
accounting (or the
equivalent) while at
the community college.
Check with a Whitworth
Continuing Studies
advisor regarding specic
course transfers.
The management & accounting
degree includes the organizational
management major as well as
accounting courses that prepare
students for the CPA exam or a career
in accounting.
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THE B.A. IN ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT & THE B.A. IN MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTING DEGREES
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THE BACHELOR OF LIBERAL STUDIES DEGREE
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All majors are
interdisciplinary and
include both foundational
knowledge and practical
application where theory
and practice intersect.
We highly recommend
that students complete
one of the four majors
when entering Whitworth
via the AAS upside-
down degree option,
though they can also
structure their own area
of study and graduate
with no major.
Advise students
planning to transfer
into a BLS degree to
complete SOC 101,
PSYCH 101, and an
English composition
course beyond ENG
101, at the community
college.
The bachelor of liberal studies degree
has four majors: our newest major,
public service administration,
along with social services, criminal
justice administration, and
humanities.
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THE BLS PUBLIC SERVICE ADMINISTRATION MAJOR
Become equipped
for leadership or
administrative roles
in government, NGOs,
foundations and other
nonprot agencies.
This major is a good
degree option for
students who want to
work in the criminal
justice arena but do
not have an AAS in
corrections or criminal
justice.
AAS degrees that t well
with this major:
Accounting
Administrative/
computer specialist
Fire ofcer
Information technology
Library technician
Management
Marketing
Natural resources program:
forestry and parks
& recreation
Paralegal or legal
administrator
Water resources
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THE BLS SOCIAL SERVICES MAJOR
The social-services
major may be a good
option for those looking
to complete a masters
degree in social service-
related elds or in
counseling and therapy
programs.
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THE BLS PUBLIC SERVICE ADMINISTRATION MAJOR
12 of the 36 social
services credits may be
chosen by the student
and her/his Whitworth
advisor, so that the
coursework may be
tailored to the students
specic goals.
AAS degrees that t
well with this major:
Addiction studies
Early childhood education
Gerontology
paraprofessional
Health information
management
Nursing programs
Social services
Physical/occupational
therapy assistant
Interpreter training
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THE BLS CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION MAJOR
Students should
complete an AAS in
criminal justice or
corrections.
The AAS in criminal
justice or corrections is
on the approved list of
degrees accepted into
the bachelor of liberal
studies upside-down
transfer program.
Students without an
AAS are still eligible
for the program if
they have experience
working in criminal
justice, corrections,
law enforcement or the
military.
Criminal justice
courses are offered in a
hybrid format.
AAS degrees that t
well with this major:
Corrections
Criminal justice
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THE BLS CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION MAJOR
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THE BLS HUMANITIES MAJOR
Some community
college courses in the
humanities may apply
to the requirements for
the humanities major.
Students will work with
the Whitworth advisor
to determine course
transfers.
The interdisciplinary
nature of the humanities
major is perfect for
students who want
to explore various
disciplines or choose
their own area of focus
while obtaining a strong
education in the liberal
arts.
AAS degrees that t
well with this major:
Education-related majors
Library technician
Photography
Paralegal & legal
administrator
Graphic design
Interior design
Interpreter training
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THE B.A. IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
The state requires two
science courses, a life
science and a physical
science, one of which
must include a lab.
The state requires
U.S. history, American
government, Pacic
Northwest history,
and economics social
science courses.
History and American
government are integrated into
a single Whitworth course.
Pacifc Northwest history and
economics are integrated into
a single Whitworth course.
The state requires 30
quarter hours in an
area of concentration
(endorsement area).
e.g. English/language arts
includes English, speech,
communication, theatre and
journalism.
e. g. social studies includes
history, political science,
economics, psychology, and
sociology.
e. g. early childhood
education
e. g. special education
An introductory special
education course from
the community college
will transfer into the
major.
A child and adolescent
development course
that includes learning
theory will transfer into
the major.
School of Continuing Studies
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
The Whitworth School of Continuing Studies is designed for adult learners who,
because of work and family obligations, need to attend the university on a
schedule that ts their busy lives. Applicants to the School of Continuing Studies
must do the following:
Submit an online application with all supporting documents.
Meet with a Whitworth academic advisor.
Due to the expectation that students contribute knowledge gained in the work
environment to the collaborative learning in class, applicants to the School of
Continuing Studies under the age of 23 must also meet the following criteria:
1. Have family or work responsibilities that prevent her/him from
attending a traditional university program;
2. Have a two-year transfer degree or substantial previous college
experience, preferably with a 2.75 or higher GPA; and
3. Have three years of full-time employment history, documented by
submission of a rsum.
Transfer Equivalency Guides
Transfer guides are available online at www.whitworth.edu/registrar Transfer
Information Transfer Equivalency Guides
School of Continuing Studies
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
MAIN CAMPUS
Hawthorne Hall, Suite 113
Monday-Thursday | 9 a.m.-6:15 p.m.
Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
(Friday summer hours until 4:30 p.m.)
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534 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Suite 203
Monday-Thursday | 11 a.m.-6:15 p.m.
(Closed on Fridays)
509.777.3222
Advisors
Sandi Bennett sbennett@whitworth.edu
Talara Frost tfrost@whitworth.edu
Meagan Helton mhelton@whitworth.edu
Rich Miller richardmiller@whitworth.edu
Admissions
Kathy Benson katherinebenson@whitworth.edu
Susan Cook scook@whitworth.edu
509.777.3222
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