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LCSC, Boise State Collaborate
on Engineering Program
Lewis-Clark State College
has joined forces with Boise State University to offer its students a chance at an
engineering degree for the first time.
The LCSC Natural Sciences Division recently signed a collaborative agreement with Boise
State Universitys College of Engineering, allowing LCSC students to complete their
engineering education at BSU.
Students enrolled in the program will complete three years at LCSC, then transfer to BSU
for the remaining two years, where they will choose an engineering field to specialize in.
At the end of the five years, students will have earned two degrees: a baccalaureate from
LCSC and a Bachelor of Science Degree in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering from
Ed Miller, LCSC Natural Science Division Chair, said having two degrees will be beneficial
to the students because the student will be more marketable after graduation. The
baccalaureate degree will most likely be in chemistry, math or geology, Miller said.
He added that the collaborative agreement between the schools is not unique, but the
double-degree program is the first of its kind in Idaho. The
agreement will allow students to transfer more LCSC-earned credits to BSU than before.
Miller said the University of Idaho and Idaho State University will likely sign similar
agreements with LCSC in the near future. LCSC signed the agreement with BSU first because
BSU initiated contact about the agreement . It
took two years for BSU to sign the agreement but Miller anticipates U of I and ISU to sign
Miller said the college is also looking at doing the same for other programs, such as
pharmacy at LCSC.