Advising Essentials

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Everything you need to know to help ease your students' transition from community college to Whitworth University.

Advising Essentials


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WHITWORTH’S SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES

TRANSFER CREDITS

Students transferring to

Whitworth with an AA or

AAS degree approved

under the “upsidedown”

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

Whitworth’s 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 first

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 satisfied at

Whitworth with one

course. We do not

require the Math 90

series.


FOREIGN LANGUAGE

It is generally advisable

for students to satisfy

the Whitworth language

requirement by taking the

university’s three-credit

course. Otherwise, a full

year is required to meet

the general education

requirement.

HYBRID COURSES

Several courses, including

general education requirements,

are now available in a hybrid

format – part online, part

classroom.

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.

INTRODUCTION


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THE B.A. IN ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT &

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

fields.

AAS degrees are

evaluated on a courseby-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.


THE B.A. IN MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTING DEGREES

Advise students to take

financial & managerial

accounting (or the

equivalent) while at

the community college.

Check with a Whitworth

Continuing Studies

advisor regarding specific

course transfers.

The 150-credit

management and

accounting curriculum

is designed to qualify

students to take the CPA

exam.

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.

MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTING


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THE BACHELOR OF LIBERAL STUDIES DEGREE

We highly recommend

that students complete

one of the four majors

when entering Whitworth

via the AAS “upsidedown”

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.

All majors are

interdisciplinary and

include both foundational

knowledge and practical

application where theory

and practice intersect.

The bachelor of liberal studies degree

has four majors: our newest major,

public service administration,

along with social services, criminal

justice administration, and

humanities

BACHELOR OF LIBERAL STUDIES


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THE BLS PUBLIC SERVICE ADMINISTRATION MAJOR

Become equipped

for leadership or

administrative roles

in government, NGOs,

foundations and other

nonprofit 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 fit well

with this major:

Accounting

Administrative/

computer specialist

Fire officer

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

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 student’s

specific goals.

The social-services

major may be a good

option for those looking

to complete a master’s

degree in social servicerelated

fields or in

counseling and therapy

programs.

AAS degrees that fit

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.

Criminal justice

courses are offered in a

hybrid format.

Students without an

AAS are still eligible

for the program if

they have experience

working in criminal

justice, corrections,

law enforcement or the

military.

AAS degrees that fit

well with this major:

Corrections

Criminal justice


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THE BLS HUMANITIES MAJOR

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.

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.

AAS degrees that fit

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.

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.

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

The state requires

U.S. history, American

government, Pacific

Northwest history,

and economics social

science courses.

• History and American

government are integrated into

a single Whitworth course.

• Pacific Northwest history and

economics are integrated into

a single Whitworth course.

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION


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 fits 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 résumé.

Transfer Equivalency Guides

Transfer guides are available online at www.whitworth.edu/registrar – Transfer

Information – Transfer Equivalency Guides


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Advisors

Sandi Bennett

Talara Frost

Meagan Helton

Rich Miller

sbennett@whitworth.edu

tfrost@whitworth.edu

mhelton@whitworth.edu

richardmiller@whitworth.edu

ADMISSIONS

Admissions

Kathy Benson

Susan Cook

katherinebenson@whitworth.edu

scook@whitworth.edu


509.777.3222

whitworth.edu/evening

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