Northwestern State University and Bossier Parish Community College will sign and reaffirm articulation agreements in six academic programs Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Chancellor’s Room on the BPCC campus in Bossier City.

NSU and BPCC’s agreements will cover programs in:  early childhood education, psychology - addiction studies, communication, entertainment tech, business and electronic engineering technology-industrial engineering technology. An additional agreement provides for reverse degree completion for students who transfer to Northwestern before finishing their associate degree at BPCC.

“The agreements in the various areas will allow BPCC associate degree students a seamless transfer to an NSU bachelor's degree track,” said Stan Wilkins, vice chancellor for academic affairs at BPCC.  “The students can plan a course of study while at the community college without fear of losing credits when transferring to Northwestern.”

The two institutions plan to continue working together on additional articulation agreements.

“Northwestern and BPCC have a long, productive working relationship that is beneficial to students,” said Lisa Abney, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at NSU.  “Agreements of this type help students by giving them a degree plan they can follow from BPCC to Northwestern without losing any credit hours.  That saves them time and money.”