Sterling College signs pre-engineering articulation agreements with Wichita State University - Sterling College
Sterling College hosted representatives from Wichita State University to formally sign pre-engineering articulation agreements to benefit Sterling College students who wish to further their engineering training. The signing took place on the Sterling College campus on Sept. 21.
“We are very excited about these new articulation agreements and the opportunities they provide to our students. The fact that our students are now able to transition from undergraduate studies at Sterling to engineering programs at and of Wichita State’s caliber, and then graduate with two degrees, is a truly unique benefit to our students. I am excited to see this agreement between Sterling College and Wichita State be utilized and our hope is that it will assist many students as they pursue careers in engineering,” said Ken Brown, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College.
Wichita State University College of Engineering Interim Dean Steven Skinner said he welcomes the partnership and the benefit for students.
“Having relationships like this streamline a transfer student’s path to a B.S. degree in engineering,” said Skinner.
The new agreements offer two tracks for students to pursue: Biomedical Engineering and Industrial Engineering. A student will attend Sterling and transfer to Wichita State for the remaining time to complete their coursework. Upon completion of the set requirements, students will receive degrees from both institutions.
For the 2.5+2 program in Biomedical Engineering, a student will attend Sterling for two and a half years and transfer to Wichita State for the remaining two years to complete their coursework. After meeting the criteria, the student will receive a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Wichita State and a B.S. in Biological Mathematics from Sterling College.
For the 2+2 program in Industrial Engineering, a student will attend Sterling for two years and transfer to Wichita State for the remaining two years to complete their coursework. After meeting the criteria, the student will receive a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Wichita State and a B.S. in Mathematics from Sterling College.
“When I began at Sterling College, I recognized the potential benefit that a pre-engineering program could have for Sterling. We have had many talented students attend Sterling wanting to pursue engineering while also wanting to obtain a Christian liberal arts education. Getting the opportunity to partner with Wichita State in this mutually beneficial agreement has been a blessing for us. We will be able to prepare future engineers to approach their calling through a Christian worldview and recognize the broader impact their work can have on others,” said Pete Kosek, assistant professor of mathematics.
Sterling College is a Christ-centered, four-year college located in Sterling, Kansas, with a mission to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. For more information, visit www.sterling.edu