ALEXANDRIA, LA – LSU Alexandria and the LSU flagship campus executed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday, Oct. 1, that allows students enrolled in LSU’s Continuing Education program to seamlessly transfer into one of LSUA’s online degree programs.
This announcement is the first of several articulation agreements between the flagship campus and LSU Alexandria, LSU Eunice and LSU Shreveport to create greater educational opportunities for Louisiana citizens and better meet the workforce needs of our state.
“As a system of campuses, it is incumbent for LSU to leverage resources and provide innovative paths for our students to obtain a college degree,” said Rick Koubek, LSU interim executive vice president and provost. “Through this agreement, students enrolled in LSU’s Continuing Education courses can now obtain a postsecondary education 100 percent online, making an advanced degree more readily accessible, affordable and attainable.”
Students enrolled in LSU’s Continuing Education program with a 2.0 or higher GPA and 12 or more credit hours, including earning a “C” or better in both English composition and a freshman level math course are eligible to apply. Continuing Education participants over the age of 25 may be admitted to LSUA if the student needs to complete one remedial course.
“This agreement establishes a bridge program for LSU Continuing Education students to complete either an associate or bachelor’s degree at LSUA,” said LSUA Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs Barbara Hatfield. “We see this program as a win for LSU, LSUA and the students.”
LSUA offers 100 percent online bachelor’s degrees in business administration, criminal justice, elder care administration, medical laboratory science and nursing (RN-BSN). Additionally, LSUA plans to add 100 percent online degrees in psychology and general studies with a concentration in psychology or disaster science and emergency management in summer 2016. The program also offers 100 percent online Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees.
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