March 1-3, 2006
ITEM 130-2804-R0306 -- Approval of Proposal to Offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology (Montana State University-Northern) and an Associate of Science Degree with a Program of Study in Civil Engineering Technology (Montana State University - Great Falls College of Technology)
THAT: The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes Montana State University-Northern to award a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology, and Montana State University - Great Falls College of Technology to award an Associate of Science Degree with a Program of Study in Civil Engineering Technology
EXPLANATION: Montana State University-Northern and Montana State University- Great Falls College of Technology propose the creation of a Bachelor of Science degree program in Civil Engineering Technology (CET) to be offered jointly in Great Falls through a 2+2 articulation agreement of the Associate of Science degree offered by MSU -Great Falls with the Bachelor of Science degree offered by MSU-Northern. The Civil Engineering program is also offered in Havre at the MSU-Northern campus. Students entering the program will take 124 credits leading to a BS degree in CET. MSU-Great Falls will offer the lower division courses, with the exception of four specialized courses that will be offered by MSU-Northern. One lower-division course, CET 173, will continue to be offered by MSU-Great Falls, but MSU-Great Falls will retain MSU-Northern faculty to teach the course in order to preserve program continuity and meet accreditation requirements. All other CET courses will be offered through and taught by MSU-Northern on the MSU - Great Falls Campus. Upon the completion of the General Education core and 27 additional program credits, students will be eligible to receive an Associate of Science degree from MSU-Great Falls.