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BU, SUNYIT announce electrical engineering transfer agreement

Binghamton University and the State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) earlier this week signed an agreement that will offer students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering after four years of study on the SUNYIT campus.

BU and SUNYIT officials formally approved an agreement that will provide students enrolled in the applied mathematics program at SUNYIT with enhanced transfer opportunities into the two schools’ jointly registered bachelor of science in electrical engineering degree program launched last fall.

“The applied mathematics program at SUNYIT is outstanding,” said Charles R. Westgate, dean of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. “Students completing this first two years will be well prepared for study in electrical engineering.” “This agreement is a natural extension of the jointly registered electrical engineering program and builds on our positive relationship with BU,” said John Anderson, interim vice president for academic affairs at SUNYIT. “Students will now be able to begin a course of study in applied mathematics at SUNYIT that will lead to BU’s bachelor of science in electrical engineering in four years.”

Under the agreement, the Watson School agrees to accept students completing the first two years of the applied mathematics program at SUNYIT into the jointly registered electrical engineering program offered on the SUNYIT campus. Admission will be guaranteed to students who have maintained a GPA of 2.8 or better. SUNYIT students must complete certain courses to be accepted at the junior level; only courses with grades of C– or higher will be accepted for transfer credits.

Students at SUNYIT who are not enrolled in the applied mathematics program but who complete the prerequisite courses and who have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.8 with grades of C– or higher will also be accepted as transfer students into the jointly registered program.

By the beginning of the third semester of attendance at SUNYIT, students will complete a non-binding declaration of intention to enter into the jointly registered program in electrical engineering as a junior transfer upon completion of the necessary program. Students transferring into the jointly registered program in electrical engineering will be considered for scholarships.
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Last Updated: 10/14/08