Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

Albertson College Partnerships Help Students Move Directly into Law, Graduate Schools

1999. 12. 07.

CALDWELL, ID -- New cooperative programs with four Northwest universities are giving Albertson College of Idaho juniors the opportunity to move directly into law school and graduate-level studies in business administration, management, accounting and natural resources.

The new cooperative programs expand on several other existing agreements in engineering and economics.

To be admitted into the programs, students must complete required courses and maintain predetermined GPAs. Graduates then receive a bachelor’s degree from Albertson College and an advanced degree from the partner school.

New Albertson College cooperative programs lead to:

  • Juris doctor //degree from the University of Idaho College of Law
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Gonzaga University and Boise State
  • Master of Accountancy (MACCT) with University of Idaho
  • Master of Management (MM) with Willamette University
  • Master of Natural Resources (MNR) with University of Idaho

The programs enable students to complete most of their undergraduate classes at Albertson College and move seamlessly into advanced studies at highly regarded public and private universities, says Bonnie Buzza, Albertson College provost and dean of academic affairs.

"These programs combine the best elements of a private liberal arts college with experience in university professional schools," said Buzza. "Partnerships are becoming more common in education and more encouraged."

The 3-3 law program (three years at Albertson and 3 at UI) is unique to Albertson College, Buzza said.

Albertson College has already established several other cooperative agreements, including programs in economics with the University of Idaho, and bachelor’s degree programs in engineering with Columbia University, Boise State University, University of Idaho and Washington University.

More detailed information is available by viewing the Albertson College catalog on the web at Or contact the provost’s office at 459-5334.