WSU Tri-Cities


Start at Columbia Basin College,
finish at WSU Tri-Cities

BRIDGES is the coordinated bachelor's degree program providing students a direct path from Columbia Basin College to WSU Tri-Cities.

Columbia Basin College students participating in BRIDGES benefit from expertise and student services from two campuses - CBC and WSU Tri-Cities.

Student Benefits

  • Integrated advising and plans of study
  • Effective use of time and finances
  • Earn a degree without leaving the Tri-Cities area
  • Updated admissions information for WSU Tri-Cities
  • Access WSU student services
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Participate in student organization and events at CBC and WSU Tri-Cities
  • Free transcripts sent

Plans of study take the guesswork out of deciding which classes are needed to achieve your degree. Using the plans of study with your community college counselor and your WSU Tri-Cities academic advisor will help you successfully navigate toward the degree of your choice.

What is a student’s commitment?

  • Read the Bridges Program Guidelines
  • Complete the Declaration of Intent form
  • Meet regularly with CBC counselor and WSU Tri-Cities academic advisor
  • Remain in good academic standing at CBC

    • SOAR (Student Orientation and Registration)
    • FYI (First Year Introduction)
    • CBC Counselors
  • Meet WSU’s admission standards
  • WSU Tri-Cities
    • Admissions Office
    • Academic Advisors