Columbia Basin College - Bachelor's Degree

Columbia Basin College has served Benton and Franklin counties for nearly 60 years. The first classes at CBC were authorized by the State Board of Education in May 1955. Classes began in September, 1955 in temporary quarters at the former Pasco Naval Airbase. CBC’s first permanent building was completed in 1957 and was the V building which was replaced in 2011 by the Center for Career and Technical Education (CTE). CBC continually expands and renovates programs which now includes Bachelor of Applied Science degrees.

  • Average Tuition USD 20,229

School Description

Columbia Basin College (also known as CBC) is a college based in Pasco, Washington accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Bachelor Programs

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Accounting

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Adult Basic Education

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Aerospace Machine Maintenance

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of basic engineering principles; aircraft/spacecraft systems technology; design and development testing; prototype and operational testing; inspection and maintenance procedures; instrument calibration; test equipment operation and maintenance; and report preparation.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Agriculture

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Agriculture. The program offers courses that focus on forestry, horticulture, plant breeding, soil science, and plant nutrition.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Applied Management

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Art, Visual

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Biology

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Business

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Communication Studies

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Computer Applications

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Applications. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architecture; programming; challenges of specific computer applications; component and system maintenance; inspection procedures; hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair; and report preparation.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Criminal Justice and Forensics

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Cyber Security

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Early Childhood Education

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Economics

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Engineering Technology

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of specific engineering techniques; calculus; general physics; technology; computer applications; computer programming; applied mathematics; and emerging technologies.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    English

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Environmental Science

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    French

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Health Education

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, management, health care systems, and hospital networks.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Health Science

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    History

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Music

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Nursing

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Physical Education

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering courses that focus on the study of kinesiology; exercise psychology; and motor skills development.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Political Science

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Psychology

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Social Sciences

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Sociology

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Spanish

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Theatre

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

  • 2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, United States

    Women's Studies

    USD 8,052 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum SAT 1120
  • Minimum ACT 21

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    Established in 1955

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    CBC is a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) and the mascot is the Hawk

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          • Testimony
            1978-1980, Associate of Science (A.S.)

            The focused nature of the Applied Science Degree gave me an excellent foundation to build a career in Information Services. 35 years later here I am in a position that I love, My career that has been more rewarding to me personally and professionally than I could have imagined. Thank you CBC.

          • K
            2010-2011, Associate’s Degree

            Tony Sako, my counselor, allowed me to substitute some classes with more difficult programming classes. I was able to challenge some of my course work and show my skills an knowledge.

          • R
            1996-1998, Associate of Arts (A.A.)

            I spent two years at CBC and really enjoyed my academic progression as a student-athlete. After graduating from CBC, I went on to a 4 year university with an athletic and academic scholarship. The foundation I gained at CBC was priceless and I'm grateful to the instructors, coaches, and mentors I had a long the way.