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Missouri State, St. Charles Community College sign agreements

Friday, October 4, 2013

Signing at St. Charles Community CollegeMissouri State University and St. Charles Community College (SCC) signed three articulation agreements and a Memoranda of Understanding Oct. 4 to promote seamless transfer for students.

This agreement provides students who have earned an Associate of Arts at SCC the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree at MSU. Any SCC student who has earned an Associate of Arts and adheres to the transfer guidelines is guaranteed that MSU will accept designated freshman and sophomore education credits and all general education credits and will apply them to the bachelor’s degree in a manner consistent with the transfer guidelines.

“St. Charles Community College is pleased to partner with Missouri State University and build a stronger relationship between two institutions focused on student learning and success,” said Chris Breitmeyer, SCC vice president for academic and student affairs. “The access to educational opportunities provided by SCC to students in our community will be strengthened as a result of these agreements. I am hopeful that we will continue to collaborate on ways to provide students access to a bachelor’s degree and beyond.”

Students seeking online degrees will be able to pursue a Bachelor of Science in communication, professional writing, general business or finance. In the field of education, students with an Associate of Arts in teaching may transfer in four Bachelor of Science in education degree completion programs: early childhood education, elementary education, middle school education and special education/cross-categorical. In addition, the agreement for the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree completion program will allow practicing nurses to complete their degree online through MSU.

“The transfer guides developed by faculty in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) allow for students at St. Charles Community College to clearly see a pathway to completion of a bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. Tamera Jahnke, CNAS dean. “We have already welcomed geography and geology students to Missouri State from St. Charles and look forward to welcoming more students in science and mathematics.”

“I am excited about what these agreements will offer our students who transfer to Missouri State,” said John Bookstaver, SCC dean of business, science, education, math and computer science. “This will hopefully be only one of many fruitful collaborations between our two fine institutions.”

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