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Camden County College and USciences are Building a Bridge
Published on March 29, 2017
Left to right: USciences provost Dr. Peter Miller and president Dr. Paul Katz, and CCC president Donald A. Borden and vice president of academic affairs and institutional effectiveness and planning Dr. Margaret Hamilton.
Camden County College (CCC) and University of the Sciences (USciences) teamed up to streamline a path for students seeking bachelor degrees. The two schools signed an agreement to ensure students who complete an appropriate AA or AS degree at CCC will be guaranteed junior status into a corresponding BS degree program at USciences.
CCC President Donald A. Borden said, “Like the University of the Sciences, Camden County College wants to provide opportunities for students to seamlessly transfer to four-year degree programs that would otherwise have cost them thousands of dollars more during their first two years in college. This partnership is just another example of the many opportunities available to students who choose to take advantage of the both the high quality education and the fiscal rewards offered by completing their AA or AS degrees on our campus.”
Students will now be able to earn an AA or AS degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science, pre-pharmacy, physics, mathematics, engineering science and psychology from CCC and be assured a seamless transition into over 15 different BS degree programs at USciences. Many of the programs at USciences will have different minimum GPA requirements for admission, ranging from 2.5 for medical humanities to a 2.9 for a medical laboratory science.
“University of the Sciences welcomes the prospect of providing students from Camden County College the opportunity to continue their educational pathways through one our bachelor’s degree programs,” said USciences President Paul Katz, MD. “CCC students who transfer to USciences will find a smooth transition in their pursuit of a rewarding career.”
USciences has also agreed to waive the application fee, accept up to ninety credits from CCC, and also provide the transfer students from CCC with the same eligibility for financial aid and housing as current USciences students.
Camden County College is the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in South Jersey and is a vital resource for transfer education, workforce training and cultural events. Its three distinct campuses in Blackwood, Camden and Cherry Hill – along with satellite locations in Lakeland, Sicklerville and elsewhere throughout the County – share the common mission of providing accessible, affordable higher education and occupational study to all who can benefit.
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