The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Delaware County Community College have signed a program-to-program and guaranteed admission agreement today enabling the college’s associate-degree graduates to earn a Bachelor of Science degree at the university.
The agreement allows qualified students with a specified Associate in Arts degree, or a specified Associate in Science degree, to seamlessly transfer to USciences and begin their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree as a junior, rather than as a freshman.
Qualified students can transfer up to 90 credits from the college to the university. Once a student transfers, at least 30 credits must be completed “in-residence” at the campus of USciences, and at least half of those credits must be in upper division courses required under the academic major.
By first graduating from Delaware County Community College and then transferring to USciences, students are able to save money because the college’s tuition is less than the tuition at the university.
“The demand for skilled workers in the career fields of Allied Health and the sciences and the excellent instruction provided at the University of the Sciences make this a very beneficial agreement for our students,” said Delaware County Community College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black.
“We are pleased to provide access for qualified students to a variety of majors at USciences through this partnership with Delaware County Community College. These students will be able to earn Bachelor of Science degrees and continue their pathway to rewarding career opportunities,” said USciences President Paul Katz.
For more information about the new agreement, contact Nora Manz, Associate Director of Transfer and Articulation at Delaware County Community College, at 610-359-5060.