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USciences and BCC Formalize Transfer Agreement

University of the Sciences (USciences) and Burlington County College (BCC) have formalized a transfer articulation agreement that guarantees seats in two USciences undergraduate programs for students earning their associate degree at BCC. The two schools will officially sign the agreement at a ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at 3 p.m. at USciences.

Articulation agreements set forth the principles of mutual understanding to facilitate the progression of students between two institutions. This partnership builds on the strengths of each institution to offer students a broad range of educational opportunities. Ultimately, the agreement provides a clear path for students to achieve their educational goals.

“USciences shares with Burlington County College a commitment to present students with outstanding opportunities that prepare them for rewarding careers," said Dr. Helen Giles-Gee, president of University of the Sciences. "This agreement benefits students by providing a clear path from the BCC associate degree to earning a bachelor’s degree from USciences."

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Under terms of the agreement, BCC students who complete an associate degree in business administration or exercise science (which is under development) will be assured junior status in the corresponding USciences programs in pharmaceutical and healthcare business, and exercise science and wellness management, respectively. Students will also qualify for a USciences scholarship. BCC students will need to submit a transfer application and meet pre-approved criteria and academic requirements. In general, a full-time student can complete their undergraduate degree within four regular semesters at USciences.

“Burlington County College is proud to join with University of the Sciences to provide students more options to earn high-quality bachelor’s degrees in growing fields,” said Dr. David Spang, Burlington County College interim president. “The demand for quality healthcare and physical fitness will never go away, which makes these two exciting and relevant career paths for students who transfer from Burlington County College to University of the Sciences.”

The agreement will be in effect immediately for BCC students wishing to enter USciences.

At University of the Sciences, students embark on a challenging learning experience in a proving ground for successful professionals in the science and healthcare-related fields. A private institution dedicated to education, research, and service, and distinguished as the nation’s first college of pharmacy, the University has produced leaders in the science and healthcare marketplaces since its founding in 1821. Students in USciences’ four colleges learn to excel in scientific analysis and to apply their skills to improving healthcare in the lives of people worldwide through such disciplines as pharmacy, biology, physical therapy, exercise science and wellness management, healthcare business, and health policy. For more information, visit usciences.edu.​

Founded in 1966, Burlington County College (BCC), a comprehensive community college, provides valuable opportunities for all individuals looking for a fast entry into the job market, or a high-quality start to a four-year degree. With campuses in Pemberton and Mount Laurel, and centers in Willingboro, Mount Holly, and on the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, BCC serves the people and business community of New Jersey's largest geographic county by offering programs from many accessible locations. The college offers a full-range of student services, associate degree and certificate programs, professional and personal development courses, and numerous transfer opportunities, including onsite bachelor's and master's degree completion programs, to help you meet your educational and career goals. For more information, please call Burlington County College at (609) 894-9311 or (856) 222-9311 or visit www.bcc.edu

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PRESS CONTACTS:
USciences Contacts: Brian Kirschner (215) 895-1186 | b.kirschner@usciences.edu

                                 Lauren Whetzel (215) 596-8864 | l.whetzel@usciences.edu

BCC Contact: Greg Volpe (609) 894-9311, ext. 1610 | gvolpe@bcc.edu