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Agreements with Public Two-Year Colleges in Pennsylvania

Bucks County Community College

Institution to Institution Agreement

BCCC and SU agree to cooperate by correlating their respective programs in order to facilitate transfer from BCCC to SU. This is intended primarily for those students who have completed an associate degree and desire to continue completion of a baccalaureate degree. This agreement will benefit students by providing current information about programs and establishing specific arrangements that will allow the students to plan a complete course of study. BCCC and SU will continue to participate in the statewide articulation process, identifying and updating individual course equivalencies.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Institution to Institution Agreements

PHCC and SU agree to cooperate by correlating their respective programs in order to facilitate transfer from PHCC to SU. This is intended primarily for those students who have completed an associate degree and desire to continue completion of a baccalaureate degree. This agreement will benefit students by providing current information about programs and establishing specific arrangements that will allow the students to plan a complete course of study. PHCC and SU will continue to participate in the statewide articulation process, identifying and updating individual course equivalencies.

Harrisburg Area Community College

Institution to Institution Agreement

HACC and SU agree to cooperate by correlating their respective programs in order to facilitate transfer from HACC to SU. This is intended primarily for those students who have completed an associate degree and desire to continue completion of a baccalaureate degree. This agreement will benefit students by providing current information about programs and establishing specific arrangements that will allow the students to plan a complete course of study. HACC and SU will continue to participate in the statewide articulation process, identifying and updating individual course equivalencies.

Dual Admissions Agreement

This agreement serves as a supplement to the primary articulation agreement between HACC and SU currently in effect. The purpose of the Dual Admission Program is to enhance and maintain the relationship between HACC students and Shippensburg University. The goal of the program is to establish Dual Admissions and, in the process, eliminate anxiety and reduce attrition that is often found with transfer shock. The Dual Admission Program provides HACC students with articulated curricula and policies that lead to a bachelor's degree at SU. Students pursue their bachelor's degree through seamless enrollment from an associate degree at HACC through upper-division coursework at SU. Students may apply for admission under the Dual Admission Program as early as their senior year of high school but no later than the completion of 30 college-level credits in a transfer program offered through HACC.

Degree Completion

Shippensburg University and Harrisburg Area Community College hereby agree to enter a collaborative relationship for the purpose of offering upper division Shippensburg University courses and programs and selected graduate courses and programs on the campuses of Harrisburg Area Community College.

Lackawanna College

Institution to Institution Agreements

LJC and SU agree to cooperate by correlating their respective programs in order to facilitate transfer from LJC to SU. This is intended primarily for those students who have completed an associate degree and desire to continue completion of a baccalaureate degree. This agreement will benefit students by providing current information about programs and establishing specific arrangements that will allow the students to plan a complete course of study. LJC and SU will continue to participate in the statewide articulation process, identifying and updating individual course equivalencies.

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Institution to Institution Agreement

LCCC and SU agree to cooperate by correlating their respective programs in order to facilitate transfer from LCCC to SU. This is intended primarily for those students who have completed an associate degree and desire to continue completion of a baccalaureate degree. This agreement will benefit students by providing current information about programs and establishing specific arrangements that will allow the students to plan a complete course of study. LCCC and SU will continue to participate in the statewide articulation process, identifying and updating individual course equivalencies.

Luzerne County Community College

Institution to Institution Agreement

LCCC and SU agree to cooperate by correlating their respective programs in order to facilitate transfer from LCCC to SU. This is intended primarily for those students who have completed an associate degree and desire to continue completion of a baccalaureate degree. This agreement will benefit students by providing current information about programs and establishing specific arrangements that will allow the students to plan a complete course of study. LCCC and SU will continue to participate in the statewide articulation process, identifying and updating individual course equivalencies.

Agreements with Non-Pennsylvania Two-Year Colleges

Allegany College of Maryland

Institution to Institution Agreement

ACM and SU agree to cooperate by correlating their respective programs in order to facilitate transfer from ACM to SU. This is intended primarily for those students who have completed an associate degree and desire to continue completion of a baccalaureate degree. This agreement will benefit students by providing current information about programs and establishing specific arrangements that will allow the students to plan a complete course of study. ACM and SU will continue to participate in the statewide articulation process, identifying and updating individual course equivalencies.

Dual Admissions Agreement

This agreement serves as a supplement to the primary articulation agreement between ACM and SU currently in effect. The purpose of the Dual Admission Program is to enhance and maintain the relationship between ACM students and Shippensburg University. The goal of the program is to establish Dual Admissions and, in the process, eliminate anxiety and reduce attrition that is often found with transfer shock. The Dual Admission Program provides ACM students with articulated curricula and policies that lead to a bachelor's degree at SU. Students pursue their bachelor's degree through seamless enrollment from an associate degree at ACM through upper-division course work at SU. Students may apply for admission under the Dual Admission Program as early as their senior year of high school but no later than the completion of 30 college-level credits in a transfer program offered through ACM.

 Carroll Community College
Institution to Institution Agreement

CCC and SU agree to cooperate by correlating their respective programs in order to facilitate transfer from CCC to SU. This is intended primarily for those students who have completed an associate degree and desire to continue completion of a baccalaureate degree. This agreement will benefit students by providing current information about programs and establishing specific arrangements that will allow the students to plan a complete course of study. CCC and SU will continue to participate in the articulation process, identifying and updating individual course equivalencies. CCC was granted passport privileges under this articulation agreement.

Dual Admissions Agreement

This agreement serves as a supplement to the primary articulation agreement between CCC and SU currently in effect. The purpose of the Dual Admission Program is to enhance and maintain the relationship between CCC students and Shippensburg University. The goal of the program is to establish Dual Admissions and, in the process, eliminate anxiety and reduce attrition that is often found with transfer shock. The Dual Admission Program provides CCC students with articulated curricula and policies that lead to a bachelor's degree at SU. Students pursue their bachelor's degree through seamless enrollment from an associate degree at CCC through upper-division course work at SU. Students may apply for admission under the Dual Admission Program as early as their senior year of high school but no later than the completion of 30 college-level credits in a transfer program offered through CCC.

Frederick Community College

Institution to Institution Agreement

FCC and SU agree to cooperate by correlating their respective programs in order to facilitate transfer from FCC to SU. This is intended primarily for those students who have completed an associate degree and desire to continue completion of a baccalaureate degree. This agreement will benefit students by providing current information about programs and establishing specific arrangements that will allow the students to plan a complete course of study. FCC and SU will continue to participate in the articulation process, identifying and updating individual course equivalencies. FCC was granted passport privileges under this articulation agreement.

Dual Admissions Agreement

This agreement serves as a supplement to the primary articulation agreement between FCC and SU currently in effect. The purpose of the Dual Admission Program is to enhance and maintain the relationship between FCC students and Shippensburg University. The goal of the program is to establish Dual Admissions and, in the process, eliminate anxiety and reduce attrition that is often found with transfer shock. The Dual Admission Program provides FCC students with articulated curricula and policies that lead to a bachelor's degree at SU. Students pursue their bachelor's degree through seamless enrollment from an associate degree at FCC through upper-division course work at SU. Students may apply for admission under the Dual Admission Program as early as their senior year of high school but no later than the completion of 30 college-level credits in a transfer program offered through FCC.

Hagerstown Community College
Institution to Institution Agreements

HCC and SU agree to cooperate by correlating their respective programs in order to facilitate transfer from HCC to SU. This is intended primarily for those students who have completed an associate degree and desire to continue completion of a baccalaureate degree. This agreement will benefit students by providing current information about programs and establishing specific arrangements that will allow the students to plan a complete course of study. HCC and SU will continue to participate in the articulation process, identifying and updating individual course equivalencies. HCC was granted passport privileges under this articulation agreement.

Dual Admissions Agreement

This agreement serves as a supplement to the primary articulation agreement between HCC and SU currently in effect. The purpose of the Dual Admission Program is to enhance and maintain the relationship between HCC students and Shippensburg University. The goal of the program is to establish Dual Admissions and, in the process, eliminate anxiety and reduce attrition that is often found with transfer shock. The Dual Admission Program provides HCC students with articulated curricula and policies that lead to a bachelor's degree at SU. Students pursue their bachelor's degree through seamless enrollment from an associate degree at HCC through upper-division course work at SU. Students may apply for admission under the Dual Admission Program as early as their senior year of high school but no later than the completion of 30 college-level credits in a transfer program offered through HCC.

The Hong Kong Learning Community College

Institution to Institution Agreements

TLCC and SU agree to cooperate by correlating their respective programs in order to facilitate transfer from Howard to SU. This is intended primarily for those students who have completed an associate degree and desire to continue completion of a baccalaureate degree. This agreement will benefit students by providing current information about programs and establishing specific arrangements that will allow the students to plan a complete course of study. TLCC and SU will continue to participate in the articulation process, identifying and updating individual course equivalencies. TLCC was granted passport privileges under this articulation agreement.

Howard Community College

Institution to Institution Agreements

Howard and SU agree to cooperate by correlating their respective programs in order to facilitate transfer from Howard to SU. This is intended primarily for those students who have completed an associate degree and desire to continue completion of a baccalaureate degree. This agreement will benefit students by providing current information about programs and establishing specific arrangements that will allow the students to plan a complete course of study. Howard and SU will continue to participate in the articulation process, identifying and updating individual course equivalencies. Howard was granted passport privileges under this articulation agreement.

Notice of Intent

This agreement serves as a supplement to the primary articulation agreement between Howard and SU currently in effect. The purpose of the Notice of Intent is to enhance and maintain the relationship between HCC students and Shippensburg University. The goal of the program is to eliminate anxiety and reduce attrition that is often found with transfer shock. The Notice of Intent provides Howard students with articulated curricula and policies that lead to a bachelor's degree at SU. Students pursue their bachelor's degree through seamless enrollment from an associate degree at Howard through upper-division course work at SU. Students may submit the written Notice of Intent to SU as early as their senior year of high school but no later than the completion of 30 college-level credits in a transfer program offered through Howard.

 Middlesex County College

Institution to Institution Agreement

MCC and SU agree to cooperate by correlating their respective programs in order to facilitate transfer from MCC to SU. This is intended primarily for those students who have completed an associate degree and desire to continue completion of a baccalaureate degree. This agreement will benefit students by providing current information about programs and establishing specific arrangements that will allow the students to plan a complete course of study. MCC and SU will continue to participate in the statewide articulation process, identifying and updating individual course equivalencies.

Raritan Valley Community College

Institution to Institution Agreement 

RVCC and SU agree to cooperate by correlating their respective programs in order to facilitate transfer from RVCC to SU. This is intended primarily for those students who have completed an associate degree and desire to continue completion of a baccalaureate degree. This agreement will benefit students by providing current information about programs and establishing specific arrangements that will allow the students to plan a complete course of study. RVCC and SU will continue to participate in the statewide articulation process, identifying and updating individual course equivalencies.

Agreements with Four-Year Institutions

Arcadia University

4+2 Masters in Physician's Assistant Studies Program

Arcadia University and SU entered into an agreement of an articulated program in an effort to better serve students intending to pursue a profession in Physician Assistant Studies. Successful completion of the designated course work in the 4+2 program will concurrently satisfy degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Biology or Chemistry at SU and will satisfy all prerequisite course work required to gain entrance into the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program at Arcadia University.

Art Institutes International (In revisions as of July 2003)

Institution to Institution Agreement

This agreement provides for the transfer of students from AII schools to SU for completion of a Baccalaureate degree program. SU agrees to provide current information about programs and degree requirements to AII on a regular basis and work with AII faculty to facilitate the transfer of students from an Associate Degree program to a Baccalaureate degree program.

Junior Year Experience

This agreement serves as a supplement to the articulation agreement between The Art Institutes and Shippensburg University. AII and SU agree to offer a specialized degree option for junior-level Art majors at SU. Through this agreement, SU students will have the opportunity to transfer to AII for one academic year and complete an Associate Degree in an area of specialized commercial art. At the end of the academic year, the student will transfer back to SU to complete the remaining degree requirements for the Bachelor of Art degree in Art.

The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University

Juris Doctor and Master of Science or Education in Counseling

This concurrent degree opportunity between Dickinson School of Law and Shippensburg University will facilitate the completion of both a law degree and a professional counseling degree in one of the following specializations: College Student Personnel, College Counseling, Community Counseling, Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling. The program is designed for those students who enter either program with clearly articulated goals best met through attainment of both degrees and who desire to earn two degrees without leaving the geographic region.

Duquesne University

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (IDPEL)

Faculty from the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations in the College of Education and Human Services at Shippensburg University, and the Department of Foundations and Leadership in the School of Education at Duquesne University will collaborate in providing doctoral studies in educational leadership for selected participants who work and reside in the traditional service region of Shippensburg University.

Doctoral Program in Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)

Faculty from the Department of Counseling at Shippensburg University, and the Department of Education at Duquesne University will collaborate in providing doctoral studies in counseling education and supervision for selected participants who work and reside in the traditional service region of Shippensburg University.

New York Chiropractic College
3+4 Doctorate of Chiropractic

The New York Chiropractic College and SU have established an articulated program providing a joint undergraduate/professional program of education leading to the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
3+4 Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine

The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and SU have established an articulated program providing a joint undergraduate/professional program of education leading to the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Primary Care Scholars Program

3+4 Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine

This articulation enables the concurrent acceptance of qualified students who are interested in becoming a primary care physician into Shippensburg University and PCOM. Students have a "seat" reserved for them at PCOM pending completion of their baccalaureate program. To remain in this program, students must maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA, with a 3.0 in the sciences, participate in the summer preceptorship program at PCOM, and perform reasonably well on the Medical College Admission Test.

Pennsylvania College of Optometry
3+4 Doctorate of Optometry Program

The Pennsylvania College of Optometry and SU have established an articulated program providing a joint undergraduate/professional program of education leading to the degree of Doctor of Optometry.

The Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto Campus
Program-to-program articulation

PSU Mont Alto and SU agree to facilitate coordination of transfer credits for the teaching with technology certificate, completion of the supervisory certificate and subsequent recommendation for state certification as a supervisor in the area of technology. This agreement will benefit students by establishing specific arrangements that will allow a student to gain certification in supervision. PSU Mont Alto and SU will continue to participate in this program to program articulation and identify and update individual course equivalencies.

The Pennsylvania State University ( University Park & Harrisburg)
And University of Maryland

3+2 Cooperative Engineering Program

Shippensburg University has a five-year program in the liberal arts and engineering with the two schools above. The first three years entails liberal arts subjects and pre-engineering courses in basic sciences at SU. Provides students the opportunity to receive a liberal and technical education, allows students to make a decision regarding engineering and other disciplines, guarantees acceptance into an engineering school with a junior status at a critical time of year, and upon completion of the second phase of the program, the student receives two degrees.

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
(Formerly Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine)

3+4 Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine

The Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and SU have established an articulated program providing a joint undergraduate/professional program of education leading to the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. The Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and SU agree to cooperate in the recruitment and training of economically disadvantaged student leading to this degree. Although not a limitation, the economically disadvantaged matriculants will participate in the existing Accelerated Podiatric Medical Education agreement.

College of Allied Health Science at Thomas Jefferson University

Allied Health Sciences Program

Thomas Jefferson University and SU enter into this agreement in order to facilitate the transfer process of students from SU to the College of Allied Health Sciences. This will enable students to enter the Bachelor of Science degree programs in the programs outlined below and all future division, baccalaureate degree programs that are offered at the College. This is a multi-faceted articulation involving the following programs:

Baccalaureate Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (2+2)
  • Nursing (2+2)
  • Diagnostic Imaging - Multicompetency (2+2)
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences: (2+2, 3+1)
  • (or post-baccalaureate programs, 4+1)
  • Medical Technology
  • Cytotechnology
  • Cytogenetic Technology
  • Biotechnology

Masters Degree Programs

  • Physical Therapy Program (4+3)
  • Occupational Therapy Program (2+3, 3+3)

The articulation agreement enables qualified students to apply to TJU College of Health Professions in the manner indicated above (i.e., after their second or third year of college, or upon completion of their baccalaureate degree) and receive "preferential consideration" in the admissions review. The only students who receive a baccalaureate degree from SU ware those who complete their four years at SU, e.g., occupational therapy 4+2 students and students pursuing the post-baccalaureate programs in the clinical laboratory sciences.

This articulation also includes the P.A.C.E. program through which high school seniors apply to TJU for a position to begin two or three years after initiating a college program. During the two or three years (students have the option of choosing), student complete specific prerequisite courses at SU, and providing they maintain appropriate academic standing, automatically matriculate to TJU to complete the professional component of their degree. This early acceptance program is for high school seniors who have relatively high SAT scores (minimum SAT's vary among disciplines) and who have volunteer hours in the respective field of study.

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

3+4 Doctorate of Pharmacy

The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and SU have established an articulated program providing a joint undergraduate/professional program of education leading to the doctor of pharmacy degree. This program enables qualified, participating students to earn a baccalaureate degree in either biology or chemistry from SU and a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in a time frame that is one year less than the normal, while providing an education that is directly comparable in content.

Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg Campus
3+3 Law Program

The two organizations enter into this agreement in order to facilitate the admission of students from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to the Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg campus. This will provide opportunities for qualified students at any of the 14 State System universities to earn a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or a joint 3+3 bachelor's/J.D. degree in six years. State System students or graduates are eligible to apply to the Express Admission Program.

Agreements with Hospitals

The clinical year of the medical technology program is conducted at a hospital-based program. SU has a 3+1 articulation whereby students complete a minimum of 90 credits of specific coursework at SU, then complete a minimum of 30 credits during the clinical year. Credits are transferred back to SU allowing the student to earn their BS in Medical Technology.

SU is unique (or at least one of very few colleges) in allowing a 4+1 option. Under this option, students may elect to complete their BS in Biology or Chemistry prior to entering their clinical year. Then, after transferring back credits from their clinical year, they earn a second baccalaureate degree, a BS in Medical Technology. In essence, this is a double major, with the final year conducted at the clinical site.

The following is a list of hospitals with which SU currently holds a medical technology articulation agreement:

  • Altoona Hospital, Altoona, PA
  • Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville, PA
  • Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA
  • Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, PA
  • Saint Vincent Medical Center, Erie, PA
  • Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, PA
  • York Hospital, York, PA

Consortium Agreements

Shippensburg University is a charter member of the Marine Science Consortium, which operates a field station at Wallops Island, Virginia. Four separate three-week sessions are operated during the summer months with a variety marine science courses being offered.

Military Agreements

Servicemembers Opportunity College

Shippensburg University is an established Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC), noted for serving the needs of National Guard, reserves, new recruits, active-duty servicemembers and veterans of the armed forces. As an SOC university, Shippensburg agrees to meet SOC Principles and Criteria in an effort to assist service members in earning degrees.

U.S. Army War College/Carlisle Barracks Education Center

Shippensburg University maintains an MOU with the U.S. Army War College/Carlisle Barracks Education and Training Support Center to provide quality post-secondary education programs to U.S. military personnel, Federal DOD civilian employees, bona-fide dependent family members and federal retirees. Resident credit is awarded for all courses offered on post. Shippensburg University currently offers the Masters of Public Administration at the U.S. Army War College. Through this MOU, SU also agrees to honor Army Tuition Assistance and adhere to the policies as set forth by the Education Center in the MOU.