Also launches Leadership/Sport Management program on the Columbus State campus
CINCINNATI – In an effort to enhance educational opportunities for adults in Ohio, Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university designed exclusively for adults and headquartered in Cincinnati recently initiated an articulation agreement with Columbus State Community College. The agreement removes barriers to transferability for students and their credits, making it convenient for Columbus State learners with associate’s degrees to continue their education and earn their bachelor’s degree.
As part of the articulation agreement, all students who graduate from Columbus State with an associate’s degree will be considered for admission to UI&U’s undergraduate degree program, and all Columbus State graduates from selected programs may transfer appropriate coursework towards credits toward their bachelor’s degree at UI&U.
Additional benefits include financial savings for Columbus State students: Columbus State graduates of associate’s degree programs who transfer into UI&U’s undergraduate program receive a 10 percent discount on the tuition rate. They also receive a tuition scholarship for the last four credits if they maintain continuous enrollment in good standing with UI&U.
The articulation agreement is just one example of how the two higher education institutions are working in partnership. In addition, UI&U began offering courses on-site at Columbus State for those enrolled in UI&U’s new sport management concentration as part of the university’s bachelor of science in leadership program. The first on-site classes at Columbus State began in September and exceeded the enrollment goals.
“We are very proud of this new partnership. The articulation agreement gives Columbus State students a viable option to easily continue their education and earn their bachelor’s degrees,” said Dr. Carolyn Turner, dean of UI&U’s Cincinnati Undergraduate Center. “And because of the immediate success of the sport management concentration we are looking forward to implementing additional programs with Columbus State in the near future.”
UI&U’s new BS in leadership with a concentration in sport management program allows graduates of Columbus State with associate’s degrees to pursue their BS in leadership with a concentration in sport management. Students can either attend classes on the Columbus State campus or complete their degree requirements online.
“The program is ideal for those who want to administer sport activities like high school athletics programs and for those who want to conduct health and wellness programs at corporations. It also a great program for people who work in the social services and in parks and recreation,” said Dr. Tom Habegger, faculty member for Columbus State’s sport and exercise program and himself a UI&U graduate.
For more information about articulation agreement between Union Institute & University and Columbus State or the new sport management concentration please contact Nicole Hamilton, UI&U public relations manager at 513-487-1194 or Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org.