Quincy College and Curry College announced a new joint admissions Criminal Justice program in which Quincy College students who intend to complete an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice at Quincy College will be conditionally accepted to the Curry College’s Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies for a Criminal Justice baccalaureate program. The first joint admissions cohort is expected to begin in the fall of 2019.
Quincy College students may apply to the joint admissions program during their first two semesters at Quincy College and are required to complete the Associate Degree in Criminal Justice with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better and earn 90 credits to be transferred to Curry College toward a baccalaureate degree. Participants in this joint admissions program effectively enter Curry College as a senior to complete their final year of study.
“The Criminal Justice field is ever-changing. Leaders in the field are law enforcers, community resources, and human service collaborators, who support community discussions and problem solving in the communities in which they serve. At Quincy College, we are developing interdisciplinary ways to educate the next generation of criminal justice professionals. Quincy College empowers students to pursue higher education at every level," said Michael G. Bellotti, Quincy College President.
“Curry College’s mission is to graduate students who are prepared to engage in successful, meaningful careers and active citizenship, and that mission is embodied in our highly regarded Criminal Justice program,” said Curry College President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. “Graduates of Curry College’s Criminal Justice program hold leadership positions in law enforcement and social service agencies across Massachusetts and throughout the country, and we are proud to provide this same pathway to opportunity to students from Quincy College in a fulfilling, accessible, and affordable way.”
A June 10th signing event formally launched this new collaborative partnership and pathway. In attendance were Quincy College President Michael G. Bellotti, Curry College President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr., Curry College Provost Dr. David Szczerbacki, and Curry College students who have transferred from Quincy College.