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Suffolk – St. John’s University Create Seamless Pathway from Community College to University

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Suffolk County Community College and St. John’s University have entered into a new partnership to ensure that students will be able to transfer seamlessly from Suffolk to St. John’s. The institutions formally announced the agreement at a signing ceremony on March 30 at Suffolk County Community College’s Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood.
The agreement signed by the colleges’ presidents provides 33 associates-to-bachelor degree programs for students who will be provided an academic pathway to transfer to St. John’s University. St. John’s University will also generously award an annual $17,000 scholarship to students who attain a set academic goal.

“Enhancing access and affordability to higher education is a shared goal of Suffolk County Community College and St. John’s University,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.  “This agreement will further that goal by providing a pathway for Suffolk students to complete their associate degrees at Suffolk and transition to St. John’s University to complete their baccalaureate degrees. The agreement between St. John’s University and Suffolk County Community College will provide students from the region with access to a high-quality, affordable education,” McKay said.

“This mutually beneficial academic agreement supports St. John’s strategic priorities of ensuring student success and expanding community partnerships,” said Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph.D., President of St. John’s University.  “Suffolk County Community College is the largest community college in the SUNY system and we look forward to the continued matriculation of students from Suffolk to St. John’s. This partnership will establish a pathway for student success through the completion of their baccalaureate degrees at St. John’s University.”

“This new relationship with St. John’s will create incredible opportunities for Suffolk graduates.  It is a real testament and joy to share with an institution of the caliber of St. John’s University the education of Long Island’s greatest resource,” said Suffolk County Community College Dean of Instruction Dr. Paul Beaudin.

Suffolk County Community College prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students transition to a variety of baccalaureate programs here on Long Island, throughout New York State and the nation.

About St. John’s University
Founded in 1870, St. John’s is a Catholic and Vincentian University that promotes student success through academic excellence, global studies, and a focus on service. Students from 47 states and 123 foreign countries pursue more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Red Storm—St. John’s 17 BIG EAST, Division I men’s and women’s athletic squads—is considered New York’s hometown team. St. John’s has three New York City campuses—in Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island—along with its Long Island Graduate Center. The University also has a campus in Rome, Italy, in addition to study abroad locations in Paris, France, and Seville, Spain.

About Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk has more than 27,000 students enrolled at three campuses in Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead, and is the largest community college in New York State. Suffolk offers Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees and professional certificates in 100 programs of study.

  Suffolk County Community College St. John’s University – College of Professional Studies
1 Business:  Marketing A.A.S. Advertising Communication:  Creative or Account Executive Tracks B.S.
2 Business:  Marketing A.A.S. Public Relations B.S.
3 Criminal Justice A.S. Criminal Justice B.S.
4 Communication Studies A.A. Communication Arts B.S.
  5    Communications and Media Arts:  Journalism A.A. Journalism
6 Communications and Media Arts:  Journalism A.A. Photojournalism B.S.
7 Hotel and Resort Management A.A.S. Hospitality Management B.S.
8 Paralegal Studies A.A.S. Legal Studies B.S.
9 Radio and Television Production A.A.S. Television and Film Studies B.S.
Suffolk County Community College St. John’s University – The School of Education
10 Liberal Arts and Sciences: Education (Child Study) Emphasis A.A. Childhood Education Grades (1-6) B.S./Psychology Concentration
11 Liberal Arts and Sciences: Education (Child Study) Emphasis A.A. Childhood Education Grades (1-6) B.S./Social Studies Concentration
12 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Adolescence Education

Biology Emphasis A.A.

Adolescent Education (7-12) B.S./Science Concentration
13 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Adolescence Education

English Emphasis A.A.

Adolescent Education (7-12) B.S./English Concentration
14 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Adolescence Education

History Emphasis (Social Studies) A.A.

Adolescent Education (7-12) B.S./Social Sciences Concentration
  15    Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Adolescence Education

Mathematics Emphasis A.A.

Adolescent Education (7-12) B.S./Math Concentration
Suffolk County Community College St. John’s University – St. John’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
16 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  General Studies A.A. Psychology B.A.
17 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  General Studies A.A. Government and Politics B.A.
18 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Humanities Emphasis A.A. English Option English B.A.
19 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Humanities Emphasis A.A. Foreign Language Option French B.A.
20 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Humanities Emphasis A.A. Foreign Language Option Italian B.A.
21 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Humanities Emphasis A.A.          Foreign Language Option Spanish B.A.
22 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Humanities Emphasis A.A. Philosophy Option Philosophy B.A.
23 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Mathematics A.A. Mathematics B.S.
24 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Science Emphasis A.S. Biology B.S.
25 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Science Emphasis A.S. Chemistry B.S.
26 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Science Emphasis A.S. Environmental Studies, Ecology B.S.
27 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Science Emphasis A.S. Psychology B.A.
28 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Social Science Emphasis A.A. History Option History B.A.
29 Liberal Arts and Sciences:  Social Science Emphasis A.A. Sociology Option Sociology B.A.
30 Visual Arts, A.S. Fine Arts, B.F.A.
Suffolk County Community College St. John’s University – The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
31 Business Administration A.S. Accounting B.S.
32 Business Administration A.S. Business B.S.
33 Business Administration A.S. Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Risk Management and Insurance

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