Metropolitan Community College and Central Methodist Expand Partnership

MCC&CMUCMU Bachelor of health sciences degree now available to MCC grads

Graduates of Metropolitan Community College have two new options for bachelor’s degrees thanks to its partnership with Central Methodist University.

MCC Chancellor Mark James and CMU President Roger Drake have announced the signing of two articulation agreements that can lead MCC grads to the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from CMU.

Graduates of MCC’s Radiologic Technology program, and of its Surgical Technology program, can take advantage of the transfer-friendly agreement to obtain their Bachelor of Health Sciences degree.

A previous agreement between the colleges involved the MCC associate in applied science degree in nursing that leads to the bachelor of science in nursing degree from CMU.

“The partnership with CMU provides an important benefit to graduates of Metropolitan Community College,” said MCC Chancellor Mark James. “Our mission is to prepare students, serve communities and create opportunities. This agreement is one more waywe can accomplish those goals.”

CMU coursework leading to the four-year degree is available in any of three ways, according to CMU Provost Dr. Rita Gulstad. MCC students can take the coursework entirely online, they can transfer to the main CMU campus in Fayette, or they can attend one of CMU’s extension sites around the state.

Provost Gulstad expressed her appreciation “to the staff of MCC and their recognition that students who complete an Associate in Applied Science may wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in a related field.

“Through joint efforts this has become a reality for students in allied health fields through the MCC-CMU Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences agreement.”