Agreement makes transfer easy to complete social work degree
Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 11:19 am
The Messenger 03.04.09
Officials from Jackson State Community College and the University of Tennessee at Martin recently met to sign an articulation agreement between the two schools.
The agreement, effective immediately, will be utilized by students from Jackson State transferring to UT Martin to complete a bachelor’s degree in social work.
An articulation agreement ensures a seamless transfer of credits from one institution to another. Students majoring in social work at Jackson State will be able to transfer to UT Martin without losing time or credits.
“This agreement will allow a student to complete an associate’s degree at Jackson State in two years and continue on to UT Martin for the next two years and graduate with a bachelor’s degree in social work,” said Dr. Bruce Blanding, president of Jackson State Community College. “The students are accomplishing their goals in a timely manner and the community benefits from having an increased number of quality professionals working in the field — that’s a win-win situation for everyone.”
“We are again pleased to partner with JSCC to better assist students who want to enter the social work field. Students will have a smoother transition to UT Martin,” said Dr. Tom Rakes, UT Martin chancellor. “We cooperate in many ways with JSCC, and this is another example of both UT Martin and JSCC striving to meet the needs of area students.”
Jackson State has similar agreements with UT Martin in agriculture and education.
For more information on the social work program at Jackson State, call Dr. Nell Senter, assistant professor, at (731) 424-3520, Ext. 394. For more information about the social work program at UT Martin, call the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice at (731) 881-7520.