West Virginia State University, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Announce 2+2 Agreement in Criminal Justice

7/23/2020
Contact: Jack Bailey
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July 23, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
West Virginia State University, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Announce 2+2 Agreement in Criminal Justice
 
INSTITUTE, W.Va. –West Virginia State University (WVSU) and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (SWVCTC) have signed a memorandum of understanding enabling students who complete a two-year, associate degree in criminal justice at SWVCTC to continue their education into a four-year program at WVSU.

Beginning with the fall 2020 semester, the new 2 + 2 program will allow students who earn an associate degree in criminal justice from SWVCTC to be accepted into WVSU’s criminal justice program and have their prior coursework recognized, thus ensuring quicker completion of a bachelor’s degree.

“While the criminal justice program at West Virginia State University has academically partnered with Southern West Virginia Community and Technological College for decades, we are excited to expand this partnership through the Straight to State 2+2 initiative,” said Dr. LeighAnn Davidson, chair of the WVSU department of criminal justice. “The criminal justice program at WVSU has grown into one of the largest undergraduate programs at the University since it began in 1969, and we are anxious to strengthen this collaboration and provide students with an experiential learning experience.”

WVSU’s fall semester begins Aug. 10 and registration is underway now. For more information, visit www.wvstateu.edu.

Last fall, WVSU and SWVCTC signed similar 2+2 agreements in biology and chemistry.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College serves communities in the coalfields of West Virginia. With campuses and locations in Boone/Lincoln, Logan, Williamson, and Wyoming/McDowell. For more information, visit www.southernwv.edu.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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