SMCC, Husson University sign 18 transfer agreements

Southern Maine Community College and Husson University have entered into a series of agreements that ensure graduates from select SMCC academic programs a smooth transition to correlating programs at Husson University. The agreements were finalized Thursday at a signing ceremony on Husson University’s Bangor campus.

“These agreements allow students who are interested in continuing their education after earning a degree at SMCC to enjoy a seamless transfer and save time and money,” said SMCC President Joe Cassidy. “This is another example of how we’re working in partnership with other institutions to help students meet their educational and professional goals. We are putting students first to assure they have all the opportunities and support they need to succeed.”

“Our University is dedicated to offering students a high-quality, affordable college education,” said John Champoli, vice president for enrollment management at Husson. “That’s why Husson University is the least expensive private four-year college in New England, according to a recent analysis by U.S. News & World Report.”

In all, SMCC and Husson entered into 18 new transfer agreements that allow graduates from SMCC associate degree programs to seamlessly transfer earned credits to specific baccalaureate degree programs at Husson.

SMCC academic programs covered under these agreements are Communications and New Media Studies, Education, Early Childhood Education, Biotechnology, Human Services, Health Sciences, Criminal Justice, Hospitality Management, Information Technology, Business Administration, Business Administration with a Sport Management option, and Computer Science.

From those programs, students can transfer seamlessly into the following corresponding Husson programs: Communications Technology with a concentration in video production, Integrated Technology with a concentration in Web Design and Development, Mass Communications with a concentration in Marketing Communications, Educational Studies with a concentration in Elementary Education, Elementary Education, Biology, Psychology, Healthcare Administration and Public Health, Criminal Justice, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Integrated Technology with a concentration in Computer Information Systems, Integrated Technology with a concentration in Software Development, Business Administration, and Sport Management.

Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) is Maine’s largest and oldest community college. Founded in 1946, SMCC offers courses at its South Portland and Brunswick campuses, at community satellite locations and online. SMCC has among the lowest tuition and fees in New England and offers more than 40 degree and certificate programs. For more information visit the SMCC website.

For more than 120 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. The Bangor campus and satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information visit the Husson website.