Patriot Ledger // Published June 11, 2019 // By Mary Whitfill
QUINCY — A new partnership between Quincy and Curry colleges will give two-year criminal justice graduates conditional acceptance to Curry’s four-year baccalaureate program.
Starting this fall, students who intend to complete an associate’s degree in criminal justice at Quincy College will be conditionally accepted to Curry College’s Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies for a criminal justice degree. Students can apply to the joint admissions program during their first two semesters at Quincy College and are required to graduate with a GPA of 2.0 or better. Participants will effectively enter Curry College as a senior to complete their final year of study.
“We are developing interdisciplinary ways to educate the next generation of criminal justice professionals. Quincy College empowers students to pursue higher education at every level,” Michael G. Bellotti, Quincy College president, said in a statement.
Quincy College is owned by the city, an unusual arrangement for a community college. The city budget does not fund the college, but the school technically is a city department and its workers are city employees.