Wicked Local Plymouth // Published June 19, 2019 // By Wicked Local Staff
PLYMOUTH — Quincy College and Curry College announced a new joint admissions Criminal Justice program.
As part of this collaborative program, Quincy College students who intend to complete an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice at Quincy College will be conditionally accepted to the Curry College’s Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies for a Criminal Justice baccalaureate program. The first joint admissions cohort is expected to begin in the fall of 2019.
Quincy College students may apply to the joint admissions program during their first two semesters at Quincy College and are required to complete the associate degree in Criminal Justice with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better and earn 90 credits to be transferred to Curry College toward a baccalaureate degree. Participants in this joint admissions program effectively enter Curry College as a senior to complete their final year of study.
“The Criminal Justice field is ever-changing. Leaders in the field are law enforcers, community resources, and human service collaborators, who support community discussions and problem solving in the communities in which they serve. At Quincy College, 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,” said Michael G. Bellotti, Quincy College president.
“As entry level education requirements increase for career advancement in Criminal Justice and the related fields, Quincy College has sought to establish articulation agreements creating pathways for our students, expanding, enhancing and improving educational opportunities, and career outlook for graduates. We are excited to work with Curry College for this joint admissions program which will become a model for future pathway partnerships,” Bellotti said.
A private four-year college located in Milton, with a campus in Plymouth, Curry College provides undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students with a rich, career-focused liberal arts curriculum and an empowering, supportive environment that prepares all students for success. Curry offers its Criminal Justice students unparalleled experiential learning and access to internships with major law-enforcement agencies in the region.
“Curry College’s mission is to graduate students who are prepared to engage in successful, meaningful careers and active citizenship, and that mission is embodied in our highly regarded Criminal Justice program,” said Kenneth K. Quigley Jr., Curry College president. “Graduates of Curry College’s Criminal Justice program hold leadership positions in law enforcement and social service agencies across Massachusetts and throughout the country, and we are proud to provide this same pathway to opportunity to students from Quincy College in a fulfilling, accessible, and affordable way.”
The June 10 signing event formally launched this new collaborative partnership and pathway. In attendance were Bellotti, Quigley Jr., Curry College provost David Szczerbacki, and Curry College students who have transferred from Quincy College.
In addition to proximity to Boston, and breadth of academic programs, Curry and Quincy College share a long-held dedication to educating the next generation of people-centered civil servants, focusing on social justice, human rights, diversity, criminal justice systems and more.
To learn more, visit https://quincycollege.edu/curry.