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PVCC 2023-2024 College Catalog 
PVCC 2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Articulation Agreements and Guaranteed Admissions with Four-year Colleges and Universities

PVCC’s transfer degree programs provide the first two years of baccalaureate study and a solid grounding for successful transfer. PVCC and a number of Virginia colleges and universities have guaranteed admission agreements that allow students to transfer with ease. More information on transfer opportunities is posted on the college website www.pvcc.edu/transfer.

On-Campus Four-Year College and University Partnerships

Mary Baldwin College at PVCC. Mary Baldwin College offers undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs for women and men through its cooperative program with PVCC. The Adult Degree Program is a nonresidential program of college study leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Social Work degree with full teacher licensure as an option. Majors are available in the liberal arts and in pre-professional areas such as business administration, marketing communication, social work, and health care administration.

The undergraduate Adult Degree Program (ADP) provides for credit for prior learning; independent and online study, and group classes in the evenings and on weekends; academic advising from an MBC academic advisor in residence on the PVCC campus; access to student services at both colleges; and flexible learning opportunities allowing for year-round study.

Teacher Licensure for Special Education (K-12), Elementary (PK-6), Middle School (6-8), and Secondary (6-12) Education is available as part of the undergraduate degree, and there is a guaranteed admissions agreement to the MBC teacher licensure program for students in the PVCC Education curriculum. Students seeking Elementary and Special Education licensure should follow the PVCC Education curriculum. Students seeking Middle or Secondary licensure may choose to follow other transfer curricula at PVCC. Students planning to transfer to MBC are encouraged to work with academic advisors at both PVCC and MBC.

Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure (PBTL) is available to persons with a bachelor’s degree seeking teacher licensure for grades K-12 and for Special Education.

MBC’s Graduate Teacher Education program offers the Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) to students seeking a master’s degree along with licensure for PK-6, 6-8, PK-8, and Special Education. The MAT degree stresses teaching by inquiry and in-depth field experiences. The Master of Education degree (MEd) is available for those seeking a master’s degree in Education without licensure.

For more information about MBC programs, call 434.961.5422 or check the program Web site www.mbc.edu/adp/pvcc.

Old Dominion University Distance Learning. With this program, students complete freshman and sophomore-level courses at PVCC and then continue with upper-level courses taught by Old Dominion University faculty and delivered to PVCC via interactive technology.

ODU offers guaranteed admission and articulation agreements into 28 bachelor’s degrees through distance learning in fields including business, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care, information systems, computer science, and human services. Twelve graduate degrees are also offered in health sciences, nursing, engineering, and education. Old Dominion University advisors and staff have an office at PVCC and are available to assist students as they plan their courses of study. For information, check the program website or call 434.977.3262.

University of Virginia BIS Degree. The University of Virginia welcomes applications from adult students who wish to complete their undergraduate degree on a part-time basis. The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program offers late afternoon and evening classes on Grounds at UVa. And, in response to the evolving needs of adult learners, the BIS program is extending beyond the traditional once-a-week seminar experience to include more online courses as well as opportunities to earn credits in concentrated formats between semesters.

The BIS curriculum is designed to foster a broad liberal studies education, offering concentrations in business, humanities, and social sciences as well as the opportunity for an individualized concentration, which allows students to design an academically rigorous program that is unique to their personal, educational, and/or career goals.

Beyond fulfilling personal dreams of completing their college degree BIS graduates have used that degree to advance in their careers or to change their careers and also have gone on to graduate programs and to professional schools in law, education, business, architecture, and nursing. Students can participate fully in UVa activities and organizations such as Student Council and the Honor Committee and “walk The Lawn” at graduation.

Students begin their study at PVCC and then transfer into the program through UVa’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. For information call 434.982.5274 or e-mail bis-degree@virginia.edu.