SCC Press Release

SCC, University of Iowa Ink Transfer Bachelor Degree Program Agreement

Southeastern Community College (SCC) and the University of Iowa (UI) have formalized an agreement to allow SCC students to earn a four-year degree without having to travel outside of Southeast Iowa.

UI President Sally Mason and SCC President Beverly Simone will sign the agreement at a ceremony on Friday, August 26 at 10:00am in the John Caldwell Boardroom on SCC’s West Burlington campus.

The Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Liberal Studies Online Degree Programs enable students who complete their Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from SCC to continue to take UI courses while remaining on an SCC campus. Courses will be delivered online.

The partnership allows SCC students to pursue five different tracks within the Bachelor of Applied Studies degree. The five tracks are:

  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • General Studies
  • Human Relations
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Political Science

“This agreement provides an opportunity for our students to earn a four-year degree from the University of Iowa without having to relocate to Iowa City,” said Phil Thomas, SCC Vice President of Teaching and Learning.

“As a community college, SCC tries hard to make education accessible to everyone in our area. This partnership with UI now means that we can provide more opportunities for that to happen,” Thomas continued.

Additional UI courses may also be taken online through distance education. “This partnership extends the reach of the University, and allows students from across Iowa the opportunity to earn a Big Ten degree,” said Chet Rzonca, Dean of UI’s Division of Continuing Education.

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