Delaware Tech and Rowan University announce transfer agreements
Rowan University and Delaware Technical Community College recently announced a partnership in four associate-to-bachelor’s degree programs in the sciences.
To support the articulation agreements, in which students who meet admissions requirements can smoothly transfer from Delaware Tech to Rowan, the University has created scholarships for high achieving students.
The agreements will enable students with corresponding associate degrees to transfer to Rowan from Delaware Tech for a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry or a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Delaware Tech, with campuses in Georgetown, Dover, Wilmington and Stanton – roughly 30 miles from Rowan – enrolls about 15,000 students each semester.
To assist high-achieving transfer students, Rowan is funding a $6,000 and $3,000 scholarship for three students each, which may be renewed for one year.
Students who seek the $6,000 scholarship must hold a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and enter Rowan in the fall while students who seek the $3,000 scholarship must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to 3.49 and also enter Rowan in the fall.
Rowan Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs James Newell said the articulation agreements and scholarships are expected to further strengthen Rowan chemistry and computer science programs by helping to tap a strong pool of qualified transfer students from Delaware.
“The STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields continue to offer great employment opportunities and tracks in chemistry and computer science are especially strong,” Newell said. “Through this new arrangement with Delaware Tech we hope to further expand access to a four-year degree to students from Delaware.”
“This partnership is a wonderful opportunity for our students. Delaware Tech students who graduate from a connected degree program (transfer agreement) leverage their first two years of college through our affordable tuition and reduce the overall cost of a bachelor’s degree by transferring to a college like Rowan where they are accepted as juniors – and they can take advantage of scholarship incentives,” stated Dr. Mark Brainard, president of Delaware Tech.