UTPA, STCC sign articulation agreement for social and behavioral sciences
Posted: 06/27/2003
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Strong ties continue between The University of Texas-Pan American and South Texas Community College as another articulation agreement was signed Wednesday, June 25 for the transfer of social and behavioral science courses.

Pictured above, top row: are Thomas Cameron, dean of liberal arts and social sciences at STCC; Dr. Frank Williams, STCC vice president for Instructional Services; Dr. Rodolfo Arevalo, provost/vice president for Academic Affairs at UTPA; and Dr. Homer Garcia, dean for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Bottom row: Dr. Margaretha Bischoff, psychology instructor at STCC; and Dr. Dan Dearth, chair for the criminal justice department.

The agreement will now allow students to transfer courses in psychology, criminal justice and sociology from STCC that will count towards a bachelor's degree at the UTPA.

"The leaders of both schools want to create as seemless a transition as possible for students as they leave STCC and come to UT Pan American to continue working on their degrees," said Homer Garcia, dean for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. "I truly appreciate the hard work of faculty members from both schools for negotiating this agreement."

In 2000, UTPA President Dr. Miguel A. Nevárez and STCC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed signed an articulation agreement between the institutions to help students obtain their college degrees in the Rio Grande Valley.

The agreement fulfills the "2+2" function of traditional articulation agreements between community colleges and universities by assuring students that associate degree programs at STCC satisfy the freshman- and sophomore-year requirements of four-year baccalaureate degrees at UTPA.