With a focus on providing students a transparent and easy to navigate pathway, officials with Southeast Missouri State University and Mineral Area College (MAC) signed four articulation agreements that will assist in the seamless transfer of students from MAC to bachelor’s degree programs at Southeast.
Dr. Carlos Vargas, president of Southeast, and Dr. Joseph Gilgour, president of MAC, signed the agreements during a ceremony at MAC today. Deans and academic leaders from both institutions attended the ceremony.
“This agreement makes sense because at Southeast and Mineral Area College we focus on providing quality affordable options for our students,” said Vargas. “MAC is already part of our Transfer Mentor Program, and these agreements take that one step further. This will allow students to focus more on their academic pursuits and career goals.”
“Mineral Area College and Southeast have always had a strong relationship,” said Gilgour. “We are pleased to continue this partnership and appreciate the opportunities these agreements provide for MAC graduates interested in completing a bachelor’s degree at SEMO.”
Under the agreements, MAC students with an associate of arts (AA) degree will have a clear and direct pathway to the following Southeast programs:
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, all programs including:
- Business Administration
- Economics: Business Economics
- Economics: Financial Economics
- Healthcare Administration
- International Business
- Management: Applied Management
- Management: Human Resource Management
- Marketing: Fashion Marketing
- Marketing: Integrated Marketing Communication
- Marketing: Management
- Marketing: Professional Selling
- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (online)
“There are often barriers to students trying to complete their degrees,” said Vargas. “Southeast is always focused on removing those barriers to enable students to graduate on a timely basis and become thriving members of our community.”
The Southeast and MAC articulation agreements are consistent with the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education guidelines advocating cooperative and seamless transfer arrangements between two-year and baccalaureate institutions. The agreements go into effect with the 2021-22 academic year.