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Coastline Community College Partners with Penn State World Campus for Online Psychology Degrees
California's Coastline Community College
is giving its students the option of completing a bachelor's degree in psychology
through Penn State's online campus,
World Campus, thanks to a new
partnership between the two institutions.
Students who earn a two-year associate's degree from Coastline in Fountain
Valley, CA can now transition to Penn State World Campus to earn a bachelor of
arts or bachelor of science degree in psychology online. According to Penn State, Coastline students "will receive a waiver of the
application fee, in-state tuition, pre-admission advising, a transfer credits
roadmap, enhanced student services and a four-year tuition freeze," as well as
access to Penn State faculty, courses, libraries and career services.
Penn State World Campus offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and
professional education programs, and many of the online instructors also teach
on campus at Penn State. According to a prepared statement from Christopher P.
Long, associate dean for graduate and undergraduate education at Penn State’s
College of the Liberal Arts, this partnership will benefit Coastline students by
allowing them to earn a bachelor's degree in psychology "without requiring them
to uproot their work and and family lives."
Coastline has similar partnerships with the
University of Illinois - Springfield for computer science degrees and the
University of Massachusetts - Amherst for
business administration degrees. The partnerships between Coastline and the
universities are part of the Learning
First Program, a collaborative partnership between Coastline Community
College and various universities to help Coastline students to earn bachelor's
degrees. The Learning First Program is led by the
League for Innovation in the Community College
and funded by the Bill and Melinda
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