A new partnership between University of Lynchburg and Central Virginia Community College will help students in business fields finish their degrees faster.
The Pathway 2+2 program provides several “Pathways” for students who are attending CVCC before transferring to University of Lynchburg. The Pathways indicate which classes students should complete in each semester at CVCC to ensure they meet general education requirements and prerequisites for upper level classes at Lynchburg. By following these guides, they ensure they can complete their bachelor’s degree within two years of transferring to Lynchburg.
Pathways have been established for students who intend to major in accounting, business administration, economics, management, or marketing. The curriculum guides are available at www.lynchburg.edu/pathway-22.
Pathways for additional majors, or with additional community colleges, may be developed in the future.
“Our new Pathway program with CVCC will help us work together to provide students with the best education,” said University of Lynchburg President Kenneth R. Garren. “Every year, many bright students transfer from CVCC to University of Lynchburg, and the Pathway program gives them a guide to their educational journey. We look forward to establishing more Pathways with CVCC and other institutions to serve more students.”
“I am very excited about our latest initiative with University of Lynchburg,” said Dr. Muriel Mickles, CVCC’s vice president of Academic Affairs and Student Services. “In conjunction with CVCC, University of Lynchburg has created a cohesive pathway for CVCC students who graduate with their Associate in Arts and Sciences Degree. This is yet another way that we have collaborated with University of Lynchburg for the benefit of our collective students.”
University of Lynchburg and CVCC have worked together to educate people in the region for 50 years, and many people who began their higher education at CVCC earning their bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Lynchburg. The organizations have a dual enrollment program, as well as a Grow Your Own Teacher partnership with local school systems. As University of Lynchburg changes its name to the University of Lynchburg in 2018, the school remains committed to partnerships with CVCC and other institutions that help further the cause of education.