Lackawanna, ESU sign new articulation agreements
Allows easy transfer of Criminal Justice, Sport Management associate degrees
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – Lackawanna College and East Stroudsburg University have signed two articulation agreements that will offer new opportunities to Lackawanna graduates interested in pursuing bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Sports Management at ESU.
The agreement between ESU’s College of Business and Management and Lackawanna College’s Division of Business facilitates the transfer of college credits earned in Sport Management at Lackawanna. The seamless agreement will allow students to transfer their college credits toward the bachelor of science degree program in Sport Management at ESU.
“Sport management is an exciting field to work in because it offers a wide variety of career options and paths. We are thrilled to provide our sport management majors, one of our most popular curricula, the opportunity to further advance their education in this discipline and secure employment in an industry with a bright occupational outlook,” said Lackawanna College Business Division Chair and Professor Bettyann Karr.
In addition, the agreement between ESU’s College of Arts and Sciences and Lackawanna’s Division of Social Science allows for the transfer of college credits earned at Lackawanna toward the bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice at ESU.
The agreements signed on Aug. 6, 2014, will impact many students as Criminal Justice is the second most popular major at Lackawanna and the fourth largest at ESU, according to Lackawanna’s Director of Advising and Transfer Services Barb Nowogorski and ESU Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Peter Hawker, Ph.D.
Enrollment in Lackawanna’s Sports Management program has also increased significantly over the past three years.
Nowogorski noted that ESU is the university that many Lackawanna students ask about when they look to transfer credits to universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Lackawanna’s role in the PASSHE Academic Passport program previously guaranteed the transfer of numerous credits to any state university, but it did not assure admission into specific programs.
“While existing articulation agreements allow Lackawanna students to transfer credits earned here to virtually any college, those who do so in these majors can be confident that every course taken at Lackawanna matches exactly with one required to meet graduation requirements at ESU,” said Lackawanna College President Mark Volk. “We are thrilled to make this available to our Lackawanna College graduates and look forward to creating similar opportunities for other majors.”
Since its founding in 1894, Lackawanna College’s mission has been to train future generations of hard-working professionals. The College offers nearly 30 associate degree and certificate programs at its main campus in Scranton and satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, Towanda, and the School of Petroleum & Natural Gas in New Milford.
Founded in 1893, ESU is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. ESU offers nearly 60 undergraduate degrees and more than 20 graduate degrees.
Contact Lackawanna College’s admissions office today at (570) 961-7814 to find your future.
To learn more about ESU’s College of Business and Management, contact the department of sport management at (570)422-3495. To learn more about ESU’s Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice, call (570) 422-3453. Other inquiries can be directed to ESU’s admissions office at (570) 422-3542.