McDaniel and Hood College establish accelerated Environmental Science degree
McDaniel College students can now work concurrently towards a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies at McDaniel and master’s degree in Environmental Biology at Hood College.
McDaniel College and Hood College have entered into an articulation agreement to establish an accelerated degree program that enables students to work concurrently towards a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies at McDaniel and master’s degree in Environmental Biology at Hood.
Hood has announced that McDaniel students, along with students from Gettysburg College, can transfer six to nine undergraduate senior credits towards the 33-credit requirement in Hood’s graduate-level environmental biology program. In the sharing of their resources, the institutions aim to allow students to fast-track their M.S. while staying local.
Additionally, students may waive up to eight credits of introductory graduate classes and instead apply for specialty elective courses such as Insect Ecology, Soil Ecology or Plant Ecology.
“This unique partnership will address our world’s most pressing environmental issues by providing local, regional and national companies with well-trained environmental experts,” said Hood College President Andrea E. Chapdelaine. “In offering this fast-tracked pathway towards a master’s degree in environmental science, we can save our students both time and money as they earn their degree.”
“Not only are we excited to provide our environmental studies students the option to earn two degrees in an accelerated timeframe, but we are also proud to partner with another Maryland independent college in order to do this,” said McDaniel College President Julia Jasken.
“There is a lot of synergy between McDaniel’s undergraduate and Hood’s graduate environmental programs with both emphasizing hands-on field and laboratory research. This is a wonderful opportunity for those students who are looking to pursue their education at the next level and want to remain in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area.”
- Learn more about Hood’s Master of Science program in Environmental Biology.
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