Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) and the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) are jointly announcing a new pathway for SMCCCD students to complete a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at NDNU.
This unique bachelor’s degree completion program will provide a pathway for SMCCCD students who have completed their associate degree for transfer in Business Administration to complete their bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from NDNU in two years.
Starting in January 2022, classes will be offered on the Cañada College campus but available to students at all three of the District’s colleges – Cañada College, College of San Mateo and Skyline College. NDNU will be providing generous financial aid and endowed scholarships for students in this pathway program.
“This is an exciting partnership that will help students take the next step in their career,” said NDNU President Beth Martin. “This program is designed to be flexible and affordable – with classes offered in the evenings and generous scholarships available for qualified students in this program.”
SMCCCD Chancellor Michael Claire added his support for the program: “This partnership will help SMCCCD meet the educational needs of students in our community. Having an affordable, four-year university option for bachelor’s degree completion allows students to pursue their higher education goals without financial barriers and while balancing their family obligations.
We continue to meet our students where they are.”
To meet the needs of the region, NDNU has narrowed its curricular focus, modified existing programs, and is developing new programs, including this new bachelor’s degree completion pathway. This program will complement NDNU’s master’s degree program offerings in Business Administration and Public Administration. The program will be a seamless pathway for SMCCCD students, particularly for those participating in its Promise Scholars program.