Langara College and Queen’s University sign MOU
Vancouver, BC - Langara College and Queen’s University have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at supporting transfer student success and encouraging attainment of baccalaureate degrees. The agreement allows Langara students who have completed Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees to transfer into year three in Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science.
Although common among institutions in British Columbia, this partnership is a first for an Ontario university and a college in B.C.
“Queen's is proud to be leading the way in Ontario for developing increased mobility for students by extending our reach to British Columbia through great partners at Langara College,” said Susan Mumm, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University. “We look forward to the future possibilities that this partnership holds.”
Starting with entry in September 2016, the three-year agreement creates a pathway for Langara students to transfer into year three of one of 17 programs within Queen’s Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Honours), or Bachelor of Computing (Honours) degrees. Students must meet program-specific minimum GPA requirements and apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre.
The two institutions have also agreed to further discussions on academic transfer and to explore other activities of mutual interest.
“Langara has a long track record of preparing transfer students for success at B.C.’s research and teaching-intensive universities,” said Dr. Ian Humphreys, Vice-President, Strategic Planning and Business Development at Langara. “We are very pleased to partner with Queen’s to create opportunities for our students to transfer to a leading research university outside B.C.”
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path.
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