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SUNY Rockland and Dominican College Sign Articulation Agreement


DATE: July 22, 2008

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574-4244



SUNY Rockland Community College and Dominican College Sign Articulation Agreement


Suffern, NY - SUNY Rockland Community College and Dominican College of Orangeburg have signed an articulation agreement that allows students who graduate from Rockland with an associate's degree in Criminal Justice to transfer credits toward the B.S. degree in Criminal Justice at Dominican. Transferring students will begin at Dominican College with junior status.


The agreement was signed by Sister Mary Eileen O'Brien, O.P., Ph.D., President of Dominican College and Dr. Cliff L. Wood, President of SUNY Rockland. The agreement will enable qualified students to pursue their educational goals with a smooth transition from a two-year college to a four-year college, according to representatives from both schools.


SUNY Rockland has articulation agreements with dozens of colleges. Transfer agreements were signed recently with SUNY New Paltz, and Purchase College (SUNY), Paul Smith College of the Adirondacks and Berkeley College in Westchester. Rockland also has transfer agreements with NYU, NJIT, Pace University, Dominican College, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Ramapo College and many more.


In formulating the agreements, deans from the four-year schools determine what level the SUNY Rockland courses transfer to at their schools. Deans and administrators from SUNY Rockland regularly meet with those from the four-year schools.


"Rockland Community College aims to keep all of our courses and programs up-to-date to meet the demands of four-year institutions," said Bill Baker, VP for Academic Affairs. "The integrity of course work at SUNY Rockland is widely respected."


Most degrees from Rockland require about 66 credits. In some cases, students go on to earn additional credits, which are sometimes accepted by four-year institutions. For example, a recent science honors graduate transferred to Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, which accepted all 96 credits he had earned at Rockland.


For further information about transfer agreements, contact Patricia Kobes, Assistant to the VP for Academic Affairs, at 845-574-4765. To learn more about SUNY Rockland, visit



Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality a price you can afford.

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