Logan University Partners with St. Louis Area Community Colleges to Benefit Human Biology Students
Monday, August 29, 2022
Agreements Establish 2+2 Dual-Degree, Human Biology Programs Between Institutions
St. Louis Community College and St. Charles Community College (SCC) students who earn an Associate of Science in biology can transfer seamlessly into Logan University’s Bachelor of Science in human biology program thanks to new articulation agreements between the institutions. These collaborations mark the first time STLCC, SCC and Logan have partnered on an articulation agreement.
Logan’s Bachelor of Science in human biology (BSHB) is a highly ranked, fully online degree ideal for students who prefer an affordable, fast-track program they can complete in less than two years. Atanas Ignatov, Ph.D., MS, program director of basic science, said Logan is thrilled to enter into 2+2 articulation agreements with STLCC and SCC.
“These partnerships strengthen our deep roots within the St. Louis community, allowing us to educate more students and create more future healthcare leaders,” said Dr. Ignatov. “Students can apply their hard-earned credits toward Logan’s human biology degree, which has earned a top spot on several ranking platforms.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2020-2030, the United States will produce three million new jobs for biology majors with a median annual salary of $65,000.
“We appreciate being able to partner with Logan University to create an opportunity for St. Louis Community College biology students to earn their associate of science, then transfer credits toward a Bachelor of Science. It means that St. Louis area students have yet another excellent pathway toward a career in STEM by starting at their local community college. This has the potential for a valuable, long-term impact,” said Andrew Langrehr, Ph.D., vice chancellor for academic affairs, St. Louis Community College.
“Starting at St. Charles Community College is a smart way for students to attain the first two years of their college education,” said Nicole Pinaire, Ph.D., SCC associate professor and chair of biology. “Students earning an Associate of Science in biology may transfer to universities like Logan and continue on toward bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degrees in health-related fields.”
In addition to STLCC and SCC, Logan has partnered with other local community colleges on 2+2 articulation agreements. These partnerships include Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Mineral Area College in Park Hills, and Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff.