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Lewis University partners with MVCC on degree programs

Published: Saturday, July 19, 2014 5:03 p.m. CDT

ROMEOVILLE— On May 28, Moraine Valley Community College and Lewis University signed two agreements that will provide opportunities for Moraine Valley students to earn bachelor’s degrees in two different programs at Lewis.

The two institutions agreed to an enhanced “2+2” nursing program where students may earn an associate in applied science degree at MVCC in the Palos Hills, based community college and a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Lewis University in Romeoville. This is the first agreement of its kind for both schools.

Nursing students would complete the registered nurse program at Moraine Valley and pass the national board exam. Students then would complete 78 credit hours at Moraine Valley and the final 38 credit hours leading to the bachelor of science in nursing at a reduced tuition rate.

A second agreement provides a more affordable pathway for students to complete both the associate and bachelor of arts degrees in criminal/social justice. The AA to BA Partnership Program will offer classes at the Moraine Valley’s Palos Hills campus and the Lewis regional location in nearby Hickory Hills.

Full-time students enrolled in the criminal/social justice program will receive a special partnership scholarship of $12,000 per year during their studies at Lewis University. Additionally, students enrolled in this program will pay Moraine Valley tuition rates for the first 80 credit hours and complete the last 48 credit hours at a reduced tuition rate, resulting in significant savings while earning a criminal/social justice bachelor’s degree. 

During the first part of the 128 credit-hour program, students will complete 80 credit hours of Moraine Valley courses and earn the associate of arts degree in criminal justice. Students then will complete 48 credit hours of Lewis University course work, taught by Lewis faculty at the school’s Hickory Hills campus, 9634 S. Roberts Road.

For more information about the C/SJ program, contact Michelle Mega, Lewis University director of recruitment and external relations, at 815-836-5342 or megami@lewisu.edu.

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