Baton Rouge Community College students who earn associate degrees in general science, business and liberal studies will be able to enroll seamlessly into complementary bachelor’s programs at Our Lady of the Lake College.

Administrators for both schools formalized the agreement Wednesday.

The programs allow Community College associates in:

  • General Science to transition to a biology major at OLOL College.
  • Business to a health sciences administration major.
  • English to a liberal studies major.

“We see a huge value in public/private partnerships. It is too early to say exactly how many students from BRCC will decide to transition to our campus after graduation because of this current articulation agreement,” said Katherine Krieg, OLOL College’s dean of arts, sciences and health professions.

Baton Rouge Community College has more than 1,200 general science majors, more than 1,600 liberal arts students and more than 900 business majors at present, Krieg said. OLOL College is optimistic that a number of them will want to expand their career prospects by completing their bachelor’s degree at OLOL College.

The colleges already have an agreement allowing BRCC graduates with an associate of science in nursing to transition to OLOL College’s bachelor of science in nursing program.

OLOL College spokeswoman D. Elaine Crowe said a minimal number of BRCC associates have entered the bachelor’s in nursing program.