Memorandum of Degree Completion Agreement Between Ivy Tech Community College (IT) and Dominican University (DU) in Human Services/Social Work and Human Services 

Introduction

This Degree Completion Agreement is simultaneously entered into by IT and DU in order to create a smooth and seamless process by which eligible IT students will ultimately be able to complete a Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree in Human Services at DU. This agreement requires the completion of an Associate of Science in Human Services/Social Work (HSSW) or the Associate of Science in Human Services at IT.

As part of this Degree Completion Agreement, DU will automatically accept, in its entirety, an Associate of Science degree in Human Services or HSSW earned at IT. In addition to completing the remainder of the Human Services major at DU, students will be required to complete English Composition II, a Theology course and an Adult Learning Seminar. Completing either of the aforementioned Associate of Science degrees at IT is required for students to enter DU under the terms of this agreement. Participating IT students may contact the Director of Transfer Admission for more specific information concerning these courses. All policies and procedures of this Degree Completion Agreement will be governed by the duly appointed representatives from the aforementioned parties.

Student Eligibility

Students may apply to DU at any time during their attendance at IT; it is recommended that students apply for admission to DU at least one semester prior to completing the AS degree at IT. Students must meet all applicable admission requirements at DU to remain eligible for this degree completion program; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0 is required for admission to DU, as well as completion of a minimum of 30 transferable semester hours. A student whose GPA is below 2.5, or has fewer than the required 30 hours, must have the file presented to the Dean of the College of Applied Social Science for an admission decision.  Students’ eligibility for continued study at either IT or DU will be governed by each institution’s policies on enrollment of probationary, dismissed and re-entering students.

Prior to completion of either of the aforementioned Associate of Science degrees at IT, students may officially rescind the stipulations of the Degree Completion Agreement and transfer to DU, or any other institution of higher education, under the usual procedures.

Student Enrollment

Under this agreement, a student is exclusively enrolled at DU once the student has completed either of the aforementioned Associate of Science degrees at IT and has been accepted to DU via the admission criteria above. After matriculation at DU, the student’s subsequent progress toward the bachelor’s degree is governed solely by DU’s academic standards. IT students must request a final, official transcript to be sent to DU after completing either of the aforementioned Associate of Science degrees at IT for final verification.

Residency Requirement

DU will accept a maximum of sixty-eight (68) semester hours from a community college such as IT.  If a student exceeds sixty-eight (68) hours, DU will accept the most useful courses from the official transcript, not to exceed sixty-eight (68) semester hours towards the 120 minimum hours required for the bachelor’s degree.

Tuition Discount

Eligible IT students who participate in this program will receive a 20% discount off the regular DU online per credit hour tuition for the duration of their time in DU’s BPS-Human Services program.

Advising, Correspondence and Renewal

The Director of Transfer Admission at DU will provide participating students with the advising materials, including model plans of recommended study and coursework specific to the Human Services program at DU.  Students will notify IT and DU of major/minor changes for advising purposes.  Students who have expressed their desire to cancel their participation in the Degree Completion Agreement will also notify IT and DU of their decision. In order to develop subsequent program guides for IT students, the Director of Transfer Admission at DU will inform IT of any changes to the core or major curricula that may affect the integrity of this agreement.  Moreover, IT will also inform DU of curricular changes that will alter the nature of this agreement.  Finally, this agreement will be subjected to a re-certification every other year to insure the integrity and validity of the information and policies contained herein.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The details of this agreement between the Associate of Science in Human Services or HSSW at IT and the BPS degree in Human Services at DU are as follows:

Upon completion of the aforementioned degree program at IT, a maximum of sixty-eight (68) semester hours of credit would transfer from IT to DU. The sixty to sixty-three (60-63) hours of the AS in Human Services or the sixty to sixty-four (60-64) hours of the AS in HSSW would be applied to the total hours required for the bachelor degree at DU. Thus, students would need to complete thirty (30) additional hours specifically for the Human Services major at DU, and a minimum total of fifty-six to sixty (56-60) hours for the bachelor’s degree.

Suggested Curriculum for the Associate of Science in Human Services or HSSW at IT in conjunction with the BPS degree in Human Services at DU:

IT General Education Requirements for the AS Degree
Written Communication (3–6)

ENG 111 English Composition

Speaking and Listening  (3–6)

COMM 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
COMM 102 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Quantitative Reasoning (3–9)

MATH 123, 135, 136, 137, 200, 201, 202, 211, 212, 221, 222

Scientific Ways of Knowing (choose two) (3–10)

ASTR 101, 102
BIOL 100, 101, 105, 107, 121, 122, 201, 211, 222
CHEM 101, 105, 106, 111, 115, 211, 215
PHYS 101, 102, 220, 221
SCIN 100, 111

Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing (choose two) (3–9)

ANTH 154
COMM 201, 202, 212
ECON 101, 201, 202
GEOG 207
HIST 101, 102, 111, 112
POLS 101, 211
PSYCH 101*, 201, 205*, 240, 253
SOCI 111*, 164, 245, 252, 253

Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing (choose two) (3–9)

ARTH 101, 102, 110
ENGL 202, 206, 214, 220, 221, 222, 223
FREN 101, 102, 201, 202
GERM 101, 102, 201, 202
HUMA 100, 118
PHIL 101, 102, 220
SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202

* Required courses


IT Human Services/Social Work AS Degree Program                                                 
Institutional Requirements (3)

IVYT 111 Student Success in University Transfer  (1)                            
HUMS 279 Human Services Capstone Course  (2)

Program Specific Core (27)

HUMS 101 Introduction to Human Services (3)                             
HUMS 102 Helping Relationship Techniques  (3)                           
HUMS 103 Interviewing and Assessment  (3)                               
HUMS 201 Internship I (3)                                
HUMS 202 Internship II (3)
HUMS 206 Group Process and Skills (3)
HUMS 207 Program Planning/Policy Issues (3)
HUMS 220 Issues and Ethics in Human Services (3)
HUMS 269 Human Development/Ecological Services  (3)

Total for AS degree completion in Human Services/Social Work:  60–63


IT Human Services AS Degree Program
Institutional Requirements (3)

IVYT 111 Student Success in University Transfer (1)        
HUMS 279 Human Services Capstone Course (2)

Program Specific Core (24)

HUMS 101 Introduction to Human Services (3)
HUMS 102 Helping Relationship Techniques (3)
HUMS 103 Interviewing and Assessment (3)
HUMS 155 Family and Community in Youth Work (3)
HUMS 201 Internship I (3)                                
HUMS 202 Internship II (3)
HUMS 205 Theories of Behavioral Modification (3)
HUMS 206 Group Process and Skills (3)

Choose One Course from the following (3)

HUMS 109 Understanding Diversity (3)
HUMS 270 Multicultural Practice (3)

Total for AS degree completion in Human Services/Social Work: 60–64


The following courses are required at DU in order to complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services
Proficiency Requirements  (6)

EN 102 English Composition II (3)
Theology Elective (3)       

General Education Requirement  (3)

SPCS 200 Adult Learning Seminar (3)

Major Requirements  (42)

HS 300 Social Science Research (3)                    
HS 301 Writing in the Social Sciences (3)
HS 302 Statistics for Social Scientists  (3)
HS 303 Human Services Administration (3)
HS 304 Social Policy (3)
HS 305 Behavioral Theory (3)
HS 400 Professional Ethics (3)

Human Services Electives (Choose a total of seven courses)

Up to three 200-Level social science courses can, with the approval of the program coordinator, be applied to this requirement.  These electives can also include coursework that constitutes additional Human Services courses.

General Electives (5–9)

Minimum total for degree completion at DU: (56–60)            

FINAL TOTAL (minimum): 120

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