USF Sacramento Announces New Undergraduate Degree Completion Program (Jan. 17)

SACRAMENTO — (Jan. 17, 2012) The University of San Francisco’s (USF) Sacramento campus announced today the launch of the 2+2 Degree Program, an undergraduate degree completion initiative designed to serve transfer-ready students in the Sacramento region pursuing degrees in psychology, business administration, and communication.

The University of San Francisco has worked with Sacramento’s Los Rios Community College District to design the 2+2 Degree Program where students complete their bachelor’s degree through University of San Francisco classes taken at USF’s downtown Sacramento campus. After completing general education requirements and some lower division courses at a local community college or another university, students enrolled in the University of San Francisco’s 2+2 Program have the flexibility to finish courses required for a bachelor’s degree in two years by attending full time, or to finish at their own pace.

This marks an expanded offering at USF’s Sacramento location, where previously only evening courses for the working professionals were available. To better serve transfer-ready students, those enrolled in the 2+2 Degree Program will benefit from reduced tuition, discounted parking, and daytime class offerings.

“The University of San Francisco hopes to offer the local college-eligible population the option of USF’s private, Jesuit undergraduate degree program in the heart of Sacramento so that more students will finish their degree and stay in Sacramento to serve in positions that strengthen the city and region,” said USF Provost Jennifer Turpin. “Students in USF Sacramento’s 2+2 Degree Program will have direct access to dedicated professors, small class sizes, and opportunities for internships.”

Los Rios community colleges in greater Sacramento include American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake, and Sacramento City colleges. “We are excited about the opportunity this new USF 2+2 Degree Program will give our students,” said Chancellor Brice Harris. “Providing another option to complete the bachelor’s degree here in the region reduces the chance that students will leave the area and the state for their education and not return when they finish.”

“Higher education adds tremendous value to the quality of life enjoyed by Sacramento residents and businesses,” said Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. “The strength of our city’s economy and the health of our communities relies on education. The unemployment rate for college graduates with bachelor’s degrees is approximately half the jobless rate for workers with no college experience, and college graduates are less likely to rely on government assistance programs. I commend the University of San Francisco and Los Rios Community College District for collaborating to make our city world class.”

Applications for the 2+2 Degree Program are now being accepted, and classes will begin in fall 2012. For more information about the 2+2 Degree Program, and details on transfer credits and pricing, please visit www.usfca.edu/sacramento or call 916-920-0157.

About the University of San Francisco in Sacramento                                      

USF’s Sacramento Campus was founded in 1976 to serve the educational needs of the Sacramento region.  Evening master’s degree programs include Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (emphasis on Marriage Family Therapy), Master of Science in Public Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Science in Nursing. An undergraduate degree completion program in Organizational Behavior and Leadership is also offered through USF’s Sacramento campus. With the introduction of the 2+2 Degree Program, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Communication, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration are now available. For more information about the University of San Francisco in Sacramento, please visit www.usfca.edu/sacramento.