Leaders from Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) recently met to discuss how the two institutions can expand transfer opportunities for LIT students to gain bachelor’s degrees at Lamar University.
“We are excited to highlight our continuing
partnership with Lamar Institute of Technology,” Lamar University Provost James Marquart said. “Lamar University admits
qualified LIT students looking to transfer in our programs. Our existing partnerships
will be significantly strengthened through the creation of additional pathways.
Doing so will help students more easily transition from LIT to Lamar
Through 2+2 agreements, where students
spend two years as LIT and two years at Lamar University, qualified students
from LIT earn bachelor’s degrees from Lamar University in Information
Technology, Applied Arts and Sciences and Speech and Hearing. The institutions
are currently working to expand their 2+2 agreements to more academic areas.
“The flexibility of our core curriculum
course allows students to choose courses to facilitate transfer into nursing,
business, criminal justice, biology, engineering and computer science,” LIT Dean of Instruction Melissa Armentor said. “These 2+2 agreements will enable
students to complete the first two years of the four year degree at LIT and
then transfer to Lamar University to complete the bachelor’s degree.”