Partnership established between Bevill State, Birmingham-Southern

By NICOLE SMITH Daily Mountain Eagle Bevill State Community College and Birmingham-Southern College have signed an agreement that will now allow for a seamless transition from Bevill State to Birmingham-Southern. The two colleges recently signed an articulation agreement, which states students who have earned an associate degree at Bevill can then transfer to Birmingham-Southern to continue their education and earn a four-year degree from the institution. The agreement further states that students who earn an associate degree from Bevill State in arts and sciences will have fulfilled Birmingham-Southern’s general education requirements, with the exception of a writing course and capstone course. Bevill State officials further state that completing an associate degree before transferring to Birmingham-Southern is not required, but highly encouraged.

Articulation agreements specify course requirements and illustrate transfer credits between institutions. Dr. Kim Ennis, interim president of Bevill State, and Birmingham-Southern President Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith, said in a press release that they are happy the new agreement will allow students even more opportunities to expand their education. “We are so excited to partner with Bevill State and to welcome their graduates to join the Birmingham-Southern community,” Flaherty-Goldsmith said. “This agreement will make the transfer process more efficient and effective so that students can complete their bachelor’s degrees in the personalized, transformative environment we offer.” Ennis added, “Bevill State Community College is committed to the success of all of our students. We welcome partnerships such as the one we have created with Birmingham-Southern. It allows for a seamless transition for our academic transfer students with intentions to attend Birmingham-Southern.” Birmingham-Southern recently announced lower tuition rates and has signed other articulation agreements with two-year colleges such as Bevill State, including Wallace State Community College, Jefferson State Community College and Lawson State Community College. The agreement between Bevill State and Birmingham-Southern will go into effect this academic year.