CDU Signs MOU for Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program
CDU, Compton College, and Compton Unified School District (CUSD) held a special virtual event to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the entities to formalize a partnership that creates a special Three-Year Bachelor Degree program.
The Three Year Bachelor Degree program allows for CUSD students who are interested in a career in health sciences to begin working toward their degree beginning their junior year in high school.
“We know that there’s an incredible need for qualified health care professionals particularly in underserved communities,” said Karen Jackson, former CDU Chief Enrollment Officer. “This program will train those students interested in health sciences during high school when that initial interest is peaked.”
The curriculum is designed to enable students to earn their Associates of Science Degree in Behavioral Science from Compton College and transfer their credits to CDU toward the competition of a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences, Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health, or a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an Emphasis in Community Counseling, within three years post high school graduation.
“I’m excited about today’s signing, I’m also excited about the next steps that are associated with this and also the impact that it will have on the future,” said Keith Curry, Compton College President and CEO of Compton Community College District. “This is something that we do naturally to work and we will continue to find new partnerships to forward the success of students from Compton.”
The Compton Community College District (CCCD) was established in 1927 as a component of the Compton Union High School District. In 1950, voters approved separating the college from the high school district. Construction of the college campus was completed on the present site and classes began on the new campus in 1956. Compton College began to operate as an independent college in 2019.
Under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Darin Brawley, the Compton Unified School District has undergone transformation marked by a significant increase in student achievement rates, a graduation rate nearing 90%, facilities improvements, and a focus on STEM throughout all schools.