MSU Expands Partnership with Canadian College | VideoRich Wisniewski | 2/13/2012
"I think this is a real win-win for both institutions," said Dr. Neil Nordquist, Dean of Education and Health Sciences.
On Monday, MSU and Briercrest College from Canada expanded their initial agreement set last year allowing both American and Canadian students to receive two degrees in five years in areas like Music, English and Elementary Education.
"We`re to a place in time where collaboration is exactly what we need to be doing," said Briercrest College President Dr. Dwayne Uglem.
MSU President Dr. David Fuller says that this new expansion will only add to an already successful academic program for both schools and countries. "We`re very pleased to have this continued relationship with our Canadian friends. We have a lot of students enrolled here from Canada and we enjoy the Canadian culture they bring to Minot State.Ē
The program is expanding to now include areas like addiction studies, communication disorders and other helping careers. The need for these programs came because the school noticed that students had a real interest in those areas. Based on MSU`s strong liberal arts program, it was only fitting to add those tracks to the curriculum.
"Felt like a natural way to extend that already strong partnership," said Dr. Wes Olmstead, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Briercrest.
With two degrees earned in just five years, the road to success seems much shorter, but a lot broader for students in two separate countries. The program is set to be in effect this fall.