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A new partnership between Schoolcraft College and Madonna University will give students interested in sign language studies the opportunity to save thousands on tuition by taking general education or foundation courses at Schoolcraft College while being dually enrolled at Madonna University and being able to start their sign language studies as a freshman. In the past, students interested in this area of study generally took all their freshman and sophomore level classes at Schoolcraft College then transferred to Madonna University and began their specialized sign language coursework in their third year of study.

With the Sign Language Studies Dual Degree Program, students will have the opportunity to earn an associate of applied science degree after approximately two years of full-time coursework that includes sign language courses, and then complete a bachelor’s degree from Madonna University seamlessly. The new program will be offered beginning with the Fall 2014 semester.

From the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers, Nov. 21, 2013

Madonna University and Schoolcraft College partner to offer dual degree in sign language

Madonna University and Schoolcraft College have announced a unique dual degree program in Sign Language Studies.

Beginning Fall semester 2014, students majoring in Sign Language Studies will be able to attend both schools at the same time and use their financial aid at both institutions.

Dan McDougall, director of Madonna’s Sign Language Studies program, outlined how this innovative partnership will save students time and money. “Our very specific Plan of Study outlines which classes students will take at each school: general education requirements will be taken at Schoolcraft and sign language courses will be taught at Madonna, which will save students thousands in tuition costs. Additionally, by meeting with their advisor on a regular basis, students can ensure they stay on track to complete their degree in four years so they can start their careers in a timely fashion.”

Read more about the program from the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers.


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