NDNU and Cañada Expand Partnership To Include Programs In Art And Psychology

Belmont, CA, October 26, 2010 — Notre Dame de Namur University and Cañada College today announced that they will expand their existing partnership to offer programs in Art and Psychology on Cañada’s Redwood City campus.

The agreement allows Cañada students to remain on the Cañada campus while they take all the courses they need to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and many of the courses they need to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art. Their classes are taught by NDNU faculty at Cañada’s University Center. The program is designed to help create a seamless transition for students transferring to NDNU from Cañada and reduces commute time for many students.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Cañada College to include Psychology and Art,” said Lisa Bjerknes, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Cañada students will have the opportunity to learn from a distinguished NDNU faculty in a familiar and congenial setting.”

“We are committed to widening access to individuals seeking to build upon their A.A. degree to complete a bachelor’s degree,” said Sarah Perkins, vice president of instruction at Cañada College.  “The new Art and Psychology degrees build on a strong partnership with NDNU.”

These are the third and fourth cooperative programs launched by the two schools. NDNU already offers degrees in business administration and human services on the Cañada campus. Students enrolling in NDNU through the partnership benefit from maximized transferability of courses and facilitated admission and enrollment, which includes coordinated advising and financial aid.