The Frederick News-Post
November 29, 2021
Hood College has announced an agreement with Gettysburg and McDaniel colleges that will allow students to fast-track a master’s degree in environmental studies.
The program, called an “articulation agreement,” allows undergraduate students from Gettysburg and McDaniel to transfer some of their undergraduate credits toward the 33-credit environmental biology master’s program at Hood.
It also allows those students to waive some of their introductory course requirements and instead take more specialized electives. In cutting down on class requirements, students can graduate faster.
“It’s really a win-win for them,” said April Boulton, dean of Hood’s graduate school. “They get a cheaper rate, they have to take fewer credits, they complete the degree in a shorter amount of time.”
Hood is the only school in the greater Frederick region that offers a graduate degree in environmental science or environmental biology, Boulton said. The college wanted to target institutions within that radius that offer undergraduate degrees in those fields, and allow those students to pursue a master’s without leaving the area.