USciences and Cheyney University to formalize an articulation agreement for degree programs

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University of the Sciences and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania have formalized an articulation agreement that paves the way for qualified Cheyney undergraduates to seamlessly enter advanced degree programs at USciences. The two schools will officially sign the agreement at a ceremony on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at 3 p.m. at USciences (Wilson Hall, second floor).

Articulation agreements in general set forth the principles of mutual understanding to facilitate the progression of students between two institutions. This partnership offers students a broad range of educational opportunities. Ultimately, the agreement provides a clear path for students to continue their education.

“This is the definitive collaboration between universities that provides efficient pathways from one institution into another. It enables qualified students to secure advanced degrees in dynamic and innovative healthcare fields,” said Dr. Helen Giles-Gee, president of University of the Sciences. “The student is the ultimate benefactor.”

Under terms of the agreement, students earning a baccalaureate or higher degree from Cheyney in one of four programs are eligible for acceptance into one of three USciences graduate programs. Students will need to submit an application and meet pre-approved criteria and academic requirements.

“I am very pleased with the agreement with University of the Sciences,” said Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, president of Cheyney University. “It is good that President Helen Giles-Gee remembers her colleagues at Cheyney University. We remember her excellent work as department chair in biology at Cheyney University. We look forward to expanding opportunities for our students.”

The Cheyney programs and corresponding USciences programs are:

Cheyney Undergraduate Programs                                                      USciences Graduate Programs

  • BS in business administration........................................................... MBA in pharmaceutical and healthcare business
  • BS in biology, BS in chemistry, BS in mathematics...................... MS in biomedical writing
  • BS in biology, BS in chemistry, BS in mathematics...................... MS in pharmacy administration

The agreement will be in effect immediately for Cheyney students wishing to enter USciences.

At University of the Sciences (600 S. 43rd St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104), students embark on a challenging learning experience in a proving ground for successful professionals in the science and healthcare-related fields. A private institution dedicated to education, research, and service, and distinguished as the nation’s first college of pharmacy, the University has produced leaders in the science and healthcare marketplaces since its founding in 1821. Students in USciences’ five colleges learn to excel in scientific analysis and to apply their skills to improving healthcare in the lives of people worldwide through such disciplines as pharmacy, biology, chemistry, psychology, physics, physical therapy, healthcare business, and health policy. For more information, visit

A liberal arts university, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (University Circle, Cheyney, PA 19319) hosts signature programs such as the Keystone Honors Academy, the Call Me Mister teaching program, the Aquaculture Research and Teaching Laboratory and the accredited Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program. Recognized as the first institution for higher learning for African Americans, Cheyney University has been educating students for more than 176 years. The University offers baccalaureate and graduate degree programs at two locations, Cheyney and Philadelphia, PA – Center City. For more information, please visit the website at