July 30, 2012 — Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) and McMurry University are excited to announce the signing of an articulation agreement, which establishes a joint-degree program between TCC’s Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree and the McMurry University Department of Biology’s Bachelor of Science degree.
The agreement was formally signed July 26 and goes into effect for the Fall 2012 academic term.
“The articulation agreement through McMurry’s Department of Biology would allow students to complete their prerequisites in three years and have early admission to the Texas Chiropractic College Doctor of Chiropractic program,” said Dr. Larry Sharp, associate professor of biology at McMurry, who negotiated the agreement with TCC. “As the students finish their first year at TCC, they would send McMurry the transcripts and we would award them a degree in Biology, essentially saving them a year’s worth of undergraduate expense.”
In addition to the doctor of chiropractic degree program, TCC students have the opportunity to earn their Master of Science degree in fitness and human performance from the University of Houston – Clear Lake as part of the organizations’ dual-degree program.
“We were very excited to be approached by McMurry University’s Dr. Larry Sharp about forming a partnership between our institutions,” said Dr. Clay McDonald, TCC provost. “This is a great opportunity for students interested in health care to more quickly and economically earn a bachelor’s from McMurry and a doctor of chiropractic degree from TCC, making this a win-win for everyone. It is always a pleasure for us to partner with quality educational institutions such as McMurry University, and together create valuable learning opportunities.”
Source: Texas Chiropractic College, txchiro.edu