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LSU School of the Coast & Environment Signs Transfer Agreement with River Parishes Community College

04/11/2012 10:13 AM

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s internationally-recognized School of the Coast & Environment, or SC&E, recently signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize a transfer agreement with River Parishes Community College, or RPCC, in Sorrento, La.

“This agreement allows more students around the state to have access to our undergraduate coastal environmental sciences major,” said SC&E Dean Christopher D’Elia. “This is a great moment for LSU and RPCC, and we look forward to seeing RPCC students who transfer to LSU become firmly grounded in basic science while also learning about the coastal environment.”

This transfer agreement, more commonly known as a 2+2 agreement, allows students who complete RPCC’s associate of science degree in biological sciences track with a coastal environmental science concentration to transfer into LSU’s coastal environmental science bachelor’s degree program as a junior.

“This 2+2 agreement means that RPCC students who complete our associate degree can transfer into LSU with more transferable credits,” said River Parishes Community College Chancellor Joe Ben Welch. “This agreement helps students reach their goals by decreasing the barriers to transitioning to LSU’s Coastal Environmental Science program.”

For more information about the School of the Coast & Environment, visit


About RPCC
River Parishes Community College in Sorrento, La., is an open-admission, two-year, postsecondary public institution dedicated to developing and assisting students in achieving personal, professional and academic success.  A component of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System and its board of supervisors, RPCC serves the Louisiana river parishes by providing transferable courses and curricula through certificates and associate’s degrees.  Please visit or call 225-675-8270 for more information.

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