Articulation Agreement Will Enable CCAC Students to Matriculate to Duquesne

Thanks to a recently signed articulation agreement, students from Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) now have a direct pathway for entry into Duquesne University's McAnulty College of Liberal Arts.

"We're delighted to forge this partnership with CCAC to give students the opportunity to continue their liberal arts education here at Duquesne University," said Dr. James Swindal, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. "We have welcomed transfer students from CCAC to the College in the past, but this agreement showcases both institutions' shared commitment to providing a top-tier liberal arts education."

Upon successful completion of an associate's degree in either the arts or sciences and satisfactory completion of the admission requirements of Duquesne's College of Liberal Arts, students from CCAC will be admitted into a B.A. or B.S. program at the junior level, with 60 transfer credits applying toward the Duquesne University B.A. or B.S. degree.

"Once again, CCAC and Duquesne University have drawn upon our shared ideals in order to provide additional educational opportunities designed to help students achieve their academic and career goals," said CCAC President Dr. Quintin B. Bullock. "By leveraging the combined strengths of our two institutions, we are helping ensure that individuals have the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today's increasingly competitive and changing global workplace."

Students can choose from 30 undergraduate liberal arts majors and minors, including computer science, digital media arts, English, integrated marketing communication, international security studies and psychology, among others.

"We've had a well-established relationship with CCAC students transferring to Duquesne University over the years. This articulation agreement will streamline the process for students enrolling in the College of Liberal Arts," said Jeff Ptak, associate director for transfer admissions at Duquesne. "We are working to expand the articulation with other schools on campus."

For more information about the articulation agreement and opportunity, visit or contact Jeff Ptak at or 412.396.5221. 

Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
Since its founding in 1966, CCAC has flourished, becoming the educational powerhouse it is today-a nationally renowned two-year college dedicated to serving all members of the community. From groundbreaking student success initiatives to top-ranked academic and career-based programs, CCAC continues to be the college of choice for nearly one out of three adults in the Greater Pittsburgh metropolitan region. Visit to learn more.

Duquesne University

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