A California university is opening a 2-year program to help community college STEM students earn bachelor’s degrees

Fresno Pacific University will begin a new 2-year graduation guarantee program, called STREAMS, for community college students planning to get a bachelor’s degree in STEM fields, starting in the fall of 2016.

Supporting Transfers in Reaching Educational Aspirations in Math and Science, STREAMS, will help community college students earn a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, at Fresno Pacific.

The program is open to all students in the State Center Community College District who have earned or are completing an associate degree. It is especially designed for students from low-income and/or under represented backgrounds who are the first in their families to attend a college or university.

Those who enter Fresno Pacific with the needed credits from community college and make satisfactory academic progress at the university will be able to graduate in two academic years. The university currently offers a four-year graduation guarantee for qualified students in all traditional undergraduate programs.

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