When Brandi Moody first enrolled at BRCC, she was focused on getting her associate’s degree in Human Services and working in the social work field. “I chose BRCC because of the cost, the convenient scheduling, and I wanted to build relationships with my peers and faculty,” she said.
Now, just a few months from graduation, her goals have grown. And because of a recent articulation agreement between Mary Baldwin College and BRCC, those goals include getting her bachelor’s degree in social work.
“Now all courses transfer and some even transfer as part of the social work major,” explained Robin Hawks, assistant professor of psychology at BRCC. She continued, “This keeps students on track to graduate without having to take extra credit hours once they transfer, all the while saving money by getting as many classes as possible at the Blue Ridge tuition rate.”
For Brandi, having a bachelor’s degree in social work means, “more training in the field, more exposure to what our community has to offer as well as its needs, and more job opportunity.”