William James College and Urban College of Boston Reach Bachelor Completion Agreement

The articulation agreement will allow for expansion and enhancement of educational opportunities for Urban College of Boston students

April 17, 2018

Newton, Mass. (April, 2018): William James College, a leader in educating the next generation of mental health professionals, has announced an articulation agreement that allows students from Urban College of Boston to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Services at William James College.

“We are excited to offer a new path for our students seeking to continue on to a bachelor’s degree after completing their associate degree here at Urban College of Boston,” said Michael Taylor, President of Urban College of Boston. “This agreement is the first step in what promises to be a meaningful partnership with great opportunity for our students.”

William James College launched the Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services Completion Program, the first undergraduate degree in the school’s history, in the fall of 2017. Urban College of Boston offers three Associate of Arts degrees (in Early Childhood Education, Human Services Administration, and General Studies) and 17 Certificates. With this articulation agreement in place, students who complete their Associate of Arts in Human Services Administration at Urban College of Boston, with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher, will be guaranteed admission to the Bachelor in Psychology and Human Services program at William James College. Students from other area universities and colleges can apply to transfer to William James College to pursue this degree pathway as well.

“This agreement is an amazing opportunity for William James College and Urban College of Boston,” said Marc Abelard, Director of the William James College Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services Completion Program. “Students at Urban College of Boston will be able to make an easy transition to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the field of psychology, and the partnership will in turn give William James College a presence in Boston.”

About William James College

Founded in 1974 as an independent college of psychology, William James College offers degree programs in behavioral health and applied psychology at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional development certificate levels. William James College is a leader in educating organizational leaders and behavioral health professionals who are committed to meeting the needs of our most vulnerable populations and is constantly evolving to meet the needs of a rapidly changing and increasingly diverse society. The College’s highly skilled professionals care for persons and communities with behavioral health needs with specific competencies to meet the needs of Latinos, persons of African and Caribbean descent, Veterans, children/adolescents and their families, and others distinct populations in a variety of settings, including schools, the courts, clinical care facilities, the community and the workplace.

About Urban College of Boston

The Urban College of Boston (UCB) is a non-profit, two-year college with a 25-year history of empowering communities through education. UCB originated in 1967 as “The Urban College Program” at Boston’s largest anti-poverty agency, Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD). UCB became an independent, degree-granting institution in 1993, chartered by the Higher Education Coordinating Council of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and, in 2000, was awarded full accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. UCB exists to provide opportunity to every student seeking a college degree or professional advancement. The College supports students as they overcome economic, social, and language barriers to achieve academic, personal, or professional aspirations. UCB grants an Associate of Arts degree in three areas of study: Early Childhood Education, Human Services Administration, and General Studies. The College also offers Certificate programs in 17 areas. For more information, please visit: www.urbancollege.edu.

For more information, please contact:

Sean Hennessey
William James College
(Direct) 617.646.3326  
(Mobile) 617.943.4323

Avanti Seymour
Dean of Enrollment Services and Registrar
Urban College of Boston
(Direct) 617-449-7041