College Partners With St Francis Xavier University

April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new education transfer pathway partnership has opened at Bermuda College as St. Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, recently signed a five-year agreement with the College to offer graduates a 2 + 2 partnership in its actuarial science concentration in the Department of Mathematics.

“The agreement allows Bermuda College students graduating with the Associate of Science degree in Actuarial Science to transfer credits seamlessly into St. Francis Xavier and complete their bachelor’s degree in two years,” a spokesperson said.

“The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science is especially exciting because it is the first agreement negotiated for BC students to continue their concentration in Canada, providing geographical options.

Academic Vice-President & Provost at St. Francis Xavier, Dr. Kevin Wamsley, who travelled to the Island for the signing, noted the significant links the two institutions shared, saying, “StFX has a long history of accepting students from Bermuda and many wonderful, engaged alumni in Bermuda.

“In fact, it was a student from Bermuda, Jacqueline MacKay, Class of 2018, who approached the Chair of our Math Department about developing an actuarial science concentration at StFX. Through her leadership and initiative, we now have the concentration, so it makes sense that our first partnership agreement into this program is with a Bermudian institution.

“We are very pleased to be formalizing our relationship with Bermuda College through this pathway agreement. We hope that this will be the first of a number of agreements and look forward to welcoming more students from Bermuda to StFX.”

Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs at the College, Dr. Phyllis Curtis-Tweed agreed, and noted another significant link. “Esteemed Bermudian educator, Dr. Clifford Maxwell, was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier [’57] and was posthumously inducted into StFX University’s Hall of Honour in 2017. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for another generation of Bermudians to follow his path at St. Francis Xavier University.”

Currently, Bermuda College enjoys long-standing “2+2 Agreements” with Georgia State University and St. John’s University in the United States. Last year, the College provided additional US options for the study of Risk Management & Insurance at Eastern Kentucky University and at Temple University in Philadelphia.

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