Delgado and UNO Announce Transfer Partnership in Biology

June 17, 2024

Delgado Community College and the University of New Orleans received a five-year $553,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to implement an improved transfer program for students majoring in biology, with the intention to expand transfer options to other programs.

Biology studies comprise the largest number of students transferring from Delgado to UNO. The grant allows the institutions to establish a seamless pathway for Delgado students to complete an associate degree at Delgado, then transfer their credits to UNO and complete a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, students in the transfer program will be able to complete required general education coursework at Delgado at a lower cost.

The grant also includes funds to add equipment to enhance Delgado’s existing state-of-the-art science labs, to inform and train Delgado and UNO academic advisors about the new transfer program, to hold outreach events and provide informational materials to students, to support program assessment and to establish a peer-mentoring program for transfer students at UNO.

The biology transfer program is slated to begin in the Spring 2025 Semester.

Jack Horne, UNO biological sciences professor, is the principal investigator on the grant, and the co-principal investigators are Wendy Schluchter, UNO professor and chair of biological sciences, and Amanda Rosenzweig, assistant dean of Delgado’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.