Becker College Assists Mount Ida Students

Published on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Since the announcement of Mount Ida’s closing, Becker College has been working closely with Mount Ida officials to offer support during this difficult period. To that end, Becker College will be on the Mount Ida campus on Friday, April 13, from 9 am-2 pm in Alumnae Hall, to assist current students wishing to transfer to Becker College.

Representatives from Becker College’s Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Residence Life Offices will be on hand to discuss and help ease the transfer process. Prospective transfer students will also have a chance to meet the Deans of the School of Animal Studies and Natural Sciences and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as faculty from the School of Design and Technology. Representatives from the Center for Career Education and Advising and the Athletics Department will also be available to answer questions.

“We know this is a very difficult time for the Mount Ida Community, and our desire is to present options and ease the transfer process for impacted students so they can continue their academic studies at Becker,” said Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D., president of Becker College. “We share a common purpose with students and families of Mount Ida, and that is to ensure every student achieves academic success and attains their goal of a college degree.”

Becker’s School of Design and Technology, School of Animal Studies and Natural Sciences, and School of Nursing and Health Sciences – are renowned for their programs, including veterinary sciences, game design, criminal justice and nursing.

Becker is one of only two private colleges in New England to offer American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)-accredited undergraduate programs in veterinary technology. Becker also operates a working veterinary clinic on campus, the Lenfest Animal Health Center, which sees more than 1,000 clients annually and provides students with hands-on training.

The College’s Interactive Media Design program is ranked #4 in the world for game design. Under the guidance of faculty with years of industry experience and the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) at Becker, students develop commercial-grade games in the new state-of-the-art Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which provides students access to Game Studio and an Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality lab. The School will offer a Master of Fine Arts in Interactive Media starting this fall.

Becker’s on-campus crime scene lab provides Criminal Justice students in the Forensic Science track with hands-on experience and teaches them the basics of hair and fiber analysis, finger print detection and collection, and crime scene sketching and mapping techniques. The John J. Dorsey Sr., Crime Scene Lab is one of only a handful of teaching facilities of its kind in the nation.

For psychology students looking to pursue graduate studies, Becker’s Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling offers graduate students real-world training at the Counselor Training Clinic at Becker College, an outpatient community clinic, where they work alongside licensed mental health professionals. The program is approved by the Board of Higher Education, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and meets all pre-master’s requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts.

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