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Bryant and Stratton College to offer its first Bachelor's degree program in Rochester

Posted at: 12/13/2012 11:10 AM

Bryant & Stratton College announced that it will offer its first Bachelor's degree in Rochester.

The new degree, which will be a Bachelor of Science in Health Services, will be offered starting in January.

The new degree is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level and assistant management positions in a variety of medical settings including hospitals, clinics, nursing care facilities, doctors' offices and insurance companies.

The new program comes as the college prepares for its first term in its newly constructed 33,000 square-foot campus on Long Pond Road.

With the new program, Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection and Bryant & Stratton College are expanding their relationship with an additional scholarship that will be awarded to one Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection student interested in enrolling the bachelor's degree program for the fall of their graduating year.

The college is also partnering with the Northwest YMCA to provide students and staff access to this full-service health and fitness center and specialized programming.

The new program also means a planned expansion of the Middle College program with the Rochester City School District to put 15 STEM High School juniors on a track toward earning a bachelor's degree, starting in September 2013. Participating students will have the opportunity to earn up to 24 college credits prior to their high school graduation. More than 40 RCSD juniors from STEM High School and Vanguard Collegiate attend classes at Bryant and Stratton College's Henrietta campus. Since 2007, 203 students have participated in the Middle College program, earning 960 college credits as of June 2012.