Saint Anselm partners with NHTI for chemistry program

July 20, 2022

By Paul Pronovost '91

Saint Anselm College and NHTI – Concord’s Community College have agreed to a partnership that will allow students who earn associate’s degrees in several science-related fields to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in two years.

NHTI students who are health sciences, environmental science or biology majors who complete their studies with a 2.0 GPA or higher are automatically eligible for the transfer. A flat rate of $5,000 will be charged for each semester’s tuition and the application fee is waived.

“NHTI is pleased to join Saint Anselm in creating a pathway for students to achieve their educational goals that begins with a strong foundation in our community college system and leads to admission at this exceptional four-year institution. This partnership builds a bridge of success for New Hampshire’s students,” said Dr. Mark Rubinstein, interim president of NHTI and chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire

The new program was created by Professor Carolyn Weinreb, Ph.D., chair of the Chemistry Department, and Professor Nicole Eyet, Ph.D., associate professor in the Chemistry Department. Working with NHTI, Drs. Weinreb and Eyet determine the best approach to link the academic programs of Concord’s Community College with the core requirements of Saint Anselm.

“The Chemistry Department is excited to begin this partnership with NHTI and we look forward to working with students as they continue their education as Anselmians,” Professor Eyet said.

Professor Weinreb thanked her colleague at NHTI, Professor Tracey Lesser, who brought forward the idea of a partnership, and Professor Amy Liptak, chair of the department at NHTI, for helping create the pathway for the program. “We hope that this provides an opportunity to students who may not have considered Saint Anselm College or a career in chemistry as a possibility,” Weinreb said.

NHTI students are eligible for the program as of the 2022-2023 academic year.

Saint Anselm President Joseph A. Favazza, Ph.D. said the partnership is a student-centric approach that will benefit the college community as well as New Hampshire students who begin their journey in the community college system.

“Saint Anselm is committed to developing pathways to give as many students as possible the opportunity to pursue their academic and professional goals," he said. “Our partnership with NHTI is one example of this commitment, and I’m hopeful this is the first of many such partnerships.”

Saint Anselm’s admissions office is available to provide more information at www.anselm.edu/admission.

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