Academic Partnerships

Nazareth College partners with high-quality academic programs at other colleges to enable students to move smoothly between the colleges and from undergraduate to graduate work. The articulation agreements guarantee admission as long as requirements are met. Additional benefits:

  • cost-effective and streamlined timeline
  • individualized career counseling and curriculum advising
  • access to additional resources and networking through both colleges

American University

Up to five students who graduate from Nazareth with a 3.5 GPA or better and are accepted into the graduate School of Communication of American University in Washington, D.C., through August 31, 2016, can receive a 30% reduction in graduate tuition (saving $13,338) and pay no application fee. Students may transfer to American up to 6 credits of graduate coursework completed at Nazareth with a grade of B or better. Nazareth students may apply as early as junior year.

Contact the director of the communication and media program at Nazareth.


Syracuse University

In 3 years at Nazareth plus 3 years at Syracuse University College of Law, highly motivated legal or political science students can complete a bachelor's degree and a J.D. degree, saving time and money. You can be accepted to Nazareth and Syracuse upfront.


Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Tech2Teach prepares great math and science teachers by enabling RIT undergraduates in science and engineering to more quickly earn a master of science in education and teacher certification at Nazareth. RIT upperclassman can begin concurrent graduate study at Nazareth. Read Tech2Teach program details.


New York Chiropractic College (NYCC)

Students pursuing a bachelor of science degree in biology, including courses specified in the articulation agreement, submit a letter of intent to New York Chiropractic College during their first year at Nazareth and apply to NYCC one year before the desired entrance date. By completing all other application steps, including a satisfactory admission interview and references, students are guaranteed admission to NYCC. Those meeting GPA requirements receive a NYCC $1,500 merit scholarship.

Contact: Brian Witz, Nazareth professor of biology, 585-389-2554 or bwitz7@naz.edu.

nazareth college, Kayla Cannon

Kayla Gibson Cannon '05 went from Nazareth College to Syracuse Law School. She specializes in real estate law at Underberg & Kessler, LLP. The Nazareth-Syracuse 3+3 partnership saves time and money for students interested in law school.

State University College at Brockport

Nazareth College and Brockport together offer the Greater Rochester Collaborative Master of Social Work Program.

New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U)

Nazareth is part of the NAC&U consortium, enabling full-time undergraduates to enroll in online courses offered by NAC&U institutions such as Drury University, Wagner College, Westminster College, and Widener University. Certain limitations apply.

Rochester Area Colleges (RAC) consortium

Full-time undergraduates can take up to two courses per fall or spring semester at another college in the consortium. Read the "take a class at another RAC" rules.

Community Colleges

Nazareth College has transfer articulation agreements with Finger Lakes Community College and Monroe Community College. The community colleges' admissions and academic counseling centers provide information on transferring to Nazareth with an associate's degree.