UT Dallas, Richland College Sign Transfer
Agreement Targeted at Journalism Students

RICHARDSON, Texas (Dec. 17, 2004) – Officials from Richland College and The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) this morning signed a transfer agreement that allows for the acceptance of Associate's Degrees in Journalism, Broadcast Journalism and Advertising/Public Relations from Richland into UTD's Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies program with a concentration in communications.

Under the agreement, which is effective immediately, UTD also agreed to teach at least one upper-level communications course each year at Richland, which is part of the Dallas County Community College District.

It was the second transfer, or articulation, agreement the two institutions of higher learning have reached this year. In February, they approved a concurrent admissions agreement that facilitates the transfer of students who desire to pursue a degree in electrical engineering. Under that agreement, students who earn an associate degree in science with an engineering emphasis from Richland are automatically eligible to transfer to UTD, where they can pursue a B.S. degree in electrical engineering in UTD's Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's web site at www.utdallas.edu.

About Richland College

For more than 30 years, Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District has served the communities of Richardson, Garland and North Dallas. Richland helps students build their futures through the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, one-or two-year certificates in a number of career fields, and training in the latest technology to advance in their current careers. Enrolling more than 14,000 college credit students and 9,000 continuing education students, Richland's internationally and ethnically diverse students speak more than 90 first languages. Visit www.richlandcollege.edu for more information.