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TCC and McMurry University Launch Joint-Degree Program

Abilene, TX – Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) and McMurry University are excited to announce the signing of an articulation agreement which establishes a joint-degree program between TCC’s Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree and the McMurry University Department of Biology’s Bachelor of Science degree. The agreement was formally signed on July 26 and goes into effect for the Fall 2012 academic term.

“The articulation agreement through McMurry’s Department of Biology would allow students to complete their prerequisites in three years and have early admission to the Texas Chiropractic College Doctor of Chiropractic program,” said Dr. Larry Sharp, associate professor of biology at McMurry, who negotiated the agreement with TCC. “As the students finish their first year at TCC, they would send McMurry the transcripts and we would award them a degree in Biology, essentially saving them a year’s worth of undergraduate expense.”

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Texas Chiropractic College is located in Pasadena, part of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and is the fourth oldest chiropractic college in the United States. In addition to the doctor of chiropractic degree program, TCC students have the opportunity to earn their Master of Science degree in fitness and human performance from the University of Houston – Clear Lake as part of the organizations’ dual-degree program.

“We were very excited to be approached by McMurry University’s Dr. Larry Sharp about forming a partnership between our institutions,” said Dr. Clay McDonald, TCC Provost. “This is a great opportunity for students interested in health care to more quickly and economically earn a bachelor’s from McMurry and a doctor of chiropractic degree from TCC, making this a win-win for everyone. It is always a pleasure for us to partner with quality educational institutions such as McMurry University, and together create valuable learning opportunities.”

To learn more about becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic at TCC, please visit www.txchiro.edu/gotcc or contact the Office of Admission at 1-800-468-6839 or 281-998-6007 or via email at admissions@txchiro.edu. To learn more about McMurry University, its academic programs and enrollment process, please visit www.mcm.edu or call 325-793-4700.

About Texas Chiropractic College
Founded in San Antonio in September 1908, TCC relocated to Pasadena in 1965 to accommodate growing enrollment and is today recognized as a leader in chiropractic education. The College’s Moody Health Center provides health services to the public, and is a model integrative health care facility featuring traditional chiropractic care, family practice by medical doctors, acupuncture and massage. Highly ranked programs, together with world-class faculty, unparalleled opportunities for hands-on training, and an uncommonly close campus community have earned TCC a reputation as one of the nation’s finest producers of skilled, thoughtful, and ethical Doctors of Chiropractic.

About McMurry University
Offering a diverse academic curriculum to more than 1,400 students, McMurry University is a small Christian liberal arts school in Abilene, Texas. Students choose from 41 majors; education and business are popular as are the school’s pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, law, and physical therapy. The three-week May Term gives students an opportunity to explore a subject outside their major. Through the Servant Leadership Program, students learn about ethics and develop leadership qualities. McMurry’s signature Texas Semester takes students through Texas history and culture with hands-on experiences like visits from leading authorities that take place both in the classroom and at historical sites across the state. Internships with businesses in Abilene present undergraduates with the opportunity to acquire additional knowledge of the workplace in nonprofit and corporate settings.

PHOTO CUTLINE: Texas Chiropractic College and McMurry University signed an articulation agreement in Abilene, Texas. Present at the signing were (signing, from left to right) Dr. Paul Fabrizio, MU Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dr. Clay McDonald, TCC Provost and Senior Vice President. Also participating in the signing were Dr. Fred Zuker, TCC Vice President of Enrollment Management and Dr. Alicia Wyatt, MU Dean of the School of Natural and Computational Sciences. Photo Courtesy of McMurry University.