Bridges to the Baccalaureate
What is Bridges to the Baccalaureate?
Bridges to the Baccalaureate is a new, comprehensive academic support and guidance
program between Allan Hancock College (AHC) and California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) for underrepresented minority students who wish to transfer
to a four-year university and pursue careers in the biomedical or behavioral sciences.
Funded by the prestigious National Institutes of Health Division of Minority Opportunities
in Research, this program will give Bridges scholars the academic skills, research
experience, and support network necessary for success in these fields at the university
level and successful application and acceptance to graduate programs in the future.
Bridges Scholars will have the opportunity to enroll in:
- A student-faculty program to receive guidance from AHC faculty
- A Strategies for Success online tutorial to improve study skills
- A workshop series for core science courses to help you succeed academically
- An advanced gross anatomy laboratory course to give you hands-on experience in human
- A paid summer research internship at Cal Poly where you will plan and carry out a
research project with Cal Poly faculty in biological sciences, biochemistry, biomedical
engineering, or behavioral sciences.
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Mary Jovy Pimental
Fashion Merchandising Student
"The counselors and administrators at Hancock challenged and encouraged me to pursue my dream of designing my own clothing line and opening my own retail store. They helped me map out a path to success that includes transferring to a four-year university. I am on the right track thanks to the knowledgeable staff that gave me the courage to change my major from nursing to fashion management."
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