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Bridges to Baccalaureate

A student presents their research

Interested in biomedical research? This bridge program can take you from DCC to SUNY Purchase to graduate school or a job in the sciences.

Supporting Underrepresented Students

Do you want to help develop treatments and cures for cancer, diabetes and other ailments?

The Bridges to Baccalaureate program is here to help underrepresented minority students become biomedical researchers.

DCC teamed up with SUNY Purchase, the National Institutes of Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Emisphere Technologies to create this program.

You can apply to the program as a first- or second-year student at DCC.

Bridge Program Benefits

As a Bridges to Baccalaureate student, you can receive:

  • Guaranteed transfer admission to SUNY Purchase
  • Orientation sessions for first-time students
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring
  • Academic monitoring and support
  • Course registration assistance
  • Internships
  • Employment or Work Study opportunities
  • Paid summer research positions
  • Scholarships

Bridge Program Eligibility

First-year DCC students: High school average of 80 or higher, recommendation letter from your high school science teacher, and a written essay expressing interest in a biomedical field.

Second-year DCC students: College GPA of 2.8 or higher, recommendation letter from a college faculty member, and a written essay expressing interest in a biomedical field.

Contact Us

Mark Condon, Professor of Biology (Department of Allied Health & Biological Sciences)

Phone: (845) 431-8322

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601