About Lourdes


Collaborations: Higher Education Academic Partnerships

In an effort to best meet the academic and financial needs of all students, Lourdes offers several higher education academic partnerships to allow individuals to easily transfer their previous class work from other institutions into a Lourdes four-year academic program. Lourdes also offers its own graduates the opportunity to extend their education in a variety of graduate school programs.

To begin your education at Lourdes or for additional information, contact the Office of Admissions at 419-885-5291 or email Admissions.

Owens Community College: Health Science Programs

Successful completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree from Owens Community College provides a solid foundation for a career and for continued learning. Lourdes' Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree builds on that foundation and assists students in advancing their writing, research, and critical thinking skills through the pursuit of a distinct area of concentration.

Students who hold these two degrees will be well prepared to contribute to the health-care community and to live enriched lives. Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program will be able to meld 60 semester hour credits from their technical associate’s degree program with selected liberal arts courses to form their chosen area of concentration. Entry into this program is limited to students who have been accepted into Health Information Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Radiography, and Surgical Programs but who are waiting for a clinical seat.

Reserve Officer Training Corp Partnerships

Lourdes University collaborates with Bowling Green State University and The University of Toledo to offer our students the opportunity to participate in either Army or Air Force ROTC.

Students attending Lourdes University may register for Aerospace Studies courses offered to Lourdes students at Bowling Green State University through the Department of Aerospace Studies. Lourdes students can also participate in the Army ROTC program by enrolling in the appropriate Military Science and Leadership courses at the University of Toledo. Scholarships are available from both programs. For more information on these programs, contact or visit:

Bowling Green State University
Department of AERO Aerospace Studies
164 Memorial Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Phone: 419-372-2476
Email | Website
The University of Toledo
Department of Military Science and Leadership
Mail Stop 217
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: 419-530-4696
Email | Website

Tiffin University

The Lourdes Department of Education in collaboration with Tiffin University provides students at Tiffin University the opportunity to take the required courses for the Adolescence to Young Adult (High School) teaching license in the fields of Integrated Language Arts or Integrated Social Studies. Students can also take courses to earn the license for Middle Childhood Education.  Students at Tiffin University can earn a bachelor degree from Tiffin University while at the same time take the Lourdes Teacher Education courses required by the Ohio Department of Education for their license. Tiffin students must meet the same teacher education program requirements as Lourdes education students.

University of Detroit Mercy: Engineering

Lourdes and the University of Detroit Mercy Engineering Transfer Program enables students to take math, science and humanities classes at Lourdes then complete their designated Bachelor of Engineering degree (Civil, Electrical, Manufacturing, or Mechanical) at the University of Detroit Mercy. Students typically begin the program by attending Lourdes for one to two years of full-time study then transfer to the University of Detroit Mercy for an additional three years. Part-time students are also welcome to participate in this program; however, the time spent at each institution will be greater than specified above. The number of semesters spent at each institution depends upon the need for any prerequisite courses, the program selected, course availability, and the pace of courses chosen by the student (including full-time or part-time status). A unique component to this program is the option for full time Lourdes pre-engineering students to take E105, Engineering Graphics and Design, and/or E107, Introduction to Solid Modeling, at the University of Detroit Mercy, before transferring, at no cost. This allows for a smoother transfer process.

Another component of the UDM Engineering programs is the completion of three cooperative work assignments (equivalent to one full year of work experience). Students earn money, obtain real experience, and have a full resume before graduating. Visit the UDM Admissions website to apply.

Program Description

Lourdes students are strongly encouraged to contact a UDM engineering advisor as early as possible to put together a customized program plan for courses at both Lourdes and UDM.

The University of Findlay: Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant Physical Therapy

The Health Professions Collaborative between Lourdes and The University of Findlay offers Lourdes students the opportunity to continue studies at The University of Findlay in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program, the Master of Physical Therapy Program, or the Physician Assistant Program. Students begin their studies for these majors at Lourdes, fulfilling the necessary general education and prerequisite requirements needed to transfer into the College of Health Professions at The University of Findlay.

The University of Toledo: Doctoral/Occupational Therapy

An occupational therapist helps people who have physical and/or psychological challenges maximize their ability to perform daily living, work, and leisure tasks. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools, long-term care facilities, and community organizations. Depending on interest and experience, occupational therapists can assume roles in direct service, administration, consultation, education, and research.

The mission of The University of Toledo occupational therapy doctoral (OTD) degree is to lead students to a career path of excellence in practice, advocacy for the profession, leadership, and contribution to occupational therapy knowledge through research. Graduates will be autonomous decision makers using contemporary practice skills. The OTD requires 95 semester credit hours over three years (8 semesters inclusive of 2 summer terms) of study.

The agreement with Lourdes will facilitate entrance into the (OTD) program at The University of Toledo for qualified Lourdes  students. Students enrolled at Lourdes may be accepted to the OTD program at The University of Toledo at one and two years prior to their matriculation at The University of Toledo. In order to matriculate to the OTD program, you must meet the requirements and prerequisite courses listed on page 96 of the Lourdes Catalog.

For complete program information visit the UT OTD program website or call 419-383-4429.

Transfer Students

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