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Transferring to EKU Chemistry?

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With the clear career pathway offered by our chemistry programs some students choose to transfer from a community college. Many students elect to begin their college careers at the Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges System, KCTCS.  Below are five transfer guides for our most popular programs based on the upcoming fall, 2015 catalog at EKU and KCTCS. The first two years lead will lead to an Associates of Arts degree from KCTCS with the completion of a baccalaureate from EKU at the end of four years (four and one-half for B.S. Forensic Science, Chemistry Option). There is room to add a minor in most cases.

KCTCS Transfer Guides for EKU Chemistry:

B.A. Chemistry (Chemistry Option)

B.A. Chemistry (Pre-Pharmacy Option)

B.A. Chemistry (Fermentation Science)

B.S. Forensic Science (Forensic Biology)

B.S. Forensic Science (Forensic Chemistry)

If this is the route you plan to take to EKU it is important to consider the following:

  • National research shows that community college students who finish their associates degree program complete the baccalaureate at a much higher rate than those students who transfer with simply a grab bag of credits.
  • The earlier you begin to prepare for transfer, the better. Visit your top choices, collect transfer materials, and find out if there are any transfer agreements between where you are and where you want to go. The more information that you have, the easier it will be to make a decision.
  • Make sure you are picking courses that are transferable to colleges and universities. There are Web sites, tools, and advisers at both community colleges and universities to help you choose wisely. Use the transfer guides provided for KCTCS.
  • Meet regularly with advisers at the community college. Keep your adviser informed of your transfer plans, and as transfer approaches, set a time to meet with an adviser at your target institution. If you try to navigate this process without the help of advisers, you might not be able to maximize your community college courses.
  • Pick your major early, and seek advice about the best courses to take to meet requirements. By choosing your major early, you can take the prerequisites that you need for that program at the university. Well-planned course taking will help you finish your transfer program more efficiently, saving you time and money in the long run.

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Lori Wilson

Published on February 25, 2015

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