Transferring to the Forensic Science Program?

Transferring to the Forensic Science Program?

Many students elect to begin their college careers at the Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges System, KCTCS.  Below are two transfer guides for our B.S. Forensic Science (Biology and Chemistry Option) 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 for the B.S. Forensic Science, Biology Option and four and one-half years for B.S. Forensic Science, Chemistry Option. There is room to add a minor to the chemistry option. We are recommending the new minor in Applied Ethics and have worked it into the transfer guide.

KCTCS Transfer Guides for EKU Forensic Science Program:

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. You may also look up course equivalencies at http://soto.eku.edu/transferstudents.
  • 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.

For more information and updates visit http://forensicscience.eku.edu/kctcs-transfer-pathways-forensic-science

Published on February 25, 2015

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