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					Academic Program Connections

  Office of Undergraduate Studies &
        Academic Partnerships
      Get Students Connected to Careers

•   Business
•   Health Professions
•   Education
•   Family Sciences
•   Arts
•   Sciences
•   Social Services
•   Humanities
       Associate of Arts and Sciences

• Provide solid foundation for 105 degree plan
  options
• Complete the core curriculum, in most cases
• Allow time to begin courses for the major (12-
  18 SCH)
• Assure that academic credits transfer
• Help students develop academic success
    Associate of Applied Sciences

• Get students started on career courses earlier
• Provide 15 credits toward core curriculum completion
• Connect to 7 degree completion plans at TWU
   – Registered Nurse to B.S. in Nursing
   – Dental Hygienist to B.S. in Dental Hygiene
   – Culinary Arts to B. A.S. in Culinary Science
   – ……. To B.A.S. in Health Studies
   – A.A. S. in Business to B.S. in General Business*
      Career Path Examples:
      Health Studies B.A.S.
                   A.A.S: Cert. O.T. Therapy
                            Asst.

                    AAS: Physical Therapy
                           Asst.
B.A.S. in Health
    Studies
                      AAS: Sonography


                      AAS: Radiography
                       And many others
Career Path Examples: Health Sciences

              B.S. in Kinesiology Exercise Science


              B.S. in Health Studies: Community
                            Health

 Associate      B.S. in Dietetics & Institutional
                        Administration               Registered Dietitian
of Sciences

               B. S. in Communication Sciences       M.S. in Education
                                                        of the Deaf

                    B.S. in Dental Hygiene
     Career Path Examples: Education

                     B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies:
                               Generalist 4-8


                 B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies: EC-6
Associate of
  Arts or
 Sciences
                     B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies +
               Bilingual , ESL Education or Special Education

                 B.A./ B.S. in English or other subject +
                             Education minor
    Career Path Examples: Family
              Sciences
                   B.S. in Child Development


 Associate of        B.S. in Family Studies
Arts or Sciences



                   B.S. in Family & Consumer
                   Sciences + Education minor
    Career Paths: Nursing


A.A.S./ RN        A.S. – science focus




B.S. in Nursing       B. S. in Nursing
    Career Path Examples: Arts

               B.A. in Art; B.F.A. in Art

                   B.A. in Fashion Design;
                B.S. in Fashion Merchandising

Associate
                       B.A. in Dance
 of Arts

                      B.A. in Drama


               B.A. in Music; B.S. in Music
                         Therapy
Career Path Examples: Sciences

                B.S. in Mathematics

                B.S. in Chemistry or
                   Biochemistry
Associate
of Science   B.S. in Biology; Medical
                    Technology

             B.S. in Computer Science
Career Path Examples: Business

                   B. B.A. in Finance


                 B.B.A. in Accounting

               B.B.A. in Human Resources
Associate of          Management
  Science
                  B.B.A. in Marketing

                 B.B.A. in Management


               B.B.A. in General Business
Career Path Examples: Social Sciences

                   B.S. in Sociology

                B. S. in Criminal Justice
 Associate
 of Science
                  B.S. in Social Work

                  B.S. in Psychology
 Career Path Examples: Humanities


                      B.A. in English



Associate of Arts   B. A./B.S. in History



                    B.S. in Government
              Career Track: Pre-PT


                Physical Therapist: DPT


  B.S. in      B.S. in       B.S. in Health     B.S. in
Kinesiology    Biology          Studies       Psychology
              Career Track: Pre-OT

• Occupational Therapy pathways:
  –   B.S. in Family Studies
  –   B.S. in Child Development
  –   B.S. in Psychology
  –   B.S. in Health Studies
  –   B.S. in Kinesiology
• Program admission is competitive and limited
• Become a registered occupational therapist and
  complete the Master of Occupational Therapy
  degree ; fast track option available.
           Program Profile: Business

• Starting core complete is an advantage.
• Specializations are available in accounting, finance,
  human resources, management, marketing as well as
  general business.
• Many courses offered online.
• B.A.S. in General Business to connect with A.A.S. in
  Business fields.
• Website: http://www.twu.edu/som/undergraduate-
  programs.asp
        Program Profile: Teacher Education

•   Degrees for teaching in elementary grades EC – 8th grade with additional
    certification in special education, bilingual education, and ESL. Support courses
    are offered for students seeking to teach in grades 8-12.

•   Admission to teacher education:
     – Grades on TSI tests such as Accuplacer or THEA
     – Cumulative GPA of 2.75
     – Specified course completion – see online Student Handbook p. 8, “Admission.”

•   Students who are core complete at the community college will not be required to
    take TWU core.

•   Courses on transfer articulation plans are chosen to complete both core and pre-
    requisites for the specific major. Other courses may transfer but not provide the
    foundation for the major.
       Program Profile: Teacher Education

• To teach grades 8-12, major in the subject they plan to teach (math,
  English, etc.), and minor in education.

• To be certified as a teacher in Texas, all must pass the designated state
  certification exams when the degree is completed.

• Details: http://www.twu.edu/teacher-education/curriculum-instruction.asp
                  Program Profile:
          Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)

• A flexible, online, interdisciplinary degree completion program
  based upon a completed core curriculum

• Includes upper division concentrations of 12-18 hours rather than a
  single major.

•   Student selects two or three areas of concentrations from Art,
    Business, Computer Science, Dance Studies, English, Government,
    History, Kinesiology, Math, Criminal Justice, Women’s Studies, and
    Sociology.
          All TWU Degrees Require

• Minimum of 36 upper division credits, more when
  specified by the major
• Minimum of 120 credit hours, more when specified by
  the major
• Minimum of 30 degree hours at TWU
• Completion of Global Perspectives requirement of 6
  credit hours
• Completion of core curriculum
• Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall, and in core
        Getting Started: Transfer Advising

Students should:

• Use transfer articulation agreements

• Avoid enrolling in extra courses [non-required] to save $ long term

• Access program information online at TWU.

• Talk to the department office or advisor for the major

• DO NOT to self-advise (to avoid excess hours, repeated courses, drops)

• Attend Transfer Orientations
    Starting Up New Agreements

• Request a sample articulation agreement if
  TWU already has on for the desired major,
  then modify it for your college.
• Send a request for a new major agreement and
  your program outline to
  – Dr. Barbara Lerner or Rachelle Land
        – Office of Undergraduate Studies & Academic Partnerships
          940-898-3309 or rland1@twu.edu
 Transfer Student Most FAQ: Will
      My Courses Transfer?
• YES. If it’s academic credit from an
  accredited institution, TWU will post the
  course to the transcript.
• BUT – just because it posted to the TWU
  transcript, does not mean the course will apply
  to the degree.
• This is why articulation agreements are so
  helpful to students.
           Course Posting Policies
• TWU posts: academic courses, all grades (up to 84
  community college hours)
   – If a direct equivalency is established by an academic department for
     technical or workforce credit, that credit will be posted.
• Courses not posted/transferred:
   – Developmental courses
   – Courses from unaccredited institutions
   – College seminar/survey or career exploration courses (unless required
     by the transfer institution’s core curriculum)
   – Vocational, technical or workforce courses (see caveat above)
           Additional Policies

• Courses are posted at the level the course was
  taken unless there is an established
  equivalency
• Starting Fall 2009, up to 84 hours from
  community colleges can be posted
• Starting Fall 2011, Fs are posted
• Unlimited hours from accredited four-year
  schools

				
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