Dr. Dixie L. Smith
Phone: 620-235-4732 Fax: 620-235-4194
There are two major issues for transfer students (more than 24 hours earned after high school graduation):
PSU tries to make transferring you and your credits as easy as possible - but there are always challenges. Be prepared. The following sections are designed to summarize the most important issues.
The first step is to review the course requirements in biology. See the paper catalog or the on-line information at the Registrar's web page or PSU Biology's Undergraduate Program web page.
What is the best scenario for coming to PSU Biology after two years of community college?
The most difficult community college transfer scenario is coming to PSU after two years without any science or math. It is a logistic challenge to get all courses in on time (two years and out) and not always possible or desirable.
Under either scenario, be prepared to double-up on some lab courses in order to graduate on-time. You may also want to consider summer school. Try to "connect" with a faculty member in your area of interest here as soon as you can - even before transferring if you can. An early visit to campus (see below) can go a long way to making the transfer smooth.
Overall, the biology major is a very demanding curriculum and your experience at other colleges will be helpful to you here. Since many of you will have all, or close to all, of your general education requirements completed, you will tend to have a heavy science and lab schedule. This can be demanding, but understand it and plan for it and you will succeed.
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