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Transfer Office
270-745-5065
transfer@wku.edu
1906 College Heights Blvd #11052 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1052

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SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (AA TO BS)

Effective Date: 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2018

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (AA TO BS) degree at Western Kentucky University. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression


Semester 1Credit Hours
ENG 101 (3) 3
Humanities Course 3
SB Course 3
QR Course 3
DLC Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 2Credit Hours
ENG 102 (3) 3
OC Course 3
Heritage Course 3
SB Course 3
NS Course 3
NS Lab Course 0
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 3Credit Hours
SB Course 3
QR/NS Course 3
AH/SB/FL Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 4Credit Hours
AH/SB/FL Course 3
GE/FL Course 3
GE/FL Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15

Pre-Transfer Notes

The Systems Management degree requires 120 credit hours and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. No minor or second major is required. All SM courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Enrollment in the SM program is limited and based on student qualifications.
All students complete the eight-course (24-hour) core curriculum consisting of SM 300, SM 346, SM 347, SM 348, SM 443, SM 444, SM 446, and SM 447. Each student also completes at least one five-course (15-hour) concentration. Students must also complete 9 hours of relevant electives to be selected in consultation with the advisor. Students must earn a “C” or better in all SM courses.

Transfer students who have completed relevant coursework should petition the department with information about courses taken and what substitutions are being sought. Petitions will be reviewed by a facility committee and recommendations approved by the director and dean of the college in a manner consistent with WKU guidelines. Students who transfer to WKU with an applied associate degree (e.g., Associate of Applied Science) receive a 12-hour waiver from the overall upper-level course requirement.

Those with questions about the Systems Management program may contact:
School of Professional Studies
University College
Phone: 270-745-5408
Email: InfoSys@wku.edu
Website: http://www.wku.edu/sm/

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression


Semester 5Credit Hours
SM 300 (3) 3
SM 346 (3) 3
SM 347 (3) 3
SM 348 (3) 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 6Credit Hours
SM 443 (3) 3
SM 444 (3) 3
SM 446 (3) 3
SM 447 (3) 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
Concentration (Upper level) 3
Concentration (Upper level) 3
Concentration 3
SM Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
Concentration (Upper level) 3
Concentration 3
SM Elective 3
SM Elective (Upper level) 3
Elective (Upper level) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Program Notes

Those with questions about the Systems Management program may contact:
School of Professional Studies
University College
Phone: 270-745-5408
Email: InfoSys@wku.edu
Website: http://www.wku.edu/sm/


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