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Individual Studies (A.A. and A.S.)

Transfer Opportunities & Articulation Agreements

Hudson Valley Community College students transfer to a wide variety of colleges and universities throughout the country. As a result of their academic performance here, many students gain admission to colleges and universities that might not have been obtainable after high school.

Hudson Valley Community College has many formal articulation agreements with public and private four-year institutions. Some agreements are general in nature as they simply specify certain criteria that must be met to ensure junior status at the four-year institution. More often, agreements are program-to-program in that they address specific majors at both our college and the transfer institution. Agreements may contain specific information on course equivalencies, minimum grade point average, pre-requisites, designated courses or credits, scholarship availability, and full-time or part-time requirements.

Below are institutions with which Hudson Valley Community College has program-to-program articulation agreements:

Learn more about transfer services available through the Center for Counseling and Transfer.

*Under review or revision

There are a multitude of majors that the Hudson Valley Community College Individual Studies degree can satisfy with regard to transferring to baccalaureate programs. While there are numerous transfer options; Psychology, Education, Communications, Pre-Law, Pharmacy, Pre-Med, and Physical/Occupational Therapy are some of the most common transfer majors. It is imperative that students identify their transfer goals as early as possible and work closely with the professional staff in the Individual Studies department and Center for Transfer and Counseling to maximize the number of transferable credits.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES TO BIOLOGY-RELATED MAJORS
Students interested in transferring to majors leading to careers in research, teaching, medical technology, medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science are encouraged to follow the recommended course sequence listed below. Upon successful completion of this course sequence, students can earn an Associate in Arts degree in Individual Studies. Applicants should attach a note in the application for admission that states: ATTN: Hudson Valley Community College, "Interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in a biology-related major."

Recommended Courses Would Include:

English Composition
ENGL 101 and 102
6 credits
Biology BIOL 190 and 191 8 credits
Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 110 and 111 8 credits
Math Through Calculus II MATH 180 and 190 8 credits
Organic Chemistry CHEM 210 and 211 8 credits
Physics PHYS 140 and 141 8 credits
Electives as advised    

NOTE: The college maintains transfer agreements in biology with several four-year institutions. Programs currently available are: the B.S. in Biology at SUNY at Albany, SUNY College at Plattsburgh and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: the B.A. in Biology at the College of Saint Rose; the B.S. in Medical Technology at SUNY College at Plattsburgh and B.S. in Recombinant Gene Technology at SUNY College at Fredonia. Please contact the Individual Studies Department or Office of Admissions for more information about these programs.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES TO ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSION MAJORS
Students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or other allied health professions can complete appropriate coursework at Hudson Valley Community College to enable them to transfer into the junior level of the desired major. It is imperative that such students identify themselves early in their educational endeavors at Hudson Valley Community College so that proper course selections are made.

Coursework is individually tailored to meet prerequisite course requirements for the intended transfer program.

Typically, upon successful completion of this course-work, students will earn an Associate in Arts degree in Individual Studies. Applicants should utilize the Application Processing Center code for the appropriate program.

For example:

PHARMACY: Students wishing to pursue a professional career in pharmacy should consult the catalogs of transfer institutions offering Pharmacy programs. Hudson Valley will assist the student in selecting courses equivalent to the first two years of the pharmacy program.

PHYSICAL THERAPY: Students wishing to pursue a professional career in physical therapy should complete the following courses while at Hudson Valley Community College:

English Composition
ENGL 101 and 102
6 credits
Biology BIOL 150 and 151 or BIOL 190 and 191 8 credits
Anatomy and Physiology BIOL 270 and 271 8 credits
Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 110 and 111 8 credits
Math Through Precalculus MATH 160 4 credits
Physics PHYS 140 and 141 8 credits
Electives as advised    

NOTE: Some colleges require documentation of 72 hours of clinical observation with a licensed physical therapist.