2021 - 2022 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Programs of Study/Pathways
Cowley College offers over 120 different programs of study that guides a student on a pathway towards completing a degree or college certificate.
Transferable Pathway Programs & Courses
You can complete your first two years of coursework leading toward a bachelor’s degree at a university in virtually any field of study. Cowley College has articulation agreements with universities, online colleges, and technical schools in Kansas, Oklahoma, and beyond. We will help you design a degree program with courses that will transfer to the college of your choice.
Work-Ready Degrees & Certificates
Many Associate Degrees and Certificates give you the credentials and skills you need to immediately enter a specialized workforce.
Cowley College and Cowley College Online are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
Degrees & Certificates
Associate of Arts
This Associate of Arts (AA) degree is designed to specifically meet the student’s educational objectives in preparation for transfer to a bachelor degree program at a university. The courses are equivalent to lower-division courses offered at Kansas Regent’s universities. Students who intend to transfer are responsible for becoming acquainted with the program and degree requirements of the institution to which they expect to transfer and should also work with their Cowley advisor to select the most appropriate courses.
Associate of Science
The Associate of Science (AS) degree is designed to prepare students for transfer with advanced standing to 4-year colleges or universities. These programs are for students who plan to major in a science related discipline. Students are responsible for becoming acquainted with the program and degree requirements of the institution to which they expect to transfer and should work with their advisor to select the most appropriate courses.
Associate of Fine Arts
The Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree is designed to prepare students for transfer into a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree program at a 4-year college or university. This degree program is for students who plan to major in a fine arts discipline in Art, Graphic Design, Music or Theatre to obtain a BFA Degree. Students are responsible for becoming acquainted with the program and degree requirements of the institution to which they expect to transfer and should work with their advisor to select the most appropriate courses.
Associate of General Studies
The Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and greater philosophical appreciation for lifelong learning. Although many of the courses students may complete may be considered general education transfer courses, the degree itself is not intended to be a full transfer degree into a four-year university program.
Associate of Applied Science
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare students for entry into a specific occupation or closely related cluster of occupations. The objective of the AAS degree is to enhance employment opportunities.
Vocational Certificates prepare students for entry-level positions in career and technology jobs. Certificates typically recognize completion of a course of study based on a specific field.
Non-Degree Stand Alone Programs