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2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Engineering Pathway (Articulated with Wichita State University) (AS)

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The Biomedical Engineering articulated pathway with Wichita State University allows students the opportunity to complete two years of specified coursework with Cowley College and transfer seamlessly into the Bachelor of Science Degree program in Biomedical Engineering.

This pathway lists courses specifically articulated for transfer to Wichita State University through a 2+2 Agreement.

Symbol(s) Translation:

(T►) - Kansas Regents System Wide Transfer Course 
($) - Special Funding Identifier 

PROGRAM MAP - Biomedical Engineering (AS)  


Pathway Code: BMEW

Kansas General Education Core Requirements (35 hours)*

Successfully completing 35 hours of approved coursework in the following designated categories will fulfill the requirements of meeting the Kansas System-wide General Education Core.

Basic Skills - English, Communications and Math (12 hours)

Complete 6 credits of English, 3 credits of Communications and at least 3 credits of a College-level Math course that’s most appropriate for the degree and transfer pathway.

Natural & Physical Laboratory Sciences (5 hours)

Complete 5 credits of Lab Science from approved Lab Science Elective(s) (BIO, CHM, GEO, PHS).

Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)

Complete 6 credits from two different disciplines from approved Social Science Elective(s)  . (ANT, CRJ, ECO, GEG, MIN, POL, PSY, SOC).

  • NOTE: The articulation agreement allows Engineering Economy to count as a Social Science Elective in this pathway.

Arts & Humanities (6 hours)

Complete 6 credits from two different disciplines from approved Humanities Elective(s)  . (ART, COM, ENG, FOL, HIS, LIT, MUS, PHO, REL, THE) - Studio and Performance courses cannot be included.

One elective must be an Art, Music, or Theatre Appreciation class for transfer to Wichita State University and one class requires further studies in Humanities that does not include Philosophy or Fine Arts. Verify course transferability in the WSU Transfer Guide.

Additional Institution Core Requirements (6 hours)*

To satisfy degree requirements to meet the Kansas system-wide general education core, complete 6 additional credits of approved electives applicable to the transfer pathway. (PSY6720 - First Year Experience (FYE) is recommended for new students at Cowley.)

  • LAB SCIENCE courses listed in Pathway Electives may be used to meet this requirement.

Transfer Pathway Electives (27 hours)*

The Associate of Science degree requires a minimum of 27 hours of Pathway Electives. Students should work with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the most appropriate courses to complete within this block. The following are recommended pathway electives for transfer. 

Total Hours 63 - 68*

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in courses within this program.

*Although only 62 hours are required to complete an Associate of Science Degree at Cowley, additional credits are outlined as needed in the articulation with Wichita State University. A total of 65 credit hours are required to complete the articulated coursework at Cowley College, but in addition, a computer literacy of 3 credits is required at Cowley to obtain the Associate of Science Degree.   64 credit hours will transfer to WSU towards the B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering. 

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