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Students who transfer to Western Kentucky University with an associate of science or an applied associate degree (e.g., Associate of Applied Science) from a health-related program receive a 12-hour waiver from the overall upper-level course requirement for the health science major. Students who transfer to WKU with an associate of science or an applied associate degree from a health-related program will need 23 hours in the major upper-division hour requirement. 

An associate’s degree in a focused health area may be used to fulfill the Health Science Allied Health concentration requirement with the approval of a Health Sciences academic advisor.

Students with a completed Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from a Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTCS)  will be considered to have completed the WKU general education requirements. All other students need to meet with an advisor.

Students must earn a “C” or better in each course in the major. Additionally, in accordance with university policy, an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better must be attained upon completion of required curriculum.


For students who are transferring from a KCTCS school with an Associates of Science or Associates of Applied Science in a Health related field to WKU to complete the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences below you will find documents to aid in the transfer process. 

Students may arrive from KCTCS fully-certified in General Education or complete WKU Colonnade General Education requirements.  KCTCS students with an AA or AS are designed as fully-certified in General Education will be credited as meeting WKU Colonnade General Education requirements.  Students with an AAS degrees may stay at KCTCS in order to become General Education certified before transferring to WKU. 

KCTCS Associate of Science – to WKU Health Sciences

Below are sample academic plans for students to view and utilize. Academic plans will vary from student to student depending on the students previous coursework.  The Health Sciences advisor will work closely with the student to develop an academic plan that fits them best.

KCTCS Associate degree in a focused health area to WKU Health Sciences 4 year Plan

Health Sciences/Health Related Associate degree as concentration sample plan 


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 Last Modified 1/8/19