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What is a Transfer Pathway?

A transfer pathway represents a typical course schedule/sequence for a student planning to complete the A.S. degree within two years, then transfer and major in a specific discipline. A transfer pathway is not institution-specific. 

It is important to understand that the pathway provided in the adjacent tab is just one possible combination of classes by which to complete an A.S. and prepare for transfer in your chosen area of study. Other course combinations and sequences can work, too. It is strongly recommended that students work directly and frequently with a COD academic counselor/advisor, a COD faculty advisor, and academic counselors/advisors at potential transfer schools, to develop and execute a plan that works best for them.

For more information about Pre-Pharmacy, please visit the program page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CHEMI 1551 Principles of Chemistry I 5
BIOLO 1151 Principles of Biological Science 5
MATH 2134
Calculus for Business and Social Science
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
Second Semester
BIOLO 1152 Principles of Biological Science 5
CHEMI 1552 Principles of Chemistry II 5
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
ANAT 1551
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
or Anatomy and Physiology With Cadaver I
Summer Semester
Gen EdHumanities 3
Gen EdFine Arts 1 3
Third Semester
CHEMI 2551 Organic Chemistry I 5
ANAT 1552
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
or Anatomy and Physiology With Cadaver II
MATH 1635 Statistics 4
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Fourth Semester
CHEMI 2552 Organic Chemistry II 5
PHYSI 1201 General Physics I 5
ECONO 2201
Macroeconomics and the Global Economy
or Microeconomics and the Global Economy
PSYCH 1100
General Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
 Total Credits72-73

Additional/Optional IAI general education courses are required for degree from COD. Some pharmacy schools may have their own additional requirements; always consult the schools to which you plan to apply.

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.

Summer Semester

  • Study for PCAT
  • Possibly take PCAT

Third Semester

  • Take PCAT / Apply to pharmacy schools

Fourth Semester

  • Be sure to consult the Student Planning Worksheet for specifics on all requirements for graduation, including (but not limited to) general education (IAI) requirements and HR/CMS/CLS requirements.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.S. degree, please visit the A.S. degree catalog page.