Transfer agreement opens pathway to computer science at Mines
First-ever agreement won’t be last, Provost Rick Holz says
A new statewide transfer agreement will make it simpler for community college students across Colorado to transfer into Colorado School of Mines’ undergraduate computer science program.
The agreement, the first of its kind at Mines, enables students to earn an associate degree with “designation” in a specific discipline or professional field then transfer into a related bachelor’s degree program. Students who utilize the agreements are more likely to transfer into a four-year degree program and earn a bachelor’s degree within three years after transfer. They also accumulate fewer credits in completing the bachelor’s degree, making the degree more affordable.
“We recognize that the approval of these agreements will enable students to pursue and complete higher education and at a lower cost, a critical factor in the sustainability of our post-pandemic economy,” said Tom McGimpsey, chairman of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
Professor Tracy Camp, head of the Computer Science Department at Mines, sees the agreement as an opportunity to increase access to the Mines program, building on longstanding agreements with individual colleges.
“Colorado School of Mines is working hard to make it easier for community college students to transfer to Mines, and we are excited to participate in the new statewide transfer articulation agreement in computer science,” said Provost Richard C. Holz. “This is the first statewide transfer pathway to Mines, but it won’t be the last — we look forward to participating in more transfer agreements in the future.”