Thursday, January 27, 2011

Agreements simplify transfer process for marine and environmental science students

Daytona State's Institute of Marine and Environmental Sciences has brokered transfer agreements with Stetson University and Florida Atlantic University, helping to streamline the transfer process for associate of arts degree majors interested in pursuing bachelor's degrees.
The agreements will help students to clearly identify courses required for their bachelor's degrees while at Daytona State. The institute currently offers four AA degree tracts: Marine Science, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, and Ocean Engineering. 
"The articulation agreements ensure that the courses offered at Daytona State are comparable to those offered by the universities,” said program advisor and associate professor, Dr. Debra W. Woodall.  “They also help students to better focus their efforts and identify the university they'd like to transfer to in order to pursue their chosen bachelor's degree. We also have initiated articulation agreements with other universities such as the University of Central Florida to increase transfer options for our students."
Typically, a transfer student pursuing a bachelor's degree will take 60 credit hours at Daytona State to first earn an AA degree, saving nearly $5,000 in tuition costs (compared with Florida public universities); transfer students also generally experience higher graduation rates.
For more information on these articulation agreements visit or contact Dr. Woodall:  (386) 506-3765;