Most Major Related Programs (MRP) help students prepare to transfer into high demand bachelorâ€™s degree programs that require specific courses in the first two years. Business, biology, engineering and nursing are a few examples. Each MRP is based one of the statewide transfer agreements: Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) or the Associate in Science-Transfer (AS-T) and can reduce the time it takes to complete a specific bachelor degree pathway.
DTA-Based Major Related Programs
- Associate in Biology DTA/MRP
Approved by public and independent universities in 2009.
- Associate in Business DTA/MRP
Approved by public and independent universities in 2006 (revised June 6, 2017).
- Associate in Computer Science DTA/MRP
Approved spring 2016.
- Associate in Construction Management DTA/MRP
Approved spring 2008 by University of Washington, Washington State University, Central Washington University and Eastern Washington University.
- Associate in Music DTA/MRP
Approved spring 2016.
- Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP
Approved by public and independent universities in spring 2014.
- Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP
Approved by public and independent universities in spring 2005.
- Associate in Technology DTA/MRP - eliminated June 30, 2017 (two-year grace period through June 30, 2019)
Approved winter 2007 for transfer to:
- Central Washington University construction management, safety and health management, industrial technology and technology education.
- Eastern Washington University design, construction, manufacturing and electronics technology.
DTA-Based Pre-Teacher Preparation Programs
- Associate in Math Education-DTA/MRP
Approved by public universities in 2003.
AS-T Based Major Related Programs â€“ Track 2
Major-Related Programs (MRP) help prepare students for their junior year as they pursue a bachelorâ€™s degree. MRPs outline the courses students need to be well-prepared for upper-division courses upon transfer.
Engineering MRP Pathways
Engineering AS-T Track 2 MRP pathways are for students preparing for engineering majors at Washington universities. These pathways are:
- AS-T in Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering MRP
- AS-T Computer and Electrical Engineering MRP
- AS-T Mechanical/Civil/Aeronautical/Industrial/ Materials Science Engineering MRP
Engineering Technology MRP Pathways
Engineering Technology MRP is for students preparing for industrial/mechanical technologies and mechanical/electrical/computer engineering technology majors at Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University and Western Washington University. These pathways are:
- AS-T EET/CTE (Electronics Engineering Tech Computer Engineering Tech) MRP
- AS-T MET (Mechanical Engineering Tech) MRP
Criteria for Creating Major Related Programs
The Joint Transfer Council established criteria to identify whether to develop an MRP for a given major. An MRP will be considered when the following apply:
- The number of courses specified as preparation for the major and needed in the first two years is substantial.
- Several institutions award the bachelorâ€™s degree in the field.
- A credit gap exists: Total number of credits earned by transfer students who graduate is substantially higher than credits earned by students who started at a baccalaureate institution.
- Most transfer students show a pattern of under-preparation.
- The major is in high demand by students.
Transfer Degree Inventory
The transfer degree inventory matrix shows community and technical college program articulation agreements and major related programs with four-year colleges and universities.
Last Modified: 10/28/19 3:25 PM