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Willamette & Chemeketa transfer degree program

The Bearcat Pathway program is available to Chemeketa students interested in completing a 4-year program. Learn more about the degree options and requirements today.

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Chemeketa Transfer Credits and Program Options

Experience a structured, supportive, and efficient path towards a Willamette University degree. While several schools provide a transfer path, Willamette's program stands out for a variety of reasons:

  • Personalized Advising. Students experience advising through both programs, gaining support throughout their educational journey.
  • Seamless Transfer Credits. Pathway students have a clear path toward graduating with Willamette within two years. All credits will count towards your degree.
  • Community Benefits. As a pathway student, you'll be invited to special events specifically for you and other pathway students.
  • A bright future. At Willamette, we believe that dynamic experiences shape a student's learning. Nearly 100% of Willamette students participate in internships, study abroad, or research with faculty.
  • Transfer scholarships and financial aid.
    • We automatically consider students for a renewable merit scholarship that ranges from $25,000 to $33,000 (for the Fall '24/Spring '25 academic year).
    • Students in the Bearcat Pathway Program who meet the requirements will also earn a partnership grant.
    • Students can also apply for financial aid and other transfer scholarships.
  • One-on-one connections. We’re a community where your voice matters. Faculty act as mentors and help you succeed outside the classroom. We offer small class sizes for better discussions.
  • Resources. We are a small school with extensive resources. Utilize career development services, visit the writing center, or join our tutoring program while at Willamette.
  • Transfer student support. We offer a variety of student organizations on campus, including ones that focus on nontraditional student experiences.

A Willamette degree will allow you to achieve your goals. We're a private school focused on turning knowledge into action. Prepare for the jobs of tomorrow through our focus on hands-on learning.

Chemeketa Transfer Credits and Program Options

Are you interested in furthering your education after a 2-year degree at Chemeketa Community College? Take your current credits and directly apply all of them to a Willamette degree. View our specific pathway tracks to learn more about credits and curriculum.

  • Business

    KEY: 1=Required BSBA Classes | 2=Additional Assoc Applied Science Requirements | 3=Transfer Gen Eds | 4=Willamette Gen Eds | 5=Other Classes

    Year 1: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • WR 121Z[3]
    • BA 101[1]
    • BA 206[1]
    • CIS 120[3]

    Winter Semester

    • BA 261[1]
    • CIS 125E[1]
    • COMM 111Z[3]
    • MTH 105Z (as prereq for STAT/MTH 243)[1]

    Spring Semester

    • BA 204[2]
    • DATA 101[1]
    • EC 200[1]
    • PSY 101, PSY 201, or SOC 204[3]

    Year 2: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • BA 211[1]
    • BA 285[1]
    • STAT 243Z or MTH 243[1]
    • Arts and Letters elective[3]

    Winter Semester

    • BA 213[1]
    • BA 226[2]
    • BA 277[2]
    • Arts and Letters elective[3]

    Spring Semester

    • BA 222[1]
    • BA 223[1]
    • WR 227Z[3]
    • TBD: (any BA 200-level course?)[2]

    Year 3: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • BUS 2xxx (1-credit course) and BUS 3106W[1]
    • Non-English Language[4]
    • World Engagement[4]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • BUS 3107 or BUS 3108[1]
    • BUS 3504[1]
    • Non-English Language[4]
    • Natural Sciences[4]
    • BUS 3904* (2 credits, actual course taken during Summer)[1]

    Year 4: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • BUS 3103[1]
    • Power, Difference, and Equity[4]
    • World Engagement[4]
    • Elective[5]
    • BUS 3904* (2 credits, actual course taken during Summer)[1]

    Spring Semester

    • BUS 3505[1]
    • BUS 4201[1]
    • BUS 4801[1]
    • Elective[5]

    Students who follow this pathway and are subsequently admitted to Willamette University will receive the maximum number of transferable credits (64). Following this pathway will give students the greatest chance to succeed in this major and to graduate within two years of enrolling at Willamette University.


    Requirements for the Business Major (56 semester hours)

    3 Prerequisite Courses (12 semester hours)

    • DATA 151 Intro to Data Science (4) or equivalent*
    • One undergraduate-level statistics course (4): DATA 152, MATH 138, or equivalent*
    • ECON 112 Economics for Business (4) or equivalent*
      • Also satisfied by taking both ECON 363 and ECON 364
    *Equivalent: transfer credit, or score of 4 or 5 on corresponding AP exam(s).

    12 Required Courses (48 semester hours)

    • BUS 2101 Introduction to Management in Business, Government, and Not-for-Profit Organizations (4)
    • BUS 2102 Organization - Design, Management, and Change (4)
    • BUS 2103 Accounting Principles & Practice (4)
    • BUS 2104 Analytics & Modeling for Management Science (4)
    • BUS 3103 Managerial Accounting (4)
    • BUS 3104 Managerial Finance (4)
    • BUS 3105 Marketing Principles & Practice (4)
    • BUS 3106 Strategic Communication and Career Development (4)
    • BUS 3504 Operations Management (4)
    • BUS 3505 Stakeholder Cooperation and Nonmarket Strategy (4)
    • BUS 4201 Leadership and Career Development (4)
    • BUS 4801 Global Strategic Management (4)

    1 Major Internship (4 semester hours)

    • BUS 3904 Major Internship

    1 Experiential Elective Course (4 Semester Hours)

    • BUS 3107 New Ventures/International Venture (4)
    • BUS 3108 Project Management (4)
    • Entrepreneurship elective on Study Abroad (pre-approval required) (4)
  • Civic Communication and Media

    KEY: 1=Core CCM Classes | 2= CCM Electives | 3=AAOT Requirements | 4=Willamette Gen Eds | 5=Other Classes

    Year 1: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • WR 121Z[3]
    • Language 101[3]
    • COMM 111Z[1]
    • ATH 103 (recommended), or other class satisfying Social Sciences[3]

    Winter Semester

    • WR 122Z[3]
    • Language 102[3]
    • COMM 112[1]
    • CS 161, or other CS or MTH class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Spring Semester

    • Language 103[4]
    • MTH 111Z, 211, or higher[3]
    • CLA 202 or 203 (recommended), or other class satisfying Social Sciences[3]
    • Elective[5]

    Year 2: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • COMM 212[2]
    • Language 201[4]
    • PSY 280 (recommended) or other class satisfying Social Science[3]
    • BI 211, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Winter Semester

    • COMM 115, 237, or 100Z[2]
    • Language 202[4]
    • HE 209, 232, 240, or other Health class[5]
    • BI 212, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Spring Semester

    • Language 203[4]
    • WS 101 (recommended), or other class satisfying Social Sciences[3]
    • Elective[5]
    • BI 213, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Year 3: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • CCM 220W[1]
    • Arts & Humanities[4]
    • CCM Elective[2]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • CCM 221[1]
    • CCM Issues in Public Discourse class[2]
    • Elective[5]
    • Elective[5]

    Year 4: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • CCM Elective[2]
    • Power, Difference, and Equity[4]
    • Elective[5]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • CCM 496W[1]
    • CCM Elective[2]
    • Elective[5]
    • Elective[5]

    Students who follow this pathway and are subsequently admitted to Willamette University will receive the maximum number of transferable credits (64). Following this pathway will give students the greatest chance to succeed in this major and to graduate within two years of enrolling at Willamette University.


    Requirements for the Civic Communication and Media Major (33-36 semester hours)

    Communicating Effectively in Public (1 – 4 semester hours)

    • CCM 101 Public Speaking (4)
    • CCM 102 Argumentation, Advocacy and Debate (4)
    • CCM 103 Designing Media (4)
    • CCM 104 Communicating Race (4)
    • CCM 201 Arguing About the Right Thing to Do (4)
    • CCM 202 Designing Persuasive Campaigns (4)
    • IDS 062x Intercollegiate Debate (1)

    CCM Core (8 semester hours)

    Issues in Public Discourse (4 semester hours)

    • CCM 245 Civic Media (4)
    • CCM 260 Communicating Environmental and Climate Justice (4)
    • CCM 265 Rhetorics of Sex and Gender (4)
    • CCM 341 US Women’s Rights Activism Before 1920 (4)
    • CCM 342 US Women’s Rights Activism Since 1920 (4)
    • CCM 343 Controversies in Northwest Public Discourse (4)
    • CCM 344 Asian Americans and the Media (4)
    • CCM 345 Latina/o/x Communication Studies (4)
    • CCM 360 Topics in Public Discourse (4)
    • CCM 364W Political Communication (4)

    Senior Year Experience (4 semester hours)

    • CCM 446W Find Your Voice (4) or
    • CCM 496W Seminar in Civic Communication and Media (4)

    Electives (16 semester hours)

    Four additional courses in CCM. At least three electives must be at the 300 level.

    These electives may be selected from any CCM courses. Up to two elective credits may be selected from the following courses outside of the CCM department:


    Notes:

    Two 3 or 4-credit classes at Chemeketa equal one 4-credit class at Willamette, for the purposes of satisfying specific major or general education requirements. Thus COMM11Z + COMM112 = Willamette’s “Communicating Effectively in Public” requirement for the CCM major. Any combination of COMM 212 + COMM 115, 237, or 100z will equal an open elective for the Willamette CCM major.

    Students who are native/home speakers of a language other than English may be exempted from the first year of Willamette’s language requirement; this will require the substitution of other Arts & Letters courses to satisfy the AAOT requirement.

    Students who do not wish to continue language study into the second year may substitute two “World Engagement” classes taken at Willamette for the 201, 202, 203 language sequence, or three Chemeketa classes from the following list. Please note that “double-dipping” is not allowed: the same class may not be used to satisfy both the World Engagement requirement and either the Social Sciences or the Arts & Letters requirement:

    ATH 103, ATH 212, ATH 214, ATH 231, CLA 201, CLA 202, CLA 203, COMM 115, COMM 237, ENG 107, ENG 108, ENG 109, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 220, ENG 245, ENG 250, ENG 253, ENG 254, GEG 106 HST 201, HST 202, HST 203, HST 237, HST 258, HST 269, PHL 206, REL 160, REL 201, REL 202, REL 203, SOC 232, WS 101, WS 102

  • Computer Science

    KEY: 1=Core CS/DS Classes | 2= CS/DS Electives | 3=AAOT Requirements | 4=Added Willamette Gen Eds | 5=Other Classes

    Year 1: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • WR 121Z Academic Composition[3]
    • MTH111Z Precalculus I: Functions[3]
    • COMM111 or 115[3]
    • Social Science Requirement[3]

    Winter Semester

    • WR 122Z Argument, Research, and Multimodal Comp[3]
    • Elective[5]
    • MTH112Z Precalculus II: Trigonometry[3]
    • Social Science Requirement[3]

    Spring Semester

    • CS161 Computer Science 1*[5]
    • MTH251 Differential Calculus[5]
    • ENG 100 or above, or other class satisfying Arts & Letters[3]
    • Elective[5]

    Year 2: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • MATH252* Integral Calculus[5]
    • Lab Science - Any[3]
    • CS162 Computer Science 2[5]
    • Language 101[3]

    Winter Semester

    • Physical Education or Health[3]
    • Lab Science - Any[3]
    • Social Science Requirement[5]
    • Language 102[3]

    Spring Semester

    • Social Science Requirement[3]
    • Lab Science - Any[3]
    • Language 103[4]
    • Elective[5]

    Year 3: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • CS 151 Intro to Programing with Python[1]
    • MATH 251W
      Foundations of Advanced Mathematics[1]
    • World Engagement[4]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • CS152 Data Structures[1]
    • CS 261 Software Development[1]
    • CS 271 Networks and Systems[1]
    • Power, Difference, and Equity[4]

    Year 4: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • CS 351 Analysis of Algorithms[1]
    • CS/DS Elective[2]
    • World Engagement[4]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • DATA 352W Ethics, Teamwork, Communications[1]
    • Elective[5]
    • World Engagement[4]
    • Elective[5]

    Students who follow this pathway and are subsequently admitted to Willamette University will receive the maximum number of transferable credits (64). Following this pathway will give students the greatest chance to succeed in this major and to graduate within two years of enrolling at Willamette University.

    For students that have taken CS courses from an institution that has aligned outcomes with the Oregon Council of Computer Chairs (OCCC) - Common Course Outcomes (CS 161, CS 162, and CS 260), the following should occur:

    1. Students that have transfer credit for CS 161, should be placed in Willamette’s CS 151.
    2. Students that have transfer credit for CS 161 and CS 162, should be placed in Willamette’s CS 152.
    3. Students that have transfer credit for CS 161, CS 162, and CS 260, will require instructor’s consent about having to take Willamette’s CS 152.

    For students that have taken CS courses from other institutions that closely align to the OCCC common course outcomes, the students will take a placement exam for us to best determine the appropriate course for them.

    General CS Information
    https://cd-public.github.io/advising/cs-bs.html


    BACHELORS OF SCIENCE

    Five (5) courses in Computer Science, one (1) course in Data Science, one (1) course in Mathematics, three electives. Electives may be courses with MATH, DATA, or CS prefix, pre-approved courses from other departments, or courses approved in consultation with your major advisor.

    1. CS 151 : Intro to Programming in Python (every term, but is prereq for other classes)
    2. CS 152 : Data Structures (every term, but is prereq for other classes)
    3. MATH 251W: Foundations of Advanced Mathematics (every term, is prereq for CS 351)
    4. CS 261 : Software Development (spring term)
    5. CS 271 : Networks and Systems (spring term)
    6. CS 351 : Analysis of Algorithms (fall term)
    7. DATA 352W: Ethics, Teamwork, Communication (spring term)

     

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  • Data Science

    KEY: 1=Core CS/DS Classes | 2= CS/DS Electives | 3=AAOT Requirements | 4=Added Willamette Gen Eds | 5=Other Classes

    Year 1: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • WR 121ZAcademic Composition[3]
    • MTH111Z Precalculus I: Functions[3]
    • COMM111 or 115[3]
    • Social Science Requirement[3]

    Winter Semester

    • WR 122Z Argument, Research, and Multimodal Comp[3]
    • DATA101* Intro to Data Science[5]
    • MTH112Z Precalculus II: Trigonometry[3]
    • Social Science Requirement[3]

    Spring Semester

    • Social Science Requirement[3]
    • MTH251 Differential Calculus (pre-req for MATH 280)[1]
    • ENG 100 or above, or other class satisfying Arts & Letters[3]
    • Elective[5]

    Year 2: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • MATH252* Integral Calculus[5]
    • Lab Science - Any[3]
    • CS161 Computer Science 1[5]
    • Language 101[3]

    Winter Semester

    • Physical Education or Health[3]
    • Lab Science - Any[3]
    • CS 162 Computer Science 2[5]
    • Language 102[3]

    Spring Semester

    • Social Science Requirement[3]
    • Lab Science - Any[3]
    • Language 103[4]
    • Elective[5]

    Year 3: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • CS 151 Intro to Programing with Python[1]
    • DATA 151 Introduction to Data Science with R[1]
    • World Engagement[4]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • DATA 152 Inferential Statistics[1]
    • CS/DS Elective[2]
    • World Engagement[4]
    • Power, Difference, and Equity[4]

    Year 4: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • MATH 280 Math for Data Science[1]
    • DATA 351 Data Management with SQL[1]
    • CS/DS Elective[2]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • DATA 352W Ethics, Teamwork, Communications[1]
    • DATA 252 Models and Machine Learning[1]
    • Elective[5]
    • Elective[5]

    Students who follow this pathway and are subsequently admitted to Willamette University will receive the maximum number of transferable credits (64). Following this pathway will give students the greatest chance to succeed in this major and to graduate within two years of enrolling at Willamette University.

    https://cd-public.github.io/advising/ds-bs.html


    Bachelors of SciencE

    Five (5) courses in Data Science, one (1) course in Computer Science, one course in Mathematics, and three electives. Electives may be courses with either a DATA or CS prefix, pre-approved courses from other departments, or courses approved in consultation with your major advisor.

    1. CS 151: Intro to Programming in Python (very term)
    2. DATA 151: Intro to Data Science in R (every term, is prereq for DATA 152)
    3. Statistics Requirement, choose one of
      1. DATA 152: Inferential Statistics (spring)
      2. MATH 138: Introduction to Applied Statistics (fall?)
    4. Machine Learning Requirement, choose one of
      1. DATA 252: Models and Machine Learning (spring)
      2. CS__ 475: Machine Learning* (fall 2023, not sure about future)
    5. MATH 280: Math for Data Science* (fall, might also be in spring in future years)
    6. DATA 351: Data Management with SQL (fall)
    7. DATA 352W: Ethics, Teamwork, Communications (spring)

    *Denotes classes with requirements that do not count toward the major.

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  • Economics

    KEY: 1=Core Economics Classes | 2=Economics Electives | 3=AAOT Requirements | 4=Willamette Gen Eds | 5=Other Classes

    Year 1: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • WR 121Z[3]
    • Language 101[3]
    • EC 200, 201, or 202[2]
    • Elective[5]

    Winter Semester

    • WR 122Z[3]
    • Language 102[3]
    • EC 200, 201, or 202[2]
    • CS 161, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Spring Semester

    • Language 103[4]
    • MTH 111Z, 241, or, 251[3]
    • COMM 111Z, 112, 115, or 260[3]
    • ENG 100 or above[4]

    Year 2: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • WS 101 (recommended), or other class satisfying Social Sciences[3]
    • Language 201[4]
    • PHL 203, PHL 203, REL 203, or other class satisfying Arts and Letters[3]
    • BI 211, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Winter Semester

    • STAT 243Z[1]
    • Language 202[4]
    • HE 251, 232, or other Health class[3]
    • BI 212, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Spring Semester

    • Language 203[4]
    • PS 201 (recommended), or other class satisfying Social Sciences[3]
    • STAT 244[1]
    • BI 213, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Year 3: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • ECON 132[1]
    • Power, Difference, and Equity[4]
    • Elective[5]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • ECON 363[1]
    • ECON 364[1]
    • Elective[5]
    • Elective[5]

    Year 4: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • ECON 400-level[2]
    • ECON Elective[2]
    • Elective[5]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • ECON 493W[1]
    • ECON Elective[2]
    • Elective[5]
    • Elective[5]

    Students who follow this pathway and are subsequently admitted to Willamette University will receive the maximum number of transferable credits (64). Following this pathway will give students the greatest chance to succeed in this major and to graduate within two years of enrolling at Willamette University.


    Requirements for the Economics Major (Bachelor of Arts) (32 semester hours)

    32 semester hours in Economics

    • ECON 132 Introduction to Economic Inquiry (4)
    • ECON 230 Economic Statistics (4) or MATH 138 or MATH 239 or ECON 350
    • ECON 363 Microeconomic Theory (4)
    • ECON 364 Macroeconomic Theory (4)
    • ECON 493W Capstone in Economic Inquiry (4)

    Three elective courses in Economics or from approved list of electives outside of Economics (12 semester hours)

    (No more than one elective at the 100-level, and at least one elective must be at the 400-level. The 400-level elective cannot be satisfied by ECON 498W)

    Approved list of electives outside of Economics:


    Notes:

    Two 3 or 4-credit classes at Chemeketa equal one 4-credit class at Willamette, for the purposes of satisfying specific major or general education requirements. Thus any two courses chosen from among EC 200, 201, or 202 = one elective for the Willamette Economics major.

    Students who are native/home speakers of a language other than English may be exempted from the first year of Willamette’s language requirement; this will require the substitution of other Arts & Letters courses to satisfy the AAOT requirement.

    Students who do not wish to continue language study into the second year may substitute two “World Engagement” classes taken at Willamette for the 201, 202, 203 language sequence, or three Chemeketa classes from the following list. Please note that “double-dipping” is not allowed: the same class may not be used to satisfy both the World Engagement requirement and either the Social Sciences or the Arts & Letters requirement:

    ATH 103, ATH 212, ATH 214, ATH 231, CLA 201, CLA 202, CLA 203, COMM 115, COMM 237, ENG 107, ENG 108, ENG 109, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 220, ENG 245, ENG 250, ENG 253, ENG 254, GEG 106 HST 201, HST 202, HST 203, HST 237, HST 258, HST 269, PHL 206, REL 160, REL 201, REL 202, REL 203, SOC 232, WS 101, WS 102


  • English

    KEY: 1=Core English Classes | 2=English Electives | 3=AAOT Requirements | 4=Added Willamette Gen Eds | 5=Other Classes

    Year 1: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • WR 121Z[3]
    • CLA 203 (or other class satisfying Social Sciences)[3]
    • ENGL 104, 105, or 106[1]
    • Elective[5]

    Winter Semester

    • WR 122Z[3]
    • WS 101 (or other class satisfying Social Sciences)[3]
    • ENGL 104, 105, or 106[1]
    • CS 161, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Spring Semester

    • HIST 202, 203, 258, or 269 (or other class satisfying Social Sciences)[3]
    • MTH 111Z, 211, or higher[3]
    • COMM 105, 115, 212, or 237[3]
    • WR 240, 241, 242, or 244 (if following Creative Writing track)[1]

    Year 2: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • ENG 201, 202, 204, 205, or 253[2]
    • Language 101[3]
    • SOC 213 (or other class satisfying Social Sciences)[3]
    • BI 131, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Winter Semester

    • ENG 201, 202, 204, 205, or 253[2]
    • Language 102[3]
    • HE 209, 232, 240, or other Health class[3]
    • BI 132, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Spring Semester

    • Language 103[4]
    • SOC 206 (recommended), or other class satisfying Social Sciences[5]
    • WR 240, 241, 242, or 244 (if following Creative Writing track)[1]
    • GEO 144, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Year 3: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • ENGL 213W[1]
    • American Ethnic or Postcolonial Literature Elective (for either track)[2]
    • World Engagement[4]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • Literature Elective (for Lit) 300-level CW (for CW)[2]
    • Literature Elective (for either track)[2]
    • World Engagement[4]
    • Elective[5]

    Year 4: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • ENGL 400-level (for Lit) 300-level CW (for CW)[2]
    • Literature or Writing Elective (for Lit)[2]
    • Power, Difference, and Equity[4]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • ENGL 400-level (for Lit) ENGL 498W (for CW)[1]
    • Literature Elective (for either track)[2]
    • Elective[5]
    • Elective[5]


    Students who follow this pathway and are subsequently admitted to Willamette University will receive the maximum number of transferable credits (64). Following this pathway will give students the greatest chance to succeed in this major and to graduate within two years of enrolling at Willamette University.


    Requirements for the Literature Concentration for the English Major (Bachelor of Arts) (40 semester hours)

    Core courses (8 semester hours)

    • ENGL 101W Reading Literature and Culture (4)
    • ENGL 213W Finding the Story: Research Methods in Literature and Creative Writing (4)

    One course in literature outside the modern Anglophone tradition (4 semester hours)

    One course in American Ethnic or Post-Colonial Literature (4 semester hours)

    Four additional courses (16 semester hours)

    • Two additional electives at the 300 or 400 level ENGL literature courses (8)
    • Two additional approved electives (8):
      • Or other approved course (4)

    Only one course in fulfillment of the English major may be from a department other than English

    Senior Experience (8 semester hours)

    • Two 400W-level ENGL literature classes (8)

    Requirements for the Creative Writing Concentration for the English Major (40 semester hours)

    Core courses (12 semester hours)

    • ENGL 101W Reading Literature and Culture (4)
    • ENGL 102W Creative Writing Fundamentals (4)
    • ENGL 213W Finding the Story: Research Methods in Literature and Creative Writing (4)

    One course in literature outside the modern Anglophone tradition (4 semester hours)

    One course in American Ethnic or Post-Colonial Literature (4 semester hours)

    Two English 300-level Creative Writing Classes (8 semester hours)

    Two additional courses (8 semester hours)

    • At least two electives must be approved literature classes (8)

    Only one course in fulfillment of the English major may be from a department other than English

    Senior Experience (4 semester hours)

    • ENGL 498W Senior Seminar in Creative Writing (4)

    Notes:

    Two 3 or 4-credit classes at Chemeketa equal one 4-credit class at Willamette, for the purposes of satisfying specific major or general education requirements. Thus any two courses chosen from ENG 104, 105, or 106 = Willamette’s ENGL 101W. Any combination of two courses chosen from ENG 201, 202, 204, 205, or 253 will equal the “literature outside the modern Anglophone tradition” elective for the Willamette English major.

    Students who are native/home speakers of a language other than English may be exempted from the first year of Willamette’s language requirement; this will require the substitution of other Arts & Letters courses to satisfy the AAOT requirement.


  • Environmental Science

    KEY: 1=Core ENVS Classes | 2=ENVS Electives | 3=AAOT Requirements | 4=Added Willamette Gen Eds | 5=Other Classes

    Year 1: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • WR 121Z[3]
    • Language 101[3]
    • BI 131[1]
    • HIST 269. PS 203 (recommended) or other class satisfying Social Sciences[3]

    Winter Semester

    • WR 122Z[3]
    • Language 102[3]
    • BI 132[1]
    • GEG 106 or 206 (recommended) or other class satisfying Social Sciences[3]

    Spring Semester

    • Language 103[4]
    • MTH 111Z, 211, or higher[3]
    • COMM 112, 111Z, 219, or 260[3]
    • Elective[5]

    Year 2: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • GEO 202[1]
    • Language 201[4]
    • PHL 203, 204, 205, or other class satisfying Arts and Letters[3]
    • ATH 102[3]

    Winter Semester

    • GEO 203[1]
    • Language 202[4]
    • HE 251 (recommended) or other Health class[3]
    • DRF 220 (recommended)[5]

    Spring Semester

    • Language 203[4]
    • SOC 223 (recommended) or other class satisfying Social Sciences[3]
    • ENG 269 (recommended) or other[3]
    • Elective[5]

    Year 3: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • ENVS 250 & 250Y[1]
    • ENVS Social Science Critical Inquiry[2]
    • Power, Difference, and Equity[4]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • ENVS Social Science Research Intensive[2]
    • ENVS out-of-department elective[2]
    • Elective[5]
    • Elective[5]

    Year 4: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • ENVS Natural Science Research Intensive[2]
    • ENVS Elective[2]
    • ENVS out-of-department elective[2]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • ENVS 495W[1]
    • ENVS Natural Science Critical Inquiry[2]
    • Elective[5]
    • Elective[5]

    Students who follow this pathway and are subsequently admitted to Willamette University will receive the maximum number of transferable credits (64). Following this pathway will give students the greatest chance to succeed in this major and to graduate within two years of enrolling at Willamette University.


    Environmental Science Major Requirements: (44 semester hours)

    Environmental Science, Bachelor of Arts degree

    32 semester hours in Environmental Science, 4 semester hours in flexible electives, and 8 semester hours in Arts and Humanities, World Engagement, or selected graduate coursework

    Core (16 semester hours)

    • ENVS 120 Social Systems and the Environment (4)
    • ENVS 121 Earth Systems Science and the Environment (4)
    • ENVS 250 & 250Y Geographic Information Systems (4)
    • ENVS 495W Senior Capstone Course in Environmental Science (4)

    Upper Level Electives (20 semester hours)

    Four (4) semester hours from each of the five categories below. Three to four of these classes should fall within an intentional emphasis area designed by student & advisor (see examples provided at the end of the Major Requirements section).

    Social Science-Critical Inquiry (4 semester hours)

    • ENVS 304W Politics of Environmental Ethics (4)
    • ENVS 321 Environmental Policymaking: Politics and Process (4)
    • ENVS 327W Water Resources in the Western US (4)
    • ENVS 328 Health and the Global Environment (4)
    • ENVS 334 Political Ecology (4)

    Social Science-Research Intensive (4 semester hours)

    • ENVS 360 Research in Environmental Health Geography (4)
    • ENVS 365 Research in Climate Change Impacts on Society (4)
    • ENVS 380W Research in Forest Management and Policy (4)

    Natural Science-Critical Inquiry (4 semester hours)

    Natural Science-Research Intensive (4 semester hours)

    Additional Elective (4 semester hours)

    • Any additional course from the above Critical Inquiry/Research Intensive courses
    • Any ENVS Department approved study abroad credit
    • Any of the following courses from other departments:

    Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree

    • Completion of an additional eight semester hours of courses with either an A&H or WE designation beyond a student's general education requirements. Non-English language credits must be from 200-level courses or above. Listed major elective courses may not satisfy this requirement; or
    • Completion of the equivalent of eight semester hours of courses from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, College of Law, or Claremont School of Theology.

    Environmental Science, Bachelor of Science degree

    32 semester hours in Environmental Science, 4 semester hours in flexible electives, and 8 semester hours in BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, CS, or MATH

    Core (16 semester hours)

    • ENVS 120 Social Systems and the Environment (4)
    • ENVS 121 Earth Systems Science and the Environment (4)
    • ENVS 250 Geographic Information Systems (4)
    • ENVS 495W Senior Capstone Course in Environmental Science (4)

    Upper Level Electives (20 semester hours)

    Four (4) semester hours from each of the five categories below. Three to four of these classes should fall within an intentional emphasis area designed by student & advisor (see examples provided at the end of the Major Requirements section).

    Social Science-Critical Inquiry (4 semester hours)

    • ENVS 304W Politics of Environmental Ethics (4)
    • ENVS 321 Environmental Policymaking: Politics and Process (4)
    • ENVS 327W Water Resources in the Western US (4)
    • ENVS 328 Health and the Global Environment (4)
    • ENVS 334 Political Ecology (4)

    Social Science-Research Intensive (4 semester hours)

    • ENVS 360 Research in Environmental Health Geography (4)
    • ENVS 365 Research in Climate Change Impacts on Society (4)
    • ENVS 380W Research in Forest Management and Policy (4)

    Natural Science-Critical Inquiry (4 semester hours)

    Natural Science-Research Intensive (4 semester hours)

    Additional Elective (4 semester hours)

    • Any additional course from the above Critical Inquiry/Research Intensive courses
    • Any ENVS Department approved study abroad credit
    • Any of the following courses from other departments:

    Additional Requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree

    • Any eight semester hours from BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, CS, or MATH. The eight semester hours must be from the same department prefix. Listed major elective courses may not satisfy the requirement.

    Notes:

    Two 3 or 4-credit classes at Chemeketa equal one 4-credit class at Willamette, for the purposes of satisfying specific major or general education requirements. Thus BI131 + BI132 = Willamette’s ENVS120.

    DRF220 is not required, but may give students an advantage when taking Willamette’s ENVS250: Geographic Information Systems class.

    Students who are native/home speakers of a language other than English may be exempted from the first year of Willamette’s language requirement; this will require the substitution of other Arts & Letters courses to satisfy the AAOT requirement.

    Students who do not wish to continue language study into the second year may substitute two “World Engagement” classes taken at Willamette for the 201, 202, 203 language sequence, or three Chemeketa classes from the following list. Please note that “double-dipping” is not allowed: the same class may not be used to satisfy both the World Engagement requirement and either the Social Sciences or the Arts & Letters requirement:

    ATH 103, ATH 212, ATH 214, ATH 231, CLA 201, CLA 202, CLA 203, COMM 115, COMM 237, ENG 107, ENG 108, ENG 109, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 220, ENG 245, ENG 250, ENG 253, ENG 254, GEG 106 HST 201, HST 202, HST 203, HST 237, HST 258, HST 269, PHL 206, REL 160, REL 201, REL 202, REL 203, SOC 232, WS 101, WS 102

  • Politics, Policy, Law and Ethics

    KEY: 1=Core PPLE Classes | 2=PPLE Electives | 3=Transfer Gen Eds | 4=Willamette Gen Eds | 5=Other Classes

    Year 1: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • WR 121Z[3]
    • Language 101[3]
    • PS 201[1]
    • Elective[5]

    Winter Semester

    • WR 122Z[3]
    • Language 102[3]
    • PS 203[2]
    • CS 161, or other CS or MTH class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Spring Semester

    • Language 103[4]
    • MTH 111Z, 211, or higher[3]
    • COMM 105, 111Z, 115, or 260[3]
    • Elective[5]

    Year 2: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • EC 200 (recommended) or other class satisfying Social Sciences[3]
    • Language 201[4]
    • PHL 203[3]
    • BI 131, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Winter Semester

    • Elective[5]
    • Language 202[4]
    • HE 209, 232, 240, or other Health class[3]
    • BI 132, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Spring Semester

    • Language 203[4]
    • HIST 203, 237, 258 or 269[3]
    • ENG 100 or above[4]
    • GEO 144, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Year 3: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • PPLE 220[1]
    • Public Policy Elective I[2]
    • Arts & Humanities[4]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • Public Law Elective[2]
    • Experiential/Internship Elective[2]
    • PPLE Elective[2]
    • Elective[5]

    Year 4: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • Public Policy Elective II[2]
    • American Politics or Ethics Elective[2]
    • Power, Difference, and Equity[4]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • PPLE 480W (8 credits)[1]
    • American Politics or Ethics Elective[2]
    • Elective[5]

    Students who follow this pathway and are subsequently admitted to Willamette University will receive the maximum number of transferable credits (64). Following this pathway will give students the greatest chance to succeed in this major and to graduate within two years of enrolling at Willamette University.


    Requirements for the Politics, Policy, Law & Ethics Major (44 semester hours)

    44 semester hours major; no more than 40 semester hours can have a PPLE prefix.

    Three Required Core Classes (16 semester hours)

    Two Courses in Public Policy (8 semester hours)

    • ENVS 321 Environmental Policymaking: Politics and Process (4)
    • ENVS 380W Research in Forest Management and Policy (4)
    • PPLE 318 Death in America (4)
    • PPLE 319 U.S. Welfare Policy (4)
    • PPLE 330 Topics in Public Policy (4)
    • PPLE 331 Direct Democracy: The Politics and Policy of State Ballot Measures (4)
    • PPLE 334 Law and Public Policy (4)
    • PPLE 358 American Exceptionalism?: Policy and Politics in Comparative Perspective (4)
    • PPLE 372 American Foreign Policy (4)
    • BUS-6201 Public Policy Studies (4)

    One course in Public Law (4 semester hours)

    • ENVS 323 Understanding Environmental Law and Regulation (4)
    • HIST 308 American Legal History (4)
    • PPLE 334 Law and Public Policy (4)
    • PPLE 337 Constitutional Law (4)
    • LW 237 Native American Law (4)
    • LW 252 Constitutional Law II (4)
    • LW 266 Election Law (4)
    • LW 304 State and Local Government (3)
    • LW 381 First Amendment (3)
    • LW 382 U.S. Supreme Court (3)
    • LW 385 Presidency and the Constitution (3)
    • LW 3019 Legislation and Regulation (4)

    Two courses in American Politics and/or Ethics (8 semester hours)

    • ENVS 304W Politics of Environmental Ethics (4)
    • HIST 221W History Workshop: The US Far Right and Its Critics (topic dependent) (4)
    • IDS 330 Bodies in Public (4)
    • PHEAL 301 Public Health Ethics (4)
    • PPLE 314 Politics and Religion in the United States (4)
    • PPLE 315 Topics in Politics (4)
    • PPLE 317 Political Judgment (4)
    • PPLE 331 Direct Democracy: The Politics and Policy of State Ballot Measures (4)
    • PPLE 338W Reforming Criminal Justice (4)
    • PPLE 351W Sex, Gender, and American Politics (4)
    • PPLE 353 Parties, Elections and Campaigns (4)
    • PPLE 354 The American Presidency (4)
    • LW 304 State and Local Government (3)

    One Internship/Experiential Credit (4 semester hours)

    One Additional Course from the Above Lists or From the Following: (4 semester hours)

    • ANTH 231 Indigenous Peoples of North America (4)
    • ANTH 258 Selected Area Studies: Intro to Migration Studies (topic dependent) (4)
    • ANTH 344 Medical Anthropology (4)
    • ANTH 351 Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and the Environment (4)
    • CCM 202 Designing Persuasive Campaigns (4)
    • CCM 342 Feminist Media Since 1920 (4)
    • CCM 361 Citizenship and the Public Sphere (4)
    • ECON 320 Discourse on Income Inequality (4)
    • ECON 344 The Economics of Race & Gender (4)
    • ECON 345 Environmental Economics (4)
    • ENVS 328 Health and the Global Environment (4)
    • HIST 239 The Social History of Health (4)
    • HIST 262 Gender and Women's History in the United States (4)
    • HIST 307 American Immigration History (4)
    • HIST 342 Studies in American History (4)
    • HIST 453 History in the Archives (4)
    • INTST 328W Political Metaphors (4)
    • PPLE 345 Topics in Politics, Policy, Law & Ethics (4)
    • PSYC 360 Psychology and Law (4)
    • RHET 362W Telling news: Framing Reality (4)
    • SOC 321 Climate Justice Workshop (4)
    • SOC 355 Health and Society (4)
    • SOC 382 Human Rights Research and Advocacy (4)

    Notes:

    Two 3 or 4-credit classes at Chemeketa equal one 4-credit class at Willamette, for the purposes of satisfying specific major or general education requirements. Thus PS201 + PS201 = Willamette’s PPLE210.

    Students who are native/home speakers of a language other than English may be exempted from the first year of Willamette’s language requirement; this will require the substitution of other Arts & Letters courses to satisfy the AAOT requirement.

    Students who do not wish to continue language study into the second year may substitute two “World Engagement” classes taken at Willamette for the 201, 202, 203 language sequence, or three Chemeketa classes from the following list. Please note that “double-dipping” is not allowed: the same class may not be used to satisfy both the World Engagement requirement and either the Social Sciences or the Arts & Letters requirement:

    ATH 103, ATH 212, ATH 214, ATH 231, CLA 201, CLA 202, CLA 203, COMM 115, COMM 237, ENG 107, ENG 108, ENG 109, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 220, ENG 245, ENG 250, ENG 253, ENG 254, GEG 106 HST 201, HST 202, HST 203, HST 237, HST 258, HST 269, PHL 206, REL 160, REL 201, REL 202, REL 203, SOC 232, WS 101, WS 102

  • Psychology

    KEY: 1=Core Psychology Classes | 2=Psychology Electives | 3=AAOT Requirements | 4=Added Willamette Gen Eds | 5=Other Classes

    Year 1: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • WR 121Z[3]
    • Language 101[3]
    • PSY 201[1]
    • Elective[5]

    Winter Semester

    • WR 122Z[3]
    • Language 102[3]
    • PSY 202[1]
    • CS 161, or other CS or MTH class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Spring Semester

    • Language 103[3]
    • MTH 111Z, 211, or higher[3]
    • COMM 115, 227, 237, or 260[3]
    • Elective[5]

    Year 2: Chemeketa Community College

    Fall Semester

    • PSY 234, 237, or 239[2]
    • Language 201[4]
    • PHL 203, PHL 205, REL 203, or other class satisfying Arts and Letters[3]
    • BI 211, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Winter Semester

    • PSY 234, 237, or 239[2]
    • Language 202[4]
    • HE 209, 232, 240, or other Health class[3]
    • BI 212, or other class satisfying Sciences[3]

    Spring Semester

    • Language 203[4]
    • SOC 206 (recommended), or other class satisfying Social Sciences[3]
    • ENG 100 or above[3]
    • BI 213, or other class satisfying Sciences[5]

    Year 3: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • PSYC 252W[1]
    • PSYC Category A or B Elective (will ultimately need 1 Category A and 2 Category B courses at WU)[2]
    • Elective[5]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • PSYC 253[1]
    • PSYC 310[1]
    • PSYC Category A or B Elective[2]
    • Elective[5]

    Year 4: Willamette University

    Fall Semester

    • PSYC 410[1]
    • PSYC 497 or 498[1]
    • Power, Difference, and Equity[4]
    • Elective[5]

    Spring Semester

    • PSYC 431W[1]
    • PSYC Category A or B Elective[2]
    • Elective[5]
    • Elective[5]

    Students who follow this pathway and are subsequently admitted to Willamette University will receive the maximum number of transferable credits (64). Following this pathway will give students the greatest chance to succeed in this major and to graduate within two years of enrolling at Willamette University.


    Requirements for the Psychology Major (44 semester hours)

    Required courses for Psychology (24 semester hours)

    • PSYC 210 Introduction to Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 252W Research Methods and Analysis I (4)
    • PSYC 253 Research Methods and Analysis II (4)
    • PSYC 310 Professional and Career Planning in Psychology I (2)
    • PSYC 410 Professional and Career Planning in Psychology II (2)
    • PSYC 431W Topical Seminar in Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 497 Senior Research Internship in Psychology (4) or
    • PSYC 498 Senior Field Internship in Psychology (4)

    Two courses in Category A (8 semester hours)

    • PSYC 330 Developmental Psychology: Lifespan (4)
    • PSYC 331 Developmental Psychology: Adolescence (4)
    • PSYC 332 Personality Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 335 Adult Psychopathology (4)
    • PSYC 336 Social Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 337 Diagnosis of "Abnormal" Child and Adolescent Behavior (4)
    • PSYC 360 Psychology and Law (4)
    • PSYC 370A Topics in Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 370D Topics in Psychology (4)

    Two courses in Category B (8 semester hours)

    Any 300-level Psychology course can be taken as electives but are not required

    One Natural Sciences course outside of Psychology (4 semester hours)


    Notes:

    Two 3 or 4-credit classes at Chemeketa equal one 4-credit class at Willamette, for the purposes of satisfying specific major or general education requirements. Thus PSY201 + PSY202 = Willamette’s PSYC 210. Any combination of two courses chosen from PSY 234, 237, or 239 will equal one “Category A” elective for the Willamette Psychology major.

    Students who are native/home speakers of a language other than English may be exempted from the first year of Willamette’s language requirement; this will require the substitution of other Arts & Letters courses to satisfy the AAOT requirement.

    Students who do not wish to continue language study into the second year may substitute two “World Engagement” classes taken at Willamette for the 201, 202, 203 language sequence, or three Chemeketa classes from the following list. Please note that “double-dipping” is not allowed: the same class may not be used to satisfy both the World Engagement requirement and either the Social Sciences or the Arts & Letters requirement:

    ATH 103, ATH 212, ATH 214, ATH 231, CLA 201, CLA 202, CLA 203, COMM 115, COMM 237, ENG 107, ENG 108, ENG 109, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 220, ENG 245, ENG 250, ENG 253, ENG 254, GEG 106 HST 201, HST 202, HST 203, HST 237, HST 258, HST 269, PHL 206, REL 160, REL 201, REL 202, REL 203, SOC 232, WS 101, WS 102


Blitz the Bearcat welcomes two new Willamette students at opening days

Become a Bearcat

For questions and more information about Willamette's Bearcat Pathway program with Chemeketa Community College, please contact Ryann Wegrzyn at rwegrzyn@willamette.edu or call 503-370-6543.

Requirements:

  • Participants must complete the Bearcat Pathway program application. They will later apply to Willamette as a transfer student.
  • Meet with an academic advisor from Chemeketa Community College twice per year, and a Willamette transfer advisor once per year.
  • Complete an AA, AS, ASOT, AAOT or equivalent with a 3.0 or higher.

How to start your Chemeketa bearcat pathway

Because both schools are part of a transfer program agreement, we collaborate to ensure we meet your needs. Students at Chemeketa can easily transfer credits with a clear academic roadmap. With dual support, both schools will ensure you only need four semesters of credits at Willamette University.

Chemeketa transfer students have access to exclusive scholarship opportunities, making education affordable. And through campus engagement opportunities, transfer students can experience peer support and instant connections on campus.

  • Chemeketa transfer degree requirements

    In order to participate in the Bearcat Pathway program, all participants are expected to completed the following program requirements during their first year of the program:

    • Meet with a transfer coordinator at Willamette University. In this first meeting, you will discuss your intended major, go over the program pathway for that major, and discuss any questions you have.
    • Meet with an academic advisor at Chemeketa Community College. In order to ensure that you are able to register for the necessary classes for your program pathway, you must meet with an academic advisor (at minimum) twice per year.

    During your second year of participating in the Bearcat Pathway program, you will be finishing up your courses at Chemeketa Community college and getting ready to apply to Willamette as a transfer student. During this year, you must meet the following requirements:

    • Meet with a transfer coordinator at Willamette University. In this second meeting, you will discuss your progress, any obstacles that you have encountered, and go over the transfer application process.
    • Meet with an academic advisor at Chemeketa Community College. During your second year, you are expected to continue meeting with an academic advisor twice per year to ensure that you are able to register for the necessary courses in the two-year time frame, and are meeting your associate’s degree requirements.
    • Apply to Willamette University using our Transfer Application. Prior to starting at Willamette in the fall term, you will need to apply as a transfer student by the April 15th deadline.
    • Complete your Associate's Degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • How do I transfer to Willamette?

    Willamette admits transfer students who are bright, intellectually curious and well-prepared for a challenging academic program. We are looking for students who will benefit from and contribute to our diverse campus community.

    1. Contact Ryann Wegrzyn in Willamette's Admission office with questions and to discuss your transfer pathway.
    2. Apply to Willamette as a transfer student. Willamette will examine your academic record, test scores, and co-curricular activities.
    3. After your application is approved, make sure to file your FAFSA and submit your enrollment deposit.

We can't wait to welcome Chemeketa students to our campus! APPLY TODAY.

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