Tennessee Transfer Pathway
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) system is a statewide initiative designed to help community college students make a smooth transition into university degree programs. Students at state community colleges can choose from a number of participating AA or AS degrees and take the specific courses listed for that program. After completing the AA or AS degree, students can transfer to Cumberland University and be assured all credits will transfer into the corresponding 4-year program at the university. This guarantee allows students to stay on track for graduation while being able to stay at a local community college for the first two years of school.
CU offers 11 clear pathways:
Learn how to connect your passion to a career. You’ll receive all the benefits of a top liberal arts education while gaining knowledge and skills in a variety of studio and performance areas. Our fine arts education offers a blend of studio practice and seminar courses to be sure you’re fully prepared to excel in your career.
The fine arts programs are recommended for students interested in the many facets of the arts including photography, sculpting, painting, music, design, and theater.
In this program you’ll study life sciences and learn the basic principles and functions of organisms through ecosystems, the environment, and cell and molecular activities. Our program offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities including field work experiences and hands-on laboratory activities.
This program is recommended for students interested in a career in science, medical professions, environmental and wildlife professions, and attending graduate programs in biology.
The mission of the Business Administration program is to educate students coming from diverse backgrounds in the fundamental skills, knowledge, and practice of general business in order to prepare them for managerial, professional, or administrative positions in service and/or manufacturing industries as well as to pursue entrepreneurial career opportunities or advanced degrees in business or related disciplines.
In this program, you will learn how to analyze scientific data and report your findings. You’ll be exposed to different areas of chemistry including general chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, instrumental analysis, and organic chemistry.
Our program offers an overview of several of the different areas of chemistry. We also have several courses dedicated to scientific communication, programming, and data analysis to help students learn how to analyze their data and communicate the information effectively.
This program is recommended for students interested in graduate school, professional schools, and employment in chemistry fields such as government and independent laboratories.
The mission of the English program is to provide verbal and written communication skills to prepare students for careers in law, communication, education, business and technical writing, or for graduate studies in the humanities or social sciences.
The Cumberland University Exercise and Sport Science program promotes active participation in sport and physical activity across the lifespan. The program prepares future professionals for careers in fitness/wellness, strength and conditioning, preventative healthcare, graduate programs in EXSS-Exercise Physiology, and pre-professional preparation for other allied healthcare professions such as Physical Therapy or Physician Assistant programs.
You’ll learn how to research effectively, think analytically, communicate persuasively, and write clearly. You’ll receive all the benefits of a top liberal arts education, gain extensive content knowledge of both world and U.S. history, and develop the methodological and theoretical foundation to prepare you to practice history as a discipline.
The history program houses The Papers of Martin Van Buren, a presidential papers project centered on the eighth U.S. president. Only a handful of presidential papers projects exist, at places such as Princeton University, the University of Tennessee and the University of Virginia.
This program is recommended for students interested in history, law, government, museums, archives, and teaching.
The mission of the Mathematics program is to provide each student a solid foundation in several core branches of mathematics (calculus, analysis, and algebra) and to prepare students to apply quantitative and abstract reasoning skills in advanced degree programs and/or careers requiring expertise in mathematics.
In this program you’ll learn from a variety of studio and performance areas. We offer instruction in all orchestral instruments, piano, guitar or vocal applied studies. You’ll have the option to choose a second major or minor to fit your interests and career goals. Learn how to connect your passion to a career.
This program is for students interested in all facets of music including the music industry, private music studios, and music therapy.
You’ll study the fascinating topics in the field of Psychology while also having the option to concentrate further on a particular area of interest including: clinical, developmental, experimental, and social psychology. You’ll benefit from a variety of learning experiences including: full-scale research projects, field experiences, conference presentations and field networking.
This program is recommended for students interested in human resources, counseling, organizational or forensic psychology, career counseling, and research.
Your next step
If CU sounds like the college for you, you can take your next step today and apply. Our application opens every year August 1 and we send decisions four times a year.