INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Ivy Tech Community College and Butler University have partnered to create two new transfer agreements, making a seamless process for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in Business or Art + Design.

Under the first agreement, any Ivy Tech student that completes an Associate of Science in Business Administration degree can directly transfer to Butler University’s Lacy School of Business to pursue a Bachelor of Science in a variety of business majors, including Accounting; Economics; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Finance; International Business; Management Information Systems; Marketing; and Risk Management and Insurance. Students must transfer at least 60 credit hours of coursework from any Ivy Tech campus; a total of 122 credit hours are required to complete the Bachelor of Science degree. At least 40 of the 122 hours needed for graduation must be in upper division courses (300 level or above). At least 39 hours in Business must be earned at the Lacy School of Business.

Under the second agreement, Ivy Tech students who complete an Associate of Fine Art degree can directly transfer into Butler University’s Jordan College of the Arts to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art + Design. Acceptance into the Jordan College of the Arts is contingent upon a portfolio review. To earn the B.A. in Art + Design, students must successfully complete 126 hours of coursework, including at least 40 hours of upper division courses (300 level or above).

“Ivy Tech is particularly pleased to add these two new program areas to our seamless articulation opportunities for our students. Our Fine Arts and Business students will now be able to begin their college career at Ivy Tech, earn an associate degree from us, and continue on to achieve their baccalaureate degree as a Butler Bulldog. These options are available to any Ivy Tech student from any Ivy Tech campus, which makes them even more attractive,” Dr. Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech, said.

“This agreement is exciting because it represents an opportunity to make the Lacy School of Business, Bachelor of Science degree more readily available to talented students,” Dr. Craig Caldwell, Dean of Butler’s Lacy School of Business, said. “It is entirely consistent with the Butler Beyond Strategic Direction, which states that as a part of our founding mission, we will create accessible solutions for learners currently excluded from traditional private higher education.”

“We welcome Ivy Tech’s visual art students to our campus to build upon the terrific foundation they receive in their Associate’s program,” Dr. Lisa Brooks, Dean of Butler’s Jordan College of the Arts, said. “And because our art curriculum requires a minor or secondary major, we can help ensure that Ivy Tech students are extraordinarily competitive in the workplace when they graduate from Butler.”

Ivy Tech students interested in this opportunity can work with their academic advisor to confirm their academic plan meets all the requirements.

To maximize savings, students can take advantage of scholarship and grant opportunities at both institutions.

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About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree.

About Butler University
Butler University is a nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Approximately 4,600 undergraduate and 800 graduate students are enrolled at Butler, representing 45 states and 30 countries. More than 75 percent of Butler students will participate in some form of internship, and Butler students have had significant success after graduation, as demonstrated by the University’s 97 percent placement rate within one year of graduation. The University was recently listed as the No. 1 regional university in the Midwest, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings, in addition to being included in The Princeton Review’s annual “best colleges” guidebook.