ADDITIONAL MINORS AND PREPROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREES OFFERED IN:
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Accounting Anthropology Art Art History Biology Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology Business Administration Business Administration: Finance Business Administration: Management Business Administration: Marketing Business Administration: Hospitality and Tourism Chemistry Chemistry: Biochemistry Classics Computer Science Digital Arts and Media Economics Education — Elementary: P-5 Education — Middle Grades: 5-9 Education and Social Change English French Language and Literature German Studies Health and Exercise Science History International Affairs Mathematics Music Studies Music Education Music Performance Music Technology Neuroscience Philosophy
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Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sociology/Anthropology Spanish Language and Literature Teaching Art Teaching Chemistry Theater Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication
MINORS AVAILABLE IN MOST MAJORS AND: • • • • • • • • •
Asian Studies Classical Studies Chinese Communication Creative Writing Education Minor for Secondary Certification (8-12) Environmental Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
PREPROFESSIONAL PREPARATION IN: • Health Professions: dentistry, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, nursing • Engineering • Law
SELF-DESIGNED MAJORS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR EXAMPLE:
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American Studies Bioinformatics Biopsychology Business Information Systems Child Study Criminal Behavioral Studies Digital Imaging and Application Design Historical Rhetoric Intercultural Communication International Security Multicultural Studies Nutrition and Sustainability Political Communication Public Relations Social Justice Sports Management
Search by major, career or interest at transy.edu/majors.
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THE FIRST STEP TOWARD A LIFETIME OF DISCOVERY A Transylvania education is about setting you on a path to a fulfilling life and career. It means training you to be a writer, researcher and leader, but also how to seek creative answers to questions that haven’t even been asked yet. You’ll get broad experience in the liberal arts, taking courses in several different disciplines to open your world to fields of study that may inspire you to take a journey you never saw coming. And you’ll get world-class training in those fields from a dedicated faculty that will walk with you along the way, making sure you’re ready to find that graduate school or that job where you’ll shine.
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“I’ve been able to make the connections throughout the city that I know will last beyond graduating from Transy.”
“It is important to me to get an education at Transy because I am constantly surrounded by people who have the potential to change the world.”
” Nyah Mattison '22
“It really is the best of both worlds having a small, liberal arts university in a bigger city like Lexington.”
OVER ” Valerie Roberts '23 PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND DIGITAL ARTS AND MEDIA DOUBLE MAJOR
” Ryan Wood '22 MATHEMATICS AND ECONOMICS DOUBLE MAJOR
FIRST YOUR LEARNING COMES FIRST
THE FACULTY-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP SETS US APART
Our professors get to know you personally, helping you find opportunities that will allow you to reach your academic and career goals. No teaching assistants here — just expert faculty who take your learning seriously.
15 11:1 98%
of faculty hold the highest degree in their field.
DON’T WAIT TO MAKE DISCOVERIES
You’ll do advanced research through grants, faculty collaboration and independent projects as an undergraduate. Design your own studies and present your results. That experience will give you a leg up in graduate school. Each year we award around $50,000 in student grants to fund student scholarly or creative work.
RECENT STUDENT RESEARCH: • Quantum dots and nanomaterials • Climate and politics • The effects of social media on adolescent anxiety and depression
• Archaeological excavation of a Civil War photography studio • Results of a lifetime fitness course on lowering blood pressure • Analyzing athletes’ jumps with an AMTI force plate • Designing and building a 3D printer
“My research was one of the most significant parts of my medical school application. It showed that my knowledge extended beyond book learning and that I had applied what I learned to the real world.”
Mark Sirianno '19
ATTENDING UK MEDICAL SCHOOL; RESEARCHED NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE WITH BIOLOGY PROFESSOR PAUL DUFFIN
• Exploring the need for post-release opioid abuse recovery • The effects of wine consumption on insulin sensitivity • Metals in organisms that live in extreme environments like volcanoes • Antibiotic resistance in neisseria gonorrhoeae
L DIGITAL LIBERAL ARTS
The Transylvania Digital Liberal Arts initiative teaches you how digital technologies affect the world of today and tomorrow. You’ll learn to use cutting-edge digital technology to enhance your learning, your research and your art to give you a leg up in job markets that are constantly evolving to keep up with new innovations. transy.edu/digital-liberal-arts
LEARN “ ” LEARN IN THE BEST ENVIRONMENTS
Transy’s learning spaces are comfortable and adaptable, with all the latest tools and technology you’ll need to do your best work. We have equipment that’s reserved for graduate students at many larger institutions, but you’ll get to dive in right away.
YOU’LL HAVE ACCESS TO:
Podcasting and video capture studios A digital art lab with professional recording gear Graduate-level scientific equipment Mondopads for collaborative work An education classroom designed for student teaching training Fully stocked art studios ... and much more
“Everything is digital. Being able to do research and know how to use all the different web resources is really important. If I’m going to go into this field, I’m going to need the experience and knowledge to use it.”
Will Shelton '20 HISTORY MAJOR
BE EQUIPPED FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS IN YOUR FIRST YEAR Transy has created an innovative approach to your entire first year of learning. These programs and mentorships give you the foundation you need to be at your best in the classroom so you can complete your degree in four years and fully explore who you are in the world.
First Engagements helps new students get used to exploring new ideas and participating in a variety of cultural activities. You’ll get credit for attending events of your choice during your first year, including lectures, plays, films, art shows, concerts and community engagement activities.
FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR PROGRAM
First-Year Seminar Program is a series of two courses designed to prepare you for the type of academic work it will take to thrive at Transy. You’ll read texts, get introduced to the Writing Center and learn to do fascinating, in-depth research.
Academic Advisors will help you become familiar with your curriculum, register for courses and support you in individual and group sessions to make sure you have everything you need as you move into the rest of your college career.
SHINE YOUR TIME TO
Get real-world experience with all aspects of live theater, from writing to lighting. Open to majors and non-majors, the theater program performs large-scale productions in the state-of-the-art Little Theater, and you’ll have the opportunity to see your original works come to life through the Theatre Guild. • • • •
Perform in the fully equipped Little Theater Write and produce original plays Work as a costumer, set designer, or even director Try your hand at improv comedy
Whether you create by hand or by screen, Transy has the tools you need to produce original artwork and show your pieces in a professional setting for real audiences. Our professors are master artists who will build your skills and challenge your imagination. And you can spark your own curiosity at one of the many annual exhibitions on campus. • • • •
Fire clay in the Shearer ceramics studio Design a stunning video in the Digital Art Lab Join our Community Engagement Through the Arts class Display your work professionally curated Morlan Gallery
SHINE Music takes many forms, and you can try them all at Transy. Classical orchestra, rock ‘n’ roll, EDM — you can find a way to make your music heard. Join one of our vocal or instrumental ensembles, or record your own pieces in the studio. Make sure you catch your next favorite artist during the annual Smith Concert Series. • • • •
Play or sing in one of the many ensembles Record your own music in the Digital Art Lab Perform at the Studio 300 Festival Take private lessons from accomplished teachers
Writing is at the core of everything we do at Transylvania, so it’s no surprise that there are so many outlets for our amazing community of writers. Every one of our academic programs emphasizes writing as part of you becoming an effective communicator, and there are lots of outlets for you to submit and publish creative work. • • • •
Write for The Rambler, Transy’s student newspaper Work with the nationally recognized Writing Center Publish work to the Transylvanian literary magazine Collaborate with other writers in the Creative House
THE WORLD JUST GOT BIGGER
“ ” “By broadening your educational horizons you may open up doors within your mind that you never even know existed, and that is what studying abroad and adventuring is all about — self growth.”
Kameron Bowling '21
See all your study abroad options at transy.edu/study-abroad.
Transy has 36 programs around the world that let you study abroad for a full semester while paying your regular tuition and using 100% of your financial aid. Programs are available in nearly every region and for every major and minor.
Our unique May term offers four-week courses for you to try something outside your major. Many of these classes involve international travel. Recent courses have gone to Germany, China, Israel, the Netherlands and more.
PEACE CORPS PREP
Transy and the Peace Corps have a partnership that prepares you for postgraduate service in the Peace Corps, as well as careers in international development. You’ll get special consideration for acceptance should you apply to the Peace Corps after graduation.
“Take advantage of the career center and the 100 Doors to Success program so that entering the real world won’t seem too daunting. Push yourself to try new things and meet new people. If you’ve ever wanted to study abroad or intern, now is the time to do it!”
Judy Brumley '18
“I owe a lot to Transylvania. I had really incredible professors who said, ‘Yes you can. You can do this.’ And because I did and got through it, that’s given me the confidence to go out and really do what I wanted to do — and that is to build a business around empowering women and young girls.”
Aja Price '11
FOUNDER OF NOTABLY GRAY MARKETING IN NASHVILLE AND NOTABLY HER, A PLATFORM WORKING WITH YOUNG FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS
COMPLETED HER INTERNSHIP AT INSTYLE MAGAZINE COPYWRITER, BRANDED CONTENT AT FOUNDRY @ MEREDITH IN NEW YORK CITY
YOUR POSTCOLLEGE CAREER STARTS TODAY
Work with career advisers throughout the entire job and internship search process, and get connected with employers. You’ll get in-depth interview training, resume guidance and search tools to help you find the perfect fit. And you can continue to meet with them long after you graduate.
100 DOORS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
We’ll connect you with one of our successful alumni mentors, who will meet with you regularly throughout your four years to build your network and give you valuable college and career advice.
Interested in going into the medical field? You’ll be guided by a dedicated Pre-Health Advisory Committee to work with you one on one to help pick your classes, find extracurriculars and navigate the graduate school application process.
FIND FIND WHAT YOU WANT TO DO — AND GO DO IT.
100% of our students recommended to law schools are admitted.
90% More than
of our students recommended to medical schools and other health professions programs are admitted.
Our graduates go to the best graduate schools. They find fulfilling careers at major companies. The education you get here will launch you to success in whatever field you choose.
GRADUATE SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS Transy has teamed up with graduate schools to give our students a leg up on competitive graduate study. Pre-Engineering (University of Kentucky) 3+2 Dual-Degree Engineering (UK) Early Assurance Medical School Program (UK)
3+4 Pre-Pharmacy and Pharm.D. (UK) 4+1 MBA (UK) MBA (Marshall University)
WHERE TRANSY GRADS STUDY: Harvard University | Law Brown University | Ancient History Columbia University | Physical Therapy Vanderbilt University | Nursing Cambridge University | Archaeology London School of Economics | Gender, Media, and Culture Duke University | Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Johns Hopkins | Developmental Biology American Graduate School (France) | Diplomacy and Law
New York University | Arts & Politics Penn State University | Law Clemson University | Architecture University of Pittsburgh | Pharmacy University of Virginia | Education Indiana University | Medicine University of Central Florida | Game Design and Production Xavier University | Clinical Psychology
“I’m not sure if I ever would have had the guts to apply to Columbia if I hadn’t gone to Transy. I think they gave me the confidence to know that I could dream of going to any school that I wanted without fear of failure. Transy definitely prepared me.”
Lyndsay Whitlock '15
DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
“I had some amazing biology professors and art history professors. They really cared about me and my success and were willing to take the time… Because of my diverse education at Transy, it made me a strong applicant.”
Erin Marek '16 DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AT RIOT GAMES
WHERE TRANSY GRADS WORK: Walt Disney | Principal Project Engineer NASA | Technical Adviser Apple | Senior Software Engineer DC Comics | Publicist ESPN | Vice President and Talk Show Host Centers for Disease Control | Health Scientist Amazon | Applied Scientist Facebook | Engineering Manager NBCUniversal | Talent Development Specialist S&P Global | Associate Director Riot Games | Senior Game Producer JP Morgan & Chase | Vice President L’Oreal | Manager Global Marketing Doctors Without Borders | Epidemiologist The Washington Post | Graphics Reporter Smithsonian Institution | Chief of Exhibit Planning International Golf Federation | Head of Communications Chief United States District Judge Sea World | Aviculturalist Minor League Baseball | General Manager, Gwinnett Stripers Procter & Gamble | Chemist Nickelodeon | Project Manager
“I can say with 100% confidence each and every professor really cares about their students. They will personally guide you and take time out of their life to really support you and help you as a student.”
Christine Lee '20
HER INTERNSHIP WITH GRAY CONSTRUCTION LED TO HER FULL-TIME JOB WITH THE FIRM AS AN AUTOMATION SPECIALIST
“Transy is an enigma — in the sense that it’s traditional, it’s always been there, but it’s ever-changing. When you’re there, you’re not realizing the way that it’s shaping your life and the way that you think about your future. It’s going to prepare you in ways you never expect.”
Jordan Long '17
HIRED FULL-TIME BY NASHVILLE'S COMPUTER SERVICES INC. NATIONAL FIRM AFTER COMPLETING HER MARKETING INTERNSHIP.
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8 hospitals within 3 miles of campus.
Top-100 Liberal Arts Colleges in a city with a population of 300,000+
WHILE YOU’RE HERE: Catch the horse races at Keeneland Shop at The Square Buy fresh foods at the farmers market Visit the many downtown murals See a movie at the Kentucky Theatre Go to a concert at one of the great venues Bike the Legacy Trail See more: visitlex.com
THE PERFECT COLLEGE CITY
Forget what you think you know about Kentucky. We’re more than horses and bluegrass. Lexington is an amazing city with thriving businesses, an abundance of arts and entertainment and beautiful green spaces. It’s a city full of opportunities for you as a college student. It’s where you’ll find jobs, internships and community engagement. And our downtown location is right in the center of all the action.
LIVE ON A CAMPUS THAT TAKES CARE OF YOUR NEEDS. SAFETY AND SECURITY
We’ve made student safety a priority at Transy. The Department of Public Safety is a 24-hour campus security force that patrols our entire campus by car, bicycle and on foot. They’re sworn officers who are available to escort you from any location on campus, day or night. There’s even a cab voucher service where DPS will send you a cab from anywhere in the county to get back to campus. Our officers are active members of campus, and they’re available from your cell phone, via text or by calling from any of the 60-plus red phones throughout campus.
We take your health and wellness seriously. Our Department of Student Wellbeing includes an on-campus clinic with a registered nurse, a counseling center and nutrition coaching — most of which are offered free of charge to students. You can get vaccinations, lab work and treatment for many common health needs, and we work closely with local health care services for anything else you may need. And our Healthy at Transy and ProtecTU initiatives have kept our campus open and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more at transy.edu/healthy.
“” I’m grateful to be a part of a university striving so hard to welcome new students while also caring for their health.
Jeffery Proffitt '24
MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME CAMPUS HOUSING
Transy has built all-new residence halls in recent years with community living in mind. You’ll find suite-style living with one bathroom for every two to four students, and there are plenty of spaces to spend time in making lifelong friends. Amenities
Temperature controlled rooms
Cable and Wi-Fi
DINING We take pride in our food at Transy. Our provider, Bon Appétit, makes fresh, delicious, locally sourced food every day in our campus eateries. We’ll even cater to your dietary restrictions, including gluten allergies. transylvania.cafebonappetit.com
ON-CAMPUS DINING Buffet-style cafeteria Rafskeller Grille Gratz Perk Café
MEAL PLANS 10 meals per week 14 meals per week 19 meals per week 160 meals per term Included in room and board
MEE MEET YOUR FOREVER FRIENDS
You’ve got interests outside the classroom. We’ve got opportunities. Join one of our more than 50 campus clubs and organizations, where you can show your creativity, be a leader, get fit and have a great time. Or start your own. It’s all up to you.
JUST A FEW OF THE ACTIVE ORGANIZATIONS Anime and Gaming Fan Club Black Student Alliance Culinary Club Fellowship of Christian Athletes ImprompTU Improv Group Interfaith Alliance Karate Club The Rambler Student Newspaper SpeakOut Spoken Word Speech and Debate Team Student Organization of Latinos Student Government Association Transy Bikes Transylvania Environmental Action League Theatre Guild
ET Launching in the 2021-22 academic year for students interested in participating in intercollegiate gaming competitions.
Around half of our students are in a fraternity or sorority. And it’s not just fun and games — our Greek life is about academic excellence, leadership development and community engagement, all while forming lifelong friendships. FRATERNITIES Delta Sigma Phi Kappa Alpha Order Phi Kappa Tau Pi Kappa Alpha
SORORITIES Alpha Omicron Pi Chi Omega Delta Delta Delta Phi Mu
THE CORE OF CAMPUS LIFE
Transylvania’s campus center opened in 2020 and has bright, welcoming areas for student organizations, student services, dining, fitness and events. It’s where you’ll spend a lot of your time hanging with friends, meeting with clubs and taking a break from your studies. College life outside the classroom is crucial for developing the whole person, and the campus center is your hub for that activity.
THE CAMPUS CENTER INCLUDES: Dining hall and Rafskeller Grille Health and Wellness Student services A fitness center Competition-sized swimming pool Hearth Room Bookstore Meeting and events spaces
“Being allowed to hold these leadership positions has allowed me to experience and learn while doing. I could sit and read papers on leadership and then go into a job, but I’m much more hands-on than that.”
Diaka Savané '20
PEACE CORPS PREP PROGRAM, PIONEER PATHWAY MENTOR TUTOR AT CARNEGIE CENTER, BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE CURRENTLY SERVING AS AN AMERICORPS NCCC TEAM LEADER IN COLORADO
BE A PARTNER IN YOUR CITY
Lexington, Kentucky, has a wealth of organizations that work for justice and equity in the community.
Take your learning to the community. PIONEER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
This certification program will prepare you for a life of leadership, one that values social justice on campus, in the community and in your future. You’ll work with mentors and participate in engagement opportunities to build a portfolio that will help you earn leadership positions down the road.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH THE ARTS
This course has earned national recognition for making a difference through creative expression. Taught by English professor Kremena Todorova and art professor Kurt Gohde, CETA has launched national campaigns like Unlearn Fear + Hate and the Tattoo Project.
LOCAL TRANSY PARTNERS
Habitat for Humanity Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning The Nest Center for Women, Children, and Families Seedleaf God’s Pantry Food Bank GleanKY London Ferrill Community Garden Kentucky Refugee Ministries Arbor Youth Services Fayette County Schools Common Good And many more
COMPETE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL Pioneers know what it takes to win. They train and compete in cutting-edge facilities with a highly skilled athletics staff and die-hard fans cheering on their every move. Our coaches support our athletes’ academic pursuits while pushing their players to compete for conference and national championships.
championships since 2010
M Baseball MW Basketball MW Cheerleading MW Cross-Country MW Dance MW Equestrian-Eventing W Field Hockey MW Golf MW Lacrosse W Triathlon MW Soccer MW Softball MW Swimming and Diving MW Tennis MW Track and Field W Volleyball
Intramural Sports Basketball Softball Flag Football Volleyball Soccer
73 NCAA postseason apperances
Ultimate Frisbee Kickball And more
“ ” "I'm incredibly thankful for my scholarships that allow me to attend Transy and receive such an immersive education. Transy has allowed me to discover what I am truly passionate about."
Lily Dennis-Bay '22
A GREAT VALUE COLLEGE
Don't let the sticker price fool you - you can afford a Transylvania education. AFFORDABLE TRANSY
We pride ourselves on helping families of all income backgrounds be able to pay for college at Transy. Our tuition and fees fall well below the national average for comparable schools, and our generous financial aid packages and Pioneer Pledge work together to make sure you will graduate with less debt than the typical college student!
We want to keep your costs as low as possible and get you into the workforce sooner. Our Pioneer Pledge helps you do just that. Under our Pioneer Pledge plan, you’ll get: guaranteed graduation in four years or less, a level tuition plan, which locks in your tuition rate for four years, and a 12-month payment plan. Learn more at transy.edu/pledge.
99% of students receive
Whether it’s for academics, leadership or the arts, there are scholarships available for you. Our Academic Scholarships range from $10,000 all the way up to full tuition and fees. All you have to do to be considered is apply to Transy. To be eligible for our highest Premier Scholarships, apply by one of the Early Action deadlines. transy.edu/scholarships For a complete estimate of your cost to attend Transy, use our net price calculator at transy.edu/npc.
Average financial aid package 2020-21
BECOME A PIONEER SCHEDULE YOUR CAMPUS VISIT A campus visit to Transylvania is the most important step in the college search process. Our admissions office is open for individual or group visits Monday-Friday and select Saturdays, and we hold special visit events throughout the year. Virtual options are also available. Schedule your visit today at transy.edu/visit.
RECEIVE YOUR FINANCIAL AID OFFER Once you’re admitted and submit the FAFSA, you’ll get your financial aid offer from Transy! It will include a detailed estimate of all the institutional, federal and state aid that will be provided to you and your family. Tip: Your package will include an estimated total out-of-pocket cost to attend Transy — that’s much more important than the sticker price.
APPLY Go to transy.edu/apply to submit your application. Apply by one of our Early Action deadlines to be considered for our Premier Scholarships. We also accept the Common Application. Tip: We’re a test-optional school, so you don’t need to include your ACT or SAT scores if you don’t feel they’re an accurate representation of your abilities.
FILL OUT THE FAFSA
To be considered for need-based financial aid, all you need to do is fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.gov. It’s recommended for any student seeking federal or state aid (including grants, loans and work-study). Tip: The FAFSA opens Oct. 1, so fill it out as early as you can.
SUBMIT YOUR DEPOSIT Your $350 nonrefundable deposit will secure your spot at Transylvania. Make sure you take advantage of every opportunity to compare Transy against your other college options. Contact us anytime to help. Secure your spot today at transy.edu/deposit.
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