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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

Transfer Studies, Certificate

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Award: Certificate (code CRT.TRN.STDS)

Total Credit Hours: 31 credit hours.

Purpose: The Transfer Studies certificate is for students whose educational goal is to transfer and who wish a general background in transferable general educational foundational courses. This certificate offers a set of introductory courses designed to meet the baccalaureate requirements of the transfer university and facilitate a more seamless transfer. Credits earned for the certificate may be applied to the Associate of Arts degree in Transfer Studies.

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Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved or is pending approval by the U.S. Department of Education federal aid program eligibility. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Education Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs contact Financial Aid.

Degree/Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Refer to the general education degree requirements  section of this catalog to review the general education courses from which to choose. Then meet with an academic adviser to choose courses which meet the general education course requirements or the academic major requirements of the transfer institution. Demonstrated eligibility for ENG 111 .

Award Requirements

Completion of the required courses with grade of C or better in each course.


Certificate Requirements: 31-40 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Arts and Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences: 9 credits

Choose three courses from two of the general education groupings.

Biological and Physical Sciences: 7-8 credits

At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Computer Technology: 4 credits

See General Education Computer Technology Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3-4 credits

See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Electives (with approval of adviser): 6-9 credits

Due to a variety of transfer requirements at four-year schools, students should consult with an academic adviser or with their transfer school before choosing their electives.

Related Educational Opportunities

Continuing Education and Workforce Development Offerings

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