Title of Major: Transfer Studies, A.A.
Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.
Total Credit Hours: 60
Purpose: Provides an opportunity for students to earn the first two years of a four-year program in a major not specifically offered, or for which the offered major is not a close match for the desired four-year program. This program offers flexibility in complying with requirements for transfer to baccalaureate colleges, and allows students to customize their program based on their requirements. Students should choose a concentration and electives based on the requirements of the school they will transfer to.
Additional Program Requirements: To assure a level of competency in this program, a minimum of 12 credit hours of courses must be in a single discipline (concentration). The three letters used in a course designation (e.g. BIO, ENG, GSS) indicate the discipline to which it belongs. Physical activities courses may not be counted toward an option in physical education.
The general education degree requirements section of this catalog includes the general education degree requirements for this degree. Refer to the sections below to ensure that diversity, technology, wellness, and general education degree requirements are included in your course selections.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
Additional General Education Requirements: 6 credits
Program Requirements: 26 credits
Concentration Requirements: 12 credits
Select a minimum of 12 credits from a single discipline. The three letters used in a course designation (i.e. BIO, ENG, GSS) indicate the discipline to which the course belongs. Physical activities courses may not be used for a concentration.
Electives: 14 credits
The remaining credit hours needed to achieve a minimum total of 60 credit hours are to be chosen with the approval of an advisor. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.
All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Diversity Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Technology Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
- Communicate complex ideas and information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences through writing, speaking, presenting, and using technology.
- Locate, organize, and analyze information from multiple sources in order to develop informed, reasoned, and substantiated arguments.
- Apply mathematical skills, quantitative reasoning, and scientific reasoning to solve problems and interpret quantitative information.
- Explain the significance of social diversity, respect for cultural values, and appreciation of differences among students, including race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity and ability.
- Meet individual program learning outcomes for the courses students take within their concentration and for other elective courses outside the general education requirements.
Course Sequence Variations
The courses in this degree can be taken in different sequences if the student wants to focus on architecture , business , engineering/math , general /career development , health/human services , hospitality/culinary , humanities/social science , law/criminal justice , science , teacher education , technology or visual arts areas. Students wishing to take different sequences should consult an academic advisor.
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