May 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog

Transfer Studies (A.A.)


Title of Major: Transfer Studies, A.A.

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.

Code: AA.TRANSFER.STDS

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.

Graduation Requirements


Refer to Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

Honors Program Courses


If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

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General Education Requirements: 34 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 6 credits


Two different disciplines required. See General Education Arts and Humanities Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Biological and Physical Sciences: 7 credits


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

Mathematics: 3 credits


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

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits


Two different disciplines required. See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved 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.

Diversity Requirement


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. 

Technology Requirement


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. 

Wellness Requirement


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.

Program Outcomes


  • 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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