The College Transfer curriculum is designed for students who intend to transfer to a senior college for their baccalaureate degree. The freshman and sophomore level courses introduce the students to areas of study that develop breadth of outlook and contribute to balanced development. This training is complementary to, but different in emphasis from, the specialized training one receives for a job, a profession, or a major in a particular field of study.
The curriculum includes courses in communications, humanities and fine arts, mathematics, science, social sciences, physical education, and elective courses in liberal arts. These courses in the College Transfer Program assist students to develop an understanding and appreciation of the political, social, economic and cultural institutions in our society; to develop the ability for critical and constructive thinking, for problem solving, and ordering of values; to maintain good mental and physical health for self, family, and community, and balanced personal and social adjustment; to use basic mechanical, mathematical, and communication skills to solve everyday problems, understand ideas of others, and express ideas effectively; to understand their cultural heritage; to understand the creative activities of others; and to encourage participation in creative activities.
Upon successful completion of the degree requirements, students are awarded the Associate in Arts degree.
Only letter grades of “C” or higher in all curriculum courses will count towards completion of the College Transfer Diploma and/or Degree.
General Education Core (45 SHC)
English Composition (6 SHC)
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
ENG 112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)
Select 3 courses from 2 different areas listed below:
ART 111 Art Appreciation
ART 114 Art History Survey I
ART 115 Art History Survey II
COM 231 Public Speaking
ENG 231 American Literature I
ENG 232 American Literature II
ENG 241 British Literature I
ENG 242 British Literature II
MUS 110 Music Appreciation
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
PHI 240 Introductions to Ethics
Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC)
Select 3 courses from 2 different areas:
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics
HIS 111 World Civilization I
HIS 112 World Civilization II
HIS 131 American History I
HIS 132 American History II
POL 120 American Government
PSY 150 General Psychology
SOC 210 Intro. to Sociology
Natural Sciences (4 SHC)
Select one science with lab from the Science courses below.
AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab
AST 151 General Astronomy I
AST 151A General Astronomy I Lab
BIO 110 Principles of Biology
BIO 111 General Biology I
CHM 151 General Chemistry I
GEL 111 Introductory Geology
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab
Mathematics (One Course)
Select 1 course from the following list:
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy (3 SHC)
MAT 152 Statistical Methods (4 SHC)
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (4 SHC)
Additional General Education Hours (13-14 credit hours)
Select 13-14 credit hours from classes classified as general education. Select course with an asterisk (*) beginning on page 232 of the College Catalog. One Communication course and one English Literature course are required for the Associates in Arts degree.
Other Required Courses (1 SHC)
ACA 122 College Transfer Success
Other Electives (14 SHC)
Select 14 semester hours from the list of suggested electives for the AA and AS degrees on page 232 of the College Catalog. In selecting electives students should consult with their advisor in the College Transfer area and make choices which are most appropriate for your intended university major. (These must be different and separate from any you used above.)
*Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and /or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.
Total Semester Hour Credits for AA Degree 60