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2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook

Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA&S) Transfer Degree


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CIP Code: 24.0101
Length: 4 Semesters

Purpose

The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree program is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. By selecting appropriate electives, students should be able to complete the lower-division requirements for a variety of baccalaureate majors. Examples of majors to which this program may prepare students for transferring are:

  • Liberal Arts
  • Science
  • Social or Behavioral Sciences
  • Teacher Prep/Education

In order to be assured that courses transfer to meet lower-division requirements at the specific institution the student plans to transfer to, and the major anticipated, students should consult their academic advisor to schedule their courses. Students are also encouraged to investigate guaranteed admission agreements (GAA), available for many colleges and universities in Virginia, contact their selected college’s admissions office, and consult their selected college’s transfer guide if one is available. Counselors and academic advisors can assist with locating these resources.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English and mathematics. Through the direct enrollment and self-enrollment survey or other measures, students will be placed in the appropriate developmental or corequisite support courses in English and mathematics. Although developmental or support course credits do not apply toward the degree, these courses prepare students for collegiate-level work. Students required to take two or more developmental or corequisite support courses may need additional semesters to complete the degree. 

Program Requirement

This curriculum should provide sufficient flexibility to meet lower-division requirements for a variety of majors at many colleges and universities and should allow students to succeed in transferring to obtain a baccalaureate degree. It is extremely important for students to work closely with their academic advisors to assure a successful transfer.

First Semester


First Semester Total Credits: 17


Second Semester


  • (3 Credits)
  • HIS - Approved Transfer History (3 Credits) 1
  • MTH - Approved Transfer Mathematics (3 Credits) 2
  • Approved Transfer Lab Science (4 Credits) 3
  • Approved Transfer Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Credits) 5

Second Semester Total Credits: 16


Third Semester


Third Semester Total Credits: 15


Fourth Semester


  • Approved Transfer Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Credits) 5
  • Approved Transfer Social Science (3 Credits) 4
  • Approved Transfer Elective (3 Credits) 7
  • Approved Transfer Elective (3 Credits) 7
  • HLT/PED - Health/Physical Education Elective (1 Credits)

Fourth Semester Total Credits: 13


Total Minimum Credits: 61


1 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HIS 121 HIS 122 , HIS 111 HIS 112 , HIS 101 , and HIS 102 .
2 MTH 154  or higher. Students should consult with their academic advisor to select appropriate math courses, especially students in a Science track.
3 Laboratory courses include BIO, CHM, PHY, GOL.
4 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, SOC.
5 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HUM, MUS, ART, PHI, REL, ENG (lit). MUS and ART cannot be skills based.
6 Courses used to fulfill this requirement:  ENG 245  ENG 246  ENG 250  ENG 258  ENG 275  
7 Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution.

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