Choose a Transfer Program
The main programs of study offered through the University Transfer program include the Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) degrees. These degree programs are designed for students who wish to complete two years of college and then transfer to four-year colleges or universities to complete their baccalaureate degrees.
The University Transfer curriculum aims to provide students with a set of skills and abilities prior to graduation. View the list of Associate in Arts/Associate in Science Program Learning Outcomes.
Students need to complete 30 hours of UGETC (Universal General Education Transfer Component), 15 hours of General Education courses, and 15 hours of transferable electives for a total of 60 hours. The specific courses that the student chooses depend on his or her major and the school to that he or she will transfer.
The Associate in Arts (AA)
The Associate in Arts (AA) is a two-year degree with an emphasis on courses such as business, English, fine arts, foreign languages, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology.
The Associate in Science (AS)
The Associate in Science (AS) is a two-year degree with an emphasis on courses such as biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, mathematics, or physics.
The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)
The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) is intended for students who ultimately wish to complete a baccalaureate fine arts degree (BFA or BAFA) within four years. AFA curriculum courses focus on visual arts but the degree also includes general education offerings that emphasize the development of analytical skills, written and oral communication, and competencies in math and science.
The Associate in Engineering (AE)
The Associate in Engineering (AE) is intended for students who ultimately wish to complete a baccalaureate engineering degree within four years. AE curriculum courses focus on engineering but the degree also includes general education offerings that emphasize the development of analytical skills, written and oral communication, and competencies in math and science.
Associate in General Education (AGE) – Nursing
The Associate in General Education (AGE) in Nursing is designed for students who wish to begin their studies toward the Associate in Nursing degree and a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing.
Associate's Degree for Special Purposes
Associate in General Education (AGE)
Students who want to follow a structured academic curriculum but have no intention of pursuing a baccalaureate degree may be best suited for the Associate in General Education (AGE) degree. This program is ideal for students who want to gain an associate degree for personal or professional goals, but do not intend to transfer to a four-year institution.
Course Selection Guides
Students who have already selected the intended major for their college degree should consult the more specific course selection guides. Course Selection Guides offer college- and major-specific pathways for obtaining the associate’s degree and preparing for courses in the major after transferring to a specific four-year university. They are based on the AA/AS Plan of Study and are developed using Baccalaureate Degree Plans and major requirements provided by the four-year universities. If you are interested in a major that is not listed there, or you plan to transfer to a university that is not listed on the course selection guide, use the Baccalaureate Degree Plan and degree requirements provided by the four-year university. Please note that four-year universities do change their requirements without notice to us. It’s up to you to check with the four-year university to be sure you are following the most up-to-date plan.