Transfer Programs

The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree program is intended to meet the needs of students who plan to transfer to a senior institution and pursue a course of study in a liberal arts area.  This is a planned university-parallel program designed to meet the requirements of the first two years of a Bachelor of Arts degree. The primary purpose of the Associate in Arts/Associate in Science Degree Program is to serve as a curriculum for individuals intending to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, humanities, law, foreign language, social sciences, and education-related disciplines.  

Secondarily it serves as a General Studies curriculum for students who are interested in a liberal arts baccalaureate education but have not yet made a firm decision with respect to their baccalaureate major.   Area V requirements vary with individual four-year institutions; thus, students must obtain an approved university parallel (STARS) plan from the appropriate academic advisor.

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Area I: Written Composition: 6 SH
Must Complete Written Composition I and II (ENG 101 and ENG 102)

Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts: 12 SH
Must complete 3 semester hours in Literature** Must complete 3 semester hours in the Arts Must complete 3 semester hours in oral communications (SPH 106 or 107) Must complete 3 additional semester hours in humanities

Area III: Natural Sciences & Math: 11 SH
Must complete 3 semester hours in Math at the Pre-calculus Algebra or Finite Math Level Must complete 8 semester hours in the Natural Sciences which must include one laboratory experience

Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences: 12 SH
Must complete 3 semester hours in History** Must complete at least 9 semester hours from among other disciplines in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Area V: Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses: 19-23 SH
Must complete additional Associate in Arts Degree courses appropriate to the degree requirements and the intended baccalaureate major of the individual student *** 

Areas I-V of the AA Program: 60-64 SH

* Requirements in one area do not satisfy or substitute for requirements in another area. ** Students must complete a six semester hour sequence either in literature or history. The sequence in Area II in literature, or Area IV in history, should be determined by the requirements of the student’s intended major and transfer plans. *** Respective programs of study for bachelor’s degrees at Alabama public universities range from 120 to 128 semester credit hours in length.


Semester 1

ORI 110 2
ENG 1013
MTH 112 3
HIS 201 or 1013
ELECTIVE (MUS 101, PHL 206 or REL 151 or 152)3
CIS 1303
Total Semester Hours17

Semester 2

HIS 202 or  1023
ENG 1023
BIO 103, PHY 111, or BIO 2014
SPH 1063
PSY 2003
Total Semester Hours16

Semester 3

BIO 104 or 2024
ENG 2713
ECO 231 3
HED 2243
Total Semester Hours13

Semester 4

CIS 1463
ENG 2723
ECO 2303
SOC 2003
Total Semester Hours12

General Studies AS Total Hours = 61
General Studies Short-Term Certificate Total Hours = 29

Please note this is a sample plan.  Students will be advised base on Placement Scores.  Students may be required to enroll in developmental courses which can lead to additional semesters needed to meet degree requirements.  Please follow the STARS guide as it relates to elective courses.

For Additional Information Contact an Advisor at  334-876-9295.