Transfer Degree: General Studies Major
The associate of arts and sciences degree program is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to complete baccalaureate degree programs. Whether students are undecided about their majors or plan to enter some specialized program, the flexibility of the electives within SVCC’s Transfer Degree allows them to select courses to meet the transfer requirements of the four-year institutions. For example, students interested in the following areas of study can spend their first two years of study at SVCC qualifying for an associate degree and generally transfer to a four-year institution with junior class standing:
agribusiness, business, education, English, humanities, mathematics, medical related fields, natural science and social sciences.
The associate of arts and sciences curriculum requires courses in English, humanities, laboratory sciences, mathematics, social science and health and physical education usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate curriculum. Each student is urged to become acquainted with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is being considered and also to consult with a counselor at that institution.
Students enrolled in the associate of arts and sciences curriculum plan their programs to meet their particular needs with the guidance and approval of an advisor at SVCC.
Special Admission Requirements:
In addition to meeting the college’s general admissions requirements, the student must have also satisfactorily completed the following high school units or the equivalent as a minimum: four units of English, two units of college preparatory mathematics, one unit of college preparatory laboratory science and one unit of social studies.
In consultation with counselors at SVCC and the transfer institution, students should choose the courses most appropriate for their situation:
1. Social science electives may be selected from any of the following areas: Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology at the 100 or 200 level.
2. Humanities electives may be selected from any of the following areas: Art, Communication Studies and Theatre, English (except for composition or technical writing courses), Foreign Language, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, and Religion at the 100 or 200 level.
Courses not included in the lists above may, with justification, be used as electives with the written approval of the division dean and/or Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.