Associate Degrees for Transfer
What is an Associate Degree for Transfer?
California Community Colleges are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the California State University system.
These degrees may include Associate in Arts (AA-T) or Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees, and are designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree.
California Community College students who are awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing to the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. To pursue this special degree rather than a traditional AA or AS degree, you should meet with a counselor to develop an education plan that puts you on the path toward the AA-T or AS-T degree.
Students who have been awarded an AA-T or AS-T are able to complete their remaining requirements for the 120-unit baccalaureate degree within 60 semester or 90 quarter units. A counselor will help you determine which CSUs offer bachelor's degrees that correspond to your AA-T or AS-T degree. It is still important for you to apply to the schools that interest you and follow admissions deadlines to be considered.
What Associate Degrees for Transfer does LASC offer?
LASC offers the following Associate Degrees for Transfer (click on the links for more information):
- Administration of Justice (AS-T)
- Anthropology (AA-T)
- Early Childhood Education (AS-T)
- Business Administration (AA-T)
- Communication Studies (AA-T)
- English ( AA-T)
- History (AA-T)
- Journalism (AA-T)
- Mathematics (AS-T)
- Physics (AS-T)
- Political Science (AA-T)
- Psychology (AA-T)
- Sociology (AA-T)
- Spanish (AA-T)
- Studio Arts (AA-T)
- Theatre Arts (AA-T)
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