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Associate of Arts General Transfer

Associate of Arts General Transfer

This program is available at the Beavercreek, Online and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

The Associate of Arts General Transfer degree provides the foundational knowledge and skills in general education that are often required to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Courses in this program focus on the areas of English, communication, literature, arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences. As a part of the degree, students will also choose electives based on interest and any requirements of the transfer institution. Any elective hours should be planned carefully with an advisor to ensure transferability. 

Focused pathways within the Associate of Arts are currently available in communication, English, geography, history, political science, psychology, social services, sociology, and theatre to help focus the elective courses within this general transfer program. To explore different pathways and focus areas, go to The curriculum is designed to prepare students for seamless transfer into a Bachelor of Arts program, particularly at state institutions in Ohio. 

Global Awareness
In recognition of the growing importance of global awareness, the Associate of Arts degree requires students to take at least four courses with significant international content. Courses meeting this requirement are identified in the College catalog and are fulfilled as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

Advanced Courses
All students pursuing the Associate of Arts degree are required to complete at least nine credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. These classes are taken as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

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Embedded Certificates

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless students contact Records and Registration and indicate they do not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Arts General Transfer degree, a graduate will be able to:

  • Write clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Speak clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving to draw logical conclusions.
  • Use numerical data to solve problems, explain phenomena and make predictions.
  • Successfully transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
Course Title Credits
FYE 1101 College Success 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
-- Math Elective 3
-- Social Sciences Elective 3
-- Literature Elective 3
-- Literature, Arts & Humanities Elective 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
-- Communication Elective 3
-- Social Sciences Elective 3
-- Literature, Arts & Humanities Elective 3
-- Concentration/Elective 3
-- Natural Sciences Elective 4
-- Social Sciences Elective (2000 level) 3
-- History or Philosophy Elective 3
-- Concentration/Elective 3
-- Concentration/Elective 3
PHL 2000 Critical Thinking 3
-- Natural Science Elective 4
-- Concentration/Elective 3
-- Concentration/Elective 3
  Total credit hours 60
Math electives: MTH 1070, 1280, 1340, 2100, 2200, 2220, 2242, 2430, STT 2640, 2650

Social Sciences electives from at least two different areas: ECO 1100, 2210, 2220, GEO 1100, 2200, PLS 1100, 1300, 2300, 2400, PSY 1111, 2223, 2230, RST 2700, SOC 1110, 2220, 2230, 2240, 2250, 2280.  Of the three social science electives, one is required to be at the 2000 level.

Literature electives: ENG 1600, 2300, 2510, 2520, 2610, 2620

Literature, arts and humanities electives include at least one Ohio Transfer 36 course from subjects ART, ENG, HST, MUS, PHL, or THE. Remaining elective is from the following 2000 level courses: ASL 2111, ASL 2112, ENG 2250, ENG 2300, ENG 2510, ENG 2520, ENG 2610, ENG 2620, PHL 2100, PHL 2300, PHL 2400, SPN 2111, SPN 2112, FRN 2111, THE 2241, or THE 2242.    

Communication electives: COM 1110, 1120, 1130, 1170

Natural Sciences electives: BIO 1410, 1420, 1510, 1520, 2121, 2122, CHM 1150, 1160, 1210, 1220, GLG 1131, 1132, 1133, PHY 1100, 1501, 1502, 2501, 2502

History or Philosophy electives: HST 1110, 1120, 1210, 1220, PHL 2100, 2300, 2400

Concentration electives include most college level courses in the academic catalog.  Consult an advisor for course selection.

Transfer Information

Clark State has detailed transfer agreements with many local colleges and universities. The greatest number of these are with Wright State University and are in areas such as Business, English, Math, Pre-Teacher Education, and Psychology.  Check the transfer guide section of the Clark State website for more information about these transfer agreements.

Transfer institutions make the determination in acceptance of credit. The student should consult with an academic advisor and the intended transfer institution when planning a schedule of classes. With careful scheduling and advising, a student should be able to transfer with junior standing, especially within the state of Ohio.

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Tracy Ladd Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Arts & Sciences