Transfer Studies is a customizable degree that lets you take the courses you need to transfer to a four-year college in a major of your choice. This is particularly valuable if AACC doesn’t have the major you want or you plan to transfer to a school outside of Maryland.
Our faculty represent many departments and bring an interdisciplinary flavor to Transfer Studies. As a Transfer Studies major, you will have access to faculty mentoring and engagement and a variety of transfer-related activities.
We are proud to offer a degree in Transfer Studies.
Do you have a lot of interests but aren't yet sure what your major should be? We are also here to offer help in selecting a major through our Undecided/General Explore Program.
Transfer Studies is an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree that allows you to customize your program to pursue your interests or meet the requirements of a specific school to which you plan to transfer. In other words, Transfer Studies allows you to build a custom transfer program that will meet your personal, professional and academic goals.
The Transfer Studies major is also a good choice if you want to transfer to a school outside of Maryland. When planning your courses, the earlier you know where you want to transfer, the better off you'll be.
Transfer Studies degree is a good choice if:
AACC has excellent resources to help you. Call 410-777-7111 to make an appointment with a career counselor. Visit the Career Services page for more information.
No. AACC has many transfer degrees that may align with your desired major and transfer institution. An academic advisor can help you understand the differences so you can decide what is best for you.
If you're a new student and you're having trouble finding a major that fits your interests and goals, consider Explore. With Explore, you take numerous courses common to a particular field, and an Explore course which provides more in-depth exposure to the various disciplines within that field. Once you have completed these courses, you're prepared to make a better, more informed decision about your major – and your future.
The Transfer Studies degree totals 60 credits and contains:
Sometimes called transfer agreements, these are agreements between schools that describe how certain courses and credits transfer between them. Articulation agreements are helpful for mapping courses, but these agreements are not necessary for you to transfer. They can show students which specific courses to take for a particular major. To see the transfer agreements that AACC has, go to the Transfer Services website.
We're here to support you. Our team of faculty can answer any questions you might have about AACC or about Transfer Studies specifically. We do not replace your academic advisor, but you can think of us as a go-to resource for questions about events, the college and available resources.
Most importantly, we want to engage you in conversations related to your interests and assist you with your goals. This includes introducing you to points of contact in:
We can also help you:
Darius Cureton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, English and Transfer Studies
Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems
A smooth transfer isn’t just about completing an associate degree. It’s about establishing a clear plan from day one at AACC, and then choosing the right courses each term to position you for your chosen major and the school you want.
Transfer agreements (or “articulation agreements,” as they’re officially called) are formal arrangements between institutions that allow certain credits to transfer seamlessly from one school to the other.
AACC has established transfer agreements with dozens of schools in and outside Maryland for a variety of majors. This gives you lots of options for a smooth transfer.
If you’re new to college, the Transfer Studies Associate of Arts includes the Student Success Seminar (ACA-100). This 1-credit course helps you learn to study better, manage time more effectively, set attainable academic goals and access critical college resources. AACC also offers courses to help you succeed in online learning and in your career.
Transfer Studies holds activities throughout the year. You will find activities and other information about Transfer Studies and the transfer process on the NEST.