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You've heard a lot about the value of starting your bachelor's degree at the local community college. But what if the community college doesn't offer the major you hope to pursue?

AACC's Transfer Studies program lets you pick the courses you need to complete your first two years at AACC and then transfer to a four-year school offering the major you desire. Examples of potential majors include:

  • Botany
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Sonography
  • Zoology
  • And many more 

Transfer Studies is also a good choice if you want to transfer to a school outside of Maryland. Your advisor can help you build a program specific to that school's requirements.

When choosing your courses, the earlier you know where you want to transfer, the better off you'll be. Meeting with an academic advisor throughout your college journey is very important to staying on track and ensuring every credit counts toward your goals.

Transfer Degree

AACC is proud to offer this unique 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 hope to transfer. Meet with an advisor as soon as possible to build a Transfer Studies program that will meet your personal, professional and academic goals. 

Transfer Studies, A.A.

The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. This option is particularly good if you are undecided in your ultimate career direction, not sure where you'd like to eventually transfer or just looking to complete general education requirements while "testing the waters" of a particular major. No matter what brings you to Transfer Studies, the result is a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career. 

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What can you do with a degree in Transfer Studies?

The Transfer Studies degree enables you to complete the undergraduate general education courses required by most four-year colleges. After completing your associate degree in Transfer Studies, you will be ready to continue your education at a four-year institution with the ability to communicate effectively, apply basic computer skills, analyze and solve problems and demonstrate knowledge of diverse cultural perspectives. Conveniently, these are skills employers also seek! For information about duties, education, training and pay for hundreds of careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.


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