2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    May 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University and College Transfer, AA&S


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Purpose

The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree programs are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program. The courses in this program are  specifically selected for ease of transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. Following the prescribed coursework in this program will result in graduation with the Associate of Arts & Science degree (AA&S). Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. Written Communication: Express themselves effectively in a variety of written forms.
  2. Civic Engagement: Demonstrate the knowledge and civic values necessary to become informed and contributing participants in a democratic society.
  3. Critical Thinking: Locate, evaluate, interpret, and combine information to reach well-reasoned conclusions or solutions.
  4. Quantitative Literacy: Calculate, interpret, and use numerical and quanititative information in a variety of setting.
  5. Professional Readiness: Demonstrates skills important for successful transition into the workplace and/or pursuite of further education.
  6. Scientific Literacy: Recognize and know how to use the scientific method, and to evaluate empirical information.
  7. Information Literacy: Ability to determine the nature and extent of the information needed; access needed information effectively and efficeintly; evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into his or her knowledge base.

Program Requirements

Students must meet the requirements for admission established by the college. Depending on specific circumstances, students may need to complete developmental coursework as they begin this course of study. Students are encouraged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year college or university to which they plan to transfer to determine the appropriate courses to be taken at MECC, as well as to determine the transferability of electives. MECC strongly recommends consulting with an academic advisor at the college in planning their program and selecting courses.

For Further Information, Contact:

Kyle Scanlan
kscanlan@mecc.edu
276.523.9046

Dr. Derek Whisman, Dean
dwhisman@mecc.edu
276.523.9048

Program of Study


First Year Spring


Second Year Fall


Second Year Spring


Total Program Credits: 62


Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

Requirements of four-year institutions may vary. Students should consult an academic advisor to select courses that will satisfy baccalaureate major requirements. In addition, they should confirm with the college or university to which they plan to transfer that they will receive credit at the four-year institution. For selection of all elective courses, see the list on the College Transfer Electives  page.

1 It is strongly recommended that students complete either the HIS 101 /HIS 102  or HIS 121 /HIS 122  sequence.
2 Two humanities electives are required in this program. These may not be in the same discipline. For example, a student may take HUM 100  and ART 101  but may not take HUM 100 
and HUM 153 . See advisor for assistance with carefully selecting these electives.
3 Five general studies electives are required in this program. These should be selected based upon the student’s desired transfer institution and intended major. See advisor for assistance with carefully selecting these electives.
4 Two social science electives are required in this program. These may not include history courses. See advisor for full list of approved social science electives.

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