Degree

Associate of Arts & Sciences (AA&S)

Purpose

Each of the transfer programs listed is intended for the student who wishes to pursue a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university. Required courses in written and oral communication, humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, history, social sciences, and health and physical education will meet most of the general education requirements of the first two years at a four-year college or university.

Students who intend to transfer should acquaint themselves with the requirements of their prospective college or university. Germanna maintains a collection of current catalogs for Virginia Colleges in the Counseling offices. Faculty advisors and counselors can also provide advice. However, it is the responsibility of each student to determine the specific courses that he or she will need to transfer into specific departments or programs at specific four-year colleges or universities.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, students who intend to pursue a transfer degree program should have completed in high school as a minimum: 4 units of English, 2 units of college preparatory mathematics, 1 unit of laboratory science, and 1 unit of social studies or history. All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.

Transfer Program Core Curriculum

Each transfer program has its own specific requirements. Students should study the requirements listed for their degree and work with their advisors to complete a chosen field of study. Before registering for classes, students should check the prerequisites listed with course descriptions in this catalog. Please note that prerequisites may change. Admissions and Records maintains the most up-to-date prerequisite list. Upon completion of all of the requirements in a specific program, the student will be awarded the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree. Under the State Transfer Agreement, a student should be able to transfer as a junior to most four-year institutions in Virginia.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Total Minimum Credits Varies
Degree Requirements Courses Credits
Student Development SDV 100 or any approved SDV course 1
English ENG 111-112 and any ENG (Literature) 9
Math See majors for specific MTH course 6
History Any two HIS courses 6
Health/Physical Education Any HLT or PED course(s)1
Note: HLT 143, 250, 261, 262, 263, and 290 DO NOT meet HLT/PE requirement
2
Humanities ART 101, ART 102, ART 106, any REL, or HUM 100 AND any course from ART (approved transfer elective courses), ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language  6
Social Sciences Any course from ECO2, PLS, PSY3, or SOC AND any course from ECO2, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY3, SOC 6
Lab Sciences Any two-semester sequence in BIO, CHM, or PHY
Note: BIO 141 and BIO 142 do not meet the science requirement
8
Communication CST 100, CST 110, or CST 126 3
Transfer Elective(s) Any course which has been approved as a transfer elective 4 Varies

Students graduating from a transfer program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies by passing ITE 115 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.


  1. Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement.
  2. ECO 120 and ECO 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take ECO 120 cannot receive credit for either ECO 201 or ECO 202. Students who take either ECO 201 or ECO 202 cannot receive credit for ECO 120.
  3. Students cannot receive credit for both PSY 235 and PSY 230.
  4. Transfer elective credits must be selected from the Approved Transfer Electives See a counselor, a faculty advisor, http://www.germanna.edu/transfer-services/transfer-electives/

Students graduating from a transfer program may be called upon to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.