Associate of Science Transfer Degree


The Associate of Science Louisiana Transfer degree program is designed to facilitate transfer from community colleges to related Baccalaureate degree programs at public universities in Louisiana. The purpose of the Associate of Science Louisiana Transfer degree program is to provide rigorous general education coursework coupled with related preparatory instruction in pre-defined discipline specific tracks to allow seamless transition from Associate degree to Baccalaureate degree with maximization of credits awarded. The General Education courses will transfer as a total block rather than by individual course review.

The total credit hours required for the degree is 60, with 39 hours required in approved General Education coursework and the remaining 21 credit hours consisting of pre-approved discipline-specific coursework as preparatory coursework for continued studies in a related Baccalaureate degree program.  Students in the Associate of Science Louisiana Transfer Degree program may choose from two concentrations: 1) Biological Sciences, or 2) Physical Sciences. 

Advising and planning are key to a student’s success in maximizing the transfer experience. All students who might eventually transfer from community college to a university should develop, with an advisor’s assistance, a written degree plan of courses to take for the transfer associate degree. Whenever possible, students should use the transfer degree requirements to satisfy the specific course requirements for the baccalaureate degree and major at the university to which they wish to transfer.  This infomraiton is available through the university’s website linked to www.latransferdegree.com (Schools Participating). 

 

Biological Sciences Concentration


Below is a general outline for the concentration in Biological Sciences.

General Education Requirements (39 credit hours):

English Composition - 6 credit hours
Math/Analytical Reasoning - 6 credit hours
Fine Arts - 3 credit hours
Humanities - 9 credit hours
Natural Sciences - 9 credit hours
Social/Behavioral Sciences - 6 credit hours

Discipline Specific Courses (21 credit hours):

The remaining 21 credit hours are discipline specific, and should be selected as preparatory coursework for continued studies in a related Baccalaureate degree program.
 

Physical Sciences Concentration


Below is a general outline for the concentration in Physical Sciences.

General Education Requirements (39 credit hours): 

English Composition - 6 credit hours
Math/Analytical Reasoning - 6 credit hours
Fine Arts - 3 credit hours
Humanities - 9 credit hours
Natural Sciences - 9 credit hours
Social/Behavioral Sciences - 6 credit hours

Discipline Specific Courses (21 credit hours):

The remaining 21 credit hours are discipline specific, and should be selected as preparatory coursework for continued studies in a related Baccalaureate degree program.

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 60