Program Overview

An A.A. degree in Transfer Studies is for students who have specific educational needs not covered by other programs or who wish a general background without a heavy concentration in any one area of study. The program offers flexibility in complying with requirements for transfer to baccalaureate colleges in cases where other programs do not do so. To assure a level of concentration in the program, a minimum of 12 credit hours of courses must be in a single discipline.

A good transfer occurs when a student takes courses in support of their degree goal—the bachelor’s degree. Understanding the educational planning process is necessary to achieving that goal and there are steps that can be taken to ensure that students achieve a successful transfer. To assure a level of competency in this program, a minimum of 12 credit hours of courses must be in a single discipline. The three letters used in a course designation (e.g., BIO, ENG, GSS) indicate the discipline to which it belongs.

Physical activities courses may not be counted toward an option in physical education. Students wishing to study in the related fields of Communications, Mass Communications, or Journalism should elect a combination of four three-credit courses within the COM designator. It is strongly recommended that students consult with their transfer institution to determine which courses are most suitable for their particular program of study. AACC is a regionally accredited institution and most courses in academic subjects are transferable. Students may transfer at any time, provided they meet the four-year institution’s admission requirements.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Anne Arundel Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Official transcripts. Placement tests for math and English.


    Some online courses may require proctored exams or on-campus assessments in a testing office.

    School Overview

    Anne Arundel Community College has built a tradition of more than 50 years of bringing innovation and excellence to the community. It's easy to find a passion through many credit offerings, enhance a career through professional and workforce training, or embrace new challenges in personal enrichment classes.

    AACC welcomes all ages, with students aged 2 to 99. Most of the county's public high school students, about 70 percent, who enroll in Maryland higher education institutions go through AACC. Older adults attend AACC as well. Flexible scheduling and daytime, evening, weekend, and online clases allow students to work and continue college at the same time. AACC's transfer agreements with four-year schools makes it easy for students to continue their education. There are also certificates or industry-recognized certifications offered for those who wish to enter the workforce.


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