Jun 01, 2023
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The Associate in Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) is designed to facilitate students’ ability to transfer from GHC to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing having completed all general education requirements. The AA-DTA requires a minimum of 90 credits in courses numbered 100 or above with a minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA. At least 45 credits must be chosen from the Distribution List of Approved Courses. In addition, students must fulfill requirements for Graduation .
Communications (10 credits)
Quantitative Skills (5 credits)
The quantitative skills requirement (for which intermediate algebra is a required prerequisite) can be satisfied by taking one of the following courses:
Symbolic Reasoning Courses
The quantitative skills requirement may also be satisfied by taking both of the following symbolic reasoning courses:
Students who complete both MATH& 131 and MATH& 132 will be granted 5 credits of specified elective credit as well as satisfying the quantitative/symbolic reasoning skills requirement.
Distribution Requirements (45 credits)
AA-DTA students must distribute at least 45 credits in the areas of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences (15 credits each) using courses that appear on the Distribution List of Approved Courses, below. Completion of all required courses in these programs satisfies Intercollege Relations Commission (ICRC) Associate in Science transfer degree requirements. Completing these degrees does not guarantee students admission to the major. Students will work with their academic advisor(s) in planning for these programs.
Distribution List of Approved Courses (45 credits required)
Associate in Arts Direct Transfer Agreement degree students must distribute at least 45 credits in the areas of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences (15 credits each). Shaped by a shared concern for academic breadth and depth, distribution courses lay a foundation for college or university education, grounding further work in four-year transfer institutions. Beyond 45 credits, these courses may also be used to fulfill specified and general elective requirements.
Social Science (15 credits)
A total of 15 credits is required in social science. One course from three different areas, labeled A through D, is required.
Area B: Economics/Political Science
Area C: Anthropology/Sociology
Humanities (15 credits)
A total of 15 credits is required in humanities, one course from three different areas, labeled A through G, with a maximum of five credits in performance* courses.
Area E: Languages
(no more than 5 credits of language at the 100 level)
Area G: Culture and Ideas
Natural Science (15 credits)
A total of 15 credits is required in natural science. One course from three different areas, labeled A through F is required. At least one course with a laboratory must be taken (*indicates lab).
Area A: Biological Science
Area C: Environmental Science
Credits used to satisfy quantitative skills requirements may not be used for distribution credit.
Electives (30 credits)
AA-DTA students must earn an additional 30 credits of electives. Of these, at least 15 credits must be chosen either from the list of specified electives, below, or the Distribution List of Approved Courses. An additional 15 credits of electives may be chosen from any college-level courses numbered 100 or higher. Although not all courses transfer independently, they may be acceptable as part of GHC’s transfer arrangements with four-year institutions. General electives may constitute no more than 10 credits of any degree. No more than 3 PE credits may count as general electives.
Specified Electives (15 credits)
Specified electives represent specialized or advanced college-level transfer courses. They include courses in traditional and pre-professional fields, including business, engineering, computer science, and education. Degree students must choose a minimum of 15 additional credits selected from:
- the distribution requirements
- the following listed specified electives.
General Electives (15 credits maximum)
General electives include:
a. any distribution courses
b. any specified electives
c. any other college-level courses numbered 100 or higher.
Although not all courses may transfer independently, they may be acceptable as part of Grays Harbor College’s transfer arrangements at four-year institutions. They may constitute, however, no more than ten credits in any degree program. Only three PE activity credits may count as general electives.
Minimum Credits Required: 90
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