TransferStudent Northwest MG 5837Southwestern's arts and sciences program is designed to prepare students for successful transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students must complete general education requirements customary to most college disciplines. Most programs leading to a degree have a common core of courses a student may complete before declaring a major. Students in the arts and sciences program earn the associate of arts (AA) degree.

To obtain the associate of arts degree, students are required to take courses in six academic areas: communications, humanities, mathematics, sciences, social sciences, and physical education. Students select electives based on an area of interest to round out the degree.  Completion of 64 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to graduate.  

Southwestern’s arts and sciences courses will transfer to four-year colleges/universities in the United States and internationally.  Students are advised to correspond with their advisors, the admissions office, or the department at the college where they plan to transfer.  Additional transfer information is located on the transfer planning pages of SWCC's Web site.

Associate of Arts (AA) Degree Sheet

Students interested in certain science- or math-related transfer majors may benefit from earning the associate of science degree.  To obtain the associate of science degree, students are required to take courses in five academic areas--communications, humanities/social sciences, math, science, and physical education--with an emphasis in math or science. Students can select electives based on an area of interest to round out the degree. Completion of 64 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to graduate.

Associate of Science (AS) Degree Sheet

Emphasis Areas:

Associate of Arts with Early Childhood Emphasis

College Transfer Majors (this list is not all inclusive):

Accounting

Agricultural Business

Agronomy

Animal Science

Anthropology

Architecture

Art and Design

Athletic Trainer

Biochemistry

Biology

Biotechnology

Botany

Broadcasting

Business

Chemistry

Child & Family Services

Child Care

Chiropractic

Coaching

Communication

Computer Science

Criminal Justice

Dentistry

Dietetics

Early Childhood Education

Earth Science

Ecology

Economics

Elementary Education

Engineering

English

Environmental Studies

Family & Consumer Sciences

Fashion Merchandising

Finance

Food Science

Forestry

Genetics

Geography

Government

History 

Horticulture

International Business

Journalism

Law

Leisure Studies

Liberal Arts

Library Science

Literature

Management

Marketing

Mass Communication

Mathematics

Meteorology

Microbiology

Mortuary Science

Music

Nursing 

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Philosophy

Physical Education

Physics

Political Science

Pre-Medicine

Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-Physician Assistant

Psychology

Public Administration

Public Relations

Recreation

Religion

Secondary Education

Social Science

Social Work

Sociology

Spanish

Special Education

Speech

Sports Management

Statistics

Theater

Transportation & Logistics

Veterinary Medicine

Wildlife Biology

Zoology

 

T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) Early Childhood® IOWA is a comprehensive scholarship program