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Transfer Degree Requirements

Associate degrees for transfer (also called ADTs or transfer degrees) are designed to provide a clear pathway for California community college students to California State University (CSU) degrees. California community college students who earn an associate degree for transfer are guaranteed admission with junior standing to select CSU campuses and are given priority admission consideration over other transfer students. Students who have completed a transfer degree in a major deemed similar to a CSU major are able to complete the remaining requirements at that CSU within 60 units after transfer. For more information, consult a counselor.

Students can visit the I Can Go to College website to learn more.

Requirements for a Transfer Degree

Transfer degrees require the following:

  1. Complete all required courses for a major with a grade of "C" or better (or "P" if taking a class Pass/No Pass).
  2. Complete one of the following general education (GE) patterns (check with your counselor to determine the appropriate pattern for the degree you are pursuing):
    • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) – CSU option
    • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements
  3. Complete 60 CSU-transferable units. At least 12 of the 60 units must be earned at American River College.

Transfer Degrees at American River College

There are two types of transfer degrees: Associate of arts for transfer (AA-T) and associate of science for transfer (AS-T). American River College offers the following transfer degrees:

  • AS-T in Administration of Justice
  • AA-T in Anthropology
  • AA-T in Art History
  • AS-T in Biology
  • AS-T in Business Administration 2.0
  • AA-T in Communication Studies 2.0
  • AS-T in Early Childhood Education for Transfer
  • AA-T in Economics
  • AA-T in English
  • AA-T in Geography
  • AS-T in Geology
  • AA-T in Global Studies
  • AA-T in History
  • AA-T in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • AA-T in Kinesiology
  • AS-T in Mathematics
  • AA-T in Music
  • AS-T in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • AA-T in Philosophy
  • AS-T in Physics
  • AA-T in Political Science
  • AA-T in Psychology
  • AA-T in Social Justice Studies: Race and Ethnicity
  • AA-T in Social Justice Studies: Women, Gender, and LGBTQ Studies
  • AA-T in Sociology
  • AA-T in Spanish
  • AA-T in Studio Art
  • AA-T in Theatre Arts