Individual Transfer Studies

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department
Founders 112 • Phone (215) 968-8305
Curriculum Code No.1146

This major is intended for students whose educational goals are not met by the College's other transfer majors. It allows a student to build a sequence of courses to satisfy specific requirements of a particular four-year college. Upon successful completion it results in the award of the Associate of Arts degree.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Develop a plan for achieving vocational and/or transfer goals.
  • Prepare a clearly delineated transfer plan tailored to the transfer school of choice.
  • Demonstrate Technological Competence as appropriate to transfer major or create and modify word processing, spreadsheet, and electronic presentation documents using appropriate features of the selected application.

Students are admitted to this major only after they have identified the major and the four-year college into which they wish to transfer. They must also document that no other major will allow them to complete the associate of arts degree and transfer all of the required credits. Students are required to supply a catalog from the college or university to which they wish to transfer. They must meet with the Dean of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Department to develop a Transfer Education Plan. This plan must be approved by the Provost.

Degree Course Requirements

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking 4,5,E
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,E,2,10
3
COMP111
English Composition II E,2,4,10
3
Arts/Humanities 1,D 3
Social Sciences 8,D 3
CISC100
Digital Literacy 9 OR
CISC110
Intro to Information Systems 9 OR
Approved Course 9 3
Quantitative Literacy 6,A,E 3-4
Scientific Literacy 7 3-4
Transferable Credits B,C33
Total Credit Hours 60-62

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester and who are not enrolled in developmental courses. All other students will need more time to complete major requirements. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
CISC100
Digital Literacy 9 OR
CISC110
Intro to Information Systems 9 OR
Approved Course 9 3
COMP110
English Composition I A,E,2,10
3
Quantitative Literacy A,E,6 3-4
Transferable Electives B,C6
Total Credit Hours 15-16

Second Semester

Course Credits
COMP111
English Composition II E,2,4,10
3
Social Science D,8 3
Scientific Literacy 7 3-4
Transferable Electives B,C6
Total Credit Hours 15-16

Third Semester

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking 4,5,E
3
Arts/Humanities D,13
Transferable Electives B,C9
Total Credit Hours 15

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
Diversity D,3 3
Transferable Electives B,C12
Total Credit Hours 15

A Placement testing required.
B Transferable electives are courses which contribute directly to the fulfillment of students' academic goals; they are selected by students in consultation with and must be approved by the Dean of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Department.
C A Transfer Education Plan (TEP) must be completed in consultation with the Dean of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Department and must have the written approval of the department dean.
D Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory.
E Course requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies Arts/Humanities.
2 Satisfies Critical Thinking.
3 Satisfies Diversity.
4 Satisfies Information Literacy.
5 Satisfies Oral Communication.
6 Satisfies Quantitative Literacy.
7 Satisfies Scientific Literacy.
8 Satisfies Social Sciences.
9 Satisfies Technological Competence.
10 Satisfies Writing.

Credits exceeding the required minimum cannot be used to satisfy required credits in other course requirements.