Catalog Year 2017/2018


Designed for students who plan to go on to a four-year school and major in one of the traditional arts and sciences subjects. Students may not choose Arts and Sciences as a major but should select an advising option within Arts and Sciences. Students should consult with an advisor as early as possible to ensure that all or most of their course credits will transfer to the four-year institution of their choice.
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  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • Students should consult ARTSYS for transferability of courses within the University of Maryland System. 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements.
Course Credits
EN 101–English Composition 3
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences (Electives must be from two disciplines)
Two courses selected from different disciplines (GenEd course list) 6
Arts & Humanities
Three courses, one selected from each area: Arts, Humanities, and Communications (GenEd course list) 9
Biological & Physical Sciences
Two courses, one of which must be a lab science (GenEd course list) 7/8
General Education Elective (Select from GenEd course list) 3
PE/Health Requirement (Wellness elective satisfies this requirement) 1/3
Departmental Requirements
Additional required and elective credits to meet requirements of each option 29
Students should check with an advisor before selecting ​one of the following options:
art, communications, ​criminal justice, digital media design, health & exercise science,
history, human services, information systems management, music, pre-nursing, 
psychology, sociology, STEM, or theatre.

Total 60
Provides students with maximum academic flexibility to meet transfer course requirements at four-year institutions. Students should meet with a counselor or advisor to select appropriate courses required by the transfer institution(s) of interest. All of the courses in this certificate may be used in the General Studies degree program.
Course Credits
Departmental Requirements
English Composition (GenEd course list) 3
Arts and Humanities (GenEd course list) 3
Mathematics (GenEd course list) 3
Science (GenEd course list) 3
Social Sciences (GenEd course list) 3
Electives* 15
Total 30

* Meet with a counselor or advisor to choose elective courses to fulfill additional general education requirements and/or academic major requirements of the transfer institution(s).
The Career & Transfer Center has a variety of print and electronic resources available to help with transfer planning. ARTSYS, a computerized articulation system created especially to help community college students transfer to Maryland four-year institutions is available, as well as College Source and College Board. College Source also allows students to view college catalogs from across the nation.