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Option A Degree

DTA Transfer Degree

This TCC degree is directly transferable to most Washington baccalaureate institutions (four-year colleges and universities). The Associate of Arts and Sciences is a general transfer degree appropriate for a wide variety of major areas of study. Students who complete this degree will normally have satisfied the General Education (distribution) requirements and be granted junior standing upon transferring to Washington baccalaureate institutions. While this degree does not guarantee admission, completion of the degree is a criterion for acceptance by many colleges and universities.

At least one course (five credits) of the 90 credits applied toward graduation must be a designated multicultural course. Approved multicultural courses are identified on the Approved Distribution Course List and in the Credit Course Descriptions section. Students who plan to transfer to The Evergreen State College or to the University of Washington-Tacoma are strongly advised to include at least one learning community (coordinated studies or linked course) as part of their degree. See the distribution electives below.

Core Requirements

15 credits

  1. Written Communication Skills (10 credits)

ENGL& 101

English Composition I

ENGL& 102

Composition II: Argument & Persuasion

or ENGL 103

Composition III: Writing about Literature

  1. Quantitative Skills (5 credits)

Select from the courses listed below. Each of these courses carries a prerequisite of MATH 95, MATH 140 or TMATH 100.

MATH& 107

Math in Society

MATH& 131

Math for Elementary Education 1

MATH& 132

Math for Elementary Education 2

MATH 136

Inferential Statistics

MATH& 141

Precalculus I

MATH& 142

Precalculus II

MATH& 146

Introduction to Statistics

MATH 147

College Algebra for Business and Economics

MATH& 148

Business Calculus

MATH& 151

Calculus I

MATH& 152

Calculus II

MATH& 153

Calculus III

MATH 220

Linear Algebra

MATH 238

Elements of Differential Equations

MATH& 254

Calculus IV

Distribution Requirements

60 credits

Individual credits may be counted in only one distribution area.

Humanities (15 credits): Select courses from the Humanities section of the Approved Distribution Course List. Courses must be selected from at least two disciplines. No more than five credits of studio/performance/skills course(s) can be used to satisfy this requirement.

Social Sciences (15 credits): Select courses from the Social Sciences section of the Approved Distribution Course List. Courses must be selected from at least two disciplines.

Natural Sciences (15 credits): Select courses from the Natural Sciences section of the Approved Distribution Course List. Courses must be selected from at least two disciplines and must include at least two laboratory courses.

Multicultural (5 credits): Select one course from the Multicultural section of the Approved Distribution Course List. (See NOTE on Distribution List.)

Physical Education (3 credits): Any three activity credits. No more than three PE activity credits apply toward the degree.

Distribution Electives (7 credits): Distribution electives must be selected from courses listed under Basic Requirements, Humanities, Social Sciences, or Natural Sciences. Students are advised to take at least one writing intensive course (other than a written communication skills course) as part of their degree requirements and electives. Approved Writing Intensive courses are designated at the end of the Approved Distribution Course List and in the course description section.

Other College-Level Electives

15 credits

All elective credits must be selected from courses numbered 100 or above. PE activity credits cannot be used as electives.

Total:

90 credits

DTA: Direct Transfer Agreement

See Approved Distribution Course List.

 
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