Earning a liberal arts transfer degree is an affordable route to earning a bachelor’s degree. All courses from the Aims liberal arts associate degree programs are intended to transfer. However, some four-year schools may not accept some electives and most career and technical courses. Before registering for any electives, consult your advisor and check this list of approved degree electives for Aims A.A. degrees and A.S. degrees.
If you know the subject area in which you’d like to earn a bachelor’s degree, you can earn a liberal arts degree with designation (DWD) at Aims. These liberal arts degree concentrations allow you to focus your coursework in a particular subject area. The DWD gives you a head start toward your major when you transfer to a four-year school as a junior.
Once you’ve selected the college or university where you’d like to receive your bachelor’s degree, be sure to confirm with them in writing the school’s transfer requirements, including a list of specific courses.
Colorado students can check the Colorado Department of Higher Education website for transfer guides to arts and sciences majors at in-state four-year colleges and universities. Colorado also offers a Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways program. In this program, certain GT Pathways courses in which you earn a C- or higher will always transfer and apply to A.A., A.S., and most bachelor’s degrees at every public college and university.
Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts Requirements
In this two-year degree program, you’ll earn 60 credit hours in approved coursework designed to transfer to a four-year institution. Fifteen semester hours of coursework related to this degree program must be Aims courses. No courses numbered below 100 apply toward completion of the A.A. degree. Some four-year schools have minimum GPA requirements. Be sure to check with your chosen transfer university to verify their requirements.