Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees
Students planning to earn a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university can complete their first two years at Nashville State Community College and receive an Associate of Science (A.S.), Associate of Arts (A.A.), or Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.) degree. The primary goal of these degrees is to prepare students to successfully pursue the baccalaureate degree. Students must complete the General Education Core requirements plus 19 hours in an area of emphasis.
Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree Tennessee Transfer Pathways
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTP) help students who plan to transfer to Tennessee public universities to complete their baccalaureate degrees. A student who completes all the courses listed on a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at NSCC and is guaranteed that all the courses will count toward that university major. The TennesseeTransfer Pathways’ prescribed curriculum must be followed exactly to ensure all hours transfer.
Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degree TennesseeTransfer Pathways
TennesseeTransfer Pathways (TTP) help students who plan to transfer to Tennessee public universities to complete their baccalaureate degrees. A student who completes all the courses listed on a TTP will earn an AA or AS degree at the community college and is guaranteed that all the courses will count toward that university major. The TTP’s are effective beginning Fall 2011. The freshman and sophomore courses on the TTP’s also transfer among community colleges.
The student is responsible for following the TTP exactly to ensure transfer of all hours.
In addition, students should be aware of the following:
The courses contained in each TTP are required to receive the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Science degrees. Some of these courses, especially in math and science, may have pre-requisites that students must also complete.
Particular universities or programs may have additional requirements that apply, especially:
- All universities require demonstrated competency in a single foreign language at the intermediate level for a Bachelor of Arts degree. This requires a second year of foreign language, which students can take at the community college.
- Also at some universities, foreign language may be required in certain programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.
- Community college students who intend to pursue programs of study in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville must complete the following sequences of courses to fulfill the six-hour history requirement in general education at Nashville State:
- HIST 1110 and 1120, Survey of World Civilization I and II
Upon transfer, community college students must complete all the upper division course requirements of the respective university.
TennesseeTransfer Pathways NSCC to UT and TBR Four-Year Universities Course Requirements
The TennesseeTransfer Pathways’ prescribed curriculum must be followed exactly to ensure all hours transfer.