Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degree
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.), Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.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.), Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.),Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T) and Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree Tennessee Transfer Pathways
Universal Transfer Paths (UTP) 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 Universal Transfer Path 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 Universal Transfer Paths’ prescribed curriculum must be followed exactly to ensure all hours transfer.
Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree Areas of Emphasis
A.A., A.S., and A.S.T. degree areas of emphasis suggest the courses that are most likely to transfer, but are not guaranteed. It is always best to contact your selected transfer university as early as possible.
Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.), Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree Universal Transfer Paths
Universal Transfer Paths (UTP) 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 UTP 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 UTP’s are effective beginning Fall 2011. The freshman and sophomore courses on the UTP’s also transfer among community colleges.
The student is responsible for following the UTP exactly to ensure transfer of all hours.
In addition, students should be aware of the following:
The courses contained in each UTP are required to receive the Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Science in Teaching 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.
Universal Transfer Path NSCC to UT and TBR Four-Year Universities Course Requirements
The Universal Transfer Paths’ prescribed curriculum must be followed exactly to ensure all hours transfer.
Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Science in Teaching Areas of Emphasis
|Associate of Science Degree / Associate of Arts Degree
||Required Hours: 60
|General Education Requirements:
|English Oral Presentation Communication
|Humanities and/or Fine Arts
|Natural Sciences lab course
|Area of Emphasis Courses in the intended baccalaureate major:
Foreign language courses are an additional requirement for the A.A. and B.A. degrees at Tennessee Board of Regents’ Universities.
To maximize transferability, students should identify and consult with the University to which they intend to transfer as early as possible.
Associate of Science Degree and Associate of Arts Degree Areas of Emphasis
Areas of Emphasis
The A.A. and A.S. degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer into baccalaureate degrees after graduation from Nashville State. If the transfer institution is known, the student should contact that institution and follow its requirements. If the transfer institution is not known, the Nashville State courses listed below are recommended as part of the 60 credit hours required for graduation.
Students should select an area of emphasis in the intended university major. The recommended courses for these university majors listed below are suggested and do not represent requirements for any specific university. Nashville State does not offer a Universal Transfer Path for these majors.
- Aerospace Technology A.S.
- Biology 7-12 Education A.S.
- Chemistry 7-12 Education A.S.
- Child Development and Family Relations A.S.
- General Studies A.A./A.S.
- Geography A.A./A.S.
- Health Sciences A.S.
- Healthcare Management A.A./A.S.
- Mathematics 7-12 A.S.
- Middle Grades Education A.S.
- Pre-Law A.A/A.S.
- Secondary Education A.S.