Liberal Arts and Sciences Four-Year College Transfer Program
This online accelerated degree program provides you with the first two years of bachelor’s degree credit courses that will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. You can complete this degree entirely online and in one year of full-time study through five sessions. A session lasts seven or eight weeks. The degree also can be completed in more time, per your schedule.
The courses in this degree emphasize the humanities and allow students many options to analyze information, think critically and creatively, respect diversity and collaborate with others.
Students who plan to transfer are advised to consult with the four-year college/university regarding specific requirements for a major, and the credit transfer details. Contact an MATC advisor for more information.
Also see the Four-Year College/University Transfer Agreements section of matc.edu.
Admission to this program requires an interview with the Associate of Arts Online – Accelerated Coordinator. To initiate that process and schedule an interview, please complete the following steps.
Future students, please complete steps 1-3.
Students switching their current program please complete step 3 only.
Step 1: Apply online
Step 2: Confirm with admissions that transcripts have been received and processed
Step 3: Complete Program Application Form and Schedule Coordinator Interview
Quin 1: Fall term, first session
ENG-201English 1 ‡
PHYED-210An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness
ECON-201Principles of Microeconomics
HIST-211America Through 1877
Quin 2: Fall term, second session
SOCSCI-203Introduction to Sociology
ECON-202Principles of Macroeconomics
Quin 3: Spring term, third session
ENG-202English 2 ‡
MATH-200Intermediate Algebra ‡
FLANG-202 Spanish 1This requirement may be waived if the student has completed four high school semesters of the same foreign language with a grade of C or higher; the four waived credits must be made up by another 200-level course. Students may earn retroactive credit and credit by exam. Strongly recommended: Take two semesters of the same language if not already taken in high school.
HIST-212America Since 1877
Quin 4: Spring term, fourth session
SOCSCI-221American National Government and Politics Today
GEOSCI-234Earth Science Laboratory
Quin 5: Summer term, fifth session
Choose any 200-level BIOSCI, CHEM, GEOSCI or PHYS course
Additional Electives – 6 credits required
Additional foreign language credits are not required but are recommended.
Total Credits: 60
‡ Prerequisite required.Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.Successful completion of this Associate in Arts degree requires a grade-point average of 2.0 or higher.Important: Consult the four-year college or university you plan to attend regarding the transferability of selected courses.
The Associate of Arts degree (AA) prepares students with the necessary academic and practical skills to complete a program of general education study and successfully transfer to a four-year college/university or to the workforce. The Associate of Arts requires coursework to prepare students to enter into many different areas of study, emphasizing humanities and social sciences.
Specifically, program learning outcomes for graduates of the AA degree include the following:
Effective Communication - Students will be able to communicate with different audiences by:
Being able to synthesize and organize information for diverse audiences
Actively listening in personal and professional relationships
Reading and comprehending written materials in content areasThis outcome is aligned with MATC’s Effective Communication Career Essential.
Information Literacy - Students will possess basic skills to access, evaluate, and use information technology to support academic, community, and career-related interests.This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Technological Competency Career Essential.
Global Awareness - Students will be able to explain cultural differences and their importance, identify global interdependencies, and work productively with cultural differences.This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Global Awareness Career Essential.
Analytical/Critical Thinking - Students will be able to perform analyses of messages, problems, or issues using a logically structured approach such as qualitative, quantitative, scientific, logical, critical or other human reasoning systems.This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Effective Problem Solving Career Essential.
Professionalism - Students will display the behaviors of successful students and pre-professionals, identify the individual behaviors conducive to learning and succeeding in college, and display the abilities to interact successfully in classes, with instructors, other students, and student life personnel.This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Professionalism Career Essential.
Scientific Method - Students will be able to conduct research by planning and implementing an appropriate investigative strategy and synthesize results in an academic document.This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Professionalism Career Essential.
With additional education and work experience, graduates may find employment in a variety of fields and occupations including: Advertising, Art, Counseling, Education, Elementary Education, International Studies, Journalism, Politics, Psychology, Public Relations, Radio/TV/Film, Sales, Social Work/Human Services, Theatre, Translating, etc.
Many professional occupations require a bachelor's degree. With this Associate of Arts degree, students can transition into most four-year programs with junior standing to pursue a bachelor's.