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General Transfer Studies

Associate in Arts (AA)


General Transfer Studies

Associate in Arts (AA)

Offered through General Transfer Programs

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Completing an associate in arts degree in General Transfer Studies at STLCC will help you hit the ground running when you transfer to the four-year school of your choice to finish your Bachelor’s degree. While you work on your 42-credit hour CORE 42 general transfer block, an academic advisor will help you select 18 additional credit hours that will round out your associate in arts degree—be sure to also work with an academic advisor at your transfer school to ensure smooth transfer when you move on to pursue your bachelor’s degree.

Required Courses

There are two groups of courses you need to complete to earn your General Transfer Studies degree.

The first group is the CORE 42 general education block. This 42-credit hour block of courses is fully transferable to all Missouri public colleges and universities. 

The remaining 18 credits of your degree are electives. You may select from any of STLCC's courses (100 level and above) to satisfy this requirement. You can explore different topics, or focus on required courses for your bachelor's degree. We recommend that you meet with an academic advisor or consult with your four-year institution to choose these electives wisely.

The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree. 



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