Arts & Sciences Transfer Programs

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Washington State is a great place to start if you know a bachelor’s degree is in your future. You can complete your first two years of study at Washington State, without the costs associated with a traditional four-year college, then transfer to the four-year school of your choice. Spending your first two years at Washington State will cut your overall college costs almost in half!

There are two categories of degree programs designed to transfer to a baccalaureate program:

Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree
Business Administration Transfer
Education Transfer
Fine Arts Transfer
Liberal Arts Transfer

Associate of Science (A.S.) degree
Biological Sciences Transfer
Engineering Transfer
General Science Transfer
Mathematics Transfer
Physical Science Transfer

TRANSFER MODULE AND ARTICULATION: The Ohio Board of Regents, following the directive of the Ohio General Assembly, developed a statewide articulation and transfer policy to make it easier to transfer credits from one Ohio public college or university to another. The policy also established the Transfer Module. The Transfer Module contains 54-60 quarter hours or 36-40 semester hours of specified course credits in English, composition, mathematics, fine arts, humanities, social science, behavioral science, natural science, physical science, and interdisciplinary coursework. The transfer module completed at one college will automatically meet the requirements of the transfer module at the receiving institution, once the student is accepted.

To assist students further in transfer, articulation agreements have been developed between Washington State and nearby public and private colleges and universities. The articulation agreements clearly indicate which courses offered by Washington State will be accepted by the receiving institution.

TAGs (Transfer Assurance Guides) are groups of foundational courses that represent a commonly accepted pathway to the bachelor's degree. Courses or course sequences identified as being a part of the TAG may be offered at any public higher education institution in Ohio.

TAGs include the Ohio Transfer Module - both required and elective courses, and then moves beyond those courses into additional hours in pre-major and major courses. Courses in TAGs are guaranteed to transfer and apply directly to the major. In its totality, the TAGs become a guaranteed pathway for students and is a very powerful advising tool for faculty and other advisors.

There are 38 TAGs in eight specific discipline areas presently involving 6,500 plus courses. The TAGs are developed, approved, and monitored by Ohio's public institutions for higher education. For a list of Washington State approved TAG courses visit the TAGs Bulletin Board, an Ohio Board of Regents Web site.

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