For students interested in transferring to an institution with a foreign language requirement, this program introduces a broad range of the liberal arts and sciences while providing a thorough preparation in verbal, mathematical and critical-thinking skills. As much as possible, this curriculum meets the general requirements for the first two years of bachelor's degree work in most programs offered at four-year institutions in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area. Transferability: Credits earned in this program transfer to most four-year public and private colleges or universities. Students should, however, consult with an advisor for the specific requirements of the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer.
Learning Foundations Overall Requirements
- All students must read English at an acceptable level in order to begin college-level courses. The college assesses two levels of reading proficiency as shown below. Both must be satisfied in order to enroll in college-level classes.
- Meet a basic reading standard by placement exam score by taking DVR-0051 or ESL-0105, or by exemption due to prior college coursework.
- Meet college-level reading standards by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0061 DVR-0071 or ESL-0106, or by exemption as a result of prior college coursework.
- The college assesses English writing proficiency at three levels as a prerequisite to enrollment in EGL-1010, the first college-level writing course. Those three levels are outlined below.
- Meet the minimum English proficiency requirement by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0009 or ESL-0102 or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet intermediate level English proficiency requirements by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0011 or ESL-0201, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet pre-college level English requirements by placement exam score, by completing EGL-0100 or ESL-0202, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- All students must satisfy the college's requirement for a solid foundation in mathematics. Students can document this foundation either with satisfactory placement test scores, with an exemption posted as a result of courses taken elsewhere, or with satisfactory performance in one or more developmental mathematics courses. In addition, all students must complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 along with their first developmental math course.
- Meet the most basic arithmetic requirement by completing DLS-0011 or a satisfactory score on the placement test.
- Meet prealgebra requirements by completing DVM-0031 or with a satisfactory placement test score.
- Meet elementary algebra requirements by completing DVM-0071 or achieving a satisfactory placement score.
- Meet intermediate algebra requirements by completing MAT-0104 or by achieving a satisfactory placment test score.
- Complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 in the same semester you take DVM-0031.
General Education - English Composition
General Education - Humanities Speech
General Education-Humanities Group 2 AA/AS
General Education - Humanities Literature
- Complete one iterature course from the following list: EGL-2010, 2030,2050,2070,2090,2110,2120, 2130, 2140, 2170,2210, 2230, 2250, 2320, 2330, 2370, 2390, 2410, 2430, 2440 2500 or 2600.
General Education - Mathematics
- Complete one Math course. NOTE: The following do NOT count toward fulfilling this requirement: MAT-1030, MAT-1040, MAT-2910, MAT-2920, MAT-2930. All other MAT courses are acceptable.
General Education - Lab Science
- Complete a 4-credit science course from the following: BIO-1010,1020,1080,1100,1110/1120,1130,1140,2050,2060,2100, CHM-1010,1020/1030, GEO-1010/1020, PHY-1010,1020,1570, PSC-1010/1020, 1050/1060, 1150, 1200, 1210
General Education - Science
- Complete one science course (3-4 credits) from BIO-1010,1020,1080,1100,1110,1130,1140,2050,2060,2100; CHM-1010,1020; GEO-1010; HRT-1010; NTR-1010,1100; PHY-1010,1020,1030,1570; PSC-1010,1050,1070,1150,1200,1210.
General Education - Social Sciences
- Take 3 courses from ANT-1010,1030, ECN-1010,1030,1040, GEO-1000,1010, HST-1310,1320,1370,1410,1430,1510, 1530, 2160,2230,2470, POS-1000,1010,1020; PSY-1010, 2010,2030,2040,2070,2080,2130,2190; SOC-1010,2010; WMS-1010. This must include at least one History (HST) course and at least one course in a subject other than HST.
- COMPLETE ONE HISTORY COURSE
- COMPLETE ONE NON-HISTORY COURSE
- TAKE ONE ADDITIONAL COURSE, HISTORY OR NON-HISTORY
General Education - Information Technology
General Education - Foreign Language
- Complete 12 credit hours of courses appropriate for your planned transfer program. NOTE: PED-1000 and PED-1030 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.