Transfer Oriented Programs


Transfer Degree Graduation Requirements


The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science undergraduate degrees require 40 hours of General Education courses; a 1-3 hour First Year Success course; and 19-21 hours in Major Field Recommendation and Elective courses to achieve a total of 62 hours. Additionally, students must meet the following requirements for graduation:


  1. All financial obligations to the college must be paid.
  2. Students recommended for the Associate in Arts or Science degree must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all course work attempted excluding any course repeated or reprieved and excluding physical education activity courses.
  3. A minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours of residence credit applied toward the associate degree shall be taken from Seminole State College, exclusive of correspondence work.
  4. Students are responsible for applying for degrees within the deadlines set by the College.
  5. No more than thirty (30) hours may be included by Advanced Standing.
  6. Students must demonstrate computer proficiency, which includes the competent use of a variety of software and networking applications.  This requirement may be completed by
    1. successfully completing a high school computer science course that meets the State Regents’ high school curricular requirements,
    2. or successfully completing college-level course work that the institution designates.


NOTE: Some four-year institutions will accept no more than twelve (12) credit hours from any one department.  Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they plan to transfer to ensure all credits will be accepted.



General Education Philosophy


Seminole State College believes General Education forms the central core for all associate degrees. The College is, therefore, committed to requiring participation of students in all degree programs in basic general education courses. The College also believes that General Education experiences form bridges between the various educational endeavors of the institution including terminal programs, transfer programs, and life-long learning. General Education is designed to broaden students' exposure to commonly recognized areas of knowledge, to introduce diverse subject areas that will encourage informed student choices in today's society, and to equip students with essential and useful skills necessary for careers and life-long learning.


Students at Seminole State College must select from a variety of specific courses in the Arts, Business and Computer Sciences, Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural and Social Sciences, and Personal Wellness to complete the General Education requirements. The courses vary in content but all have the purpose of broadening students' perspectives toward human life, cultural diversity and biological and physical environments. Three-fourths or more of the credit hours earned in transfer degrees and an appropriate number of hours earned in technical degrees come from general education. The College's commitment to general education is obvious.


Seminole State College has approved and actively assesses the following:


General Education Outcomes:


Students will demonstrate:


Goal 1.0 — college-level communication skills.

Goal 2.0 — an understanding and application of scientific principles.

Goal 3.0 — knowledge related to functioning in society.

Goal 4.0 — understanding of the roles of history, culture, & arts within civilizations.


Articulation and Transfer


Seminole State College provides education in several broad fields of study for those students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate granting institution.
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) provides a policy of articulation among the higher education institutions of the State System. The OSRHE guarantees students transferring to an Oklahoma public four-year university with an associate in arts or associate in science degree (two-year degrees) that the associate degree will satisfy all freshman and sophomore general education requirements at the four-year university. Students who transfer to another regionally accredited college before completing an associate degree will receive general education credit for cocourses that match those at the transfer college or university.


General education requirements at four-year universities may be program specific and may vary..order to address this, Seminole State College has established degree specific articulation agreements with various public and private baccalaureate degree granting institutions. These agreements offer students a smooth transition when transferring.


It is the student's responsibility to take the proper courses required for transfer and/or completion of an associate degree. Students should carefully review this catalog and go by the Transfer Enrollment Center to establish a degree plan so proper courses are taken.


The following programs are designed for students who desire an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science Degree for the purpose of completing their education at a four-year institution: Art, Behavioral Science, Business, Child Development, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, General Studies, Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Health Related, Language Arts with options in Journalism or Speech, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Pre-Engineering, and Social Science.

 Transfer Degree Requirements


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Associate in Arts and Associate in Science

General Education


6 hours  Social Sciences

GOV 1113 American National Government
HIST 1483 American History Survey to 1877
HIST 1493 American History Survey since 1877


9 hours  Language Arts

ENG 1113 Principles of English Composition I
ENG 1213 Principles of English Composition II
SPCH 1143 Introduction to Communications


6 hours  Humanities

Select two of the following:

ANTH/HUM 2103 American Multiculturalism Through Film
ART 1153 Art History Survey I
ART 1163 Art History Survey II
ART 1203 Art Appreciation
ART 2323 Global Studies
ENG/HUM 2413 Introduction to Literature
ENG/HUM 2433 World Literature I
ENG/HUM 2543 Survey of English Literature I
ENG/HUM 2653 Survey of English Literature II
ENG/HUM 2753 Survey of American Literature I
ENG/HUM 2883 Survey of American Literature II
HIST/HUM 2223 Western Civilization to 1660
HIST/HUM 2233 Modern Western Civilization
HIST/HUM 2323   Social Science Issues as Perceived Through Movies
HUM 2333         Leadership Development Through the Classics
JOUR/HUM 1123  Introduction to Mass Communication
MUS 1213 Music Appreciation I
MUS 1223 Music Appreciation II
PHIL 1113 Introduction to Philosophy
SPCH/HUM 1523 Introduction to Theatre


3 hours  Math

Select one from the following Mathematics:

MATH 1413 Mathematics in Society
MATH 1513 College Algebra
MATH 1613 Plane Trigonometry
MATH 2113 Mathematics for Educators I
MATH 2215 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I


4 hours  Life Science

Select one from the following Life Sciences:

BIOL 1114 General Biology
BIOL 1214 Principles of Biology
BOT  1114 General Botany
ZOO  1114 General Zoology


4 hours  Physical Science

Select one from the following Physical Sciences:

CHEM 1114 Introduction to Chemistry
CHEM 1315 General Chemistry I
GEOL 1114 Physical Geology
GPS 1114    General Physical Science
GPS 1214    Earth Science
PHYS 1314 Astronomy
PHYS 2114 General Physics I


2 hours  Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

HPER 1012 Wellness/Human Development


6 hours  Required Electives

Select at least one course from two of the following four areas:

  1. Behavioral Science  (Psychology or Sociology)
  2. World Environment  (Geography, Anthropology, or Foreign Language)
  3. Fine Arts  (Hands-on)
  4. Business/Computer Science (Business, Accounting or Computer Science)


40 hours  Total Required General Education Hours


1-3 hours  First Year Success

SOC   1101 Freshman Seminar
SOC   1003 Personal Academic Success Strategies 


15 hours in Major Field Requirements


4-6 hours Electives