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Major Code 1501.00

Students who successfully complete the AA-T in English for Transfer degree meet the requirements for SB 1440 for Associate Degrees for Transfer. The degrees were developed to ease the transfer process for students to the CSUs. The English major provides students with a comprehensive study of composition, literary theory and rhetorical strategies. Students will be able to argue a point and support it in writing, using extensive evidence from researching credible outside sources, will be able to critically evaluate works, both nonfiction and fiction, and identify their distinguishing characteristics.

This degree complies with The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440). Information on which campuses accept this degree can be found at

Students who complete an ADT and transfer to a similar major at a CSU are guaranteed a pathway to finish their baccalaureate degrees in 60 semester or 90 quarter units. These degrees require students to meet both of the following requirements:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district and meeting the requirements of an approved transfer model curriculum.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T) in English

For course requirements, visit the College Catalog - "Degree and Certificate Program Requirements" section and scroll to "English."

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