Associate in Arts in English for Transfer
The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T in English) is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU institution for students who plan to transfer and complete a CSU major or baccalaureate degree in English. California Community College students who are awarded an Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T in English) are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU institution or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or institutions.
The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T in English) provides students with a strong foundation in critical reading, writing, and thinking as well as literary analysis and research methods. Students majoring in English enroll in survey courses, which expose them to a wide range of types and styles of literature; courses in literature from many cultures and eras; and courses in special topics such as film and creative writing. Upon completion of the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer (AA-T in English), students will possess the knowledge and skills required for upper-division coursework in English. In addition, students will have gained preparation for careers in fields such as law, government, business, entertainment, advertising, public relations, writing, editing, and education.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will write focused organized, well-developed essays that support clear thesis statements and demonstrate competence in Standard English grammar and usage.
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills by analyzing and evaluating academic essays and literature.
- Students will formulate and clearly communicate their positions on diverse issues.
- Students will write a research paper that demonstrates the effective evaluation, integration, and documentation of sources.
What is an AA-T
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) is intended for student who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these transfer degrees:
- will earn an Associate's Degree from Mission College;
- are guaranteed admission to a similar major at a campus in the CSU system;
- will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU;
- and will not have to complete more than 60 units after transfer.
A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found on the
To earn this AA-T, students must meet the following requirements:
- Completion of the following major courses with grades of C or P or better.
- Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and
- Certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE-B) or the CSU Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (CSU IGETC).
- Completing courses that satisfy CSU’s U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement prior to transfer is highly recommended.
- Requirements here apply to the current catalog year and are subject to change. Visit DegreeWorks in My Mission Portal to view requirements based your catalog year.
Required Core Courses
List A - Select two (2) courses from the following (minimum 6.0 units)
|ENG 005A||English Literature Through 18th Century (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|ENG 005B||English Literature From 19th Century to Present (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|ENG 006B||Survey of World Literature (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|ENG 007A||American Literature to 1865 (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|ENG 007B||American Literature 1865 to Present (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
List B - Select any course not selected from List A or one (1) course from the following (minimum 3.0 units)
List C - Select any course not selected from List A or B or one (1) course from the following (minimum 3.0 units)
|BUS 078B||Business Communications (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|ENG 013||Chicana/o-Latina/o Literature (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|ENG 043||Classical Mythology (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|FRN 001||First Semester French (Elementary Level) (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|FRN 002||Second Semester French (Elementary Level) (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|FRN 003||Third Semester French (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|FRN 004||Fourth Semester French (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|HUM 001A||Human Values in and From the Arts (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HUM 001B||Human Values in and From the Arts (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|JPN 001||First Semester Japanese (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|JPN 002||Second Semester Japanese (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|SPA 001||First Semester Spanish (Elementary Spanish) (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|SPA 002||Second Semester Spanish (Elementary Level) (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|SPA 003||Third Semester Spanish (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|SPA 004||Fourth Semester Spanish (Intermediate Level) (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|SPA 050A||Basic Conversational Spanish and Culture (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|SPA 050B||Basic Conversational Spanish and Culture (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|VIE 001||First Semester Vietnamese (Elementary Level) (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|VIE 002||Second Semester Vietnamese (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|VIE 049A||Vietnamese for the Vietnamese-Speaking (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|VIE 049B||Vietnamese Language and Culture for Fluent Speakers (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
Required Units for the Major
|Required unts for the major||18.0-20.0|
|GE and electives as needed to reach 60 units.|
|Total required units for the AA-T||60.0|
Career / Transfer Opportunities
Students will be eligible to major in English upon successful completion of the program. Possible career options for students completing the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer and transferring to a four-year institution include: advertising, business, civil service, editing, journalism, law, library science, management, marketing communication, politics, public relations, publishing, research, teaching, technical communications, or writing.