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Liberal Arts/General Studies
AWARD OFFERED Associate in Arts or Sciences (4 semesters)
Admission Requirements and Curriculum
Wallace State offers an education that prepares students for seamless transfer to any number of public and private colleges and universities.
The Associate in Arts degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a senior institution and pursue a course of study in a liberal arts area.
The Associate in Science degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a senior institution and pursue a career of study in a general field or specialized professional field.
More than a hundred degree, career, and transfer options are offered through Wallace State. Some popular transfer programs include agriculture, dentistry, education, engineering, pre-law, pre-medicine, pharmacy, social work, and veterinary medicine.
Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine a plan to complete General Education requirements with consideration of the academic requirements of an individual student’s transfer-receiving institution. Departments and programs may suggest, require or specify appropriate course work not only to complete these requirements but also to facilitate the transfer process. The college encourages students to enrich and improve their education by including additional course work to diversify and improve their educational experiences.
Universities vary in the nature and number of pre-professional requirements that should be taken. During the freshman and sophomore years, students who have determined which profession or occupation they plan to enter should study the list of courses prescribed by the four-year school they plan to attend. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with the requirements of the four-year school.
STARS (Statewide Articulation Reporting System) is a computerized articulation and transfer-planning system designed to inform students about degree requirements, course equivalents and other transfer information pertaining to specific majors at each state-funded four-year institution. Once a student chooses a major and a place of transfer, an individualized guide and agreement can be created. The STARS guide serves as a contract, a guarantee of credit transfer. Information on the STARS program is available in the ACTION Center on the 8th floor of the Bailey Center at www.wallacestate.edu.
Tracy Whitt, Director