Other Washington State Associate Degrees

Associate of science-transfer degree options 1 and 2

While SPU recognizes the Associate of Science-Transfer (AS-T) degree, Option 1 and Option 2, from Washington state community and technical colleges, the AS-T does not fulfill the same general education requirements as the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree. The primary purpose of the AS-T degrees is to help you complete most of the lower-division coursework for your science major before you transfer, so you are prepared to begin taking junior-level courses in your program.

At least 15 credits of your transfer coursework in humanities and social sciences will be used to fulfill SPU’s humanities and social science or UCOR (University Core) requirements, whether or not the courses match SPU requirements on a course by course basis. However, you will need to complete additional general education and University requirements prior to graduation.

If you have earned, prior to matriculation at SPU, an Associate of Science-Transfer degree, Option 1 or 2, you will generally enter with junior standing, in which case you will be required to take only two of the three required University Foundations courses, UFDN 3001 Christian Scriptures and UFDN 3100 Christian Theology. 

Associate of applied sciences-transfer and other professional/technical associate degrees

If you have earned, prior to matriculation at SPU, an (AAS-T) Associate of Applied Science-Transfer degree from a Washington state community or technical college, you are eligible to apply for admission to the Professional Studies program. Students in the Professional Studies Program follow an alternative degree curriculum. Transfer classes will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis toward completion of any general education requirements.

Students admitted to this program must complete an academic minor at SPU and earn a "Professional Studies" major in recognition of their previously-completed associate's degree.

If you have earned a professional or technical degree other than the AAS-T from a Washington state community or technical college, you are eligible to apply for the Professional Studies Program if you have earned a minimum GPA of 2.5 in at least 20 college level liberal arts credits from the academic areas of English Composition, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics.

Generally, students admitted to the Professional Studies Program enter SPU with 90 credits and junior standing.

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