Degrees with Designation/Statewide Transfer Degrees

Community College of Denver students who follow the prescribed program in the following areas will be able to transfer their degrees or programs and enroll as juniors in any Colorado public four-year program: Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Elementary Education, English (Literature emphasis), Fermentation Science, French, Geography, Geology, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology (both AA and AS), Sociology, Spanish, Studio Art, and Theater. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Course substitutions are not permitted with any Statewide Transfer Articulation Plan.

NOTE: Students who have taken prerequisite courses longer than seven years ago are strongly encouraged to take an assessment test over the prerequisite material to ensure adequate prior knowledge to be successful in future courses. The outcome of the assessment test will help the student determine whether or not he or she needs to re-take the prerequisite course. The assessment test is available in the CCD Testing Center.

For Health Science degrees, because of program accreditation requirements, students must have completed all science courses within the previous seven years before the first day of class in a health program.

Program Name Degree Type
Anthropology DesignationAA
Art History DesignationAA
Art - Studio Art DesignationAA
Biology DesignationAS
Business DesignationAA
Chemistry DesignationAS
Communication DesignationAA
Criminal Justice DesignationAA
Early Childhood Teacher Education DesignationAA
Economics DesignationAA
Elementary Education DesignationAA
English-Literature Emphasis DesignationAA
Fermentation Science DesignationAS
French DesignationAA
Geology DesignationAS
Geography DesignationAA
History DesignationAA
Mathematics DesignationAS
Music DesignationAA
Philosophy DesignationAA
Physics DesignationAS
Political Science DesignationAA
Psychology DesignationAA
Psychology DesignationAS
Sociology DesignationAA
Spanish DesignationAA
Theater DesignationAA

Note: Course substitutions are allowed on a case-by-case basis if both CCD and the receiving institution agree. Students should see an Academic Advisor for assistance. Credits brought into a DWD through Prior Learning Assessment might not transfer to a four-year school. Students should discuss PLA credit transfers with the receiving institution.

Associate of Arts

An Associate of Arts (AA) degree provides a learning foundation in communications, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Some students work toward the AA degree for purposes of personal enrichment. Many others plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to continue their work toward baccalaureate degrees and pre-professional training in such fields as law, business, education, the arts, and social sciences. A student can complete this program in four semesters, going full-time and carrying the required number of hours. A student may choose, due to personal circumstances, to extend the amount of time for completion. The AA degree sometimes is referred to as a "university parallel" or "transfer" degree. The general education core requirements, when completed at CCD, meet the lower-division general education requirements of all public baccalaureate colleges and universities in Colorado. Students graduating with the AA degree may transfer into liberal arts programs in most public baccalaureate colleges and universities with junior standing. Courses to be counted toward the general education core curriculum must be completed with a grade of C or better. Students planning to transfer should familiarize themselves with the full requirements of the school to which they plan to transfer and should consult with their Academic Advisor.

Associate of Science

The AS degree provides a learning foundation in mathematics and the sciences. Although some students work toward the AS degree for personal enrichment, many plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to continue work toward a baccalaureate degree and professional training in such fields as engineering, medicine, mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics. A student can complete this program in four semesters, going full-time and carrying the required number of hours. A student may choose, due to personal circumstances, to extend the amount of time for completion.

The AS degree is sometimes referred to as a "university parallel" or "transfer" degree. The general education core requirements, when completed at CCD, meet the lower-division general education requirements of all public baccalaureate colleges and universities in the state of Colorado. Students graduating with the AS degree may transfer into liberal arts or sciences programs in all public baccalaureate colleges and universities with junior standing. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Students planning to transfer should familiarize themselves with the full requirements of the school they plan to attend. Many of these guides are available in the Transfer Success Center. Students should also check the website of their transfer school for the most recent information.