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CSU campus are officially listed on the Assist website at NOTE: Specific course requirements for Departmental/Area Majors are listed in applicable sections of the catalog.

Departmental/Area Majors Offered by Cypress College are: African American Studies (see Ethnic Studies) Anthropology Business Chicana/o Studies (see Ethnic Studies) Geography Ethnic Studies Philosophy

Associate Degrees for Transfer (Associate in Arts/Associate in Science Degree for Transfer) (AD-T) California Community Colleges are now offering associate degrees for transfer (AD-T) to the CSU. These may include Associate in Arts (AA-T) or Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees. These degrees are designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an AD-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. The AD-T degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students who have been awarded an AD-T are able to complete their remaining requirements for the 120-unit baccalaureate degree within 60 semester or 90 quarter units (unless the major is designated “high-unit” major). To view the most current list of Cypress College Associate Degrees for Transfer and to find out which CSU campuses accept each degree, please go to This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options and learn how to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs as it relates to university admission and transfer requirements.

Requirements for the Associate Degree for Transfer (AD-T) include:

• Completion of the California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).

• A 2.0 (C) overall GPA and a 2.0 (C) in all courses taken in the AA-T or AS-T Major. • Completion of a minimum of 60 units of CSU transferable coursework. This degree includes only transfer-level coursework; however, students who select an AA-T or AS-T and intend to earn a Bachelor’s Degree should consult with a counselor to ensure optimal application of credit toward the Bachelor’s Degree requirements. Completion of major

preparation requirements as determined by the receiving UC or CSU campus are officially listed on the Assist website at NOTE: Specific course requirements for the AA-T and AS-T Majors are listed in applicable sections of the catalog.

AA-T or AS-T Majors Offered by Cypress College are: Business Administration Communication Studies History Psychology Sociology


Students wishing to transfer to California State Universities should follow this plan. Requirements for graduation from the California State University System include completion of specific courses in general education. Cypress College is permitted to certify that a student has satisfied the lower division 39-unit general education requirements established by the ­California State University System. Under the provisions of Title 5 and Executive Order 595, regionally accredited colleges and universities may certify one or more subject areas for students being admitted to the CSU system, a.k.a. partial certification. Students admitted to a CSU campus with subject area or partial certification should not be held to completing additional courses for the areas already certified. In order to be partially certified, Cypress College students must complete all the CSU lower-division General Education Breadth Requirements in a specific area. Students who have completed courses at other regionallyaccredited colleges and universities may “pass along” those courses for either partial or full certification at Cypress College. To meet general education requirements and obtain full certification, students must complete the pattern of courses in the five categories listed. Students should apply for certification during or after the semester in which they are completing General Education Breadth Requirements. Students are advised to request certification prior to enrolling at the university due to varying CSU campus partial certification policies that may prohibit the certification from being granted. CSU Certification policy specifies that a course or sequence of courses used to satisfy a requirement in one area, may not be used to satisfy a requirement in another area. Students should talk to a counselor for more information. Some state universities will also not allow students to count courses in their major field as part of general education requirements. Courses on this list are approved by the CSU Chancellor’s Office for a specific academic year; that is, a course must be on the list when the course is taken in order to be certified. Check with a counselor and review the catalog of the individual state university for further clarification. A pass along form must be completed by a Cypress College counselor when courses are being used from other non-certifying colleges and universities and submitted with the application for CSU General Education Certification. No deadlines apply for the CSU GE Breadth pattern.

Programs of Study

• Completion of at least 18 units in one AA-T or AS-T Major from those outlined below. (Note: Where appropriate, courses in the AA-T or AS-T Major may also be counted for a GE area).

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Cypress College 2012-2013 Catalog  

The 2012-2013 Cypress College Catalog provides detailed information about courses, degrees, transfer programs and certificates at Cypress Co...