ALL CLEAR: Nearby police activity has concluded. Campus has reopened.


Associate of Arts (A.A. - DTA)


The Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree is the most flexible of the transfer degrees and can be tailored to meet your academic and transfer goals. The A.A.-DTA Degree (DTA = Direct Transfer Agreement is a 90-credit transfer degree that fulfills the first two years of general education requirements for most four-year degrees in the arts and humanities and social sciences. To earn the A.A., students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in courses 100 and above, complete at least 15 credits at the Seattle College awarding the degree, and meet the requirements outlined below.

Students also have the option to complete the API Studies Emphasis.

Overview of Degree Requirements

15 credits - Basic Requirements

  • College Level English Composition - 10 credits
  • College Level Math - 5 credits

45 credits - AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE COURSE

  • Natural World (NW) - "Science" - 15 Credits
  • Individual, Cultures, and Society (IC&S) - "Social Studies" - 15 Credits
  • Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA) - "Arts and Humanities" - 15 Credits

30 CREDITS OF ELECTIVES - COURSES SHOULD BE TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND INTENDED MAJOR

Special Requirements

  • Lab Science Requirement - 5 credits. Completed as part of the NW requirements.
  • Communications Requirement - 5 credits. Usually completed as part of the VLPA requirements, but some IC&S Courses will satisfy this requirement.
  • US Cultures - 5 Credits
  • Global Studies - 5 Credits
  • Integrated Studies - 8 credits. These are courses that combine subject matter from more than one subject or discipline. (Example: History of Rock Music includes sociology, history, and music)

Degree Sheet

You can read more about the AA degree requirements in the Seattle Colleges District Catalog.

Click here for the A.A. Degree Planning Sheet.

Location:

Advising
map