AAOT Degree Requirements

Associate of Arts
Oregon Transfer Degree Requirements (AAOT)

Role Descriptions:  The Oregon Transfer Program is designed for students who will continue with upper
division studies in Oregon colleges and universities, and who will function as effective citizens in a democratic
society and as members of a local and global community.

Intended Learning Outcomes:  Learning experiences in this program are designed to assist the student
in realizing the following outcomes:

1. Engage in civic opportunities with a sense of personal empowerment.

2. Use research skills to access information from multiple sources; use critical thinking skills to evaluate and
synthesize information in the form of conclusions, ideas, and opinions.

3. Express ideas clearly and creatively in diverse ways through art, speech, writing, technologies, and mathematics.

4. Draw on knowledge of the arts and sciences to compete effectively in upper division coursework.

5. Use effective life skills to improve and maintain mental and physical wellbeing.

6. Apply learning skills to advance in academic, career, and personal development.

7. Enter and compete effectively in the work force.

8. Recognize, understand, and respond to the wonders and challenges of the natural environment through
participation in environmental literacy efforts.

9. Recognize one’s role in world community issues with a respect for diverse cultures and differing world views
while embracing a sense of pride in one’s own regional values and historical heritage.

Fundamental Requirements - Complete all courses with a grade of C or better.

Writing:  Three courses of three credits each:  WR 121, 122, and 123 or 227.

Mathematics:  One course of college-level mathematics, for which MTH 095 is a prerequisite:  MTH 105 or higher. 
This course cannot be used to meet the Mathematics/Science requirement.

Oral Communication:  One course in fundamentals of speech or communication:  SP 111, 112 or 219.
This course cannot be used to meet the Arts and Letter requirement.

Health/Wellness/Fitness:  One or more courses totaling three credits.

Discipline Requirements

(Courses used to meet the Discipline Requirements must be at least three credits each.)

Arts and Letters
Students must complete three courses chosen from two or more disciplines.  The second year of a foreign language,
but not the first year, may be included among the courses that count toward the Arts and Letters requirement. 

ART 115, 116, 117; ENG 104, 105, 106, 107*, 108*, 109*, 201, 202, 203, 204*, 205*, 206*, 250, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 260;
MUS 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213; PHL 101, 102, 103; SP 111*, 112*, 115*, 219*; SPAN 201*, 202*, 203*, WR 227, 240, 242

Social Science
Students must complete four courses chosen from two or more disciplines.

EC 201, 202; HST 101*, 102*, 103*, 104*, 105*, 106*, 201*, 202*, 203*, 245, 277; PS 201, 202, 203, 205;
PSY 101, 104, 201, 202, 203, 215; SOC 204*, 205*, 225*.

Students must complete four courses from at least two disciplines, including at least three laboratory science courses in biological and /or physical science courses.

BI 101**, 102**, 103**, 112**, 231**, 232**, 233**, 234**; CH 110**; GS 104**, 106**, 109**; MTH 111, 112, 243, 244, 251.  **Courses which meet the laboratory science requirement for the AAOT.

Cultural Literacy
Students must select one discipline studies course that is designated as meeting the cultural literacy outcome and criteria. (Courses meeting this criteria in each discipline area above have a “*” notation.)

Students may complete any college-level course that would bring total credits to 90 quarter hours including up to 12 credits of college designated Career and Technical Education courses.

Institutional Requirements

• Students must complete a total of 90 quarter credits in order to be awarded the AAOT.

• All courses should be aligned with the student’s intended program of study and the degree requirement of the baccalaureate institution to which the student plans to transfer. Students are encouraged to work with an advisor in the selection of courses.

• All Foundational Requirements and Discipline Studies courses must be a minimum of three credits, except for Health/Wellness/Fitness courses, which may be any number of credits.

• All Elective courses may be any number of credits. All courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the time the AAOT is awarded.

• Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours at Oregon Coast.

Scheduling requirements and limited resources prevent all courses from being offered every term or every year. Some courses may be offered exclusively via distance delivery. Course numbers, titles, course and program applicability, prerequisites, instructional format, delivery methods, and content may change without notice. Students are advised to consult with an advising specialist each term to select courses, create and maintain personal educational plans, and obtain the most current information.