University Parallel Program
The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs are for students intending to pursue a bachelor’s or higher degree from a senior college or university. Also known as the “university parallel program” or “university transfer degree,” the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science curricula are comparable to the freshman and sophomore years at a university. A majority of courses in the programs are General Education, such as English, Mathematics, Humanities, Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Fine Arts. Other courses are selected based upon the institution and student’s intended major and are meant to satisfy prerequisite requirements for that major. Following are several majors that Associate in Arts or Associate in Science students may choose. This is not a complete list of possibilities: Accounting, Biology/Natural Sciences, Aerospace, Business Administration, African Studies, Chemistry, Anthropology, Computer Science/Information Systems, Architecture, Criminology, Art, Drama/Theater Arts, Economics, Political Science, Education, Public Administration, Engineering, Religion, English/Literature, Retailing, Foreign Language, Secondary Education, Forestry, Social Sciences, Geography, Sociology, Health Education/Recreation, Speech Communications, Health Sciences, Theater, History, Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism, International Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Linguistics, Management, Marine Science, Marketing/Advertising, Mass Communication/Journalism, Mathematics, Military Science, Music/Music Education, Philosophy, Physical Education, and Physics/Physical Science.
University parallel courses may also serve as foundation requirements for advanced degrees in Horticulture, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine.
Students may take advantage of transfer opportunities with HGTC and other colleges and universities. For a complete list of transfer agreements, visit www.hgtc.edu/transfer.