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What is a Transfer Pathway?

A transfer pathway represents a typical course schedule/sequence for a student planning to complete the A.A. degree within two years, then transfer and major in a specific discipline. A transfer pathway is not institution-specific. 

It is important to understand that the pathway provided in the adjacent tab is just one possible combination of classes by which to complete an A.A. and prepare for transfer in your chosen area of study. Other course combinations and sequences can work, too. It is strongly recommended that students work directly and frequently with a COD academic counselor/advisor, a COD faculty advisor, and academic counselors/advisors at potential transfer schools, to develop and execute a plan that works best for them.

For more information about Accountancy, please visit the program page.

College of DuPage also offers institution-specific information to help prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university; please visit the transfer opportunities page for more information.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
ACCOU 2140 Financial Accounting 4
Gen EdHumanities/Fine Arts 1,5 3
Gen EdMathematics 2 3-5
ECONO 2201 Macroeconomics and the Global Economy 3
Second Semester
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
ACCOU 2150 Managerial Accounting 4
ElectiveMathematics 2 3-5
Gen EdPhysical or Life Science 3 3
ECONO 2202 Microeconomics and the Global Economy 3
Summer Semester
ELECTIVESelect One 3
Third Semester
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Gen EdPhysical or Life Science 3 3
Gen EdHumanities/Fine Arts 4,5 3
Gen EdSocial & Behavioral Sciences 3
Elective Select one 2 3
Fourth Semester
Gen EdHumanities/Fine Arts 5 3
ElectiveCIS Course 2 3
ElectiveBusiness Law Course 2 3
ElectiveSelect one 2 3
 Total Credits62-66

Select one to meet Human Relations requirement


Check transfer requirements


Select one (will need one of each)


Select one to meet Global/Multicultural requirement


Must have at least one Humanities and at least one Fine Arts course

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A. degree, please visit the A.A. degree catalog page.

Please note that the A.A. and A.S. Degrees currently require a minimum of 64 hours for completion. If the transfer pathway listed above has fewer than 64 hours listed, students will need to take additional coursework to reach that minimum. Students should consult with a faculty or program advisor to discuss their options.