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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 Business, 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
MATH 2134 Calculus for Business and Social Science 1, 2 4
Gen EdFine Arts 3
ECONO 2201 Macroeconomics and the Global Economy 3
BUSIN 1100 Introduction to Business 2 3
Second Semester
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II (Communications Gen Ed) 3
Gen EdPhysical Science with Lab 4
PHILO 1110 Ethics 3
ECONO 2202 Microeconomics and the Global Economy 3
MATH 1635 Statistics 1, 2 4
Third Semester
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 2 3
GenEdSocial & Behavioral Science 2 3
ACCOU 2140 Financial Accounting 4
MARKE 2210 Principles of Marketing 2 3
GenEdLife Science 4
Fourth Semester
Gen EdHumanities or Fine Arts 3
ACCOU 2150 Managerial Accounting 4
MANAG 2210 Principles of Management 2 3
BUSLW 2205
Legal Environment of Business
or Business Law I
Elective 3
 Total Credits66

Course has prerequisite: MATH 1431 Precalculus I


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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.