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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 Economics, 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
MATH 1218 General Education Mathematics 3
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
SOCIO 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
PHILO 1100 Introduction to Philosophy 3
BIOLO 1100 Survey of Biology 4
Second Semester
ECONO 2201 Macroeconomics and the Global Economy 3
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
GEOGR 1100 Western World Geography 3
PHYSI 1100 Physics 4
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
Third Semester
ECONO 2202 Microeconomics and the Global Economy 3
RELIG 1100 Introduction to Religion 3
PSYCH 1100 General Psychology 3
HUMAN 1113 Interpersonal Dynamics 3
MATH 1635 Statistics 4
Fourth Semester
PSYCH 1180 Introduction to Behavioral Research 4
POLS 2203 Comparative Politics 3
GEOGR 1140 Urban Geography 3
BUSIN 1100 Introduction to Business 3
HUMNT 1101 Introduction to Humanities: The Arts 3
 Total Credits64

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.
  • Begin researching transfer institutions.
  • Meet with advising and counseling.
  • Explore honors course offerings and qualifications.

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.
  • Complete Macroeconomics with a grade of C or above which is a key course for economic majors.
  • Align transfer schedule with selected institution for transfer.

Third Semester

  • Complete Microeconomics with a grade of C or above which is a key course for economics majors.
  • Schedule advising, review class schedule for transfer.

Fourth Semester

  • Complete application process for transfer institution(s).

General Education Requirements

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