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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 Philosophy, please visit the program page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
MATH 1218 General Education Mathematics 3
PHILO 1100 Introduction to Philosophy 3
ElectiveForeign Language course 3 4
Second Semester
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
Gen EdLife Science (with lab) 4
ElectiveForeign Language course 3 4
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 1 3
PHILO 1120 Logic 3
Third Semester
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Gen EdLife Science (with lab) 4
ElectiveForeign Language course 3 4
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 1 3
PHILO 1120 Logic 3
Fourth Semester
RELIG 1100 Introduction to Religion 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 2 3
Select one of the following: 3
Environmental Ethics  
Social and Political Philosophy  
Introduction to Philosophy of Art  
Philosophy of Religion  
Select one of the following: 3
World Religions  
Asian Thought  
Indian Philosophy  
ElectiveUpper Level Philosophy – any 2000 level 3
 Total Credits62

Recommend Anthropology or Sociology course


Recommend Psychology course


e.g., GERMA 1101 Elementary German I, GERMA 1102 Elementary German II, etc.

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.

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.