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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 Physical Education, Fitness, and Sports Studies, please visit the program page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
Gen EdMathematics 1 3
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 3
Gen EdGlobal Multicultural Studies 3
PHYS 2200 Introduction to Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport 3
Second Semester
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
GEN EDHumanities/Fine Arts 3
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 2 3
PHYS 2202 Introduction to Sport Management 3
PHYS 2201
Introduction to Coaching
or Sports in Society
Third Semester
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 2 3
PHYS 2251
Living With Health 3
or First Aid and CPR
MANAG 2210
Principles of Management
or Principles of Marketing
Fourth Semester
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 2 3
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences (with lab) 4
ELECTIVEHuman Relations 3
PHYS 2270 Introduction to Sports Marketing 3
 Total Credits61

Choose math courses based on placement tests.


For SBS credit, the recommendation is a PSYCH, SOCIO or ECONO course.


PHYS 2251 Living With Health, PHYS 2254 First Aid and CPR will qualify for the Contemporary Life Skills requirement.

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.