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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 Religious Studies, 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
RELIG 1100 Introduction to Religion 3
ElectiveForeign Language Course 1 4
Second Semester
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
Gen EdLife Science (with lab) 4
ElectiveForeign Language Course 1 4
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 2 3
RELIG 1150 World Religions 3
Third Semester
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Gen EdPhysical Science (with lab) 4
HUMNT 1105 Humanities Beyond the U.S. & Europe 3
HISTO 2215 History and Culture of South Asia 3
RELIG 1110
Introduction to the Bible: Old Testament
or Introduction to the Bible: New Testament
Fourth Semester
PHILO 2150 Philosophy of Religion 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
RELIG 2160 Judaism, Christianity and Islam 3
RELIG 2170 Women and Religion 3
ElectiveUpper Level Religious Studies - any 2000 level 3
 Total Credits61

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


Recommend Anthropology or Sociology 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.