Catalog and Student Handbook 2009-2010 
    Jun 22, 2018  
Catalog and Student Handbook 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

University Parallel Program

(General Transfer Major)

The general transfer major at Columbia State allows students to take courses required in the first two years of most majors at senior institutions. Emphases in the general transfer major at Columbia State include but are not limited to those listed below.

A student intending to pursue a major not listed below may request that an emphasis corresponding to his/her major be developed.

Business and Technology Division Emphases

Business                         Computer Science 
Computer Information Systems     Economics

Humanities Division Emphases

Art                              Mass Communications 
Commercial Entertainment         Music 
Communication Studies            Performance Studies 
English                          Public Relations 
Graphic Design

Science and Mathematics Division Emphases

Agriculture                      Pre-Dentistry 
Biology                          Pre-Engineering 
Chemistry                        Pre-Medical Technology 
Mathematics                      Pre-Medicine 
Physics                          Pre-Pharmacy 
Pre-Dental Hygiene               Pre-Physical Therapy

Social Sciences and Education Division Emphases

Education, Early Childhood       History 
Education, Elementary            Political Science 
Education, Secondary*            Psychology 
Geography                        Sociology 
Health & Physical Education

*Students planning to pursue a degree in secondary education should major in general transfer with an emphasis in the subject that they plan to teach. Electives could include EDU 201 and EDU 221.

General Transfer, No Emphasis

General transfer program for undecided students

Programs of Study for Selected Emphases Within the General Transfer Major

Degree checksheets for programs of study for the emphases listed above are available Online at The degree checklists specify graduation requirements for each emphasis. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they plan to transfer. If the program of study differs from the Columbia State requirements, students may request course substitutions.