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Academic Catalog
    Sep 23, 2021  
Catalog 2021-2022 
Catalog 2021-2022

General Studies: Transfer Certificate

No. of Credits Required: 31
Contact: Denise Gilmer-Knudson, Acting Chair, English and Communication

The General Studies Transfer Certificate is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university. Completion of this certificate also allows students with the appropriate grade point average to apply for transfer to most four-year institutions based solely on their college course work. All of the credits in the certificate apply to the General Studies Degree and to most of the associate’s degrees at the College of Southern Maryland, so students who decide to remain at the College of Southern Maryland may obtain both a certificate and a degree.  This program is fully available online.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 23.

Transfer Options:

A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page

Arts and Humanities Pathway

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Visit Career Coach for more information on this program, related programs, and job opportunities in Southern Maryland and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan region.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

First Semester

Arts (3 credits)


Biological/physical sciences (4 credits)

Acceptable (lecture and matching lab):

Communication (3 credits)


Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Second Semester

Biological/physical sciences (3 credits)


Humanities (3 credits)


General Education (3 credits)




Mathematics (3 credits)


Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)



* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)