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AA Transfer Degree

The Associate of Arts Transfer degree is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a bachelor's degree program in Geology.  Students who follow the AA degree plan can choose from a number of different schools and a number of different geology programs to complete their 4-year degree.

The entry requirements for each geology program may be specific.  It is always a good idea to let the geology advisor know if you have a particular Washington College in mind, and your class scheduling/selection can be tailored to meet the requirements of the transfer college.  Learn more here about: geology advising.

To prepare for a geology major, it is recommended that you enroll in the following classes while attending Highline: 

  • Geology 101 (Intro to Physical Geology)
  • At least one geology class above 200 level
  • Writing 101
  • Writing 105 or Writing 143
  • Chemistry 151, 152, 153
  • Physics 100
  • Math 124
  • Math 210

Important Highline Class Information

Many classes have prerequisites and are offered only once or twice a year.  Please check course prerequisites and planned course offerings when developing your class plan.  Course pre-requisites are found in the college catalog.  We recommend you map out your entire Highline program with a geology advisor.  Please visit  geology advising.


You do not automatically receive a Associate of Arts degree after completing the appropriate classes.  You must apply for the degree.  Graduations applications can be found in Building 6, near the Cashier's office.  There is a fee that needs to be paid to the Cashier as you submit the application.  After you have turned in your application, a folder with your transcript will be sent to the department for review.  Please apply for graduation TWO QUARTERS BEFORE you intend to graduate.

Last updated: May 17, 2017


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