Degrees that Transfer
Associate of Arts / Associate of Science
The college offers two general associate's degrees designed for transfer, the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science. These degrees are specifically designed to meet the general education and introductory major requirements or prerequisites to a bachelor's degree. Students may pursue the general Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees (listed below) or they may follow a particular Associate of Arts or Associate of Science with a Bachelor's Degree Transfer Major reflective of their future career and academic goals. Transfer graduation plans (pathways) are written for either the general degree plan or transfer major or both. These degrees, with or without the Bachelor's Degree Transfer Majors, allow you to transfer your Columbus State credits to another college/university and apply them to a bachelor's degree.
Arts and Sciences Advising
The Arts & Sciences Academic Advising Team advises students seeking the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree for transfer to colleges and universities awarding bachelor's degrees. Students can consult with an advisor for degree & graduation planning, assistance with developing & achieving academic goals, and transfer resources.
Career Program Transfer
Our Career Programs (Associate of Applied Science- AAS) degrees are designed to qualify you for a job upon graduation, but most of them can also be applied to bachelor's degree completion programs. Search Transfer Agreements to see where your Career Programs degree can transfer. For further assistance, please consult your academic advisor. The Advising Directory for career program majors can be found HERE.
Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways
The Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs) are designed to provide a clearer path to degree completion for students pursuing associate degrees who plan to transfer to an Ohio public university to complete their bachelor’s degree. The OGTPs also constitute an agreement between public community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements and will be counted and applied toward the bachelor’s degree. Students still must meet all university program admission requirements, which in some cases may be competitive.
Students may review all Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways available at every Ohio public college or university on the Ohio Department of Higher Education's Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway website. Programs that have earned the "OGTP" designation at Columbus State are indicated on the transfer graduation plan (pathway). Students who complete these programs as they are written will have the designation "Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway" on their official Columbus State transcript.
Columbus State Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway Degree Programs
Ohio Transfer 36
(Formerly the Ohio Transfer Module)
The Ohio Transfer 36 is a set of courses that fulfills general education requirements for all Ohio public colleges and universities. Completion of the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer 36 as well. Several Ohio private universities and public universities in nearby states will also apply the Ohio Transfer 36 course work in ways similar to Ohio universities. Contact the admissions representatives and academic advisors at the institution you are seeking transfer to to learn more about how the Ohio Transfer 36 is applied to your degree program.