Academic Transfer


Bevill State’s Academic Transfer Division offers two associate degrees and one general education short-term certificate. The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is an undergraduate award signifying successful completion of a prescribed course of study (60 to 64 semester credit hours) designed for students planning to transfer to a senior institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree in the liberal arts. The Associate in Science (AS) degree is an undergraduate award signifying successful completion of a prescribed course of study (60 to 64 semester credit hours) designed for students planning to transfer to a senior institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree in the sciences or a specialized professional field. The General Education Short-Term Certificate is an undergraduate award signifying completion of a prescribed course of study of 29 semester hours. This award is designed to assist students in developing an academic foundation to earn credit toward the associate of arts or associate of science degree. Applicants must possess certain abilities to meet the required essential functions of each program. Orientation (ORI 107) is a prerequisite to all degree and certificate programs.

Alabama Transfers

Students should become familiar with Alabama Transfers, which provides very specific information about the requirements in each subject area for a chosen transfer institution. The Alabama Transfers website is From Alabama Transfers, students can print a transfer guide for his/her major and enter into a binding contract with the transfer institution in his/her program of study. The contract is not binding on the student but is binding on the transfer institution provided that the student does not change majors and takes the courses listed on the transfer guide.

Alabama General Studies Committee

The course offerings at Alabama Community Colleges have been evaluated and their transfer equivalency to four-year colleges and universities has been determined by the Alabama General Studies Committee (AGSC). This committee divided the academic transfer courses into three separate groups according to their transfer status.

The Associate Degree requires the completion of 60 semester hours and a specific requirement of 41 semester hours is common to all degrees except for those students majoring in engineering. This 41- hour group of courses is referred to as the Common Core. (Common Core for engineering includes only 35 semester hours.) Common Core courses are further separated by academic areas – AREA I (Written Composition), AREA II (Literature, Humanities, Fine Arts), AREA III (Natural Sciences, Mathematics) and AREA IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences). The remaining 19 hours, which are specific to the student’s major and other graduation requirements, appear as AREA V (Major, Minor, Elective Courses). A single course can be used to meet course requirements in only ONE AREA. Courses that satisfy the requirements in AREAS I through IV and that meet the common core requirement are designated as Code A courses. Courses that can be used only to meet major, minor, or graduation requirements are listed as Code B courses. The remaining courses are designated as Code C. Code C courses are potentially transferrable as AREA V courses but must be articulated individually with the transfer institution.

Students who are pursuing four-year degrees should follow the transfer guide for their major. Transfer guides for most majors are found on the following pages. The transfer institution’s catalog and/or website provides specific transfer requirements in AREA I through AREA V.

Alabama Transfers

University Parallel Approved Common Core Courses

AREA I: Written Communications - 6 hours

ENG 101 - English Composition I
ENG 102 - English Composition II

AREA II: Literature, Humanities and Fine Arts - 12 hours

*Literature (3-6)

ENG 251 - American Literature I
ENG 252 - American Literature II OR ENG 261 - English Literature I
ENG 262 - English Literature II OR ENG 271 - World Literature I
ENG 272 - World Literature II

Fine Arts (3)

ART 100 - Art Appreciation
ART 203 - Art History I
ART 204 - Art History II
MUS 101 - Music Appreciation
THR 120 - Theatre Appreciation

Speech (3)

SPH 106 - Fund. of Oral Communication OR SPH 107 - Fund. of Public Speaking

Additional Humanities (0-3)

PHL 106 - Introduction to Philosophy
PHL 206 - Ethics and Society
REL 100 - History of World Religion
REL 151 - Survey of the Old Testament
REL 152 - Survey of the New Testament
SPA 101 - Introductory Spanish I
SPA 102 - Introductory Spanish II

AREA III: Natural Science and Mathematics - 11 hours

Mathematics (3-4)

MTH 110 - Finite Mathematics
MTH 112 - Precalculus Algebra
MTH 113 - Precalculus Trigonometry
MTH 115 - Precalculus Algebra and Trig.
MTH 120 - Calculus and Its Applications
MTH 125 - Calculus I
MTH 265 - Elementary Statistics

Natural Sciences (8)

AST 220 - Introduction to Astronomy
BIO 103 - Principles of Biology I
BIO 104 - Principles of Biology II
CHM 104 - Intro. to Inorganic Chemistry
CHM 105 - Intro. to Organic Chemistry
CHM 111 - College Chemistry I
CHM 112 - College Chemistry II
GLY 101 - Intro to Geology I
GLY 102 - Intro to Geology II
PHS 111 - Physical Science I
PHS 112 - Physical Science II
PHY 120 - Intro to Physics
PHY 201 - General Physics I
PHY 202 - General Physics II
PHY 213 - General Physics w/Calculus I
PHY 214 - General Physics w/Calculus II

AREA IV: History, Social and Behavioral Science - 12 hours

*History (3-6)

HIS 101 - Western Civilization I/HIS 102 - Western Civilization II OR
HIS 121 - World History I/HIS 122 - World History II OR
HIS 201 - United States History I/HIS 202 - United States History II

**Additional History, Social and Behavioral Sciences (6-9)

ANT 200 - Introduction to Anthropology
ANT 210 - Physical Anthropology
ANT 220 - Cultural Anthropology
ANT 230 - Introduction to Archeology
ECO 231 - Macroeconomics
ECO 232 - Microeconomics
GEO 100 - World Regional Geography
POL 200 - Introduction to Political Science
POL 211 - American National Government
PSY 200 - General Psychology
PSY 210 - Human Growth and Development
SOC 200 - Introduction to Sociology
SOC 210 - Social Problems
SPH 116 - Intro to Interpersonal Communication

Two-semester sequence required in literature or history. UAB accepts ECO 231/232 as two-semester sequence in lieu of literature or history for all Business and Engineering majors. Requirements will vary according to transfer institution. Students should consult the catalog or website of the specific transfer institution to determine the specific courses within each AREA. In the event that a question cannot be readily answered, the Alabama Transfers guide should always take precedence. Some programs require both CHM 111 & 112. Chemical Engineers must complete CHM 111 & 112 (8 hrs) and CHM 221 and 222 (8 hrs). MUS 211/213 & MUS 212/214 are junior level courses at some transfer institutions and will not be accepted for transfer.

AREA V: Major, minor and Elective Courses - 19 hours

Courses taken in AREA V are those that provide the student with the knowledge and experiences in his/her chosen major or area of concentration. The course requirements listed within AREA V of each program of study should be used as a guide and may vary depending upon the transfer institution. For guidance in the identification of the specific course requirements in the major or minor, the student should refer to the transfer institution’s catalog or website. Also, the Alabama Transfers guide for each public transfer institution in the state of Alabama is readily available on the web at and should be utilized.