Associate Degrees

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Associate in Arts and Sciences (DTA)

This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college/university and is generally accepted as fulfilling the General Education Requirements for most Washington State four-year schools. 

Whatcom's transfer degree ensures our students receive the liberal arts and sciences education that employers and universities feel are necessary in our rapidly changing world.

Associate in Science (AST)

This degree offers a common core with a variety of science majors.  The degree will be accepted at many 4-year public & private universities in the state of Washington (check with the university to which you are planning to transfer).  Students will transfer with junior standing, but will be required to complete additional GURs (General University Requirements) after transfer.

Associate in Science degrees are designed to transfer to majors such as:

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Cybersecurity (AAS-T)
  • Earth Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Math
  • Physics
  • and more!

Associate in Liberal Studies (Non-Transfer Degree)

This degree is designed primarily for students who wish to receive recognition for completion of 90 credits of general college-level learning.

For more information, contact the Entry and Advising Center, LDC 116, (360) 383-3080.