Art Pathway (ASA) Degree Requirements

Source: 2021-22 Catalog

The MiTransfer Pathway Associate in Science and Arts (ASA) degree includes the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university and major in a particular discipline.

A minimum of 62 credit hours with a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, is required for the ASA Degree. MCC and the Michigan Transfer Agreement require a “C” or better in individual courses used to meet ASA and MTA requirements. These courses are shown in bold type below. Courses numbered below 100 do not count toward the ASA. Any course can be used only ONCE in any category.

General Education Requirements  (Minimum – 35 credits)
Communication – 6 credits with grades of “C” or better
English – 101, 102


Science – 6 credits with grades of “C” or better. Courses must be in two or more disciplines (subjects). Must include at least one lab science

Lab classes:
Biologyany MCC Biology course with a lab
Chemistry – any MCC Chemistry course with a lab
Environmental Science – 110L&L
Geography – 101A, 215
Geology – 101A, 102, 250Lab
Physical Science – 101A
Physics – 201CL&L, 202CL&L, 203L&L, 204L&L

Non-Lab:
Anthropology – 105D
Astronomy – 101, 105A
Biology – 115, 200, 207LEC, 250LEC
Geography – 214, 260
Geology – 100, 201, 250LEC


Math – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Math – 107A, 109, 111, 112, 115A, 151, 161, 162A, 215, 276, 283, 295


Ethics and Logic – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Philosophy – 101, 102, 104, 202, 203, 204, 205, 207


Social Relationships – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Economics – 101A, 102A
Psychology – 102, 201, 203, 207, 209, 210
Sociology – 101, 102A, 202A, 203, 205, 206
Women’s Gender Studies – 101, 201


Western Culture -3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Art – 198


American Culture – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
History – 201, 202, 207, 211, 212B, 214, 220
Political Science – 111, 205, 220


International Culture – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Anthropology – 103, 110
English – 207, 211, 218A
French – 101, 102, 201, 202
Geography – 104, 105
German – 101, 102, 201, 202
History – 150, 151, 216
International Cultural Studies – 101 GER (Germany)
Philosophy – 210
Political Science – 202, 210A, 210B, 211
Spanish – 101, 102, 201, 202


Aesthetic Values – 3 credits
Art104


Physical Education and Health – minimum 2 credits. Choose ONE of the following options:

Option 1: PEA 101A, 103, 104A, 118, 201 and choose ONE PEA or Dance course

Option 2: PEA 121 (3 credit hours)

MCC and the MTA require a “C” or better in courses used to meet ASA and MTA requirements, which are noted on this guide. Classes that may be used to fulfill MTA requirements are in bold.

Program Specific Courses – 9 credits with grades of “C” or better. MUST take all classes

ART 199
ART 105B
ART 117


Computer Competency
Pass any 3-credit-hour or greater CIS class with a “C” or better, or pass MCC’s CIS 110/120A Computer Competency Test.


Recommended  Elective – minimum 18 credits

Elective credits will be comprised of additional classes and required class credits earned in the general education requirements.

It is recommended that students complete two studio art courses in two different mediums. Please work with the MCC Pathway Counselor and refer to the transfer guide from the 4-year institution to make sure that you select the appropriate courses to transfer.

ART 106B Beginning Printmaking-Relief
ART 107 Painting I
ART 108 Ceramics I
ART 109 Sculpture
ART 118 Beginning Printmaking Intaglio
ART 202 Contemporary Art History
ART 204B Drawing II-Transf. Port. Prep
ART 214 Photography 35MM Black/White
ART 220 Figure Drawing