ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (A.S.) degree, a non-designated college transfer degree designed for students whose program requirements do not fit A.A.O.T. degree patterns. This degree does not always “block transfer” to Oregon colleges.
OREGON TRANSFER MODULE (O.T.M.), a one-year module designed to complete a portion of students’ general education requirements and is transferable to any OUS institution. Upon transfer of credits, the receiving institution may specify additional course work that is required for a major or degree requirements or to make up the difference between the O.T.M. and the institution’s total general education requirements.
This module is an excellent choice for the student who is planning to transfer to a four-year institution and either is undecided on a major or will be majoring in a program of study with specific lower division requirements that are not offered at BMCC. With the one-year module, a student can complete most general education requirements and then transfer to the four-year institution, where he or she can complete the remaining lower division requirements.
Transfer courses offered at BMCC parallel freshman and sophomore courses offered by four-year colleges and universities. If you are planning to seek a degree at a specific four-year college or university, you should become familiar with the requirements of the proposed major program at that institution. BMCC advisors are available to assist you in this planning process.
In addition to the requirements of a major, OUS institutions require that the student earn credit hours in each of the major academic divisions: arts and letters (language, literature, and the arts), the social sciences, sciences and mathematics, and writing. These are typically referred to as general education requirements, or general university requirements. Students at BMCC who complete the A.A.O.T. as outlined will meet these OUS lower division general education requirements. Specific departmental requirements at OUS institutions can be found in the catalog of the college or university to which the student intends to transfer. OUS institutions generally will accept up to 120 credit hours of lower division course work from Oregon’s community colleges.
(Information based on the 2012-13 BMCC Academic Catalog with noted updates on 7/25/12)