Undeclared Transfer Major - Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT)


If a student plans to transfer in order to earn a bachelor's degree at another institution but has not yet declared a major, the College identifies the student as undeclared transfer. This goal aligns with the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree plan because it provides a guideline of courses that meet bachelor’s degree general education requirements at Oregon public institutions. The AAOT degree does not include all bachelor degree requirements for freshmen and sophomores; it is important for undeclared transfer students to work actively with an academic advisor to identify a specific transfer goal.

Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Please see the General Education page for statewide general education student learning outcomes.

Entrance Requirements

While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
General Education/Foundational
Choose 3 credits 13
Choose one course4
Oral Communication:
Choose one course3-4
WR 121Academic Composition4
WR 122Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition4
or WR 227 Technical Writing
General Education/Discipline studies
Cultural Literacy:
One course from the following categories must be designated as cultural literacy on the Discipline Studies list (credits count once).
Arts and Letters:
Choose three courses chosen from at least two prefixes9-12
Social Science:
Choose four courses chosen from at least two prefixes12-16
Science/Math/Computer Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes including at least three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science12-20
Choose any course numbered 100 or above that brings the total credits to 90 quarter hours. This may include up to 12 credits of Career and Technical Education courses designated by COCC as acceptable.39
Recommend: HD 110
Total Credits90-106

HHPA activity courses (1 credit each) are not to be duplicated.

Advising Notes

Nearly all bachelor’s degrees are either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS). Students pursuing a BA usually need to complete two years of a world language (the 200-level language courses may be applied to the arts and letters requirement in discipline studies). Students pursuing a BS should consider taking more math and science courses. Students should refer to the transfer institution's degree requirements for details.

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:
    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
      • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First TermCredits
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Oral Communication:3-4
WR 121Academic Composition4
Second Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Health (3 credits with HHP or HHPA prefix)3
WR 122
Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition
or Technical Writing
Third Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science 3-5
Discipline Studies Social Science 3-4
Fourth Term
Discipline Studies Social Science 3-4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science3-5
Fifth Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science3-5
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Sixth Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science3-5
 Total Credits90-106

Outside of

Use the COCC Catalog to find extraordinary classes and degree programs. Start your journey here »