Transfer degrees, better known as Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees, are specifically designed for a smooth transfer process from community colleges to four-year institutions. These degrees are tailored to meet the general education requirements of colleges and universities, ensuring that students who complete them can enter as juniors and continue their studies without any loss of credits.
A significant advantage of pursuing a transfer degree is the cost-effectiveness it offers. Penn Highlands is known for affordability compared to traditional four-year institutions, allowing students to save a significant amount of money on tuition and fees.
Liberal Arts & Sciences – Concentrations
The Liberal Arts & Sciences pathway is composed of seven distinct concentrations. Students can make the most of their experience in Liberal Arts & Sciences by exploring a specific concentration. This pathway is built with flexibility in mind for those who plan to transfer to a four-year institution; those who are looking for personal enrichment; and those who are uncertain about their major area of study. Students are encouraged to use elective opportunities to explore possible career paths, allowing students the ability to help determine their future.