The Associate of Arts, Associate of Business and Associate of Science degrees are for students who plan to transfer from WNC to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in liberal arts, sciences, business, humanities, math or related areas. Every year, large numbers of WNC students successfully transfer to other schools. Each school has its own specific requirements and recommended electives for its various emphases.
Community college students who plan to transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno, University of Nevada, Las Vegas or Nevada State College and who did not complete the university entrance requirements in high school, must complete a minimum of 24 transferable units with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Students who earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree will be admitted to an NSHE university or state college regardless of their grade point average.
The purpose of the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees is to provide the academic knowledge and skills for successful transfer to meet higher educational goals.
Students who complete either an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree at WNC are expected to demonstrate that they:
- have met the general education student learning outcomes.
- know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the degree.
- can succeed at their transfer institutions.