The following associate degrees for transfer are designed for the student who wishes to complete lower-division requirements in preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university.
AA-T and AS-T Transfer Degree (Click here for Catalog link):
Designed for the student planning on transferring to the California State University (CSU) system.  Students complete the CSU or IGETC general education pattern and specific courses related to their major.  Students who are awarded these degrees are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. This degree requires a minimum of 60 transferrable units. The student completing this degree is not subject to specific community college graduation requirements. 
Students who have been awarded an AA-T or AS-T are able to complete their remaining requirement for the 120-unit baccalaureate degree within 60 semester or 90 quarter units.
Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.  Shasta College offers the following AA-T/AS-T degrees:
Administration of Justice
Business Administration
Communication Studies
Early Childhood Education
Studio Arts
Theatre Arts
  1. Unit Requirement:  Minimum of 60 California State University (CSU) transferrable semester units, courses numbered 1-99 at Shasta College.
  2. Scholarship Requirement:  An overall grade point average (GPA) of not less than 2.0 in all transferrable coursework.  While a minimum of 2.0 is required for this degree, some majors or transfer universities may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. Residence Requirement:  The last twelve (12) semester units of the sixty (60) semester units must be completed in residence at Shasta College immediately prior to graduation or a minimum of forty-eight (48) semester units must have been completed in residence at Shasta College if the student is not in attendance at the time of qualification for graduation.
  4. Course Requirements: 
    1. Major Field of Study:  Select an “AA-T” or “AS-T” major.  All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
    2. General Education:  Certified completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).  Note:  If completing IGETC all courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
      1. Advanced Placement (AP) examination credit can be used to satisfy both CSU GE and IGETC.
      2. Credit through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) can be used to satisfy CSU GE.  Note:  The University of California does not accept credit awarded through CLEP.
  5. Competency Requirements: Oral Communication, English Composition, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Reasoning courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
  6. These degrees do not require completion of a multicultural course or demonstration of computer literacy for Shasta College graduation purposes.