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2023-2024 Chesapeake College Catalog 
2023-2024 Chesapeake College Catalog

Transfer Studies Basic Certificate (150)

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Award: Certificate

Program Mission: The Chesapeake College Transfer Studies Basic Certificate provides a flexible curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution prior to completing a degree at Chesapeake  College. The program is equivalent to one full-time semester of college and is appropriate for dual enrollment students and students undecided about a major. The credits earned in this basic certificate may also be applied to other Chesapeake College certificate and degree requirements.

Program Description: The Transfer Studies Basic Certificate is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university. The flexible program combines core general education requirements and elective credit to create a basic  certificate that can be completed in one semester or built upon either at Chesapeake College through the 30-credit Advanced Certificate or in transfer at a four-year institution. Students should acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department at the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and consult with the Chesapeake College Transfer Advisor in planning an appropriate program of study. The Transfer Advisor can also provide additional information regarding the transfer requirements of institutions within the University of Maryland system.

Program Goals: The Transfer Studies Basic Certificate program will:

  • Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for some of the College’s general education core requirements.
  • Offer elective credits that enable students to create a basic certificate program.
  • Prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply the fundamental principles for effective and appropriate communication, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
  • Analyze the arts and humanities in historical and cultural context.
  • Prepare students to progress to the Transfer Studies Advanced Certificate.

Contact Person: Mrs. Joan Seitzer

Program Requirements

[Courses Appear in Recommended Sequence.]

Fall Semester I

Spring Semester I

Minimum Required Credits: 13

Program Electives

Can be satisfied by any credit course. Students should consult with an advisor in selecting elective courses.

Note:  ENG 102+ , Introduction to Literature or a Mathematics general education (G.Ed.) elective, or a BIO/Natural Science general education (G.Ed.) elective is recommended as meeting the program elective requirement. Students should check with the Transfer Advisor for information on schools for which these courses might not be appropriate.

Mathematics (G.Ed.) Electives

Can be satisfied by any of the following courses (not otherwise included as a program requirement):

Social/Behavioral Science (G.Ed.) Electives

Can be satisfied by any of the following courses (not otherwise included as a program requirement):


♦ Must be taken within the first 12 hours unless exempted by meeting established standards.


+ See course description for details.

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