The A.A. degree is a 2-year baccalaureate direct transfer liberal arts degree, consisting of at least 60 semester credits at the 100 and 200 levels. It is intended for students who plan to transfer to a 4-year institution or for students desiring two years of general education beyond high school. Only courses numbered 100 or above may count toward the degree, and all area requirements must be satisfied. The courses are likely to be transferable to any university. A transferrable course, however, may not be applicable to a particular program or major at the other institution. Therefore, it is highly recommended that the student consult with a counselor at the start of the liberal arts program.