Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree

2018-2019 Online College Catalog

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT)

Approved Courses for Oregon Transfer Degrees and Oregon Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree is designed for students who want to complete the first two years of a college education, with ?exibility to transfer to public universities in Oregon. The AAOT is a block-transfer degree, which means a student with an AAOT will have met the lower division general education requirements for baccalaureate degree programs.

A student selecting this transfer option still must meet the receiving university’s admission requirements, including course standing,
grade point average and foreign language. The AAOT does not guarantee admission to a public university, or admission to a competitive major, or junior standing in a major. Some transfer institutions also require additional upper-division general education courses.

NOTE: Each student is strongly encouraged to work with an academic advisor or counselor to match career and major goals, with an appropriate program, and to select appropriate courses for a major at an intended transfer institution.


  1. Complete a total of 90 credits of college-level coursework (see notes).
  2. Complete at least 24 credits at Lane.
  3. Foundational Skills and Discipline Studies courses must be a minimum of 3 credits, except for Health/Wellness/Fitness courses, which may be any number of credits.
  4. All Elective courses may be any number of credits.
  5. All courses must be passed with a grade of “C-,” “P” or better.
  6. Maximum 16 credits “P” may be used toward degree. This limit does not include courses only offered P/NP.
  7. Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0 at the time when the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer is awarded.

I. Foundational Skills


Students taking writing classes of three credits each must take WR 121/ WR 121_H, and WR 122/ WR 122_H, and either WR 123 or WR 227. Students taking writing classes of four credits each must take WR 121/WR 121_H, and WR 122/WR 122_H, or WR 227. A student must have eight credits of Writing. Meets the Information Literacy requirement.

Oral Communication

One course from the Oral Communication list.


One course in college-level mathematics including MTH 105, MTH 106, MTH 111, MTH 112 or any higher mathematics course.


One or more courses totaling at least three credits from the Health/Wellness/Fitness list.

II. Discipline Studies

In addition to courses used for Foundational Skills, students must select additional courses in the areas identified below.

Cultural Literacy

One course from any discipline studies courses designated as meeting the statewide criteria for cultural literacy. Courses approved for the Cultural Literacy requirement are marked with an (*) in the lists of courses on the following pages. The credits for such courses only will be counted once toward the 90 credits required to complete the degree.


Three courses from two or more disciplines from the Arts and Letters list.

Social Science

Four courses chosen from two or more disciplines from the Social Science list.

Science/Math/Computer Science

Four courses from two or more disciplines including at least three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science from the Science/ Math/Computer Science lists.

Note: Only one of the BI 101s, and one of the BI 102s and one of the BI 103s will meet the Science/Math/Computer Science requirements for any Lane degree. (See the course description for more information).

III. Electives

Any college-level courses that bring total credits to 90 credits including:

  • Up to 18 credits of Cooperative Education may be included as electives. See Cooperative Education/Internships in the Course Descriptions.
  • Up to 12 credits of Individual Music Lessons (MUP) may be included as electives.
  • 12 credits of Physical Education activity may be included within the entire degree (Electives and Health/Wellness Fitness).
  • WR 115 may be included in the AAOT degree if completed summer 1999 or later.
  • Up to 12 credits of Career Technical Education. See the list of Career Technical course prefixes in the Associate of Applied Science Degree section. Career Technical courses fulfilling Health/Wellness/Fitness requirements will not be counted in the 12-credit limit on Career Technical courses. Policies on accepting career technical credits vary at four-year institutions in Oregon. Consult an academic advisor about taking career technical courses as electives.


  1. College-level courses are numbered 100 or higher. Courses numbered 001-099 identify developmental courses (e.g. RD 090), with the exception of ENG 110, 116, 117; MTH 100; RD 115; WR 110, 120, and WR 115 (taken before summer 1999, which are considered developmental.
  2. Foundational Skills are open to demonstration of proficiency. Waiver testing is not the same as placement testing. Students should contact the appropriate academic department for information.
  3. Second year foreign language courses, but not first year, may be included among courses that count toward the Arts and Letters requirement.
  4. University second language admission requirements for transfer students graduating high school in 1997 and thereafter include one of the following:
    1. two terms of a college-level second language with an average grade of C- or above, OR
    2. two years of the same high school-level second language with an average grade of C- or above, OR
    3. satisfactory performance on an approved second language assessment of proficiency.
    4. demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language meets this second language admission requirement.
  5. Credit-by-Exam and Credit-by-Assessment may comprise up to 25% of total degree credits.
  6. Repeatable courses may be used once to meet a Discipline Studies requirement. Any additional allowable repeats may be used to meet Elective requirements.
  7. Lower-division college-level courses (100 and 200-level) taken at Lane may not meet the requirements of an upper-division course with a similar title and content offered by public universities in Oregon. In such cases, the courses in question will normally transfer as electives.
  8. Courses numbered 199, 280, 298, or 299 count as electives and do not meet Discipline Studies requirements. Courses numbered 199 and 299 are experimental and may later be reviewed and approved for Discipline Studies. Consult an academic advisor or counselor.