Peninsula College’s general education requirements for the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) Associate degrees conform to the guidelines of the Washington Intercollege Relations Commission (ICRC) for direct transfer of Associate degree credits. Washington colleges and universities also accept these guidelines or have separate agreements with Peninsula College to grant junior status and waive their own general education requirements for students entering with the Associate in Arts degree. Major related programs based on the direct transfer agreement (DTA) follow the statewide agreement and share the same benefits.
To meet requirements for these degrees at Peninsula College you must complete a minimum of 90 credits, with a specified number of credits distributed among communications, distribution, and quantitative skills courses.
The distribution requirement is based upon the premise that a significant portion of undergraduate education should be characterized by a broad survey of human knowledge.
Distribution requirements consist of a minimum of 45 credits, with 15 credits earned in each of the broad areas of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Communications and quantitative skills requirements are met with the completion of English Composition 101 and 102 and a mathematics course numbered 107 or above or PHIL& 120.
A specific course may not be credited toward more than one distribution area.