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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Parallel, A.S. - Economics (TTP)

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Degree: Associate of Science
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: Economics

For more information, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.

The Department of Economics, Geography, History, and Political Science is focused on developing in students an understanding of the present that is informed by an awareness of the past as well as the complex and interdependent relationships between cultures and societies.  This pathway is for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree in the field of economics, finance, or banking.

Transfer Options
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The TTPs also constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges/universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note: Due to the transferability to a four-year institution, there are to be no course substitutions where a specific course is required in the TTP curriculum guide.  

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Students who plan to transfer to UTK should take an Introduction to Ethics course as one of their Humanities/Fine Arts courses or as an alternative guided elective.

MTSU and UTK students should take MATH 1630.  Students transferring to UTC or UTM should take a college algebra course.  University of Memphis requires MATH 1710 or MATH 1830.  APSU requires MATH 1710 only.  TSU requires MATH 1830 only.  ETSU and TTU requires MATH 1530.  Johnson University requires MATH 1130 or MATH 1530.

Students who plan to transfer to UTK should complete MATH 2050: Calculus-Based Probability and Statistics.  Students who plan to pursue the Accounting major or Accounting collateral’s at UTK will be required to take ACCT 203 or demonstrate competency by passing an ACCT 203 proficiency exam before moving forward with upper level Accounting coursework.  Advisors are invited to contact the UTK Transfer Center to learn more about course equivalencies

MATH 1830 is a prerequisite to MATH 2050 for UTK requirement.

MTSU and University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Students: This pathway is designed for transfer as an Economics Major, B.S., B.B.A., or B.S.B.A. degrees, in Colleges or Schools of Business at any public university in Tennessee. Students who intend to transfer into the Economics Major, B.S. Degree, in the College of Liberal Arts at Middle Tennessee State University OR the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga should NOT take the Principles of Accounting I and II sequence. Consult the Economics department at MTSU or UTC for guidance on appropriate alternate courses.  An approved course substitution is required for these alternate courses to be used for graduation at VSCC.

Students who plan to transfer to UTK will be required to demonstrate intermediate level competency in Foreign Language before graduating from UTK.  Students may demonstrate intermediate level competence after transferring to UTK.

Students who plan to transfer to UTK will be required to complete ENGL 295 at UTK if they have not completed an equivalent course at their community college.  Advisors are invited to contact the UTK Transfer Center to learn more about course equivalencies.

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)

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