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The general transfer degree at Pellissippi State is for students who wish to earn an associate degree, but want to keep their options open when they transfer to a university. Completing one of these degrees fulfills general education requirements for a four-year degree. However, this flexibility means that students are responsible for ensuring that individual courses will be accepted by the university they plan to attend.

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science


Students who complete all the courses listed in a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree with a concentration in a certain area of study. TTP courses count toward the university major of that area of study. These pathways are designed to seamlessly transfer to four-year colleges/universities although some colleges or universities may have additional requirements.

  • Associate of Arts Degree
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Associate of Science Degree
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • History
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Professional Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sport & Leisure Management


Students can earn high-quality, short-term training in the form of certificates. Certificates are especially designed for working students or those who wish to upgrade skills or gain additional certification. Most certificates don’t have general education or placement testing requirements, and they are not supported by financial aid.

This certificate is fully online:

  • Accessible Web Design and Compliance
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Supervision
  • Web Design Tools
  • The following certificates require one on-ground course:
  • Early Childhood Education
  • E-Commerce Web Design


Pellissippi State also offers hybrid Tennessee Transfer Pathways so that you can earn your degree mostly online with some courses offered only on campus.

  • Agriculture - Animal Science - A.S. (requires seven on-campus courses)
  • Agriculture - Business - A.S. (requires six on-campus courses)
  • Agriculture - Plant and Soil Science - A.S. (requires seven on-campus courses)
  • Anthropology - A.A. (requires two on-campus courses)
  • Anthropology - A.S. (requires two on-campus courses)
  • Art (Studio) - A.A. (requires five on-campus courses)
  • Biology - A.S. (requires six on-campus courses)
  • Communication Studies – A.A. (requires three on-campus courses)
  • Communication Studies – A.S. (requires three on-campus courses)
  • Computer Science - A.S. (requires three on-campus courses)
  • Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-3) - A.S.T. (requires one on-campus course)
  • Elementary Education (K-5) - A.S. (requires two on-campus courses)
  • Engineering Technology - A.S. (requires four on-campus courses)
  • Exercise Science - A.S. (requires five on-campus courses)
  • Family & Consumer Sciences – A.S. (requires three on-campus courses)
  • Geosciences - A.S. (requires four on-campus courses)
  • Imaging Sciences - A.S. (requires four on-campus courses)
  • Mass Communication - A.A. (requires two on-campus courses)
  • Mass Communication - A.S. (requires two on-campus courses)
  • Mathematics - A.S. (requires four on-campus courses)
  • Music – A.F.A (requires 16 on-campus courses)
  • Nutrition & Food Science - A.S. (requires five on-campus courses)
  • Physical Education - A.S. (requires three on-campus courses)
  • Pre-Clinical Laboratory Sciences - A.S. (requires seven on-campus courses)
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene - A.S. (requires six on-campus courses)
  • Pre-Health Professional Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine - A.S. (requires four on-campus courses)
  • Pre-Professional Occupational Therapy - A.S. (requires two on-campus courses)
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy – A.S. (requires four on-campus courses)
  • Pre-Physical Therapy – A.S. (requires two on-campus courses)
  • Secondary Education English - A.S.T. (requires two on-campus courses)
  • Secondary Education Mathematics - A.S.T. (requires four on-campus courses)
  • Secondary Education Social Studies - A.S.T. (requires one on-campus course)
  • Special Education - A.S. (requires two on-campus courses)
  • Theatre Arts, Design Tech – A.F.A (requires eight on-campus courses)
  • Theatre Arts, Performance – A.F.A (requires nine on-campus courses)
  • Theatre Arts - A.A. (requires six on-campus courses)
  • Theatre Arts - A.S. (requires six on-campus courses)

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