NEW - Associate Degrees for Transfer

Golden West College continues to provide enriching and innovative programs for the benefit of our students and the vitality of our community. Beginning Fall 2021, we are proud to offer these new Associates Degrees for Transfer (ADT) to our catalog of academic programs.

ADTs are designed to provide a clear pathway to a California State University major and baccalaureate degree. GWC students who are awarded an ADT are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system, and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus, or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses.

Environmental Science, Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

The degree consists of earth sciences and economics with a focus on the environment. Students will learn how natural processes work with human behavior and resource use and how productive activities degrade the environment. The program will also emphasize environmental policy and regulation as it relates to pollution.

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Law, Public Policy and Society, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Students in this program will be introduced to the legal field and will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of legal concepts and policy issues related to diverse populations. This program emphasizes the development of skills essential in the legal profession, including communication, argumentation and critical thinking.

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Public Health Science, Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

This degree prepares students to become competent professionals in a wide variety of health-related disciplines, including but not limited to, health education, health agencies, medical centers, long-term care facilities, private and public health organizations, and local, state, and federal health departments. This degree will allow students to become the new generation of health professionals prepared to face the emerging challenges to human health.

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Social Justice Studies, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

The program focuses on human interaction and diversity within ethnic or gender groups. Students will learn social dynamics, with primary emphasis on cultural or gender diversity. Completion of this major will provide a solid foundation for people interested in a wide variety of careers, including: social welfare, gerontology, urban planning, business, education, and public health.

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