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2023-2024 College Catalog

Information Studies Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide


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Where does my path start?


You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement  (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Library and Information Science, Data Analytics, Information Technology, and others.

Those with an AA-DTA in Information Studies may continue on to pursue a degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS), Business, Information Technology (IT), and others as the opportunities for this degree are growing.

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits


Communication (10 Credits)


Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)


Choose one of the following courses:

CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 HIST& 220 , HIST 245 , HUM 105 , MCS 105 , PSYC 230 , SOC 270 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)


Choose one of the following classes:

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Recommended: MATH& 141  (prerequisite for CS& 141 ) or MATH 111 .

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits


Humanities (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: World Language if required for university admission or graduation.

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses. Strongly recommended: MATH& 146  or MATH 211 .

Social Sciences (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences .

General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits


Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives  and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended: INFO 150 , World Language if required for university admission or graduation. Strongly recommended: CS& 141 , CS 143 .

Where can I go for help?


General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229  206-546-4559  advising@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/advising

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302  206-546-4697  ieadvisors@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

Informatics Faculty Advisors

Lauren Valentino Bryant 206-546-4775 lbryant@shoreline.edu Rm 4211

Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?


Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.) The AA-DTA is a flexible and popular degree because it allows students to directly transfer to any public university in Washington state. In addition to all public colleges, many private or independent colleges will accept this degree as an automatic transfer as well.

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