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Transfer Degrees (SB1440) at Laney College

Transfer Degrees (SB1440) at Laney College

What do we offer?

Here at Laney, we currently have thirteen transfer degrees approved: Anthropology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Journalism, Kinesiology,  Mathematics, Music (Effective S16), Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Studio Arts, and Theater Arts.

We have none currently approved by our Board of Trustees.

In process: Art History, English, Film, Television & Media, Global Studies, and Social Justice.


What can I do?

If you are interested in creating a new degree for your department, you can check out the CI-D website for more information. Even if there isn’t a degree for your area, keeping your courses up to date will help out in case we need your course for another degree.

Here’s a handout about how to build the degree: How to Create a Transfer Degree
Here is background information about the transfer degrees from the state website:

SB 1440 establishes the Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act. SB 1440 requires a community college district to grant an associate degree for transfer to a student in that student’s field of study once a student has met degree and transfer requirements for a particular major. Upon completion of the transfer associate degree, the student is eligible for transfer with junior standing into the California State University (CSU) system. Students will be given priority consideration when applying to a particular program that is similar to the student’s community college area of emphasis. The bill prohibits a community college district or campus from adding local course requirements in addition to requirements of the STAR Act, and prohibits the CSU from requiring a transferring student to repeat courses similar to those taken at the community college that counted toward their associate degree for transfer. You can access this document on the Web at along with other documents that will be helpful for your implementation efforts.

If you would like to see the drafts that have been completed (Transfer Model Curriculum Review Area):

If you would like to participate in the discussion concerning your area, you can sign up for the discipline listservs and receive information to participate in the development and vetting of degrees in your field:

Here is a link to the Chancellor’s Office website for Transfer Degrees

**Information provided by the State Chancellors Office