Apr 17, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog 
    
2024-2025 College Catalog

Approved UCGS and Passport Courses


Uniform Certificate of General Studies (UCGS) 

The Uniform Certificate of General Studies (UCGS) is a one-year college program in which all courses are transferable and satisfy lower-division general education requirements at any Virginia public institution of higher education. The Passport is a component of the UCGS and is therefore a subset of courses in the UCGS. The UCGS consists of seven course blocks. To satisfy the UCGS students are required to complete the appropriate number of courses in each block as described below. Student course selection should be carefully considered since the UCGS program is not designed to capture the complexities of individual programs of study at the four-year institutions. Students should be advised to take the UCGS course that best suits their intended program of study at the four-year institution.  Only courses completed with a “C” or better after May 2020 (copied from the 12.6.21 SCHEV UCGS course roster) may be applied to the UCGS. https://www.transfervirginia.org/content/uniform-certificate-general-studies-ucgs-policy-and-courses

Passport Courses

The Passport is a college program in which all courses are transferable and satisfy lower-division general education requirements at any Virginia public institution of higher education. The Passport consists of course blocks assigned specific courses. To satisfy the Passport students are required to complete the appropriate number of courses in each course block per the directions below. Student course selection should be carefully considered since the Passport is not designed to capture the complexities of individual programs of study at the four-year institutions. Students should be advised to take the Passport that best suits their intended program of study at the four-year institution.Only courses completed with a “C” or better after May 2020 (copied from the 12.6.21 Passport course roster posted to SCHEV Policy) or later may be applied to the Passport. https://www.transfervirginia.org/content/passport-policy-and-courses

Approved Uniform Certificate of General Studies (UCGS) and Passport Course Roster

Unlinked courses are not offered at our College but may be offered within the VCCS and acceptable to fulfill UCGS requirements.  Please make sure credits taken will satisfy transfer requirements of the intended four-year college/university.  

 

COURSE

UCGS PASSPORT
BLOCK I (Written Communication) Select ENG 111 + one other course:      
  ENG 111  
  ENG 112  
  ENG 113  
BLOCK II (Humanities/Art/Literature) Select two courses from different categories:      
A. Art      
  ART 100
  ART 101  
  ART 102  
  CST 130  
  CST 151
  MUS 121  
  MUS 221
  MUS 222
  MUS 226
B. Humanities      
  HUM 201  
  HUM 202  
  HUM 210
  HUM 216
  HUM 220
  HUM 256
  HUM 259
  PHI 100  
  PHI 111
  PHI 220  
  REL 100
  REL 230  
  REL 237
  REL 240
C. Literature      
  ENG 225    
  ENG 245    
  ENG 246    
  ENG 250    
  ENG 255    
  ENG 258    
  ENG 275    
BLOCK III (Social and Behavioral Sciences) Select one course:      
  ECO 150
  ECO 201  
  ECO 202  
  GEO 210  
  GEO 220
  PLS 135  
  PLS 140
  PLS 241    
  PSY 200  
  SOC 200  
  SOC 211
  SOC 268  
BLOCK IV (Natural Sciences) Select one course:      
  BIO 101  
  BIO 102    
  BIO 106
  CHM 101  
  CHM 111  
  CHM 112    
  ENV 121
  ENV 122  
  GOL 105  
  GOL 106  
  GOL 110
  PHY 100  
  PHY 201    
  PHY 202    
  PHY 241    
  PHY 242    
BLOCK V (Mathematics) Select one course:      
A. Quantitative/Statistics Pathway      
  MTH 154  
  MTH 155  
  MTH 245  

B. Calculus Pathway
*
Courses should only be taken by students preparing for calculus or for four-year degree programs that require study in College Algebra/PreCalculus.

Precalculus may not satisfy general education and may not receive transfer credit.

     
  *MTH 161        
  *MTH 162  
  *MTH 167
  MTH 261  
  MTH 263  
  MTH 264    
BLOCK VI (History) Select one course:      
  HIS 101  
  HIS 102  
  HIS 111  
  HIS 112  
  HIS 121  
  HIS 122  
BLOCK VII (Specialized for GE Requirements) Select two courses:
Note: Students may complete courses from Block I-VI, or any additional courses listed below. 
Students should align their Block VII course selection with their intended transfer destination’s specific general education or program requirements.
     
  ASL 101  
  ASL 102  
  ASL 201  
  ASL 202  
  ART 121    
  ART 131    
  ART 132    
  ART 223    
  CSC 110  
  CST 100    
  CST 110  
  FRE 101    
  FRE 102    
  FRE 201    
  FRE 202    
  ITE 152    
  MUS 101    
  SPA 101    
  SPA 102    
  SPA 201    
  SPA 202