School of Arts and Sciences

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Madison WI 53704

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Liberal Arts Transfer - Engineering

Associate in Science

Program number: 208002


The Engineering Pre-major provides Madison College students with clear pathways for transfer to several four-year colleges offering degrees in engineering. With small class sizes, personal attention, and high-quality education that transfers, the associate of science degree at Madison College is the on-ramp to your four-year degree.

The Liberal Arts Transfer program at Madison College provides you with many options for furthering your education and completing a bachelor’s degree. Many engineering programs at four-year institutions are highly competitive; therefore, Madison College students are encouraged to apply to multiple transfer institutions. We have agreements and pathways with many institutions across the region. 

Plan Your Path to Success!

UW-Platteville Pathways

For students interested in transferring to UW-Platteville, review the UW-Platteville Engineering Transfer Guide to see how your Madison College courses will transfer. In addition to the traditional engineering degree programs offered at UW-Platteville, students can complete the UW-Platteville bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering at the Madison College Truax campus through UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships.

UW-Madison Pathways

Students interested in transferring to the COE at UW-Madison should follow the Off-Campus Transfer Student guidelines. Madison College offers several math, science and engineering courses that transfer directly to UW-Madison; see the list of Course Transfer Equivalencies.

Suggested two-year pathways for specific engineering disciplines:

Get Started

Interested students should contact the Engineering Transfer Coordinator, Jennifer Jackowski, at or (608) 246-6531 to start exploring your pathway in engineering.

Program Details

Students earning the Liberal Arts Transfer Associate of Science degree can attend full or part time.

Liberal Arts Transfer Associate of Science degree classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Madison - Downtown
  • Madison - South
  • Madison - West
  • Reedsburg
  • Portage
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Watertown

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

Some of the courses for this program may be available online.


To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

60 credits minimum to complete the program by satisfying the all requirements as defined.

English and Speech (9 credits)

Six credits must be in composition - English 1 and one other composition course (English 2 recommended). Three credits must be in public speaking.

Composition Courses

3 credits

3 credits

Public Speaking Courses

3 credits

Health/Wellness/Physical Education (1 credit)

Completion of one of the listed courses is required.

Phy Ed Courses

1 credits

1 credits

1 credits

Mathematics and Natural Science (25 credits)

Required Mathematics and Chemistry Courses

Choose Option #1 or Option #2 to satisfy the additional Physical Science requirement.

Physical Science Option #1

Physical Science Option #2

3 credits

3 credits

Humanities/Fine Arts (6 credits)

Select one literature course. Completion of one course from one additional discipline is required. Choose from the following disciplines: art, drama, film, music, world languages, writing and communication, and interdisciplinary humanities. Remaining credits to fulfill the requirement can be selected from any Humanities and Fine Arts courses offered within the AS degree, including literature.

Literature Courses

Art Courses

3 credits

3 credits

3 credits

Drama Courses

3 credits

3 credits

Film Courses

Music Courses

Philosophy Courses

World Languages Courses

4 credits

4 credits

4 credits

4 credits

3 credits

3 credits

4 credits

4 credits

4 credits

4 credits

3 credits

Writing and Communication Courses

Interdisciplinary Humanities Courses

Social Science (6 credits)

Choose Option #1 or Option #2 to satisfy the requirement.

Social Science Option #1

Required Economics Courses

Social Science Option #2

Completion of courses from at least two disciplines is required. Choose courses from the following disciplines: anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, sociology, and interdisciplinary social science.

Anthropology Courses

Economics Courses

3 credits

History Courses

Political Science Courses

Psychology Courses

Sociology Courses

Interdisciplinary Social Science Courses

Ethnic Studies (One course)

Course may also count toward Humanities/Fine Arts, Social Science, or Electives

Literature (One Course)

Course may also count toward Humanities/Fine Arts or Electives

See Literature Courses under the Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement above.

World Languages (One course)

May be met with one year of high school with a grade of "C" or better OR one semester in college. College course may also count toward Humanities/Fine Arts or Electives.

See World Languages Courses under the Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement above.

Engineering Related Electives (13 credits)

Consult with your advisor to determine which courses are best for your intended transfer program.

3 credits

3 credits


After completing the Liberal Arts Transfer associate of science degree at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Use identified critical thinking skills to pose questions, process information and make decisions.
  • Engage in collaborative activities in ways that contribute to the achievement of shared goals.
  • Exhibit self-awareness and self-management skills necessary to succeed in increasingly challenging academic environments.
  • Recognize the contributions of diverse cultures, historical periods and art forms to the improvement of the human condition in a global society.
  • Compute and analyze quantitative data using mathematical, statistical and logical methods to solve problems.
  • Explore physical and social environments using scientific tools and methods.
  • Communicate with varied audiences by:
    • Listening actively in personal and professional relationships.
    • Reading and comprehending written materials in the content areas at grade 14 level.
    • Synthesizing and organizing information for diverse audiences.
  • Research a question by planning and implementing an appropriate investigative strategy and synthesizing the results in an academic document.

With additional education and work experience, graduates may find employment in

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical & Biological Engineering
  • Civil & Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
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