Liberal Arts Transfer - Social Sciences
Program Number: 208001
Area of Study: Education and Social Sciences
Financial Aid Available
Estimated Program Cost:
Students in Madison College’s Social Science Pre-major learn how to analyze human behavior and interaction from a variety of perspectives. A social sciences education teaches practical and critical thinking skills that will help students pursue related degrees and careers.
This pre-major is a good choice for students considering any of the following future majors:
- Political Science
For information please contact Dr. Angelika Gulbis (AGulbis@madisoncollege.edu)
Plan Your Path to Success!
- New students should attend an Academic Information Session
- Continuing students should view their Advisement Report
- Check how your courses transfer within the UW System
To stay up to date on your progress, be sure to view your advisement report regularly!
Students earning the Associate of Arts degree can attend full or part time.
Liberal Arts Transfer classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
- Madison - Goodman South
- Madison - West
- Fort Atkinson
Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.
- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.
- Attend an Advising, Application, Information & More (AAIM) Session to get started in the admission process.
- Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.
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 EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 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.
Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree.
After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.
Wisconsin SchoolsDetailsStudents who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.DetailsThis agreement is for students who wish to do their first year of college-transfer classes Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) and transfer to Madison College to complete the Associate of Arts or Associates of Science degree. Students interested in this transfer option will sign an agreement with their BTC advisor.DetailsPer the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.DetailsEntering students who have completed Madison College general education courses with a grade of "C-" or better may apply them toward satisfying Stritch Liberal Arts requirements.DetailsMadison College students who have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree who are admitted to Carroll University with at least 52 hours of acceptable transfer credit will have the writing seminar waived and will meet all GE1 distribution components in the general education curriculum. In addition, transfer credit may be received for the CCD, GE2 and CCE requirements.DetailsA student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.DetailsStudents who complete the associate of arts or sciences degree from Madison College will be guaranteed admission to Edgewood College when students transfer directly to Edgewood College within 5 years of completing the associates degree. Students with a completed associates degree will have all their general education requirements met with the exception of world language, religious studies and COR. Students must meet all admissions deadlines. A maximum of 64 credits of college transfer courses with a final grade of C-, or CD, or higher will be considered for transfer. Students may complete the world language and religious studies requirements at Madison College with the proper course selection. Edgewood College‘s COR requirement must be satisfied at Edgewood College. Speak to an advisor about a pathway for education. Contact Edgewood College for more information on COR, world languages and religious studies or if the student plans on transferring prior to completing the degree.DetailsFor more information contact Herzing University for transfer options.DetailsStudents who complete a liberal arts associate of science or arts degree will be eligible to have up to 60 credits transfer to Ripon. Students who complete their Associate in Arts or Associate in Science from Madison College with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will matriculate with junior standing.DetailsThis agreement is in the form of a contract. Students who are eligible to sign the contract and meet the terms of the contract will be guaranteed admission to UW Madison College of Letters and Sciences. Students who do not participate in the transfer contract are eligible and welcome to apply to UW Madison through the regular transfer admissions process.DetailsStudents who complete the associates of science degree at Madison College will have met the general education requirements at UW Platteville with the exception of Ethnic and Gender Studies (this can be met by taking Madison College 809-172 or 809-217). In addition some engineering majors have specific general education requirements. Students must take both 804231 and 804232 to receive credit for UWP‘s MATH 2640 and 2740. Madison College 806211 and 806212 combine to satisfy Chemistry 1450- Chemistry for Engineers at UWP.DetailsMadison College students who have completed an associate of arts or associate of science degree on or after May 7, 2003, will be accepted into he bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree programs at UW Platteville provided they have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on transferable courses. Some majors at UW P may be subject to enrollment caps or higher minimum GPA requirements.DetailsTransfer students who have completed the associate of arts or associate of science degree will have satisfied all general education requirements thought additional courses may still be required to meet degree/major requirements.DetailsMadison College students who complete the four semester sequence of classes and earn a 2.8 cumulative GPA may transfer to UW Whitewater and have guaranteed admission to the upper-division courses in the College of Business and Economics. Completion of the associates of arts or science degree waives all WU Whitewater general education requirements.DetailsStudents must complete the associates (arts or science) degree, earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 including coursework from other institutions (2.75 is required for international emphasis), be admitted to UW W and applied to the appropriate journalism emphasis. It is recommended that students take 809172 for their diversity class.DetailsAssociate of Arts Transfer Program Collaborative Agreement allows students to complete an Associate in Arts degree at Madison College while taking University Transfer courses at Western. Students will be admitted to the Liberal Arts program at Madison College and must take a minimum of 25% of the degree requirements from Madison College.
Non-Wisconsin SchoolsDetailsStudents who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.DetailsPer the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.DetailsStudents graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.DetailsA student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.DetailsFranklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.DetailsFor more information contact Herzing University for transfer options.DetailsMadison Area Technical College (primary college) and Northcentral Technical College (cooperating college) partnership for sharing the Liberal Arts Transfer Program (Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees) through this 1+1 collaboration agreement. Provides access to the Madison College liberal arts transfer degrees (AA & AS).
After completing the Liberal Arts Transfer associate of arts 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.