At WNC, students can complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and transfer to a 4-year college or university with junior status. Students may select a course of study that enables them to complete some or all of the lower division requirements for a four-year degree at many colleges or universities including the University of Nevada, Reno; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Nevada State College; and schools in other states.

The WNC Liberal Arts and Sciences Division manages two transfer degree options: Associate of Arts and Associate of Science. These degree programs are designed for convenient transfer to a wide variety of four-year programs. Students will complete 24 to 27 credits of transfer level general education and will be able to tailor the remaining 33 to 36 credits to begin meeting program and four-year required courses. 

For students who are not interested in university transfer, the WNC Associate of General Studies provides maximum flexibility in a two year degree which can be tailored to meet a wide variety of educational goals.

Silver State Transfer Program

Students who intend to transfer to UNR after completing their associate degree at WNC may consider co-admission at UNR. The purpose of the program is to support community college students as they prepare to transfer, ensuring a smooth transition to the baccalaureate degree. Students who are in the program may take courses from both the community college and the university at the same time that they are pursuing their transferable associate degree and work closely with advising staff at both institutions. The community college remains the home campus for co-admitted students.

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Prepare for these areas of Study

Please contact counselors or faculty advisers for transfer agreements for the following programs:

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Agriculture Science
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Biochemistry & Molecular
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Studies
  • Community Health Sciences
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Counseling & Educational
  • Psychology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Ecohydrology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • Forest Management & Ecology
  • French
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • History
  • Human Development & Family Studies
  • Hydrogeology
  • Information Systems
  • Integrated Elementary
  • Teaching
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Materials Science &
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Molecular Biology/Immunology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music: Applied (Instrumental, Jazz, Voice)
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Rangeland Ecology & Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • Secondary Education (Nevada Teach)
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Speech Pathology
  • Theatre
  • Veterinary Science
  • Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
  • Women’s Studies

NOTE: All courses to be counted toward AA, AB or AS degrees must be university transferable. Courses with a number under 100 (such as ENG 95) are not applicable toward the associate degree.

Courses that are not transferable are indicated with a nontransferable course attribute in the myWNC course catalog. A maximum of six units of special topics classes in one subject area may apply toward any WNC degree. See an academic advisor for the most current information about transferring to another institution.

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Liberal Arts & Sciences
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2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703