Liberal Studies



We appreciate your interest in Troy University.


Troy University is dedicated to making the transfer transition as easy as possible.  As required by
Alabama State Law, Troy University will take your course work as outlined on the STARS Transfer Guide and graduate you with the same number of hours as our native students in the same major (assuming you do not change majors).  The STARS Transfer Guide and the Troy University Area V page, if used correctly, guides the student through their first two years of course work and prevents loss of credit hours upon transfer to Troy University.  If you have obtained a STARS Transfer Guide for Liberal Studies we would strongly recommend that you print this page and use it along with your official STARS guide.  Upon transfer, please bring these documents so that we can insure a smooth academic transition from the community college to one of our Troy University Campuses. 


This is for use Alabama Community College students only.  If you are transferring to Troy University from another institution outside of the Alabama Community College System, please contact our
admissions office for up-to-date transfer information.

INSTRUCTIONS:  You are to follow the appropriate STARS transfer guide as directed in each AREA of your major specific guide, unless exceptions and/or recommendations are noted in the corresponding AREA(S) I-V on this TROY-AREA V document.  For any recommendations made below, please follow them within each AREA for a more seamless transfer experience to TROY.

MAJOR:  Liberal Studies
(This major is available through the Troy Campus and through TROY Online.)


AREA I-V Recommendations:


A grade of "C" or higher is required in Composition I and II at Troy University.  "D" grades will not transfer.


When selecting courses from Areas II and IV, please note that at least one 6sh sequence in either Literature (Area II) or History (Area IV) must be completed.  Students attending TROY for Liberal Arts are strongly encouraged to choose a literature sequence in Area II to complete this requirement due to other courses that are required in Area IV, which will limit the ability to complete a history sequence.


A grade of "C" or higher is required in the Math course chosen.  "D" grades will not transfer.


TROY requires several specific courses in the area of social science for the Liberal Studies major.  Community college students are strongly encouraged to select 3sh of history and the other 9sh in Area IV from the following course options:

ANT 200(Anthropology); ECO 231(Macroeconomics); ECO 232(Microeconomics); GEO 100(World Regional Geography); POL 211(American National Government); PSY 200(General Psychology); or SOC 200(Sociology).


The remaining 19 SH in Area V can be obtained at the community college by taking 19 SH from the following:

  • ORI 101 (Orientation to College)(1 SH)

  • CIS 146 (Microcomputer Applications) (3 SH)

  • POL 211 (American National Government) (3 SH) - if not taken in AREA IV

  • SOC 200 (Intro to Sociology) (3 SH) - if not taken in AREA IV

  • ANT 200 (Intro to Anthropology) (3 SH) - if not taken in AREA IV

  • ECO 231 (Principles of Macroeconomics) (3 SH) - if not taken in AREA IV

  • ECO 232 (Principles of Microeconomics) (3 SH) - if not taken in AREA IV

  • GEO 100 (World Regional Geography) (3 SH) - if not taken in AREA IV

  • PSY 200 (General Psychology) (3 SH) - if not taken in AREA IV

Troy University Baccalaureate Degrees
The student seeking a baccalaureate degree must meet the following credit hour requirements:
1.  A minimum of 120 SH
2.  At least 50 percent of the degree program must be traditional academic credit
3.  No more than 25 percent of the degree program may be earned using portfolio based credit.
4.  At least 25 percent of the degree program must be completed with Troy University.
5.  Twelve (12) semester hours of work in each major field must be completed in residence at Troy University.
6.  Students must earn a minimum of 50 percent of all degree program hours on a senior college level in order to graduate from Troy University with a bachelor's degree

Please print this page, fill in your name and today's date, and attach it to your STARS Transfer Guide.  Together this page and the transfer guide comprise the articulation agreement for students in your major who plan to transfer to Troy University.

Your Name: __________________________________ Date: ___________________

Liberal Studies Contact Person

(If you have questions please contact the following person)

Name:  Dr. Annette Allen
Office:  132 Math Science Complex, Troy University, University Avenue, Troy, AL 36082
Phone:  334-808-6595

Other Helpful Links:

·      TROY Transfer Credit Listings

·      TROY’s General Studies Program

·      TROY Catalogs

·      TROY Home Page

·      TROY Admissions

·      TROY Financial Aid