University Parallel, A.A. - International Affairs (TTP)

Degree: Associate of Arts
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: International Affairs

For more information, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.

International Affairs offers students an opportunity to learn about the world.  It provides an opportunity to study history, geography, culture, and economics.

Transfer Options
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The TTPs also constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges/universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note: Due to the transferability to a four-year institution, there are to be no course substitutions where a specific course is required in the TTP curriculum guide.  

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CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


  1. Students who plan to transfer to the UoM must complete at least one Humanities & Fine Arts class general education requirement. 
  2. Students planning to transfer to UTK should complete HIST 2010 and HIST 2320.
  3. Students planning to transfer to UTK should complete an 8-hour natural science lab sequence.
  4. Students planning to attend UTK should take MATH 1130: College Algebra or higher.
  5. Check with your advisor for recommended courses when selecting guided electives.
  6. Students planning to transfer to the UoM will need to complete six hours of a 2000 level or higher foreign language to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree. Students who plan to transfer to UTK will be required to demonstrate intermediate-level competency in Foreign Language before graduating from UTK. Students may demonstrate intermediate-level competence after transferring to UTK.

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)

  • International Affairs Guided Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3) 5
  • History  Credits: (3) 2
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4) 3
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts  (Literature Course - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3) 1

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3) 1
  • Natural Sciences  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4) 3
  • University Parallel Elective (Any Non-Asterisk Course) Credits: (7) 6