Students must follow either the program of study in the catalog of the institution of higher learning to which they plan to transfer or the guidelines of the Articulation Agreement, to ensure transfer of credits. Students who earn the associate of arts degree or associate of science degree may transfer *35 core hours to any Mississippi institution of higher learning. A student who is working toward a bachelor’s degree but has not yet decided on a degree program is advised to follow the academic core requirements during the freshman year. All students should choose a major field of study before beginning the sophomore year. Failure to do so may result in the student’s taking courses that do not apply toward the chosen bachelor’s degree program.
*With a ‘C’ or better.


(General Education Competencies)
This core curriculum is designed for students who later plan to transfer with junior standing to one of the four-year colleges in Mississippi. Students should understand that different colleges and universities have their own requirements, and students should consult the Articulation Agreement at:

The following East Central Community College core curriculum contains the core curriculum which is required by all universities under the State Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning, which was implemented during the fall of 1984 and the core curriculum is incorporated in all transfer programs of study as outlined in this chapter.

Subject Semester Hours
English Composition 6
Laboratory Science 8
Humanities 6
Fine Arts 3
Social/Behavioral Science 6
College Algebra or Higher Mathematics 3
Oral Communication 3

This 35 semester hour core curriculum is required for graduation from East Central Community College in both transfer degrees — the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science.


Program Name Phone
Communications Carol Shackelford 601-635-6365
Fine Arts Chas Evans 601-635-6227
Math/Computer Science Cathy May 601-635-6238
Science Curt Skipper 601-635-6222
Social Science/Bus. Ed./Education Wanda Hurley 601-635-6274