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Adams State University

Alamosa, Colorado

Adams State University is a comprehensive 4-year public institution located in the San Luis Valley of rural southern Colorado in Alamosa. The state’s first federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, ASU’s mission is to educate, serve, and inspire its diverse populations in the pursuit of their lifelong dreams and ambitions. Currently, students can earn a bachelor’s degree in 16 different areas, with 53 emphases, five teacher licensure programs and 10 pre-professional programs, in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees. Small class sizes, a diverse student population, high-quality faculty and interdisciplinary opportunities across campus provide a hands-on, supportive learning experience that fosters student success.


Last Updated: 2021-03-30


Passport Block


The Passport Block listed here is for general information only.
Students must see the institution's website for access to its official block.

The Interstate Passport block is intended to enable the seamless transfer of General Education requirements for students transferring into and out of Adams State University (ASU). Any student planning to graduate from ASU will still need to complete graduation requirements such as First Year Seminar, Writing Intensive courses*, E-portfolio and Capstone classes. 

Adams State students can earn a Passport in just 34 credits through on-campus courses, online courses, or a combination of both delivery modes to meet all general education requirements at ASU. Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in all courses counted toward a Passport. In addition to degree-seeking college students, we encourage high school concurrent students to consider earning a Passport.

ASU Passport Block.pdf

 Adams State University Course Options (take one course): 

 

Oral Communication
Courses in Oral Communication
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
COMM 100 Public Speaking
ENG 214 Interpretation & Performance
SPCH 100 Speech

  Adams State University Courses (take both courses or minimum test score equivalency as listed below): 

Written Communication
Courses in Written Communication
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 Communication Arts I
ENG 102 Communication Arts II

Learning Opportunities in Written Communication
RequiredOnline Option Available Description
Minimum AP English Language & Composition Exam score of 3
Minimum ACT English score of 29
    

Adams State University Course Options (take at least one course):  

Quantitative Literacy
Courses in Quantitative Literacy
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
MATH 104 Finite Math
MATH 106 College Algebra
MATH 107 Trig & Analytical Geometry
MATH 110 Intro to Statistics
MATH 120 Single Variable Calculus I
MATH 121 Single Variable Calculus II

Adams State University Course Options (take two courses total, one in a life science and one in a physical science, with a minimum of one lab): 

Life Sciences
Courses in Life Sciences
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
BIOL 101 Introductory Biology with Lab
BIOL 125 Nutrition
BIOL 209 General Biology I with Lab
BIOL 210 General Biology II with Lab

Physical Sciences
Courses in Physical Sciences
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
CHEM 103 Intro to Forensic Chemistry with Lab
CHEM 111 Introductory Chemistry with Lab
CHEM 131 General Chemistry I with Lab
CHEM 132 General Chemistry II with Lab
ENV 101 Intro to Environmental Science with Lab
GSCI 109 Dynamic Earth with Lab
PHYS 110 Astronomy: Stars & Galaxies
PHYS 225 College Physics I with Lab
PHYS 230-231 General Physics I with Lab
PHYS 232-233 General Physics II with Lab

Adams State University Course Options (If only one course is completed in the Human Cultures Category, two courses in the Human Society & the Individual Category must be completed):  

Human Cultures
Courses in Human Cultures
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
HGP 110 Development of Civilization I
HGP 111 Development of Civilization II
HIST 202 American History to 1865
HIST 203 American History to 1865 to present

Adams State University Course Options (take at least one course):  

Critical
Courses in Critical
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
COMM 255 Fundamentals of Media Communication
ENG 203 Themes in Literature
PHIL 201 Intro to Philosophy
PHIL 205 Intro to Philosophy

Adams State University Course Options (take one course):  

Creative Expression
Courses in Creative Expression
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
AR 101 Art & Creativity
AR 103 Art Appreciation
MUS 100 Intro to Music Literature
THTR 180 Intro to Theatre


TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

Adams State University Course Options (take at least one course which can also be applied to other options in the Passport block):  

Teamwork and Value Systems
Courses in Teamwork and Value Systems
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
BIOL 101 Introductory Biology with Lab
BIOL 209 General Biology I with Lab
BIOL 210 General Biology II with Lab
CHEM 103 Intro to Forensic Chemistry with Lab
CHEM 111 Introductory Chemistry with Lab
CHEM 131 General Chemistry I with Lab
CHEM 132 General Chemistry II with Lab
ENV 101 Intro to Environmental Science with Lab
GSCI 109 Dynamic Earth with Lab
PHYS 225 College Physics I with Lab
PHYS 230-231 General Physics I with Lab
PHYS 232-233 General Physics II with Lab

Adams State University Course Options (If only one course is completed in the Human Cultures Category, two courses in the Human Society & the Individual Category must be completed):

Human Society and the Individual
Courses in Human Society and the Individual
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ECON 201 Economics & Today's Society
POLS 291 American Government
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology
SOC 201 The Sociological Imagination


Program Highlights


Adams State has over 20 undergraduate academic areas, with our most popular degrees being business, biology, kinesiology, nursing, teacher education and sociology. In addition, we have a new programs in outdoor education and leadership as well as food studies. Students have the opportunity for The Adams Experience with our recently reformed curriculum that includes undergraduate research, internships, interdisciplinary learning, capstone projects and more.

Adams State students can earn a Passport in just 34 credits through on-campus courses, online courses, or a combination of both delivery modes to meet all general education requirements at ASU.


Contact Info

Institutional Liaison: Karla Hardesty
Contact for Students: Jeff Storm


Student Testimonials


"Transferring to Adams State was simple and quick with support from the transfer student coordinator. Now that I am here, I have found professors who individually care and see me as more than a number."

--Isaiah Trujillo, Sophomore, Business Administration Major




Interstate Passport is based at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, a 501c3 regional compact, located in Boulder, Colorado.
Funded in part by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation.



Interstate Passport
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Telephone 303.541.0261
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