College Academic and General Education

Most degrees at Bates require completion of 15 or more credits in college-level courses in Human Relations, Communications and Math. Some programs may have additional requirements. Offered at all three of our campuses and online, these courses complement your industry-specific skills training.

Bates offers courses that are generally transferable to other colleges, including those under the Washington 45 agreement. These courses are open to any student, even if you do not intend to earn your degree at Bates. Bates offers all of the prerequisite courses you need to enter the practical nursing and occupational therapy assistant program.


Year One Transfer Courses “Washington 45” Available at Bates

A student who completes courses selected from within the general education categories listed below may be able to transfer and apply a maximum of 45 quarter credits toward general education requirement(s) at any other public and most private higher education institutions in the state. For transfer purposes, a student must have a minimum grade of ‘C’ or better (2.0 or above) in each course completed from this list. Transferability is determined at the receiving college and completion of these courses does not guarantee admission to another college.

ENGL& 101 English Composition

Humanities/Social Science
CMST &210 Interpersonal Communication
CMST &220 Public Speaking

Natural Sciences
BIOL& 160 General Biology with Lab
BIOL& 241 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL& 242 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL& 260 Microbiology
CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry
PHYS& 221 Introduction to Physics
NUTR &101 Human Nutrition

Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning

MATH &141 Pre-Calculus I

MATH &142 Pre-Calculus II

MATH &146 Introduction to Statistics

MATH& 151 Calculus I



Social Science
PSYC& 100 General Psychology
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business