Equity and Social Justice

Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree with a concentration in Equity and Social Justice. Complete of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including social services, government, non-profit, education, media, law, and business. It also allows you to transfer ...

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree with a concentration in Equity and Social Justice. Complete of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including social services, government, non-profit, education, media, law, and business. It also allows you to transfer into a social science or humanities major at a four-year college or university.

Students in this pathway develop skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking and problem solving, systems analysis, research design and planning, digital technology, collaboration, leaderships, and intercultural fluency.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA) Part time : 9 90

You may need more or fewer units depending on your transferred credits, individual situation, and goals.

Before Quarter One

Step 1: Apply and register at North Seattle College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Step 2: See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

Note about the sample schedule: Courses are offered in various formats and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90 Units

Click to see details

Quarter 1
To-Do List
10 UNITS
To-Do List
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
HUM105
Intercultural Comm
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
10 UNITS
To-Do List
AME151 or AME201
Choose a course
5 units
MATH&107 or MATH&146
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
10 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply for the Settle Colleges Foundation Scholarship and other scholarships.
  • Attend “Making Learning and Teaching Visible” campus event every spring.
  • Consider Student Leadership positions and other on-campus jobs.
  • Attend civic engagement committee events on an doff campus.
  • Apply for summer financial aid.
ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts or Individuals/Cultures/Societies
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
10 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan and confirm your program of study with your assigned advisor.
  • Write your personal statement for university applications.
Pick one from the following list
Choose a course
5 units
WMN200
Intro to Gender Studies
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
10 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming academic year in Winter or Spring quarter to maximize your funding options.
  • Independently explore possible civic engagement internships and service learning opportunities.
AME151 or AME201
Choose a course
5 units
Pick one from the following list
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
10 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Visit potential universities and determine application deadlines.
  • Update your educational plan and confirm your program of study with your assigned advisor.
ANTH130 or PSYC230 or SOC&101
Choose a course
5 units
World Language III or or Any Elective
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 7
To-Do List
10 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Write your personal statement for university applications.
  • Apply for summer financial aid.
ANTH&206 or PSYC230 or SOC&101
Choose a course
5 units
ENVS&101 or any Natural World course
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 8
To-Do List
10 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply for the AA-DTA degree in Equity and Social Justice in ctcLink. Check with your assigned advisor to be sure you are meeting your degree requirements.
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships.
HEA150 or Natural World
Choose a course
5 units
PHIL110 or PSYC230 or SOC271
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 9
To-Do List
10 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Check in with university for transfer plan.
ANTH275 or Natural World
Choose a course
5 units
POLS&202 or PSYC&100
Choose a course
5 units

More Information

An Equity and Social Justice pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include:

  • Community advocate
  • Social worker
  • Youth worker
  • Case manager (in a social services organization)
  • Educator (in a nonprofit or community-based organization
  • Teacher (in a K-12 school)
  • Researcher or analyst (in a university or policy think tank)
  • Journalist or writer
  • Communications director or specialist
  • Fundraiser or grant writer
  • Paralegal or lawyer
  • Campaign staff or manager 

A Bachelor's degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit and search at www.bls.gov/oes.

Once you complete the AA-DTA degree, additional education opportunities include:

  • A Bachelor's degree in anthropology, communication, ethnic studies, gender studies, history, interdisciplinary studies, international studies, journalism, political science, social welfare, sociology or another related major.
  • A Bachelor's of Applied Science (BAS) degree at one of the Settle Colleges.

North Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including University of Washington, Washington State University, and Seattle University. Graduates from North have also transferred to out-of-state institutions.

Program and admissions requirements vary from college-to-college. Contact an advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice. 

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit North's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Area of Study

Social Sciences, Humanities, and Language

Program Contact

Department Coordinator

Deepa Bhandaru
email
(206) 934-6382

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division

Division Contacts
(206) 934-3709

Mailing Address
NSC Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division
9600 College Way N
3nc2312
Seattle, WA 98103

Advising Contact

Contact the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Languages Area of Study advisor.

206-934-3658