The University of North Alabama is dedicated to making the transfer process as simple as possible. As required byAlabama State Law, UNA will take your course work as outlined in the appropriate Alabama Transfers guide and enable you to graduate with the same number of hours as native UNA students in the same degree program (assuming you do not change majors). Together, the Transfer Guide and the UNA Area V Page, if used correctly, will guide you through your first two years of course work and prevent the loss of credit hours upon transfer. If you have obtained a Transfer Guide for a major in Sustainability, be sure to print this page and use it along with the Guide. Upon transfer, please bring these documents to ensure a smooth academic transition. 


  • This document does not override any information provided on Alabama Transfers. It simply provides a list of recommended course options for students who plan to transfer to UNA. 
  • If you are transferring to UNA from an institution outside the Alabama Community College System, please contact the UNA Office of Admissions for the most current transfer information. 


Area V: Additional Requirements

Select each of the following (in not completed in Areas I-IV):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent Course Hours
BI 101 BIO 101 4
CH 101/L CHM 104 4
ES 131 or ES 133 PHS 111 or GLY 101 4
EC 251 or EC 252 ECO 231 or ECO 232 3
SO 222 SOC 210 3
GE 184 or GE 225 3
21 credits

Additional Notes:
All Natural Science courses must include the corresponding Laboratory when required.

For the Sustainability major, students may choose either EC 251 or EC 252.

For the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, the student must complete 6 semester hours of a required foreign language at the intermediate level (201, 202). In connection with this, up to 6 semester hours of foreign language at the intermediate level may be counted towards the required elective hours in Area V.

Questions about UNA degree programs in Geoscience should be directed to:

Dr. Michael Pretes
Professor and Chair, UNA Department of Geoscience
(256) 765-4759 
220B Stevens Hall
UNA Box 5184
Florence, AL 35632-0001

UNA Department of Geoscience

Please print this document and attach it to the University of North Alabama Articulation Guide. 
Together, this document and the articulation guide comprise the articulation 
agreement for a major in Sustainability at the University of North Alabama. 
Name:____________________________ Date:_________________ 
Thank you for choosing the University of North Alabama!