How does the Tennessee Transfer Pathway work?

If you complete an associate degree from any Tennessee community college, Johnson University is the perfect place for you to continue your education without a high sticker price!

The Tennessee Transfer Pathways program provides a way for you to jump into the Johnson community halfway through your college career without needing to redo any of the work from your associate degree.

If you complete all of the community college courses listed for a particular Transfer Pathway, you will earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at the community college. When you transfer to Johnson, the transcript will certify that all 60 credits from your A.A. or A.S. will be accepted at Johnson University and will count toward completion of your general education and major requirements.

(By the way, Johnson also offers a variety of associate degrees. Use your Tennessee Promise dollars to start your education at Johnson and be part of our community for all four years!)

Below is a list of approved TN Transfer Pathways for Johnson University.  The information provided on this web page does not take the place of an advisor or counselor. It is intended to help students and parents work together with Johnson University’s admissions counselors and high school guidance counselors to establish an appropriate pathway for transferring from a public Tennessee community college to Johnson University. For more information about transferring to Johnson, visit our admissions page and explore our many scholarships that can make your education even more affordable.

Associate of Arts


English/Rhetoric and Composition


Mass Communication/Journalism and Digital Mass Media

Philosophy/Religious Studies

Psychology/Human Services: Counseling

Psychology/Human Services: Family Studies

Associate of Science

Business Administration

Early Childhood Education (PreK-3)

Exercise Science/Sport and Fitness Leadership


Management/Nonprofit and Business Administration

Mass Communication/Journalism and Digital Mass Media

Music/Worship Ministry

Nutrition/Public Health

Philosophy/Religious Studies

Psychology/Human Services: Counseling

Psychology/Human Services: Family Studies

JU Associate degrees

Applied Linguistics

Biblical Studies

Business Administration



Intercultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mass Communication


Ministry Leadership


Public Health

Sport and Fitness Leadership

Additional Pathway Options

Bible and Theology

Children's Ministry

Global Community Health

Intercultural Studies

Nonprofit Administration

Preaching and Church Leadership

Religious Studies

Worship Ministry

Youth Ministry