Look at the school of business’ requirements here:
Yes, looks like your state has a gen ed passport type of thing, called the Guaranteed Transfer Pathways. CSU has the All University Core Curriculum. You need to complete the Guaranteed Transfer Pathways classes at the community college. You also need to do equivalents that will fulfill the lower division business core. Here is a description of the All U Core at CSU: All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) < Colorado State University You will have to do something like this at the community college, that will transfer to CSU and fulfill all their requirements. Make sure that all the gen eds you take at the community college are Guaranteed Transfer Pathways classes. As if turned out, the community college that my son attended required two fewer classes for the gen ed curriculum than did the flagship state U, but they gave him credit when he transferred with his AS to the U, since the fact that he had completed the gen eds at the community college, while getting an AS degree, fulfilled the gen eds at the state U.
Can you tell us which community college you will be doing your first two years at? Often there are charts where the 4 yr college will say which courses at which local community colleges will fulfill the lower division business core classes.
But since we now know that at Colorado State U, you will be getting a BS in Business Administration, if for some reason they are saying that you must choose whether you’re going for an AA or an AS, the answer might be an AS. But the real issue is whether you get that Guaranteed Transfer Pathways done, to fulfill the All U core curriculum that transfer to CSU, and all the lower division business core classes, and the ones that CSU wants. That’s why I say you must communicate with the business school at CSU for advice. For example, the community college that my son attended offered some five different accounting classes - two low level, two medium level, and a one semester 200 level class. ONLY the one semester 200 level class fulfilled the U’s requirement. If he hadn’t known, he probably would have taken the wrong one.
This is why I say that it’s extremely important to communicate with CSU business school now about the lower div business core, and with the CSU office of admissions about the gen ed guaranteed transfer classes. You cannot depend upon your high school counselor, or the community college counselor to get it right. Odds are, they won’t. Your goal is getting to CSU as a junior, so you need to hear from CSU what they will accept. And it is crucial to keep checking in with them before each semester, in case anything changes.