Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

The Associate in Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).  The CAA enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in arts programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status.

Community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status.  Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.  

See your advisor for specific pathways.

Curriculum is based on the 2016-17 catalog.

English Composition

Minimum Required Hours: (6 hours)

The following two English composition courses are required.

Subject Course Number Course Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Discipline 3

Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum Required Hours: (9 hours)

Courses must be from at least two different disciplines.

Select three courses from the following list.

 

Subject Course Number Course Credit Hours
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3
ENG 241 British Literature I 3
ENG 242 British Literature II 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum Required Hours: (9 hours)

Courses must be from at least two different disciplines.

Select three of the following courses; one must be an HIS course:

 

 

Subject Course Number Course Credit Hours
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3
HIS 131 American History I 3
HIS 132 American History II 3
POL 120 American Government 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3

Mathematics

Minimum Required Hours: (3 hours)

Select one course from the following:

Subject Course Number Course Credit Hours
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods 1 4
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 4

Natural Sciences

Minimum Required Hours: (4 hours)

Select 4 credit hours from the following:

Subject Course Number Course Credit Hours
AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy 3
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 1
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 4
BIO 111 General Biology I 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
GEL 111 Introductory Geology 4
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 1

Additional General Education

Other Required Hours

Total Required Hours

60