Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

The Associate in Science 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 science 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 specifi pathways.

Curriculum is based on the 2016-17 catalog.

English Composition

Minimum Required Hours: (6 hours)
Course options for English Composition
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: (6 hours)

Courses must be from two different disciplines.

Course options for Humanities/Fine Arts
Subject Course Number Course Credit Hours
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 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: (6 hours)

Select six hours from the following.  One course must be an HIS course. 

Courses must be from at least two disciplines.

Course options for Social/Behavioral Science
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: (8 hours)

Select 8 hours from the following:

Course options for Mathematics
Subject Course Number Course Credit Hours
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 4
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 4
MAT 263 Brief Precalculus 4
MAT 271 Calculus I 4

Natural Sciences

Minimum Required Hours: (8 hours)

Select 8 hours from the list below. The following courses must be paired:

BIO 111 General Biology I and BIO 112 General Biology II

CHM 151 General Chemistry I and CHM 152 General Chemistry II

PHY 110 Conceptual Physics and PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab

PHY 151 College Physics I and PHY 152 College Physics II

PHY 251 General Physics I and PHY 252 General Physics II

Course options for Natural Science
Subject Course Number Course Credit Hours
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 4
BIO 111 General Biology I 4
BIO 112 General Biology II 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4
GEL 111 Geology 4
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 1
PHY 151 College Physics I 4
PHY 152 College Physics II 4
PHY 251 General Physics I 4
PHY 252 General Physics II 4

Additional General Education

Other Required Hours

Total Required Hours

60