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2018-2019 Catalog

Associate in Science Degree, A.S. (A10400)


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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 the basic computer use.

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) 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 and to Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities 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.

General Education Hours


45 Credits

The general education common course pathway includes study in the areas of English composition; humanities and fine arts; social and behavioral sciences; natural sciences and mathematics.

English Composition


Select 6 SHC from the following list of courses.

Communications/Humanities/Fine Arts


Select 6 SHC from the following list of courses.

Minimum 2 subjects.

Behavioral/Social Sciences


Select 6 SHC from the following list of courses.

Minimum 2 subjects.

Mathematics


Select 8 SHC from the following list of courses.

Natural Sciences


Select 8 SHC from 1 of the following 10 groups of courses.

Additional General Education Courses


An additional 11 SHC of courses should be selected from courses classified as general education within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university. Students may use the following list or any previously unused CAA general education courses in the program of study from which to make their selections.

Other Required Hours


15 Credits

Academic Transition


Take 1 credit from:

Electives


An additional 14 SHC of courses should be selected from courses classified as pre-major, elective or general education courses within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university. Students may use the following list or any previously unused courses in the program of study from which to make their selections.

Total Semester Hours Credit 60-61


One semester hour of credit (SHC) may be included in a 61 SHC Associate in Science program of study. The transfer of this hour is not guaranteed.

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