Associate in Science (A10400) - Curriculum Standard
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 (45 SHC)
The general education common course pathway includes study in the areas of English
composition; humanities and fine arts; social and behavioral sciences; natural sciences
UNIVERSAL GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER COMPONENT
(All Universal General Education Transfer Component courses will transfer for equivalency
English Composition (6 SHC)
The following two English composition courses are required.
Select two courses from the following from at least two different disciplines (6 SHC)
Select two courses from the following from at least two different disciplines:
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)
Math (8 SHC)
Select two courses from the following:
Natural Sciences (8 SHC)
Select 8 SHC from the following course(s):
The following are co-requisites
- AST-151 and AST-151A
- BIO-111 and BIO-112
- CHM-151 and CHM-152
- PHY-110 and PHY-110A
- PHY-151 and PHY-152
- PHY-251 and PHY-252
ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS (11 SHC)
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.
Total General Education Hours Required: 45
OTHER REQUIRED HOURS (15 SHC)
Academic Transition (1 SHC)
The following course is required:
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.
*One semester hour of credit may be included in a 60 SHC associate in science program
of study. The transfer of this hour is not guaranteed.
Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 60*
Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical
if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.