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Associate in Arts

Curriculum Description

The Associate in Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 65 semester hours of college transfer courses. (Ref. 23 NCAC 2E 0204) 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 use of computers.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Community college graduates who have earned 64 semester hours of academic credit in approved transfer courses with a grade of C or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will receive at least 64 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a university. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving institutions.

The following represent one way in which program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

*Courses for this degree are offered in a variety of delivery formats including online.  By choosing the courses offered in the online format, this program can be obtained entirely online. Students should meet with their advisor for assistance with course selection. In place of the required PED 110 and the one additional PED activity course, students completing the degree entirely online may take HEA 110.

Associate in Arts

A10100
NC CIP: 24.0101
Day, Evening, and Online
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Communication Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Natural Science Core 3 * 0 4
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1
   
    13 0 0 17

Spring Semester
___ ___ Composition Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ History Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
Select one:
___ ___
Social/Behavioral Science Core 3 0 0 3
  OR        
___ ___
History Core (3) (0) (0) (3)
___ ___ Natural Science Core 3 * 0 4
   
    12 0 0 16

Fall Semester
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Literature Core 3 0 0 3
Select one:
___ ___
Humanities/Fine Arts Core ** ** 0 3
  OR        
___ ___
Literature Core (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
___ ___
Social/Behavioral Science Core (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
___ ___
History Core 3 0 0 3
   
    8 2 0 15

Spring Semester
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life 1 2 0 2
___ ___ PED Elective-activity course 0 3 0 1
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional * * * 4
___ ___ Core or Professional * * * 4
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Core ** ** 0 3
   
    1 5 0 17

Total Credit Hours: 65

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

English Composition

Composition Core: (6 credit hours)

 ENG 111 and ENG 112, ENG 113 or ENG 114

Humanities/Fine Arts

Communication Core: (3 credit hours)

COM 110, COM 120, COM 231

Literature Core: (3 credit hours)

ENG 131, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 261, ENG 262

Humanities/Fine Arts Core: (6  credit hours)

ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 121, HUM 130, HUM 150, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211, REL 212, RUS 111, RUS 112, SPA 111, SPA 112, SPA 211, SPA 212

Social/Behavioral Sciences

History Core: (3 credit hours)

HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122, HIS 131, HIS 132

Social/Behavioral Science Core: (9 credit hours)

ANT 210, ANT 220, ECO 151, ECO 251, ECO 252, GEO 111, GEO 112, POL 110, POL 120, POL 210, POL 220, PSY 150, PSY 237, PSY 241, PSY 281, SOC 210, SOC 213, SOC 220, SOC 225

Natural Sciences/Mathematics

Mathematics Core: (6 credit hours)

CIS 115, MAT 140, MAT 141, *MAT 155, MAT 161, MAT 162, MAT 165, *MAT 171, *MAT 172, *MAT 175, MAT 263, MAT 271, MAT 272, or MAT 273. *MAT 155 and MAT 175 must be taken same semester same section with MAT 155A and MAT 175A. See Professional below. 

Natural Science Core: (8 credit hours)

AST 111/111A, BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 120, BIO 130, CHM 131/131A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM 152, GEL 111, GEL 113, GEL 120, GEL 230, PHY 110/110A, PHY 151, PHY 152, PHY 251, PHY 252 

Other Required Hours

Required (1 credit hour)

 ACA 122

Physical Education: (3 credit hours)

PED 110 and PED activity course 

Computer Literacy: (3 credit hours)

CIS 110 

Professional: (14 credit hours)

ACC 120, ACC 121, BIO 163, BIO 165, BIO 175, BIO 271, BIO 275, BUS 110, BUS 115, BUS 137, CHM 251, CHM 252, CHM 130, CHM 263, CHM 271, CHM 271A, CJC 111, CJC 121, CJC 141, CSC 134, CSC 139, CSC 151, CSC 239, EDU 216, ENG 125, ENG 126, ENG 273, ENG 275, HIS 151, HIS 221, HIS 231, JOU 110, JOU 216, JOU 217, HUM 170, *MAT 155A, *MAT 155A, *MAT 161A, *MAT 165A, MAT 167, *MAT 167A, *MAT 175A, POL 130, PSY 231, SPA 141, SPA 161, SPA 221.
*MAT labs must be taken same semester and same section as lecture. Check with your advisor to determine which MAT courses require labs.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.