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Associate in Arts - Pre-Major
Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance and Marketing

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 course. (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.

Associate in Arts

A1010B
NC CIP: 24.0101
Day and Evening
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
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Natural Science Core 3 * 0 4
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1
   
    10 0 0 17

Spring Semester
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Composition Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ History Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Core 3 0 0 3
   
    12 0 0 15

Fall Semester
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting 3 2 0 4
Select one:
___ ___
Humanities/Fine Arts ** ** 0 3
  OR        
___ ___
Literature Core (3) (0) (0) (3)
___ ___ Literature Core 3 0 0 3
Select one:
___ ___ Natural Science Core 3 * 0 4
Select one:
___ ___
Social/Behavioral Science Core (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
___ ___
History Core 3 0 0 3
   
    12 2 0 17

Spring Semester
ACC 121 Prin of Managerial Accounting 3 2 0 4
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3 0 0 3
MAT 155 Statistical Analysis NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
MAT 155A Statistics Analysis Lab 0 2 0 1
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life 1 2 0 2
   
    12 8 0 16

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

This template has been developed by university and community college faculty as a blueprint for guiding community colleges in developing programs for students who intend to major in Business Administration. Students who successfully complete this course of study and who meet the requirements for admission to the university may be eligible to apply for admission to the major with junior standing.

See Associate in Arts A10100 and your academic advisor for all Core and Professional choices.

Required:

ACC 120, ACC 121, CIS 110, ECO 251, ECO 252, and PED 110

Communication Core:

One 3 credit hour course

Mathematics Core:

MAT 155/155A and Pair 1 (MAT 161 and MAT 263) or Pair 2 (MAT 175 and MAT 271)

         Social/Behavioral Science Core:

Select 6 hours from POL 120, PSY 150, or SOC 210

See your academic advisor for an Individualized Learning Plan for this pre-major.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.