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Associate in Science

Curriculum Description

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

Associate in Science

A10400
NC CIP: 24.0101
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

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

Spring Semester
___ ___ Communication Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ History Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Mathematics Core II ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Natural Science Core 3 * 0 4
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Core 3 0 0 3
   
    12 0 0 16

Fall Semester
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Literature Core 3 0 0 3
Select one:
___ ___
Natural Science Core II (3) (**) (0) (4)
  OR        
___ ___
Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
Select one:
___ ___
Natural Science Core II (3) (**) (0) (4)
  OR        
___ ___
Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Core ** ** 0 3
   
    3 0 0 15

Spring Semester
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life 1 2 0 2
Select one:
___ ___
Natural Science Core II (3) (**) (0) (4)
  OR        
___ ___
Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
Select one:
___ ___
Natural Science Core II (3) (**) (0) (4)
  OR        
___ ___
Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
  OR        
___ ___
Professional Core (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
___ ___
Natural Science Core II (3) (**) (0) (4)
  OR        
___ ___
Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
  OR        
___ ___
Professional Core (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
___ ___
Natural Science Core II (3) (**) (0) (4)
  OR        
___ ___
Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
  OR        
___ ___
Professional Core (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
___ ___
Natural Science Core II (3) (**) (0) (4)
  OR        
___ ___
Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
  OR        
___ ___
Professional Core (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    1 2 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

See your academic advisor for additional Core and Professional courses.

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: (6 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 I: (3 credit hours - select lab from Professional Science list)

MAT 175 or above

Mathematics Core II: (3 credit hours)

CIS 115, *MAT 155, *MAT 171, *MAT 172, *MAT 175, MAT 263, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 273. *MAT 155, *MAT 171, *MAT 172, and *MAT 175 must be taken same semester same section with MAT 155A, MAT 171A, MAT 172A, and MAT 175A. See Professional section. Also may be used for additional 6 semester hours required in Natural Sciences/Mathematics.

Natural Science Core I:(8 credit hours)

BIO 111 and BIO 112; or CHM 151 and CHM 152; or PHY 151 and PHY 152; or PHY 251 and PHY 252

Natural Science Core II: (6 credit hours)

AST 111/111A, BIO 120, BIO 130, CHM 131/131A, CHM 132, PHY 110/110A (May be used for additional 6 credit hours required in Natural Sciences/Mathematics.)

Other Required Hours

Required (1 credit hour)

 ACA 122

Physical Education: (3 credit hours)

PED 110 and PED activity courses 

Professional Science: (15 credit hours)

BIO 120, BIO 130, BIO 163, BIO 165, BIO 166, BIO 175, BIO 271, BIO 275, CHM 251, CHM 252, CHM 130/130A, CHM 263, CHM 271, CHM 271A, CIS 110, CSC 134, CSC 139, CSC 151, CSC 239, *MAT 155A, MAT 161, MAT 161A, MAT 162, MAT 165, MAT 167, *MAT 167A, *MAT 175A, MAT 280, MAT 285. *MAT 155A, MAT 161A, MAT 167A, MAT 171A, MAT 172A, and MAT 175A must be taken same semester same section with MAT 155, MAT 161, MAT 167, and MAT 175. See Mathematics Core.

See your academic advisor for an Individualized Learning Plan for the general Associate in Science here (A10400) or any of the following pre-majors: Biology and Biology Education (A1040A), Chemistry and Chemistry Education (A1040B), Engineering (A1040D), Mathematics (A1040E), Mathematics Education (A1040F).

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.