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Associate in Science

Program Description

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.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates can transfer to a four-year college or university to receive a bachelor’s degree in a number of career fields, including agriculture, biology, chemistry, computer science, education, emergency medical services, engineering, health sciences, mathematics, physical therapy, physics, and more.



Educational Opportunities

Contact Information

Catherine Holl-Cross
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
704-290-5082

Levi Castle
Assistant Chair, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
704-272-5419

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