General Education Diploma in Science

Curriculum Code: D10400

The General Education Diploma in Science prepares students to transfer general education courses to a four-year senior institution. The requirements for this diploma are identical to the requirements for the General Education Core listed in the Associate of Science Degree. Completion of the General Education Core allows students to take advantage of the terms of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) which addresses the transfer of students between institutions in the North Carolina Community College System and the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina.

General Education Core (44 SHC)*  SHC = Semester Hours Credit
The general education core includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition.

*Students who complete the 44-hour general education core are eligible to receive the GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE (D10400).

Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • General Education Diploma in Science (D10400)
Course Requirements for General Education Diploma in Science

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

English Composition (6 SHC)

Two English composition courses are required.
English 111, Expository Writing (3 SHC), is required as the first composition course.
The second composition course must be selected from the following.
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research (3 SHC)
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research (3 SHC)
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting (3 SHC)

Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)

Three courses from three discipline areas are required.
One course must be a literature course.
ENG 231, 232, 241, 242, 261, 262
One course must be a fine arts course (ART, DRA, or MUS).
One additional general education core course from the following discipline areas is required: art, communication, drama, foreign languages, interdisciplinary humanities, music, philosophy, and religion.
ART 111, 114, 115 COM 110, 120, 231 (3 hours only)
DRA 111, 112, 211, 212 FRE 111, 112, 211, 212
HUM 130, 160, 211, 212 MUS 110, 112, 210, 213
PHI 215, 240 REL 112, 211, 212, 221
SPA 111, 112, 211, 212 A foreign language course is recommended.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC)

Three courses from three discipline areas are required.
One course must be a history course.
HIS 115, 121, 122, 131, 132
Two additional general education courses from two of the following discipline areas are required: anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.
ANT 210 ECO 151, 251, 252
GEO 111, 112, 130 POL 110, 120, 210, 220
PSY 150 SOC 210, 213, 220, 225, 240

Natural Sciences/Mathematics (20-24 SHC)

One of the following sequences is required. (8 SHC)
BIO 111 and 112
CHM 151 and CHM 152
PHY 151 and PHY 152
PHY 251 and PHY 252
Credit will not be awarded for both BIO 110 and BIO 111
Credit will not be awarded for both CHM 151 and CHM 131/131A
Two mathematics courses are required. (6-8 SHC)
Select two courses from among the following.
MAT 151, 171, 172, 175, 263, 271, 272, 273
Note: Additional lab courses may be required for math classes  taken at Coastal Carolina Community College.
Two additional natural sciences/mathematics courses (6-8 SHC) must be selected from the courses listed above or from the following.
BIO 120, 130, 140
GEL 113, 120
Credit will not be awarded for both courses in the following pairs.
MAT 172 and MAT 175
MAT 263 and MAT 271
PHY 151 and PHY 251
PHY 152 and PHY 252


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