Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science Degree program prepares students to transfer courses or the degree in its entirety to a four-year senior institution. This program is designed for students who wish to earn a baccalaureate degree in a science-related or math-related discipline.

General Education Core (45 SHC) SHC = Semester Hours Credit The general education common course pathway includes study in the areas of English composition; humanities and fine arts; social and behavioral sciences; and natural science and mathematics.

Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) (34 SHC)*

Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Science Degree (A10400)
Course Requirements for Associate in Science Degree

Curriculum Code: A10400

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

English Composition (6 SHC)

Two English composition courses are required.
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry (3 SHC)
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc (3 SHC)

Humanities/Fine Arts (6 SCH)

Two courses from two discipline areas are required.
ART 111 Art Appreciation (3 SHC)
ART 114 Art History Survey I (3 SHC)
ART 115 Art History Survey II (3 SHC)
COM 231 Public Speaking (3 SHC)
ENG 231 American Literature I (3 SHC)
ENG 232 American Literature II (3 SHC)
ENG 241 British Literature I (3 SHC)
ENG 242 British Literature II (SHC)
MUS 110 Music Appreciation (3 SHC)
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz (3 SHC)
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues (3 SHC)
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics (3 SHC)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)

Two courses from two discipline areas are required.
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics (3 SHC)
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 SHC)
HIS 111 World Civilizations I (3 SHC)
HIS 112 World Civilizations II (3 SHC)
HIS 131 American History I (3 SHC)
HIS 132 American History II (3 SHC)
POL 120 American Government (3 SHC)
PSY 150 General Psychology (3 SHC)
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology (3 SHC)

Mathematics (8 SHC)

MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (4 SHC)
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry (4 SHC)
MAT 263 Brief Calculus (4 SHC)
MAT 271 Calculus I (4 SHC)
MAT 272 Calculus II (4 SHC)

Natural Science (8 SHC)

BIO 111 (4 SHC) and BIO 112 (4 SHC)
BIO 110 (4 SHC) and GEL 111 (4 SHC)
CHM 151 (4 SHC) and CHM 152 (4 SHC)
GEL 111 (4 SHC) and PHY 110/110A (4 SHC)
PHY 110/110A (4 SHC) and BIO 110 (4 SHC)
PHY 151 (4 SHC) and PHY 152 (4 SHC)
PHY 251 (4 SHC) and PHY 252 (4 SHC)
Credit will not be awarded for both:
BIO 110 & BIO 111, PHY 151 & PHY 251, and PHY 152, & PHY 252

Additional General Education Hours (11 SHC)

An additional 11 SHC should be selected from the UGETC courses listed above or the list below, based on student’s intended major and transfer university.
ANT 210 HIS 115, 121, 122
BIO 120, 130, 140, 140A HUM 110, 115, 130, 160, 211, 212
CHM 131, 131A MAT 143, 152, 273
COM 110, 120, 140 MUS 113, 210, 212
DRA 111, 112, 211, 212 POL 110, 210, 220
ECO 151 PSY 239, 241, 281
ENG 114, 131, 261, 262 REL 112, 211, 212, 221
FRE 111, 112, 211, 212 SOC 213, 220, 225, 240
GEL 113, 230 SPA 111, 112, 211, 212
GEO 111, 112, 130

Other Required Hours (15 – 16 SHC)

The following courses are required. (5 – 6 SHC)
ACA 122 College Transfer Success (1 SHC)
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers (3 SHC) or
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic (3 SHC)
HEA 110 Personal Health/Wellness (3 SHC) or
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life (2 SHC) or
PED 111 Physical Fitness I (1 SHC)
An additional 9 – 11 SHC should be selected from the UGETC or Additional General Education courses listed above, or the courses listed below.
ACC 120, 121
ART 121, 122, 131, 132, 135, 171, 231, 232, 235, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 260, 261, 262, 281, 282, 283, 284
BIO 155, 163, 168, 169, 175, 275
BUS 110, 115
CHM 130, 130A, 251, 252
CJC 111, 121, 141
COM 251
CSC 134, 139, 151, 239
CTS 115
DRA 120, 130, 131, 140, 141, 145, 170, 171, 260
EGR 150, 220, 225
ENG 125, 126, 273
GEO 131
HEA 110, 112, 120
HIS 145, 162, 221, 231, 236
HUM 230
MAT 252, 280, 285
MUS 111, 121, 122, 123, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141, 142, 151, 152, 161, 162, 221, 222, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 241, 242, 261, 262
PED 113, 115, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 130, 131, 143, 210, 217, 218
POL 130, 250
PSY 211, 243, 263, 271, 275
SOC 232, 234, 242
SPA 231

Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 60 – 61*

Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

*All Universal General Education Transfer Component Courses will transfer for equivalency credit to each of the sixteen constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina under the provisions of the NC Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.