Associate in Science Degree Program

Associate in Science

What you can get

  • Associate in Science (A.S.)

What it's about

The Associate in Science (A.S.) program is included in the agreement between North Carolina’s community colleges and its four-year colleges and universities. It is designed to provide students with an opportunity to take the first two years of a four-year program in many majors.

Jobs available

College transfer programs, such as the Associate in Science, are designed to assist your transition towards a Bachelor's degree, not necessarily into a job. Students completing the AS, but do not transfer, may find work in a variety of settings. 

Salary

Not Applicable

Courses you'll take

The course work includes composition and literature, humanities, mathematics, natural and social sciences, computer applications and physical education. ACA090 Student Success is recommended.

What you'll gain

If your plan is to transfer to a four-year college or university, you’ll get many of your prerequisites out of the way, while allowing you to develop self-discipline and study skills in a nurturing environment.


 A10400 Total Semester Hours = 60

A. English

  • Semester Hours 6

  • ENG 111 and ENG 112

B. Social/Behavioral Science

  • Semester Hours 6

  • Area One: Select one course from the following:

    • HIS 111, 112

  • Area Two: Select one course from the following.  

    • ECO 251, 252

    • POL 120

    • PSY 150

    • SOC 210

C. Humanities/Fine Arts

  • Semester Hours 6

  • Area One: Select one course from the following:

    • ENG 231, 232

  • Area Two: Select one course from the following:

    • ART 111, 114, 115

    • COM 231

    • MUS 110

    • PHI 240

D. Mathematics

  • Semester Hours 8

  • Select two courses from the following:

    • MAT 171

    • MAT 172

    • MAT 271

E. Natural Science

  • Semester Hours 8

  • Select one complete sequence from the following:

    • BIO 111, 112

    • CHM 151, 152

    • PHY 151, 152 

F. Degree Completion Component

  • Semester Hours 11

  • A total of 11 hours of additional general education courses from the Universal General Education Transfer component (all courses above) and/or the following General Education Courses must be taken, for a total of a minimum of 45 hours. These courses should be carefully selected in consultation with advisors at the University where the student plans to transfer. Courses marked with an asterisk (*) have a corresponding lab which must be taken at the same time.

    • ANT 210; ASL 111, 112, 211, 212; BIO 120, 130, 140*, 140A  

    • CHM 131*, 131A, 132; CIS 110; DRA 111, 112, 211, 212; ECO 151

    • ENG 233, 241, 242, 252, 262; FRE 111, 112, 211, 212; GEO 111

    • HIS 131, 132; HUM 110; MAT 272; PHI 210, 230; PSY 237, 241, 281

    • REL 110, 211, 212, 221; SOC 213, 220; SPA 111, 112, 211, 212

  • NOTE: A student may not receive credit toward the A.S. degree for both CHEM 151 and CHM 131.

G. College Transfer Preparation

  • Semester Hours 1

  • The following course should be taken during a student’s first semester.

    • ACA 122

H. Electives Semester Hours

  • Semester Hours 14

  • Select any of the courses above, as well as any courses listed as electives in the current college catalog to meet other requirements.

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