University Studies Associate in Arts (A10100)

Note:  If you were continuously enrolled in the A.A. degree program prior to Fall 2014, then contact Professor Catherine Skura, University Studies Coordinator.

The Associate in Arts degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to a university to earn a Bachelor of Arts (or Bachelor of Science, depending upon the university) degree in one of the following fields of study: anthropology, architecture, business administration (accounting, finance, and marketing), communication, economics, education, English language and literature, foreign languages, geography, linguistics, history, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, journalism, library science, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, social sciences, and visual and performing arts. Students who are interested in a career in dentistry, law, medicine, theology or ministry, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, or veterinary medicine are usually required or at least strongly encouraged to earn a bachelor’s degree before applying to one of these graduate or professional degree programs.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Community college graduates who have earned 60 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 60 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.

Students who do not complete all degree or general education requirements of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) will be able to transfer credit on a course-by-course basis and must comply with the requirements of the receiving institution. In all cases, it remains the responsibility of the student to be aware of special requirements of a particular institution or program. (Detailed information is available at www.northcarolina.edu.)