University Studies Associate in Arts (A10100)
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 (CAA). To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the CAA, A.A. graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in all CAA courses and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. A.A. 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. A.A. transfer students are strongly encouraged to align their course work to the Baccalaureate Degree Plan (BDP) of their intended major at their intended university. Baccalaureate Degree Plans are available at www.northcarolina.edu. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving universities
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.)
Through careful selection of courses with your advisor and/or the University Studies Coordinator, this degree can be completed as a Distance Learning Online Degree Program.