University Studies Associate in Science (A10400)
The Associate in Science degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to a university to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in one of the following fields: architecture; agriculture; biological and life sciences; business, management, and marketing; computer and information sciences; corrections and criminal justice; engineering; engineering technologies; health professions and clinical sciences; mathematics and statistics; parks, recreation, and fitness studies; physical sciences; science education; social sciences; and transportation and materials moving. 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.)