Associate in Arts Degree Programs

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Note:  If you were continuously enrolled in the A.A. degree program prior to Fall 2014, then use this link to get to your A.A. degree requirements.

Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree Requirements (A10100)

This degree information is only for students beginning their enrollment in the A.A. degree in Fall 2014.

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.

Courses                                                                                                Semester Hours
UNIVERSAL GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER COMPONENT (31-32 SHC)*      31-32
The Universal General Education Component (UGETC) includes study in the areas of humanities, fine arts, communication, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and English composition.

English Composition (6 SHC).......................................................................... 6
Two English composition courses are required.
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry (3 SHC) and
ENG-112 Writing/Research in the Discipline (3 SHC)

Humanities/Fine Arts/Communication (9 SHC)......................................... 9
Select three courses from at least two different disciplines areas.
Art (ART-111, 114, 115)
Communication (COM-231)
Literature (ENG-231, 232)
Music (MUS-110)
Philosophy (PHI-215, 240)

Social/Behavioral Science (9 SHC)............................................................ 9
Select three courses from at least two different disciplines areas.
Economics (ECO-251, 252)
History (HIS-111, 112, 131, 132)
Political Science (POL-120)
Psychology (PSY-150)
Sociology (SOC-210)

Mathematics (3-4 SHC)............................................................................. 3-4
   Select one course from the following:  MAT-143, 152, 171

Natural Science (4 SHC)………………………………………..4
Select 4 SHC from the following:
Astronomy (AST-111 & 111A)
Biology (BIO-110, 111)
Chemistry (CHM-151)
Geology (GEL-111)
Physics (PHY-110 & 110A)

 

ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS
(13-14 SHC)……………………………………………………………13-14

An additional 13-14 SHC of courses should be selected from courses classified as general education within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.  Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.

Total General Education Hours Required: 45 SHC

OTHER REQUIRED HOURS (15 SHC)*........................................................ 15

Academic Transition (1 SHC)

The following course is required:
ACA-122 College Transfer Success ............................................................. 1

An additional 14 SHC of courses should be selected from courses classified as pre-major, elective or general education courses within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.  Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.

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.

 

University Studies Transfer Course List

The following contain Sandhills Community College courses approved for college transfer under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). These lists contain three categories of courses:

1. Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC). These courses will satisfy universal general education transfer component requirements for the college transfer programs. They may also be used to satisfy the Additional General Education Hours requirements and the Other Required Hours requirements.  No other courses may be used as UGETC courses.

ART-111, 114, 115   MAT-143 (A.A. and A.F.A only)
AST -111 and 111A (A.A. and A.F.A. only)    -152 (A.A. only)
BIO-110 (A.A. and A.F.A. only)    -171 (A.A and A.S. only)
  -111 (A.A., A.F.A., A.S.)    -172, 263, 271 (A.S. only)
  -112 (A.S. only)   MUS-110
CHM-151 (A.A., A.F.A., and A.S.)   PHI-215, 240
  -152 (A.S. only)   PHY-110 and 110A (A.A. and A.F.A. only)
COM-231    -151, 152, 251, 252 (A.S. only)
ECO-251, 252   POL-120
ENG-111, 112, 231, 232   PSY-150
GEL -111 (A.A. and A.F.A. only).   SOC-210
HIS-111, 112, 131, 132      

2. Additional General Education Hours. These courses will satisfy the Additional General Education Hours requirement for the college transfer programs.  While most of these are not UGETC courses, UGETC courses may also be used in this category.

ANT-210, 220, 221, 240   HUM-110, 115, 120, 122, 130, 150
BIO-112, 120, 130, 140 and 140A    160, 161, 211, 212, 220
CIS-110, 115   MAT-143, 152, 171, 172, 263, 271
CHM-152    272, 273
COM-110, 120   MUS-210
DRA-111, 126   PHY-110 and 110A, 151, 152, 251, 252
ECO-151   POL-110, 210, 220
ENG- 114, 131, 241, 242, 261, 262   PSY-237, 239, 241, 281
FRE-111, 112, 211, 212   REL-110, 211, 212, 221
GEO-111   SOC-213, 220, 225, 230, 240
HIS-121, 122   SPA-111, 112, 211, 212

3. Other Required Hours.  The following courses will satisfy Other Required Hours requirements for the college transfer programs.  These courses are designated in the CAA as general education, pre-major, or elective courses, and include the UGETC courses and the Additional General Education Hours courses. 

ACA-122 (A.A. and A.S. requirements)     
ACC-120, 121   EGR-120, 150, 220, 225
All ART Prefix Courses,   ENG-125, 126, 273
BIO-155, 163, 165, 166, 175, 271, 275   HEA-112
BUS-110, 115, 137, 228   HIS-236
CHM-130 and 130A, 251, 252   HUM-170, 230
CJC-111, 121, 141   MAT-285
COM-150   All MUS Prefix Courses
CSC-134, 139, 151, 239   All PED Prefix Courses
CTS-115   PSY-231, 249, 259, 263, 271, 275
DRA-130, 131   SPA-161

 

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