Liberal Arts and Science Divisions
The purpose of the Arts and Sciences Division of Gaston College is to provide quality instructional opportunities in general education for students who intend to transfer to senior institutions and technical and occupational program students.
The college transfer program at Gaston College offers courses that are equivalent to those offered during the first two years at four-year institutions. Students who transfer from Gaston College pursue majors such as Architecture, Art, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, History, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Ministry, Psychology, Science, Social Work, and others. Students may enroll in a 64-65 hour sequence and earn the Associate of Arts Degree, the Associate of Fine Arts Degree, Associate of General Education, Associate of Arts Degree Premajor: Art Education, or the Associate of Science Degree. Alternatively, students may complete a 44-hour Diploma in Arts (DA) or Diploma in Science (DS).
Completing a diploma or associate’s degree at Gaston College before transferring to a four-year university is advantageous. Graduates of Associate in Arts (AA) and Associates in Science (AS) degree programs who have made a C or better in each class will be considered to have fulfilled the institution-wide, general education requirements of UNC schools and select private colleges in North Carolina and will be admitted as Juniors. Students who have completed the Diploma in Arts or Diploma in Science, also known as the 44-hour general education core, with a C or better in each class will be considered to have fulfilled the institution-wide, general education requirements of UNC schools and select private colleges in North Carolina.
The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between N.C. community colleges and N.C. public universities. Transfer of credits between North Carolina Community Colleges and select private colleges in the state is governed by The North Carolina Independent Articulation Agreement (ICAA).
The Liberal Arts and Sciences Division also includes Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Biotechnology, Broadcasting and Production Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Criminal Justice Technology-Latent Evidence, Early Childhood Associate, Human Services Technology, and Paralegal Technology.
Students not interested in pursuing a degree may enroll in courses for personal growth and fulfillment.
For further information regarding the Liberal Arts and Sciences Division of study at Gaston College, please contact Marcene Jones, Administrative Assistant; 704/922-6310; email@example.com
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