The Associate in Science degree shall be granted for planned programs of study consisting of a minimum of 60 and a maximum of 61 semester hours of approved college transfer courses with a grade of C or better in each course. 

The Associate of Science (AS) is intended for students who want to transfer to a four-year institution and are considering a major in biology, chemistry, math, and many other science-related majors. The AS degree is part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) which allows students who complete their AA degree with a 2.0 or higher GPA, earning at least ‘C’s or higher in all courses, are able to transfer to one of the 16 University of North Carolina (UNC) System institutions and 30 North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), with Junior status.

The Associate of Science in Teacher Preparation (ASTP) is intended for students who want to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue an education program major, in a science or math-related curriculum. ASTP students who complete this degree, with at least a 2.7 GPA out of a 4.0 scale, are able to complete a bachelor’s degree to become a teacher at any of the 15 University of North Carolina (UNC) system and 23 North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) four-year institutions. For more information please review the AATP/ASTP to UNC System Educator Preparation Programs Uniform Articulation Agreement and AATP/ASTP to NCICU Educator Preparation Program Uniform Articulation Agreement.

Within the degree programs, the college shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communications, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers.

Associate in Science

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Associate in Science Degrees

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For general information regarding the Associate in Science Degrees, please contact:

Arts & Science Advising Center, Robinson Classroom Building (RCB) room 236