2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook 
    
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2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Science (A10400), AS


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Purpose

The Associate in Science degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic computer use. Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). The CAA enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in science programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status.

Community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers precollege courses to prepare students for the Associate in Science curriculum.

Universal General Education Courses (UGETC)


English Composition (6 SHC)


The following two English composition courses are required.

Communications and Humanities/Fine Arts (6 SHC)


Select two courses from the following from at least two different disciplines.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)


Select two courses from the following from at least two different disciplines.

Mathematics (8 SHC)


Natural Sciences (8 SHC)


Select one 8 SHC natural science course sequence from the following:

Required (34 SHC)


Additional General Education Hours


An additional 11 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.

Select One Course from the Following:


Required (11 SHC)


Other Required Hours


The following course is required:

  • Credit Hours: 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.

Physical Education Elective(s) (2 SHC)


Select two courses from the following:

Select from the Following Courses (12 SHC)


Select three courses from the Math, Natural Science or Communication Category:

Mathematics and Natural Sciences


Communication


Required (11 SHC)


Total (60 - 61 SHC)


Associate in Science (AS) Degree

Required Semester Credit Hours

UGETC 34 SHC
Additonal General Education 11 SHC
Other Required Hours 15 SHC
Total 60 SHC

 Students are responsible for examining the program major requirements of the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer for completion of their degree.

The courses selected to meet the Additional General Education Hours (11 SHC) and other Required Hours (15 SHC) requirement should be based on the intended major and transfer university.

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