2017-2018 College Catalog

Associate in Science (A10400)

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. The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) 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 and to Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities 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.

Note: This degree is offered on Caldwell campus, Watauga campus, and online.

Gen Ed Hours (45 SHC) + Other Required Hours (15 SHC)

English Composition (6 SHC)

This requirement is met by completing:

ClassLabCredit
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry30

3

ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disc30

3

Humanities/Fine Arts/Communications (6 SHC)

Two unduplicated courses from two subject areas are required.

ClassLabCredit
ART 111Art Appreciation30

3

ART 114Art History Survey I30

3

ART 115Art History Survey II30

3

COM 231Public Speaking30

3

ENG 231American Literature I30

3

ENG 232American Literature II30

3

ENG 241British Literature I30

3

ENG 242British Literature II30

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation30

3

MUS 112Introduction to Jazz30

3

PHI 215Philosophical Issues30

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics30

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)

Select two courses from two different disciplines.

ClassLabCredit
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics30

3

ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics30

3

HIS 111World Civilizations I30

3

HIS 112World Civilizations II30

3

HIS 131American History I30

3

HIS 132American History II30

3

POL 120American Government30

3

PSY 150General Psychology30

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology30

3

Mathematics (8 SHC)

Take two of the following courses:

ClassLabCredit
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra32

4

MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry32

4

MAT 263Brief Calculus32

4

MAT 271Calculus I32

4

MAT 272Calculus II32

4

Students may not receive credit for the combination of MAT 263 and MAT 271.

Natural Science (8 SHC)

Select 8 semester hours from the following courses, including accompanying lab work (if applicable):

ClassLabCredit
AST 151General Astronomy I30

3

and

AST 151AGeneral Astronomy I Lab02

1

and

BIO 110Principles of Biology33

4

 

BIO 111General Biology I33

4

and

BIO 112General Biology II33

4

 

CHM 151General Chemistry I33

4

and

CHM 152General Chemistry II33

4

 

GEL 111Geology32

4

and

PHY 110Conceptual Physics30

3

and

PHY 110AConceptual Physics Lab02

1

 

PHY 151College Physics I32

4

and

PHY 152College Physics II32

4

 

PHY 251General Physics I33

4

and

PHY 252General Physics II33

4

Students may not receive credit for the combination of BIO 110 and BIO 111.

Additional General Education Hours (11 SHC)

Select an additional 11 semester hour credit courses from courses classified as general education within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer institution

Other Required Hours (15 SHC)

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.

The following course is required as part of the total 15 SHC:
ClassLabCredit
ACA 122College Transfer Success02

1



Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 60-61