Associate in Science
The Associate in Science degree is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution and majoring in a STEM subject (science, technology, engineering, and math, including science and math education).
Students who complete the associate’s degree are considered to have fulfilled the institution-wide, lower division requirements of the receiving institution. Graduates of the Associate in Science degree program (60-61 semester hour credits) will be eligible to transfer to all constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina with junior status if admitted into the institution.
Students should select courses based on their intended major and transfer university requirements. The same course cannot be counted in more than one category. Students must meet the receiving institution's foreign language and/or health and P.E. requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses counted toward graduation and to ensure course transferability to the University of North Carolina system. Students interested in taking advanced Spanish language courses may also be interested in adding the Spanish Language Certificate to the Associate in Science degree.
Graduates of the Associate in Science program will be able to:
- Demonstrate thinking that is clear, accurate, precise, relevant, logical, deep, broad, and fair, while analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating – Critical Thinking
- Apply college-level mathematical concepts and methods to understand, analyze, and communicate in quantitative terms – Quantitative Literacy
- Effectively use technology as a tool for research, problem-solving, communication and career enrichment – Technology Skills
Many Associate in Science courses are also available online.
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