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Program Overview

The Associate in Science College Transfer Pathway provides up to 35 credit hours leading to the Associate in Science and is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Science degree and a baccalaureate degree in a STEM-related major (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics).

High school juniors and seniors are eligible to enroll if they (a) have a weighted GPA of at least 3.0 on high school courses and (b) demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and mathematics. Students are not obligated to complete a pathway or to take classes in a particular order, except in the case of prerequisites.

Program Contacts:

Ashley Myers Morrison

Dean of Academics

Degree Curriculum

English Composition

ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3

Communication/Humanities/Fine Arts - Select two courses from the following from at least two different disciplines.

ART-111 Art Appreciation 3
ART-114 Art History Survey I 3
ART-115 Art History Survey II 3
COM-231 Public Speaking 3
MUS-110 Music Appreciation 3
MUS-112 Introduction to Jazz 3
PHI-240 Introduction to Ethics 3

Literature Requirement - Select one course from the following:

ENG-231 American Literature I 3
ENG-232 American Literature II 3
ENG-241 British Literature I 3
ENG-242 British Literature II 3

Mathematics - Select two courses from the following:

MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 4
MAT-172 Precalculus Trigonometry 4
MAT-263 Brief Calculus 4
MAT-271 Calculus I 4
MAT-272 Calculus II 4

Social/Behavioral Science - Select one course from the following:

ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO-252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
POL-120 American Government 3
PSY-150 General Psychology 3
SOC-210 Introduction to Sociology 3

History - Select one course from the following:

HIS-111 World Civilizations I 3
HIS-112 World Civilizations II 3
HIS-131 American History I 3
HIS-132 American History II 3

Natural Science - Select one course sequence from the following:

BIO-111 General Biology I 4
BIO-112 General Biology II 4
CHM-151 General Chemistry I 4
CHM-152 General Chemistry II 4
PHY-151 College Physics I 4
PHY-152 College Physics II 4
PHY-251 General Physics I 4
PHY-252 General Physics II 4

Academic Transition

ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate thinking that is clear, accurate, precise, relevant, logical, deep, broad, and fair, while analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating – Critical Thinking
  2. Apply college-level mathematical concepts and methods to understand, analyze, and communicate in quantitative terms – Quantitative Literacy
  3. Effectively use technology as a tool for research, problem-solving, communication and career enrichment – Technology Skills

Program Costs

Pathway In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $0.00 $0.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00 – $2,000.00 $1,000.00 – $2,000.00
Total Cost $1,000.00 – $2,000.00 $1,000.00 – $2,000.00

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Program Facts

Students attending Surry Community College for two years instead of going straight to a four-year college or university typically save


On average students who transfer from a community college outperform students who go straight to a four-year school.

Michaela Larson Graduation Picture
The teachers and staff truly make you feel welcomed. They care and treat you like family.

Michaela Larson

Class of 2019,
Associate Degree and a Certificate in Criminal Justice Technology

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