AS Program Requirements

Associate in Science – A10400

Associate in Science- Semester by Semester

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. The Associate in Science Program concentrates heavily on the natural sciences and mathematics; it is recommended for students who will continue into a Bachelor of Science degree program. 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. Some courses may have prerequisites. 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.

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 pre-college courses to prepare students for Associate in Science curriculum.

1st Year FALL First Semester
Course Title Class Lab Clinical Work Credit
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 0 1
Choose One of the Following
BIO 111
CHM 151
PHY 151
General Biology I
General Chemistry
College Physics I
3
3
3
3
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4
4
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 0 3
Choose One of the Following  UGETC Social/Behavioral Science Elective
ECO 251
ECO 252
HIS 111
HIS 112
HIS 131
HIS 132
POL 120
PSY 150
SOC 210
Prin of Microeconomics
Prin of Macroeconomics
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
American Government
General Psychology
Intro to Sociology
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 3 2 0 0 4
Semester Total 15
SPRING Second Semester
Course Title Class Lab Clinical Work Credit
Choose One of the Following
BIO 112
CHM 152
PHY 152
General Biology II
General Chemistry II
College Physics II
3
3
3
3
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4
4
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 0 3
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 3 2 0 0 4
Choose One of the Following         UGETC Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
ART 111
MUS 110
MUS 112
ENG 231
ENG 232
ENG 241
ENG 242
PHI 215
PHI 240
Art Appreciation
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
American Literature I
American Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
Philosophical Issues
Intro to Ethics
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
General Education Elective 3
Semester Total 17
2nd Year FALL Third Semester
Course Title Class Lab Clinical Work Credit
Math/Natural Science Elective 4
Math/Natural Science Elective 4
Choose One of the Following    UGETC Social/Behavioral Science Elective
ECO 251
ECO 252 HIS 111
HIS 112
HIS 131
HIS 132
POL 120
PSY 150
SOC 210
Prin of Microeconomics
Prin of Macroeconomics
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
American Government
General Psychology
Intro to Sociology
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Choose One of the Following           UGETC Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
ART 111
MUS 110
MUS 112
ENG 231
ENG 232
ENG 241
ENG 242
PHI 215
PHI 240
Art Appreciation
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
American Literature I
American Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
Philosophical Issues
Intro to Ethics
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Choose One of the Following                            PE Elective
PED 117
PED 118
PED 120
PED 143
Weight Training I
Weight Training II
Walking for Fitness
Volleyball-Beginning
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
Semester Total 15
SPRING Fourth Semester
Course Title Class Lab Clinical Work Credit
Math/Natural Science Elective 4
Math/Natural Science Elective 4
Math/Natural Science Elective 4
Choose One of the Following  (Active)                          PE Elective
PED 110
PED 117
PED 118
PED 120
PED 143
Fit & Well for Life
Weight Training I
Weight Training II
Walking for Fitness
Volleyball-Beginning
1
0
0
0
0
2
3
3
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
1
1
1
Semester Total 13
Total 60