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Associate in Science

Associate in Science ( AS )

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The Associate in Science degree is a good choice for future architecture, engineering, math, science (biology, chemistry, physics,etc.) or technical (computer science) majors.

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SCC offers two fully transferable degrees: Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS).

Stanly Community College’s transfer degrees offer an economical and efficient way to work towards a bachelor’s degree. The Associate in Science degree is a good choice for future engineering, math, science (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.) or technical (computer science) majors.

UNC-system universities (and most private colleges and universities) will accept the completed AS degree as a package, which will waive the undergraduate general education requirements.

Courses identified as Universal General Education Transfer Component courses (UGETC) will transfer to the UNC-system universities and receive course for course credit (provided students earn a C or better in these courses). Other courses marked for transfer may receive general education or elective credit. Some SCC courses may not meet general education core requirements. Therefore, students should work closely with their advisors when registering for courses and planning their futures.

If a student has an AS degree and at least a 2.0 grade point average, he or she will be considered for transfer by the senior institution. If the student meets minimum admission requirements for the UNC System, he or she may transfer before completing the AS degree; however, completing the AS degree with at least a 2.0 grade point average will increase transferability to the student’s college of choice.

Associate in Science students are required to have basic computer literacy and should take CIS 110 as an elective course.

University Transfer
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the University Transfer Program:

  • PO.1 Students should be able to demonstrate effective research skills including all required elements as assessed in select courses as demonstrated by earning a minimum score of 3 out of 5 on the research skills rubric.
  • PO.2 Students should be able to demonstrate global and cultural literacy as assessed in select courses as demonstrated by earning a minimum score of 3 out of 5 on the global/cultural literacy rubric.
  • PO.3 Students will be able to analyze concepts of individuals and people within social and historical contexts as assessed in select courses as demonstrated by earning a minimum score of 3 out of 5 on the social/historical contexts rubric.
  • PO.4: Students will be able to use critical thinking skills to solve problems as assessed in select courses as demonstrated by earning a minimum score of 3 out of 5 on the critical thinking skills rubric.
  • PO.5: Students will be able to apply scientific principles to the natural and physical world as assessed in select courses as demonstrated by earning a minimum score of 3 out of 5 on the scientific principles rubric.

 

 
Students must complete a total of 60 semester hours (SH) to receive the Associate in Science degree (see program outline below). Students must earn a “C” or better in all transferable courses. Please consult an advisor, review the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Transfer Course List or see the Course Descriptions to ensure course transferability when selecting elective courses. The last sentence in the course description will indicate if the course is transferable.

Associate in Science Degree - Program of Study
 
English Composition (6 SHC)
The following two English composition courses are required:
ENG 111         Writing & Inquiry                               (3 SHC) 
ENG 112         Writing/Research in the Disciplines   (3 SHC) 
 
 Humanities/Fine Arts (6 SHC)
Select two courses from the following from at least two different disciplines:
ART 111           Art Appreciation                                         (3 SHC)                      
ART 114           Art History Survey I                                               (3 SHC)
ART 115           Art History Survey II                                  (3 SHC)
ENG 231           American Literature I                                 (3 SHC)
ENG 232           American Literature II                                (3 SHC)
MUS 110           Music Appreciation                                    (3 SHC)         
MUS 112           Introduction to Jazz                                    (3 SHC)
PHI 215           Philosophical Issues                                      (3 SHC)
PHI 240           Introduction to Ethics                                    (3 SHC)
 
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)
Select two courses from the following from at least two different disciplines:
ECO 251           Principles of Microeconomics                     (3 SHC)
ECO 252           Principles of Macroeconomics                   (3 SHC)
HIS 111           World Civilizations I                                    (3 SHC)
HIS 112           World Civilizations II                                 (3 SHC)
HIS 131           American History I                                     (3 SHC)
HIS 132           American History II                                                 (3 SHC)
POL 120           American Government                               (3 SHC)          
PSY 150           General Psychology                                     (3 SHC)
SOC 210           Introduction to Sociology                                       (3 SHC)
 
Math (8 SHC)
Select two courses from the following:
MAT 171           Precalculus Algebra                                     (4 SHC)     
MAT 172           Precalculus Trigonometry                         (4 SHC)   
MAT 263           Brief Calculus                                            (4 SHC)
MAT 271           Calculus I                                                   (4 SHC) 
 
Natural Sciences  (8 SHC)
Select 8 SHC from the following course(s):
BIO 110           Principles of Biology                                   (4 SHC)
BIO 111           General Biology I                                        (4 SHC) and
BIO 112           General Biology II                                       (4 SHC)
CHM 151           General Chemistry I                                  (4 SHC) and
CHM 152           General Chemistry II (4 SHC)
PHY 110           Conceptual Physics                                     (3 SHC) and 
PHY 110A           Conceptual Physics Lab                          (1 SHC)
PHY 151 College Physics I                                       (4 SHC) and
PHY 152 College Physics II                                       (4 SHC)
 
ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS (11 SHC)
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.
 
OTHER REQUIRED HOURS (15 SHC)
 
Academic Transition (1 SHC). The following course is required:
ACA 122 College Transfer Success                            (1 SHC) (take first semester)
 
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.
 
Total SHC in program:  60
 
Associate in Science
COURSE SEQUENCE
(Suggested)
 
 
Semester 1 (14- 17 semester hours credit)
 
Academic Transition
      ACA 122   College Transfer Success                                (1 SHC)
 
English Composition
      ENG 111   Writing & Inquiry                                           (3 SHC)   
 
Humanities/Fine Arts (select one):
      ART 111    Art Appreciation                                             (3 SHC)
      ART 114    Art History Survey I                                       (3 SHC)
      ART 115    Art History Survey II                                     (3 SHC)
      MUS 110   Music Appreciation                                         (3 SHC)          
      MUS 112   Introduction to Jazz                                        (3 SHC)
      PHI 215     Philosophical Issues                                       (3 SHC)
      PHI 240     Introduction to Ethics                                    (3 SHC)
 
Social/Behavioral Sciences (select one):
ECO 251   Principles of Microeconomics                         (3 SHC)
ECO 252   Principles of Macroeconomics                        (3 SHC)
HIS 111     World Civilizations I                                      (3 SHC)
HIS 112     World Civilizations II                                     (3 SHC)
HIS 131     American History I                                         (3 SHC)
HIS 132     American History II                                        (3 SHC)
 
Math* (select one):
MAT 171    Precalculus Algebra                                        (4 SHC)     
MAT 172    Precalculus Trigonometry                               (4 SHC)   
MAT 263    Brief Calculus                                                 (4 SHC)
MAT 271    Calculus I                                                        (4 SHC) 
 
Focused Elective* (optional) (3 SHC)
 
Semester II (13-16 semester hours credit)
 
English Composition
      ENG 112    Writing/Research in the Disciplines              (3 SHC)   

Social/Behavioral Sciences (select one):
HIS 111     World Civilizations I                                      (3 SHC)
HIS 112     World Civilizations II                                     (3 SHC)
HIS 131     American History I                                         (3 SHC)
HIS 132     American History II                                        (3 SHC)

Math* (select one):
      MAT 171  Precalculus Algebra                                        (4 SHC)     
      MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry                               (4 SHC)   
      MAT 263 Brief Calculus                                                 (4 SHC)
      MAT 271 Calculus I                                                        (4 SHC)
 
Focused Elective* (3-7 SHC)

Semester III (14-17 semester hours credit)
 
Humanities/Fine Arts   (select one):
      ENG 231   American Literature I                                     (3 SHC)
      ENG 232   American Literature II                                    (3 SHC)
 
Natural Sciences*  (4 SHC) (select one):
     BIO 110    Principles of Biology                                      (4 SHC)
     BIO 111    General Biology I                                           (4 SHC)
                                and
BIO 112    General Biology II                                          (4 SHC)
CHM 151 General Chemistry I                                        (4 SHC)
                           and
CHM 152 General Chemistry II                                      (4 SHC)
            
PHY 110   Conceptual Physics                                         (3 SHC)
                          and
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab                                (1 SHC)
PHY 151   College Physics I                                            (4 SHC)
                         and  
PHY 152   College Physics II                                           (4 SHC)
      (*Students should complete sequences in science.)
Focused elective* (6 SHC):
Language (4 SHC)
      SPA 111    Elementary Spanish I                                      (3 SHC)
      SPA 181    Spanish Lab I                                                  (1 SHC)
 
Semester IV (12-14 semester hours credit)
 
Natural Sciences*  (4 SHC) (select one):
      BIO 110    Principles of Biology                                      (4 SHC)
      BIO 111    General Biology I                                           (4 SHC)
                            and
      BIO 112    General Biology II                                          (4 SHC)
     CHM 151 General Chemistry I                                        (4 SHC)
                       and
      CHM 152 General Chemistry II                                      (4 SHC)    
  PHY 110   Conceptual Physics                                         (3 SHC)
                      and
  PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab                                (1 SHC)
  PHY 151   College Physics I                                            (4 SHC)
                      and  
  PHY 152   College Physics II                                           (4 SHC)
 
       (*Students should complete sequences in science.)
 
Language (4 SHC)
      SPA 112    Elementary Spanish II                                    (3 SHC)
      SPA 182    Spanish Lab II                                                (1 SHC)
 
Focused electives* (4-6 SHC)
 
(*Notes:  Focused elective, math and science courses must be chosen with the intended major and university of transfer in mind. Please work with your advisor to select these courses to facilitate the transfer process. See Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Transfer Course List for approved transfer elective courses.)
 
Total semester hours:  61
Contact: Claudia Gresham

* Programs marked with an asterisk (*) are available online.


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