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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 Arts degree is a good choice for future education, social science (history, psychology, sociology, economics, business, etc.), liberal arts (languages, English, fine arts, etc.) majors, or a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background. The mathematics and science requirements are fewer than for an Associate in Science degree. For most majors, if a student wishes to attend a university, the Associate in Arts degree is the best degree to pursue.

UNC-system universities (and most private colleges and universities) will accept the completed AA 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 Associate in Arts (A.A.) 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 A.A. degree; however, completing the A.A. degree with at least a 2.0 grade point average will increase transferability to the student's college of choice.

Associate in Arts 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 Arts 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 Arts Degree - Program of Study

UNIVERSAL GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER COMPONENT
(All Universal General Education Transfer Component courses will transfer for equivalency credit.)

English Composition (6 SHC)
The following two English composition courses are required:

ENG 111Writing & Inquiry(3 SHC)
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines(3 SHC)

Communications/Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)
Select three courses from the following from at least two different disciplines:

COM 231Public Speaking(3 SHC)
ART 111Art Appreciation(3 SHC)
ART 115Art History Survey II(3 SHC)
ENG 231American Literature I(3 SHC)
ENG 232American Literature II(3 SHC)
ENG 241British Literature I(3 SHC)
ENG 242British Literature II(3 SHC)
MUS 110Music Appreciation(3 SHC)
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz(3 SHC)
PHI 215Philosophical Issues(3 SHC)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC)
Select three courses from the following from at least two different disciplines:

ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics(3 SHC)
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics(3 SHC)
HIS 111World Civilizations I(3 SHC)
HIS 112World Civilizations II(3 SHC)
HIS 131American History I(3 SHC)
HIS 132American History II(3 SHC)
POL 120American Government(3 SHC)
PSY 150General Psychology(3 SHC)
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology(3 SHC)

Math (3-4 SHC)
Select one course from the following:

MAT 143Quantitative Literacy(3 SHC)
MAT 152Statistical Methods I(4 SHC)
MAT 171Pre-calculus Algebra(4 SHC)

Natural Sciences (4 SHC)
Select 4 SHC from the following course(s):

BIO 110Principles of Biology(4 SHC)
BIO 111General Biology I(4 SHC)
CHM 151General Chemistry I(4 SHC)
PHY 110Conceptual Physics(3 SHC)
and
PHY 110AConceptual Physics Lab(1 SHC)

ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS (13-14 SHC)
An additional 13-14 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.

ART-111Art Appreciation(3 SHC)
ART-115Art History Survey II(3 SHC)
BIO-110Principles of Biology(4 SHC)
BIO-111General Biology I(4 SHC)
BIO-112General Biology II(4 SHC)
BIO-140Environmental Biology(3 SHC)
BIO-140AEnvironmental Biology Lab(1 SHC)
CHM-131Introduction to Chemistry(3 SHC)
CHM-131AIntro to Chemistry Lab(1 SHC)
CHM-132Organic and Biochemistry(4 SHC)
CHM-151General Chemistry I(4 SHC)
CHM-152General Chemistry II(4 SHC)
CIS-110Introduction to Computers(3 SHC)
CIS-115Intro to Prog & Logic(3 SHC)
COM-231Public Speaking(3 SHC)
ECO-251Prin of Microeconomics(3 SHC)
ECO-252Prin of Macroeconomics(3 SHC)
ENG-114Proof Research & Reporting(3 SHC)
ENG-231American Literature I(3 SHC)
ENG-232American Literature II(3 SHC)
ENG-241British Literature I(3 SHC)
ENG-242British Literature II(3 SHC)
HIS-111World Civilizations I(3 SHC)
HIS-112World Civilizations II(3 SHC)
HIS-131American History I(3 SHC)
HIS-132American History II(3 SHC)
HUM-120Cultural Studies(3 SHC)
HUM-122Southern Culture(3 SHC)
HUM-150American Womens Studies(3 SHC)
HUM-160Introduction to Film(3 SHC)
MAT-143Quantitative Literacy(3 SHC)
MAT-152Statistical Methods I(4 SHC)
MAT-171Precalculus Algebra(4 SHC)
MAT-172Precalculus Trigonometry(4 SHC)
MAT-263Brief Calculus(4 SHC)
MAT-271Calculus I(4 SHC)
MAT-272Calculus II(4 SHC)
MAT-273Calculus III(4 SHC)
MUS-110Music Appreciation(3 SHC)
MUS-112Introduction to Jazz(3 SHC)
MUS-113American Music(3 SHC)
MUS-210History of Rock Music(3 SHC)
PHI-215Philosophical Issues(3 SHC)
PHY-110Conceptual Physics(3 SHC)
PHY-110AConceptual Physics Lab(1 SHC)
PHY-151College Physics I(4 SHC)
PHY-152College Physics II(4 SHC)
POL-120American Government(3 SHC)
POL-220International Relations(3 SHC)
PSY-150General Psychology(3 SHC)
PSY-237Social Psychology(3 SHC)
PSY-241Developmental Psych(3 SHC)
PSY-281Abnormal Psychology(3 SHC)
REL-110World Religions(3 SHC)
REL-211Intro to Old Testament(3 SHC)
REL-212Intro to New Testament(3 SHC)
REL-221Religion in America(3 SHC)
SOC-210Introduction to Sociology(3 SHC)
SOC-213Sociology of the Family(3 SHC)
SOC-220Social Problems(3 SHC)
SPA-111Elementary Spanish I(3 SHC)
SPA-112Elementary Spanish II(3 SHC)

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.