Stanly Community College’s fully transferable Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees offer an economical and efficient way to work towards a bachelor’s degree. The Associate in Arts Business and Accounting Transfer Degree (AA-BA) is a great choice for students who know they want to major in business at a university. This degree features courses that will fulfill general education requirements for most business majors.
Students in the AA-BA degree will focus their electives in the areas of math, business, and economics so they will be prepared for business major requirements at area universities. UNC system universities (and most private colleges and universities) will accept the completed AA (and AA-BA) degree as a package, which will waive the undergraduate general education requirements. Certain general education requirements specifically listed in individual majors cannot be waived, so students should work with an advisor to identify unique program/major requirements at their universities of choice.
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 future.
If a student has an Associate in Arts (AA) degree (including the AA-BA) 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 AA degree; however, completing the AA degree with at least a 2.0 grade point average will increase transferability to the student’s college of choice. Associate in Arts (including AA-BA) and 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 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.
Suggested Course Sequence
Associate in Arts (Business and Accounting Transfer)
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