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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 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.

Associate in Science Degree - Program of Study

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)

Humanities/Fine Arts (6 SHC)
Select two courses from the following from at least two different disciplines:

ART 111Art Appreciation(3 SHC)
ART 114Art History Survey I(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)
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics(3 SHC)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)
Select two 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 (8 SHC)
Select two courses from the following:

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)

Natural Sciences (8 SHC)
Select 8 SHC from the following course(s):

BIO 110Principles of Biology(4 SHC)
BIO 111General Biology I(4 SHC)
and
BIO 112General Biology II(4 SHC)
CHM 151General Chemistry I(4 SHC)
and
CHM 152General Chemistry II(4 SHC)
PHY 110Conceptual Physics(3 SHC)
and
PHY 110AConceptual Physics Lab(1 SHC)
PHY 151College Physics I(4 SHC)
PHY 152College 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.

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.

ACA 122College Transfer Success AA/AS Required Course
ART 111Art Appreciation UGETC: Humanities/Fine Arts - AA/AS
ART 115Art History Survey II UGETC: Humanities/Fine Arts - AA/AS
BIO 110Principles of Biology UGETC: Natural Science - AA/AS
BIO 111General Biology I UGETC: Natural Sciences - AA/AS
BIO 112General Biology II UGETC: Natural Sciences - AS
BIO 140Environmental Biology GEN ED: Natural Science
BIO 140AEnvironmental Biology Lab GEN ED: Natural Science
BIO 163Basic Anat & Physiology Pre-Major/Elective
BIO 168Anatomy and Physiology I Pre-Major/Elective
BIO 169Anatomy and Physiology II Pre-Major/Elective
BIO 275Microbiology Pre-Major/Elective
BUS 110Introduction to Business Pre-Major/Elective
BUS 115Business Law I Pre-Major/Elective
BUS 137Principles of Management Pre-Major/Elective
BUS 228Business Statistics Pre-Major/Elective
CHM 131Introduction to Chemistry GEN ED: Natural Science
CHM 131AIntro to Chemistry Lab GEN ED: Natural Science
CHM 132Organic Biochemistry GEN ED: Natural Science
CHM 151General Chemistry I UGETC: Natural Sciences - AA/AS
CHM 152General Chemistry II UGETC: Natural Sciences - AS
CIS 110Introduction to Computers GEN ED: Math
CIS 115Intro to Prog & Logic GEN ED: Math
CJC 111Intro to Criminal Justice Pre-Major/Elective
CJC 121Law Enforcement Operations Pre-Major/Elective
CJC 141Corrections Pre-Major/Elective
COM 231Public Speaking UGETC: Humanities/Fine Arts - AA/AS
CSC 134C++ Programming Pre-Major/Elective
CSC 139Visual BASIC Programming Pre-Major/Elective
CSC 151JAVA Programming Pre-Major/Elective
CTS 115Info Sys Business Concepts Pre-Major/Elective
ECO 251Prin of Microeconomics UGETC: Social/Behavioral Sci - AA/AS
ECO 252Prin of Macroeconomics UGETC: Social/Behavioral Sci - AA/AS
ENG 113Literature-based Research GEN ED: English Comp
ENG 114Prof Research and Reporting GEN ED: English Comp
ENG 125Creative Writing I Pre-Major/Elective
ENG 231American Literature I UGETC: Humanities/Fine Arts - AA/AS
ENG 232American Literature II UGETC: Humanities/Fine Arts - AA/AS
ENG 241British Literature I UGETC: Humanities/Fine Arts - AA/AS
ENG 242British Literature II UGETC: Humanities/Fine Arts - AA/AS
HEA 110Personal Health/Wellness Pre-Major/Elective
HIS 111World Civilizations I UGETC: Social/Behavioral Sci - AA/AS
HIS 112World Civilizations II UGETC: Social/Behavioral Sci - AA/AS
HIS 131American History I UGETC: Social/Behavioral Sci - AA/AS
HIS 132American History II UGETC: Social/Behavioral Sci - AA/AS
HIS 236North Carolina History Pre-Major/Elective
HUM 120Cultural Studies GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts
HUM 122Southern Culture GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts
HUM 150American Women's Studies GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts
HUM 160Introduction to Film GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts
HUM 180International Cultural Exploration GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy UGETC: Math - AA
MAT 152Statistical Methods I UGETC: Math - AA
MAT 171Pre-Calculus Algebra UGETC: Math - AA/AS
MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry UGETC: Math - AS
MAT 263Brief Calculus UGETC: Math - AS
MAT 271Calculus I UGETC: Math - AA
MAT 272Calculus II UGETC: Math - AS
MAT 273Calculus III GEN ED: Math
MUS 110Music Appreciation UGETC: Humanities/Fine Arts - AA/AS
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz UGETC: Humanities/Fine Arts - AA/AS
MUS 113American Music GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts
MUS 210History of Rock Music GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts
PED 111Physical Fitness I Pre-Major/Elective
PED 113Aerobics I Pre-Major/Elective
PED 120Walking for Fitness Pre-Major/Elective
PED 125Self-Defense: Beginning Pre-Major/Elective
PHI 215Philosophical Issues UGETC: Humanities/Fine Arts - AA/AS
PHY 110Conceptual Physics UGETC: Natural Sciences - AA/AS
PHY 110AConceptual Physics Lab UGETC: Natural Sciences - AA/AS
PHY 151College Physics I UGETC: Natural Sciences - AS
PHY 152College Physics II UGETC: Natural Sciences - AS
POL 120American Government UGETC: Social/Behavioral Sci - AA/AS
POL 220International Relations GEN ED: Social/Behavioral Science
PSY 150General Psychology UGETC: Social/Behavioral Sci - AA/AS
PSY 237Social Psychology GEN ED: Social/Behavioral Science
PSY 241Developmental Psychology GEN ED: Social/Behavioral Science
PSY 263Educational Psychology Pre-Major/Elective
PSY 281Abnormal Psychology GEN ED: Social/Behavioral Science
REL 110World Religions GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts
REL 211Intro to Old Testaments GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts
REL 212Intro to New Testaments GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts
REL 221Religion in America GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology UGETC: Social/Behavioral Sci - AA/AS
SOC 213Sociology of the Family GEN ED: Social/Behavioral Science
SOC 220Social Problems GEN ED: Social/Behavioral Science
SOC 232Social Context of Aging Pre-Major/Elective
SPA 111Elementary Spanish I GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts
SPA 112Elementary Spanish II GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts
SPA 181Spanish Lab 1 Pre-Major/Elective
SPA 182Spanish Lab 2 Pre-Major/Elective

Academic Transition (1 SHC)
The following course is required:

ACA 122College Transfer Success(1 SHC)

Total SHC in program: 60

Associate in Arts
COURSE SEQUENCE (Suggested)

Semester I (14-17 semester hours credit)

Academic Transition

ACA 122College Transfer Success(1 SHC)

English Composition

ENG 111Writing & Inquiry(3 SHC)

Humanities/Fine Arts (select one):

ART 111Art Appreciation(3 SHC)
ART 114Art History Survey I(3 SHC)
ART 115Art History Survey II(3 SHC)
MUS 110Music Appreciation(3 SHC)
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz(3 SHC)
PHI 215Philosophical Issues(3 SHC)
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics(3 SHC)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (select one):

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)

Math* (select one):

MAT 171Precalculus(4 SHC)
MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry(4 SHC)
MAT 263Brief Calculus(4 SHC)
MAT 271Calculus I(4 SHC)

Focused Elective* (optional) 3 SHC

Semester II (13-16 semester hours credit)

English Composition

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

Social/Behavioral Sciences (select one):

HIS 111World Civilizations I(3 SHC)
HIS 112World Civilizations II(3 SHC)
HIS 131American History I(3 SHC)
HIS 132American History II(3 SHC)

Math* (select one):

MAT 171Precalculus(4 SHC)
MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry(4 SHC)
MAT 263Brief Calculus(4 SHC)
MAT 271Calculus I(4 SHC)

Focused Elective* (3-7 SHC)

Semester III (14-17 semester hours credit)

Humanities/Fine Arts (select one):

ENG 231American Literature I(3 SHC)
ENG 232American Literature II(3 SHC)

Natural Sciences (4 SHC) (select one):

BIO 110Principles of Biology(4 SHC)
BIO 111General Biology I(4 SHC)
and
BIO 112General Biology II(4 SHC)
CHM 151General Chemistry I(4 SHC)
and
CHM 152General Chemistry II(4 SHC)
PHY 110Conceptual Physics(3 SHC)
and
PHY 110AConceptual Physics Lab(1 SHC)
PHY 151College Physics I(1 SHC)
and
PHY 152College Physics II(1 SHC)

(*Students should complete sequences in science.)

Focused Elective* (6 SHC)

Language (4 SHC)

SPA 111Elementary Spanish I(3 SHC)
SPA 181Spanish Lab I(1 SHC)

Semester IV (12-16 semester hours credit)

Natural Sciences (4 SHC) (select one):

BIO 110Principles of Biology(4 SHC)
BIO 111General Biology I(4 SHC)
and
BIO 112General Biology II(4 SHC)
CHM 151General Chemistry I(4 SHC)
and
CHM 152General Chemistry II(4 SHC)
PHY 110Conceptual Physics(3 SHC)
and
PHY 110AConceptual Physics Lab(1 SHC)
PHY 151College Physics I(1 SHC)
and
PHY 152College Physics II(1 SHC)

(*Students should complete sequences in science.)

Language (4 SHC)

SPA 111Elementary Spanish I(3 SHC)
SPA 181Spanish Lab I(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