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Associate in Arts – College Transfer

Credential: A.A.
Code: A10100

The Associate in Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 and a maximum of 61 semester hours of college transfer courses. 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. Community college graduates who have earned 60 semester hours of academic credit in approved transfer courses with a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will receive at least 60 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a university. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving institutions.

In order to enroll in this program, the applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent.

In order to graduate in this program, the student must satisfactorily complete the course requirements as outlined below. Upon graduation, the student will earn an Associate in Arts Degree.

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

I. General Education Courses (35-36 SHC)

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
A. English Composition (6 SHC)
*Required: ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
*Required: ENG 112 Writing/Research in Discipl. 3 0 0 3
B. Three courses from two or more different disciplines (9 SHC)
Communications
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 0 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 0 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 0 3
ENG 231 American Lit I 3 0 0 3
ENG 232 American Lit II 3 0 0 3
ENG 241 British Lit I 3 0 0 3
ENG 242 British Lit II 3 0 0 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3 0 0 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3 0 0 3
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3 0 0 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3 0 0 3
C. Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC)
Three courses from two or more different disciplines
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3 0 0 3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3 0 0 3
HIS 111 World Civ I 3 0 0 3
HIS 112 World Civ II 3 0 0 3
HIS 131 American His I 3 0 0 3
HIS 132 American His II 3 0 0 3
POL 120 American Government 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology 3 0 0 3
D. Mathematics (3-4 SHC)
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 0 0 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 3 2 0 4
MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra 3 2 0 4
E. Natural Sciences (4 SHC)
AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy and 3 0 0 3
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 0 2 0 1
AST 151 General Astronomy I and 3 0 0 3
AST 151A General Astronomy Lab I 0 2 0 1
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 3 3 0 4
BIO 111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
CHM 151 General Chem I 3 3 0 4
GEL 111 Geology 3 2 0 4
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics and 3 0 0 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 0 2 0 1
F. Other Required Courses (4 SHC)
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3

II. Additional General Education Hours (14 SHC)

(The same course cannot satisfy both requirements.)

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
ANT 210 Gen Anthropol 3 0 0 3
ANT 220 Cul Anthropol 3 0 0 3
ANT 221 Comp Cultures 3 0 0 3
ANT 230 Physical Anthropology 3 0 0 3
ANT 230A Physical Anthropology Lab 0 2 0 1
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 0 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 0 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 0 3
ASL 111 Elementary ASL I 3 0 0 3
ASL 112 Elementary ASL II 3 0 0 3
AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy 3 0 0 3
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 0 2 0 1
AST 151 General Astronomy I 3 0 0 3
AST 151A General Astronomy Lab I 0 2 0 1
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 3 3 0 4
BIO 111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
BIO 112 General Biology II 3 3 0 4
BIO 120 Intro Botany 3 3 0 4
BIO 130 Intro Zoology 3 3 0 4
CHM 131 Intro to Chemistry 3 0 0 3
CHM 131A Intro to Chem Lab 0 3 0 1
CHM 132 Organic and Biochemistry 3 3 0 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry 3 3 0 4
CHM 152 General Chem II 3 3 0 4
CIS 115 Intro Prog/Logic 2 2 0 3
COM 110 Intro to Communications 3 0 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
DRA 111 Theatre App 3 0 0 3
DRA 126 Story Telling 3 0 0 3
ECO 151 Survey of Econ 3 0 0 3
ECO 251 Prin of Microecon 3 0 0 3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroecon 3 0 0 3
ENG 114 Profess. Research & reporting 3 0 0 3
ENG 131 Intro to Lit 3 0 0 3
ENG 231 American Lit I 3 0 0 3
ENG 232 American Lit II 3 0 0 3
ENG 233 Major Amer Writ 3 0 0 3
ENG 241 British Lit I 3 0 0 3
ENG 242 British Lit II 3 0 0 3
ENG 261 World Lit I 3 0 0 3
ENG 262 World Lit II 3 0 0 3
FRE 111 Elem French I 3 0 0 3
FRE 112 Elem French II 3 0 0 3
GEL 111 Geology 3 2 0 4
GEL 120 Physical Geology 3 2 0 4
GEO 111 World Reg. Geo. 3 0 0 3
GEO 112 Cultural Geography 3 0 0 3
GEO 130 Gen Physical Geo 3 0 0 3
GER 111 Elem German I 3 0 0 3
GER 112 Elem German II 3 0 0 3
HIS 111 World Civ I 3 0 0 3
HIS 112 World Civ II 3 0 0 3
HIS 115 Intro to Global Hist 3 0 0 3
HIS 121 Western Civ I 3 0 0 3
HIS 122 Western Civ II 3 0 0 3
HIS 131 American History I 3 0 0 3
HIS 132 American History II 3 0 0 3
HUM 110 Technology & Society 3 0 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 0 3
HUM 120 Cultural Studies 3 0 0 3
HUM 121 The Nature of America 3 0 0 3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3 0 0 3
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture 3 0 0 3
HUM 160 Intro to Film 3 0 0 3
MAT 141 Math Concepts I 3 0 0 3
MAT 142 Math Concepts II 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 3 2 0 4
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 3 2 0 4
MAT 172 Precalculus Trig 3 2 0 4
MAT 263 Brief Calculus 3 2 0 4
MAT 271 Calculus I 3 2 0 4
MAT 272 Calculus II 3 2 0 4
MUS 110 Music App 3 0 0 3
MUS 112 Intro to Jazz 3 0 0 3
MUS 113 American Music 3 0 0 3
MUS 210 History of Rock Music 3 0 0 3
MUS 211 History of Country Music 3 0 0 3
PHI 210 His of Phil 3 0 0 3
PHI 215 Phil Issues 3 0 0 3
PHI 240 Intro to Ethics 3 0 0 3
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3 0 0 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics 0 2 0 1
PHY 151 College Physics I 3 2 0 4
PHY 152 College Physics II 3 2 0 4
PHY 251 General Physic I 3 3 0 4
PHY 252 General Physics II 3 3 0 4
POL 110 Intro Pol Sci 3 0 0 3
POL 120 American Gov’t 3 0 0 3
POL 210 Comparative Gov’t 3 0 0 3
POL 220 International Rel 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 237 Social Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 241 Dev Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psy 3 0 0 3
REL 110 World Religion 3 0 0 3
REL 111 Eastern Religions 3 0 0 3
REL 112 Western Religions 3 0 0 3
REL 211 Intro to Old Test 3 0 0 3
REL 212 Intro to New Test 3 0 0 3
REL 221 Religion in America 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Intro to Soc 3 0 0 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3 0 0 3
SOC 220 Social Problems 3 0 0 3
SOC 225 Social Diversity 3 0 0 3
SOC 230 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 0 0 3
SPA 111 Elem Spanish I 3 0 0 3
SPA 112 Elem Spanish II 3 0 0 3

III. Elective Coures in Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences/Mathematics (11 SHC)

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
A. Social/Behavioral Sciences
ANT 210 General Anthropology 3 0 0 3
ANT 220 Cultural Anthropology 3 0 0 3
ANT 221 Comparative Cultures 3 0 0 3
BUS 110 Intro to Business 3 0 0 3
BUS 115 Business Law I 3 0 0 3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3 0 0 3
CJC 111 Intro/Crim Just 3 0 0 3
CJC 121 Law Enforc Op 3 0 0 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3 0 0 3
COM 110 Intro to Communications 3 0 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
ECO 151 Survey of Econ 3 0 0 3
ECO 251 Prin of Micro 3 0 0 3
ECO 252 Prin of Macro 3 0 0 3
GEO 111 World Reg. Geo. 3 0 0 3
GEO 112 Cultural Geo 3 0 0 3
GEO 130 Gen Phys Geo 3 0 0 3
HIS 111 World Civ I 3 0 0 3
HIS 112 World Civ II 3 0 0 3
HIS 115 Intro to Glob His 3 0 0 3
HIS 116 Current World Problems 3 0 0 3
HIS 121 West Civ I 3 0 0 3
HIS 122 West Civ II 3 0 0 3
HIS 131 Am His I 3 0 0 3
HIS 132 Am His II 3 0 0 3
HIS 145 The Second World War 3 0 0 3
HIS 167 The Vietnam War 3 0 0 3
HIS 211 Ancient History 3 0 0 3
HIS 221 Af/Am History 3 0 0 3
HIS 226 The Civil War 3 0 0 3
HIS 227 Native Am His 3 0 0 3
HIS 228 Hist of the South 3 0 0 3
HIS 231 Recent America 3 0 0 3
HIS 236 NC History 3 0 0 3
HIS 237 American Revolution 3 0 0 3
POL 110 Intro Pol Sci 3 0 0 3
POL 120 Am Gov’t 3 0 0 3
POL 130 St/ Local Gov’t 3 0 0 3
POL 210 Comp Gov’t 3 0 0 3
POL 220 Internat Rel 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 Gen Psy 3 0 0 3
PSY 231 Forensic Psy 3 0 0 3
PSY 237 Social Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 241 Dev Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 243 Child Psy 3 0 0 3
PSY 246 Adolescent Psy 3 0 0 3
PSY 249 Psychology of Aging 3 0 0 3
PSY 259 Human Sexuality 3 0 0 3
PSY 263 Educational Psy 3 0 0 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psy 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology 3 0 0 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3 0 0 3
SOC 220 Social Problems 3 0 0 3
SOC 225 Social Diversity 3 0 0 3
SOC 230 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 0 0 3
SOC 232 Social Context of Aging 3 0 0 3
SOC 244 Soc Death/Dying 3 0 0 3
SOC 254 Rural/Urban Soc 3 0 0 3
B. Physical Education
PED 110 Fit & Well for Life 1 2 0 2
PED 111 Physical Fitness I 0 3 0 1
PED 112 Physical Fitness II 0 3 0 1
PED 113 Aerobics I 0 3 0 1
PED 117 Weight Training I 0 3 0 1
PED 120 Walking for Fitness 0 3 0 1
PED 125 Self-Defense Beginning 0 2 0 1
PED 128 Golf Beginning 0 2 0 1
PED 152 Beg. Swimming 0 2 0 1
C. Humanities and Fine Arts
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 0 3
ART 113 Methods & Mat 3 0 0 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 0 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 0 3
ART 130 Basic Drawing 3 0 0 3
ART 240 Painting I 3 0 0 3
ART 242 Landscape Painting 3 0 0 3
ART 243 Portrait Painting 3 0 0 3
ART 276 Interactive Media Design 0 6 0 3
ART 283 Ceramics I 3 0 0 3
*ASL 111 Elementary ASL I 3 0 0 3
*ASL 112 Elementary ASL II 3 0 0 3
*ASL 181 ASL Lab I 3 0 0 1
*ASL 182 ASL Lab II 3 0 0 1
DRA 111 Theatre App 3 0 0 3
DRA 126 Story Telling 3 0 0 3
DRA 170 Play Prod I 3 0 0 3
ENG 114 Prof. Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
ENG 125 Creative Writ I 3 0 0 3
ENG 126 Creative Writ II 3 0 0 3
ENG 131 Intro to Lit 3 0 0 3
ENG 231 American Lit I 3 0 0 3
ENG 232 American Lit II 3 0 0 3
ENG 233 Major Amer Writ 3 0 0 3
ENG 241 British Lit I 3 0 0 3
ENG 242 British Lit II 3 0 0 3
ENG 253 Bible as Lit 3 0 0 3
ENG 261 World Lit I 3 0 0 3
ENG 262 World Lit II 3 0 0 3
ENG 271 Contemp Lit 3 0 0 3
ENG 272 Southern Lit 3 0 0 3
ENG 273 Af/Am Lit 3 0 0 3
ENG 274 Lit by Women 3 0 0 3
ENG 275 Science Fiction 3 0 0 3
*FRE 111 Elem French I 3 0 0 3
*FRE 112 Elem French II 3 0 0 3
*GER 111 Elem German I 3 0 0 3
*GER 112 Elem German II 3 0 0 3
HUM 110 Technology & Society 3 0 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 0 3
HUM 120 Cul Studies 3 0 0 3
HUM 121 Nature of America 3 0 0 3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3 0 0 3
HUM 123 Appalachian Culture 3 0 0 3
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture 3 0 0 3
HUM 160 Intro to Film 3 0 0 3
HUM 170 Holocaust 3 0 0 3
MUS 110 Music App 3 0 0 3
MUS 112 Intro to Jazz 3 0 0 3
MUS 113 American Music 3 0 0 3
MUS 170 Business of Music 3 0 0 3
MUS 210 History of Rock Music 3 0 0 3
MUS 211 History of Country Music 3 0 0 3
MUS 265 Piano Pedagogy 3 0 0 3
PHI 210 His of Phil 3 0 0 3
PHI 215 Phil Issues 3 0 0 3
PHI 240 Intro to Ethics 3 0 0 3
REL 110 World Religion 3 0 0 3
REL 111 Eastern Religions 3 0 0 3
REL 112 Western Religions 3 0 0 3
REL 211 Intro to Old Test 3 0 0 3
REL 212 Intro to New Test 3 0 0 3
REL 221 Religion in America 3 0 0 3
*SPA 111 Elem Spanish I 3 0 0 3
*SPA 112 Elem Spanish II 3 0 0 3
*No elementary foreign language course may be used as the sole Humanities/Fine Arts selection.
D. Natural Sciences
ACC 120 and Mathematics Prin of Finan Acct 3 2 0 4
ACC 121 Prin of Mang Acct 3 2 0 4
AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy 3 0 0 3
AST 111A Descrip. Astronomy Lab 0 2 0 1
AST 151 General Astronomy I 3 0 0 3
AST 151A General Astronomy Lab 0 2 0 1
BIO 110 Prin of Bio 3 3 0 4
BIO 111 General Bio I 3 3 0 4
BIO 112 Gen Bio II 3 3 0 4
BIO 120 Intro Botany 3 3 0 4
BIO 130 Intro Zoology 3 3 0 4
BIO 150 Genetics 3 0 0 3
BIO 168 Anat/Phys I 3 3 0 4
BIO 169 Anat/Phys II 3 3 0 4
BIO 243 Marine Biology 3 3 0 4
BIO 275 Microbiology 3 3 0 4
CHM 131 Intro to Chem 3 0 0 3
CHM 131A Chm Lab 0 3 0 1
CHM 132 Organic/Bioch 3 3 0 4
CHM 151 Gen Chem I 3 3 0 4
CHM 152 Gen Chem II 3 3 0 4
CHM 251 Org Chem I 3 3 0 4
CHM 252 Org Chem II 3 3 0 4
CIS 115 Intro Prog/Logic 2 2 0 3
GEL 111 Geology 3 2 0 4
GEL 120 Physical Geo 3 2 0 4
MAT 141 Math Concepts I 3 0 0 3
MAT 142 Math Concepts II 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 3 2 0 4
MAT 171 Precal Algebra 3 0 0 3
MAT 172 Precal Trig 3 0 0 3
MAT 271 Calculus I 3 2 0 4
MAT 272 Calculus II 3 2 0 4
PHS 110 Survey of Phys Science 3 2 0 4
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3 0 0 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics 0 2 0 1
PHY 151 College Phys I 3 2 0 4
PHY 152 College Phys II 3 2 0 4
PHY 251 General Physics I 3 3 0 4
PHY 252 General Physics II 3 3 0 4