Associate in Science (University Transfer)

AS - A10400

SCC offers two fully transferable degrees:

  • Associate in Arts (AA) and
  • Associate in Science (AS).

Contact(s): Claudia Gresham

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.

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/behaviorial 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.

Visit www.stanly.edu/transfer for important information about the university transfer program and the transfer process. 

For more information, contact Program Head Claudia Gresham (cgresham5647@stanly.edu or 704.991.0307) or University Transfer Advisor Reese Linnell (rlinnell9468@stanly.edu or 704.991.0223). 

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.

Total semester hours: 61

Associate in Science 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)
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3
ENG 112Writing and Research in the Disciplines3
Communications/Humanities/Fine Arts (6 SHC)
Select three of the following from at least two difference disciplines:6
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey II
Public Speaking
American Literature I
American Literature II
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
Philosophical Issues
Introduction to Ethics
Social and Behavioral Science (6 SHC)
Select three of the following from at least two difference disciplines:6
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
American Government
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Math (8 SHC)
Select two of the following:8
Precalculus Algebra
Precalculus Trigonometry
Brief Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus II
Natural Sciences (8 SHC)
Select 8 SHC from the following:8
Principles of Biology
General Biology I
and General Biology II
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Conceptual Physics
and Conceptual Physics Lab
College Physics I
and College Physics II
Additional General Education Hours (11 SHC)
Select an additional 11 SHC from courses classified as general education within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.11
Academic Transition (1 SHC)
ACA 122College Transfer Success (Take first semester)1
Other Required Hours (14 SHC)
Select an additional 14 SHC 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.14
Total Credit Hours60

Total SHC in program: 60

Associate in Science

Course Sequence (Suggested)

Plan of Study Grid
Semester ICredit Hours
Academic Transition  
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
English Composition  
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
Humanities/Fine Arts  
Select one of the following: 3
Art Appreciation  
Art History Survey I  
Art History Survey II  
Music Appreciation  
Introduction to Jazz  
Philosophical Issues  
Social/Behavioral Sciences  
Select one of the following: 3
Principles of Microeconomics  
Principles of Macroeconomics  
World Civilizations I  
World Civilizations II  
American History I  
American History II  
American Government  
General Psychology  
Introduction to Sociology  
Math  
Select one of the following: 1 4
Precalculus Algebra  
Precalculus Trigonometry  
Brief Calculus  
Calculus I  
Focused Elective (optional)  
Select 3 SHC 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester II
English Composition  
ENG 112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences  
Select one of the following: 3
World Civilizations I  
World Civilizations II  
American History I  
American History II  
Math  
Select one of the following: 1 4
Precalculus Algebra  
Precalculus Trigonometry  
Brief Calculus  
Calculus I  
Focused Elective  
Select 3-7 SHC 1 3-7
 Credit Hours13-17
Semester III
Humanities/Fine Arts  
ENG 231
American Literature I
or American Literature II
3
Natural Sciences  
Select one of the following: 1,2 4
Principles of Biology  
General Biology I
and General Biology II
 
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
 
Conceptual Physics
and Conceptual Physics Lab
 
College Physics I
and College Physics II
 
Focused elective  
Select 6 SHC 1 6
Language  
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPA 181 Spanish Lab 1 1
 Credit Hours17
Semester IV
Natural Sciences  
Select one of the following: 1,2 4
Principles of Biology  
General Biology I
and General Biology II
 
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
 
Conceptual Physics
and Conceptual Physics Lab
 
College Physics I
and College Physics II
 
Language  
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3
SPA 182 Spanish Lab 2 1
Focused electives  
Select 12-13 SHC 1 12-13
 Credit Hours20-21
 Total Credit Hours67-72
1

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. 

2

Students should complete sequences in science.

See Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Transfer Course List  for approved transfer elective courses.)

Associate in Science - CCP

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school juniors and seniors)

English Composition (6 SHC)
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3
ENG 112Writing and Research in the Disciplines3
Humanities/Fine Arts (6 SHC)
Select two of the following from two different disciplines:6
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey II
American Literature I
American Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
Music Appreciation
Philosophical Issues
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Select 2 of the following from different disciplines:6
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
American Government
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Math (8 SHC)
Select two of the following:8
Precalculus Algebra
Precalculus Trigonometry
Brief Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus II
Natural Sciences (8 SHC)
Select 8 credits from the following:8
General Biology I
and General Biology II
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Conceptual Physics
and Conceptual Physics Lab
and Principles of Biology
College Physics I
and College Physics II
Academic Transition (1 SHC)
ACA 122College Transfer Success1
Total Credit Hours35