Associate in Science Degree (A10400)

The Associate in Science degree is designed for students to take courses at the community college and transfer to a four-year college/ university for completion of their Bachelor’s degree. The Associate in Science transfer degree is geared toward students pursuing a career in a STEM-based field: Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics. The program of study includes thirty-four (34) semester hours of Universal General Education Transfer Component Courses (UGETC) as follows:

Communication (3) Mathematics (8)
English Composition (6) Natural Sciences (8)
History (3) Social/Behavioral Sciences (3)
Humanities/Fine Arts (3)

Students should consult with the institution(s) to which they would like to transfer for academic course selection guidance. Meeting with MCC faculty advisors and taking ACA 122: College Transfer Success will be very instrumental as well in the development of a successful transfer plan.

Associate in Science Program (A10400)

Associate in Science 60 Semester Hours Credit - (SHC)

Universal General Education Transfer Component (34 Semester Hours Credit)

English Composition (6 SHC)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ENG 112 Writing and Research in the Discipline 3

Communication (3 SHC)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3

Humanities/Fine Arts (3 SHC)

Select one course from:
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3
ENG 241 British Literature I 3
ENG 242 British Literature II 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3

History (3 SHC)

Select one course from:
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3
HIS 131 American History I 3
HIS 132 American History II 3

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 SHC)

Select one course from:
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
POL 120 American Government 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3

Mathematics (8SHC)

Select two courses from:
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 4
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 4
MAT 271 Calculus I 4
MAT 271 Calculus II 4

Natural Sciences (8 SHC)

Select 8 SHC from one of the following groups:
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
Group 1
BIO 111 General Biology I 4
BIO 112 General Biology II 4
Group 2
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4
Group 3
PHY 151 College Physics I 4
PHY 152 College Physics II 4

Additional General Education Hours

An additional 11 Semester Hours Credit should be selected from courses classified as general education within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer-university. ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, AST 151, AST 151A, BIO 110,, BIO 111, BIO 112, CHM 131, CHM 151, CHM 152, ECO 251, ECO 251, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, ENG 242, GEL 111, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132, MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 271, MAT 272, PHY 110, PHY 110A, PHY 151, PHY 152, POL 120, PSY 241, PSY 281, SOC 210, SPA 111, SPA 112: Are Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) classes, Associate in Arts.

Select 11 SHC from:
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
AST 151 General Astronomy I 3
AST 151A General Astronomy I Lab 3
AST 152 General Astronomy II 3
AST 152A General Astronomy II Lab 1
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 4
BIO 111 General Biology I 4
BIO 112 General Biology II 4
BIO 140 Environmental Biology 3
BIO 140A Environmental Biology Lab 1
CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry 3
CHM 131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4
CIS 115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation 3
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research 3
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3
ENG 241 British Literature I 3
ENG 242 British Literature II 3
ENG 261 World Literature I 3
ENG 262 World Literature II 3
GEL 111 Geology 4
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3
HIS 131 American History I 3
HIS 132 American History II 3
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture 3
HUM 160 Introduction to Film 3
HUM 220 Human Values and Meaning 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 4
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 4
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 4
MAT 271 Calculus I 4
MAT 272 Calculus II 4
MAT 273 Calculus III 4
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 1
PHY 151 College Physics I 4
PHY 152 College Physics II 4
POL 120 American Government 3
POL 210 Comparative Government 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
PSY 237 Social Psychology 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3
SOC 220 Social Problems 3
SOC 225 Social Diversity 3
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3

Other Required Hours (15 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1

An additional 11 Semester Hour Credit 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. ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, AST 151, AST 151A, BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 112, CHM 131, CHM 151, CHM 152, ECO 251, ECO 252, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, ENG 242, GEL 111, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132, MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 271, MAT 272, PHY 110, PHY 110A, PHY 151, PHY 152, POL 120, PSY 150, PSY 241, PSY 281, SOC 210, SPA 111, SPA 112: Are Universal General Education Transfer (UGETC) classes, Associate in Science.

Select 11 SHC from:
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3
AST 151 General Astronomy I 3
AST 151A General Astronomy I Lab 1
AST 152 General Astronomy II 3
AST 152A General Astronomy II Lab 1
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 4
BIO 111 General Biology I 4
BIO 112 General Biology II 4
BIO 140 Environmental Biology 3
BIO 140A Environmental Biology Lab 1
BIO 155 Nutrition 3
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 175 General Microbiology 3
BIO 242 Natural Resource Conservation 3
BIO 250 Genetics 4
BIO 265 Cell Biology 4
BIO 271 Pathophysiology 3
BIO 275 Microbiology 4
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 115 Business Law I 3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3
CHM 130 General, Organic, & Biochemistry 3
CHM 130A General, Organic, & Biochemistry Lab 1
CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry 3
CHM 131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4
CIS 115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 3
CJC 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3
CJC 212 Ethics & Communication Relations 3
COM 120 Introduction Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 160 Small Group Communication 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
CTS 115 Information Systems Business Concepts 3
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation 3
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
EDU 216 Foundation of Education 3
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research 3
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
ENG 125 Creative Writing 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3
ENG 241 British Literature I 3
ENG 242 British Literature II 3
ENG 261 World Literature I 3
ENG 262 World Literature II 3
GEL 111 Geology 4
HEA 110 Personal Health/Wellness 3
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3
HIS 116 Current World Problems 3
HIS 131 American History I 3
HIS 132 American History II 3
HIS 233 History of Appalachian 3
HIS 234 Cherokee History 3
HIS 236 North Carolina History 3
HIS 237 The American Revolution 3
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture 3
HUM 160 Introduction to Film 3
HUM 220 Human Values and Meaning 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 4
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 4
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 4
MAT 271 Calculus I 4
MAT 272 Calculus II 4
MAT 273 Calculus III 4
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life 2
PED 121 Walk, Jog, Run 1
PED 122 Yoga I 1
PED 123 Yoga II 1
PED 125 Self-Defense: Beginning 1
PED 128 Golf-Beginning 1
PED 138 Archery 1
PED 152 Swimming-Beginning 1
PED 170 Backpacking 1
PED 171 Nature Hiking 1
PED 173 Rock Climbing 1
PED 181 Snow Skiing-Beginning 1
PED 212 Snowboarding-Beginning 1
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 1
PHY 151 College Physics I 4
PHY 152 College Physics II 4
POL 120 American Government 3
POL 130 State & Local Government 3
POL 210 Comparative Government 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
PSY 215 Positive Psychology 3
PSY 231 Forensic Psychology 3
PSY 237 Social Psychology 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3
SOC 220 Social Problems 3
SOC 225 Social Diversity 3
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3
SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II 3

Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

Developmental Requirements:

CIS 115

  • MAT 003

ENG 111:

  • ENG 002

State Co-Requisites ENG 011

MAT 171:

  • MAT 121 or MAT 003

State Co-Requisites MAT 071

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