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Semester Hours: 60

The Associate in Arts degree is intended for students interested in pursuing a four-year degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines or at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background. This program is also recommended for students who are unsure of their academic major as it provides a diversified foundation of courses.

Students who complete the Associate in Arts degree will be treated as juniors at any of the UNC institutions to which they are admitted. Students who plan to complete the Associate in Arts degree should meet with their advisor to discuss courses that may transfer to four-year institutions to pursue majors in:

  • Accounting
    Anthropology
    Art Education
    Business Education
    Computer Science

  • Economics
    Education
    Communication/Communication Studies
    Criminal Justice
    Elementary Education
    English

  • English Education
    Finance
    Geography
    Health Education
    History
    Information Systems

  • Liberal Studies
    Marketing
    Mass Communications/Journalism
    Middle Grades Education
    Nursing
    Physical Education

  • Political Science
    Psychology
    Social Science Secondary Education
    Social Work
    Sociology
    Special Education

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General Education Core Diploma in Arts

 

Semester Hours: 44
The General Education Core Diploma in Arts is intended for students interested in pursuing a four-year degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines or at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background. The diploma is recommended for students planning to transfer prior to completion of the Associate in Arts degree. A student who completes the 44-semester hour requirements of the General Education Core diploma, will not be required to take other general education classes at a UNC institution or some private colleges even if the student’s 44-semester credit hour core does not completely match those of the receiving institution.