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:
Middle Grades Education
Social Science Secondary Education
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.