Semester Hours: 64
The Associate in Science degree is intended for students interested in pursuing a four-year degree in natural science, mathematics, or engineering. Students planning to pursue careers in medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry may choose the Associate in Science degree. Students who complete the 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 Science degree should meet with their advisor to discuss courses that may transfer to four-year institutions to pursue majors in:
- Biology & Biology Education
- Chemistry & Chemistry Education
- Mathematics Education
General Education Core Diploma in Science
Semester Hours: 44
The General Education Core Diploma in Science is intended for students interested in pursuing a four-year degree in natural science, mathematics, or engineering. The diploma is recommended for students planning to transfer prior to completion of the Associate in Science 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.