program overview

associate in arts

A female student sitting between several other students points to a piece of paper held by one of the male students.

* this program is financial aid eligible.
* most courses can be completed online.
the associate in arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (shc) of college transfer courses. within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

courses are approved for transfer through the comprehensive articulation agreement (caa). the caa enables north carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in arts programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of the university of north carolina to transfer with junior status.

community college graduates must obtain a grade of "c" or better in each course and an overall gpa of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.

scroll down the page to view the plan of study and advising guide.

spring application deadline is jan 05

Estimated Tuition & Fees



main campus, occ, online

credit hours


program stats

outline of person

average class size


estimated completion time

18-19 months
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“the associate of arts program has opened many doors for me, vastly expanded my knowledge, and opened my eyes to new and interesting aspects of the world. i have developed skills, made great friends, and built connections that will benefit me throughout my career. it is an experience i'll remember forever.”

—jenai johnson