program overview

associate in science

A male student in the associate in science program pours liquid into a beaker in a chemistry classroom.

* this program is financial aid eligible.
the associate in science 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 the 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 science 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.

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spring application deadline is jan 05

Estimated Tuition & Fees



main campus, occ, online

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program stats

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estimated completion time

18-19 months
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“the associate in science program helps you develop the skills needed to prepare you for future endeavors at a four-year university. through this degree, i am able to prepare myself academically as well as opportunities that will help me pursue a career in public health after transferring.”

—rana hammouda