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Associate in Arts

The Associate in Arts Degree is designed to meet the two-year general college requirements of four-year colleges and universities. The curriculum is sufficiently broad-based to allow College of The Albemarle students, after two years of study, to transfer with junior-level status in almost any academic or pre-professional field ranging from traditional academic areas such as economics, education, psychology, and English to pre-professional areas such as medicine, law, criminal justice, pharmacy, and other business-related activities. This curriculum is also suited to students who prefer a broad education background without definite transfer plans.

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Transferring to a Four-Year College or University

College of The Albemarle has articulation agreements with certain universities for students transferring into Specific Programs of study. Students can complete the first two years of that specific baccalaureate degree at College of The Albemarle.  Students should check with their advisor and the COA web site for more information.

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree program is designed for transferring to a four-year college, specifically those North Carolina colleges who have signed on to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). The agreement enables AA graduates to have junior status when they transfer to institutions who have signed the CAA. Students who want to take a few courses at COA and then transfer should check the minimum transfer admissions requirements at the college they are transferring to. Most UNC system universities require at least 30 credit hours to transfer. All transfer students have to meet the specific admissions requirements for their major.

Rodger Rossman photoRodger Rossman
Department Chair, Social Sciences
Associate Professor, Psychology 
Elizabeth City Office: A247 
(252) 335-0821 x 2261 

AA Curriculum Guide


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Pharmaceutical Science - Biotech


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