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Associate in Arts

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Associate in Arts Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Associate in Arts program is designed to meet the two-year general college requirements of four-year colleges and universities. This broad-based curriculum of the allows you to transfer with junior-level status in almost any field, ranging from traditional academic areas such as economics, education, psychology and English, to pre-professional areas including medicine, law, criminal justice and pharmacy. The Associate in Arts program is also for students who prefer a broad education without predetermined transfer plans.

Transferring to a Four-Year College or University

COA has a Comprehensive Articulation Agreement CAA (PDF) with certain universities for students in specific programs of study, allowing you to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at COA.

Be sure to check the minimum transfer admissions requirements for the programs you’re interested in. Most University of North Carolina (UNC) system universities require at least 30 credit hours, and that transfer students meet the specific admission requirements for their major.

Visit our college transfer page for more information and links to four-year college transfer admissions websites.

Transfer Agreements


Pharmaceutical Science, Clinical (PDF)

Pharmaceutical Science, Biotechnology (PDF)

Curriculum Guide

Associate in Arts Curriculum Guide (PDF)