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Associate in Arts

campus entrance

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) 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

Engineering

Pharmaceutical Science – Clinical

Pharmaceutical Science – Biotechnology

Curriculum Guide

First Year

Course
Number
Course
Title
Corequisites Prerequisites Credits
Student Success 1
ACA 122 College Transfer Success none none 1
Composition 6
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry none ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement. 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines none ENG 111 3
Communications 3
COM 231 Public Speaking none ENG 111 3
Humanities and Fine Art 6
Select two courses from:
ART 111 (none), ART 114 (DRE 098), ART 115 (DRE 098), MUS 110 (none), MUS 112 (none), PHI 215 (ENG 111), or PHI 240 (ENG 111)
n/a varies — prerequisites in parentheses 3
n/a n/a n/a varies — prerequisites in parentheses 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (at least two different disciplines must be represented) 9
Select one course from:
HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, or HIS 132
n/a n/a DRE 098 3
Select two courses from:
ECO 251 (DRE 098 and DMA 010-050), ECO 252 (DRE 098 and DMA 010-050), HIS 111 (DRE 098), HIS 112 (DRE 098), HIS 131 (DRE 098), HIS 132 (DRE 098), POL 120 (DRE 097), PSY 150 (DRE 097), or SOC 210 (DRE 098)
n/a varies — prerequisites in parentheses 3
n/a n/a n/a varies — prerequisites in parentheses 3
Mathematics 3 – 4
Select one course from:
MAT 143 – 3 credit hours (DMA 010-050 and DRE 098), MAT 152 – 4 credit hours (DMA 010-050 and DRE 098), or MAT 171 – 4 credit hours (DMA 010-080)
n/a varies — prerequisites in parentheses 3-4
Natural Sciences 4
Select one course from:
AST 111 with AST 111A (DMA 010-050), BIO 111 (DRE 098 and DMA 010-050), CHM 151 (DMA 010-080; and CHM 090 or one unit of high school Chemistry), or PHY 110 with PHY 110A (DMA 010-050)
n/a varies — prerequisites in parentheses 4
Total Semester Hours Required for Associate Degree — First Year 32 – 33

Second Year

Course
Number
Course
Title
Corequisites Prerequisites Credits
Literature 3
Select one course from:
ENG 231 (ENG 112), ENG 232 (ENG 112), ENG 241 (ENG 112), ENG 242 (ENG 112), ENG 261 (ENG 112), ENG 262 (ENG 112); If transferring without the full AA degree, then either ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, or ENG 242 is recommended as these are coded as Universal General Education Transfer Courses (UGTEC)
none ENG 112, 113, or 114 3
Foreign Language 3
Select one course from:
SPA 111 or FRE 111; Students may substitute any foreign language course coded as GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA)
none none 3
Natural Sciences 4
Select one course from:
AST 111 with AST 111A (DMA 010-050), BIO 111 (DRE 098 and DMA 010-050), BIO 112 (BIO 111), CHM 151 (DMA 010-080; and CHM 090 or one unit of high school Chemistry), CHM 152 (CHM 151), or PHY 110 with PHY 110A (DMA 010-050)
none varies — prerequisites in parentheses 4
Computer Science 3
Select one course from:
CIS 110 (DRE 098 and DMA 010-050) or CIS 115 (DMA 010-040)
none varies — prerequisites in parentheses 3
Other General Education Hours 4
Select at least four additional credit hours from the COA list of CAA courses, coded either as UGTEC or as General Education (GEN ED) none varies – see catalog 4
Health/Wellness 2-3
Select two to three credit hours from:
HEA 110 – 3 credit hours (DRE 098), PED 110 – 2 credit hours (none), or two one credit hour PED activity courses (Level I and Beginning activity courses have no prerequisite; Level 2 and Intermediate activity courses have prerequisites of the corresponding Level 1 or Beginning activity courses)
none varies — prerequisites in parentheses varies
n/a n/a none varies — prerequisites in parentheses varies
Additional Coursework 7-9
Select seven to nine additional credit hours from the COA list of CAA courses (number of hours of additional coursework needed is based upon course choices made in the first-year mathematics course, in other general education hours, and in the health/wellness choice); Courses should be chosen based upon requirements for student’s intended major at the receiving four-year institution 7-9
n/a n/a none varies – see catalog n/a
n/a n/a none varies – see catalog n/a
n/a n/a none varies – see catalog n/a
n/a n/a none varies — see catalog n/a
Total Semester Hours Required for Associate Degree 60 – 62