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Associate in Arts - College Transfer

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Is your ultimate goal a four-year degree? If so, Southwestern is the ideal place to get started. Stay close to home, thrive in our smaller classes and save lots of money over your first two years. Most individuals who complete this degree will be juniors when they transfer into the degree pathway and university of their choice.

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

You'll take in a robust collection of English, Humanities, Natural Science and Mathematics courses so that you can primarily focus on your major upon transferring.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

There is virtually no limit to your career prospects upon transferring to the four-year university of your choice!

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

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COURSE INFORMATION

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COURSE & HOUR REQUIREMENTS

English Composition 6
Humanities/Fine Arts 12
Social/Behavioral Science  12
Natural Science  8
Mathematics 7
Other Required Hours 15
TOTAL 60

 

ENGLISH / COMPOSITION - Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) - 6 Semester Hour Credits required

Prefix No. Title Credit
ENG 111  Writing & Inquiry 3
ENG 112 Writing & Research in the Disciplines 3

 

HUMANITIES / FINE ARTS - UGETC - 12 Semester Hours Credit required
Nine (9) credit hours from the following. Select from at least two different disciplines. 

ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3
ENG 241 British Literature I 3
ENG 242 British Literature II 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3
Choose 3 credits from the following:  
COM 140 Intro to Intercultural Communication 3
GER 111 Elementary German I 3
GER 112 Elementary German II 3
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
HUM 121 The Nature of America 3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture 3
HUM 160 Introduction to Film 3
REL 111 Eastern Religions 3
REL 112 Western Religions 3
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3

 

SOCIAL / BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE -  UGETC - 12 Semester Hour Credits required
Select nine (9) credit hours from at least two different disciplines: 

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3
HIS 131 American History I 3
HIS 132 American History II 3
POL 120 American Government 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3
Choose 3 credits from the following:  
ANT 210 General Anthropology 3
ANT 220 Cultural Anthropology 3
HIS 121 Western Civilization I 3
HIS 122 Western Civilization II 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
PSY 237 Social Psychology 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3
SOC 220 Social Problems 3
SOC 225 Social Diversity 3

 

NATURAL SCIENCE - UGETC - (8) Semester Hour Credits required
Select 4 credit hours from the following:

AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy 3
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 1
BIO 110 Principles of Biology* 4
BIO 111 General Biology I* 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 1
Choose 4 credits from the following:  
AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy 3
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 1
BIO 110 Principles of Biology* 4
BIO 111 General Biology I* 4
BIO 112 General Biology II 4
BIO 120 Introductory Botany 4
BIO 130 Introductory Zoology 4
BIO 140 Environmental Biology 3
BIO 140A Environmental Biology Lab 1
CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry 3
CHM 131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1
CHM 132 Organic and Biochemistry 4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 1
PHY 151 College Physics I 4

*Students may not apply both BIO 110 and BIO 111 towards completion of Arts and Sciences Natural Science requirement.

 

Mathematics - UGETC - (7) Semester Hour Credits
Required:

MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
Choose 4 credits from the following:  
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 4
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 4
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 4
MAT 271 Calculus I 4
Required Course:  
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1

Choose 14 Additional hours of transferrable courses focused on future major and closely related areas. Students should check physical education/health and foreign language requirements at the university they plan to attend.

ACC 120 Principles of Accounting I 4
ACC 121 Principles of Accounting II 4
ANT 210 General Anthropology 3
ANT 220 Cultural Anthropology 3
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3
ART 121 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 122 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 131 Drawing I 3
ART 132 Drawing II 3
ART 214 Portfolio & Resume 1
ART 240 Painting I 3
ART 241 Painting II 3
ART 264 Digital Photography 3
ART 281 Sculpture I 3
ART 282 Sculpture II 3
ART 283 Ceramics I 3
ART 284 Ceramics II 3
ART 288 Studio 3
AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy 3
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 1
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 4
BIO 111 General Biology I* 4
BIO 112 General Biology II 4
BIO 120 Introductory Botany 4
BIO 130 Introductory Zoology 4
BIO 140 Environmental Biology 3
BIO 140A Environmental Biology Lab 1
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 5
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 175 General Microbiology 3
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 115 Business Law I 3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3
CHM 130 General, Organic & Biochemistry 3
CHM 130A General, Organic & Biochemistry Lab 1
CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry 3
CHM 131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1
CHM 132 Organic and Biochemistry 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 3
CIS 115 Introduction to Programming & Logic 3
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3
COM 120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 140 Intro to Intercultural Communication 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
CSC 134 C++ Programming 3
CSC 139 Visual BASIC Programming 3
CSC 151 JAVA Programming 3
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concepts 3
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
EDU 216 Foundations in Education 3
EGR 150 Intro to Engineering 2
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3
ENG 125 Creative Writing I 3
ENG 126 Creative Writing II 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3
ENG 241 British Literature I 3
ENG 242 British Literature II 3
GER 111 Elementary German I 3
GER 112 Elementary German II 3
GER 181 German Lab I 1
GER 182 German Lab II 1
HEA 110 Personal Health / Wellness 3
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3
HIS 121 Western Civilization I  3
HIS 122 Western Civilization II 3
HIS 131 American History I 3
HIS 132 American History II  3
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking  3
HUM 121 The Nature of America  3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture 3
HUM 160 Introduction to Film 3
HUM 230 Leadership Development 3
MAT 141 Mathematical Concepts I 3
MAT 142 Mathematical Concepts II 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 4
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra  4
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 4
MAT 271 Calculus I  4
MAT 272 Calculus II 4
MAT 273 Calculus III 4
MAT 280 Linear Algebra 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3
MUS 133 Band I 1
MUS 134 Band II 1
PED 110* Fit and Well for Life 2
PED 111* Physical Fitness I  1
PED 117* Weight Training I 1
PED 118* Weight Training II  1
PED 122* Yoga I 1
PED 123* Yoga II 1
PED 125* Self-Defense-Beginning 1
PED 137* Badminton  1
PED 142* Lifetime Sports  2
PED 143* Volleyball-Beginning  1
PED 145* Basketball-Beginning  1
PED 162* Angling  1
PED 171* Nature Hiking 1
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 1
PHY 151 College Physics I  4
PHY 152 College Physics II 4
PHY 251 General Physics I 4
PHY 252 General Physics II 4
POL 120 American Government  3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
PSY 215 Positive Psychology 3
PSY 237 Social Psychology 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology  3
PSY 275 Health Psychology 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3
REL 111 Eastern Religions 3
REL 112 Western Religions 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3
SOC 220 Social Problems 3
SOC 225 Social Diversity 3
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3
SPA 181 Spanish Lab I  1
SPA 182 Spanish Lab II  1
SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I  3
SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SPA 221 Spanish Conversation 3

* Limited to 2 elective credit hours.

NOTES:
Students should check physical education/health and foreign language requirements at the university they plan to attend. 

If all requirements excluding electives, for the AA degree are met, the student has satisfied general education requirements for in-state public universities through the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Consult with your advisor about courses directly applicable to your future major as you choose electives to complete the Associate in Arts degree.

 

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