Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science degree shall be granted for completed program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours 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 use of computers. (Ref. 23 NCAC 2E.0204)

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Community college Associate in Arts or Science 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.

Reverse Transfer

Students enrolled at one of the campuses of the University of North Carolina system, and who took community college classes, but didn’t complete a degree, may be eligible for Reverse Transfer.  With Reverse Transfer, coursework taken at the four-year institution can be transferred back to the community college with the possibility of earning a community college degree after the fact. Learn more about this possibility.

Programs of Study


Christine Nicodemus
Dean of Arts and Sciences
Office 108, Fleming Building, Tarboro Campus
(252) 618-6635