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University Transfer Options
The Associate in Arts (AA)
The Associate in Arts (AA) is intended for students who ultimately wish to complete a baccalaureate arts degree at a four-year college or university. Students in this program develop foundational knowledge particularly business, English, fine arts, foreign languages, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology.
Course Selection Guide
This course selection guide shown below has been developed by referencing the Baccalaureate Degree plans or the student plans for the Bachelor of Arts degrees at the universities listed below. Note that many other colleges and universities also offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business.
- North Carolina Central University (NCCU)
- UNC-Chapel Hill (UNC)
- UNC-Greensboro (UNC-G)
- UNC-Wilmington (UNC-W)
- Watts School of Nursing (Watts)
Students should print out and save the baccalaureate degree plan (BDP) for their major and intended transfer university.
Printable Nursing Course Selection Guide (PDF)
General Education – 45 SHC (“Semester Hours of Credit”)
Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) Courses (31-32 SHC)
UGETC courses are courses which are guaranteed to fulfill a general education component at every public university in North Carolina and the private colleges that are signatories to the 2015 Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.
English Composition (6 SHC)
Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCCU UNCCH UNCG UNCW Watts ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry ENG 111 ENG 111 ENG 111 ENG 111 ENG 111 ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines ENG 112 ENG 112 ENG 112 ENG 112 ENG 112 Humanities/Fine Arts (H/FA) (9 SHC)
Select three courses from at least two disciplines
Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCCU UNCCH UNCG UNCW Watts One course selected from ART 111, 114, 115; COM 231; DRA 111, MUS 110, 112 COM 231 Any Any COM 120 or 231 ART or
PHI 215 or PHI 240 PHI 215 Any Any PHI 215 Any One course selected from ENG 231, 232, 241, 242 ENG 231 or ENG 232 Any Any Any Any Social and Behavioral Sciences (S/BS) (9 SHC)
Select three courses from at least two disciplines
Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCCU UNCCH UNCG UNCW Watts One course selected from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, or HIS 132 HIS 111 or 112 Any Any HIS 111 Any ECO 251, 252, POL 120; PSY 150, or SOC 210 PSY 150 PSY 150 PSY 150 PSY 150 PSY 150 One additional course from above SOC 210 Any SOC 210 SOC 210 SOC 210 Mathematics (3-4 SHC)
Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCCU UNCCH UNCG UNCW Watts One Math course selected from MAT 143, 152, 171 MAT 152 MAT 152 MAT 152 MAT 152 MAT 152 Natural Science (4 SHC)
Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCCU UNCCH UNCG UNCW Watts One Science course selected from AST 151/A, BIO 110, BIO 111, CHM 151, GEL 111, PHY 110/A BIO 111 BIO 111 BIO 111 BIO 111 BIO 111
BIO 111 is not required by NCCU if the student takes BIO 168 and BIO 169, but it is required for the AA degree.
Additional General Education Transfer Hours (13-14 SHC)
Foreign Language (3 SHC)
UNCW requires 2 levels of a new FL or 3 levels of a FL begun in high school.
Durham Tech Gen Ed Requirement NCCU UNCCH UNCG UNCW Watts Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish FL 112 FL 211 FL 112 FL 211 FL 112
Second Mathematics Course (3-4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed Requirement NCCU UNCCH UNCG UNCW Watts Choose from MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171, MAT 172, or MAT 263. Note: There are prerequisites for these courses that must be met. MAT 171 Any Any MAT 171 Any Second Natural Science Course (4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed Requirement NCCU UNCCH UNCG UNCW Watts Choose from AST 151/151A, AST 152/152A, BIO 110, BIO 111, 112, BIO 140/140A, CHM 131/A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM 152, GEL 111, GEL 230, PHY 110/110A CHM
CHM 151 CHM
CHM 151 CHM 151 One Additional Course (3-4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed Requirement NCCU UNCCH UNCG UNCW Watts One additional course CHM 132 CHM 152 CHM 132
PSY 241 PSY 241
Other Required Hours (15 SHC)
Students should consult their advisor. The listings vary based on the requirements of the selected university and the student's intended major.
College Transfer Success Course (1 SHC)
Durham Tech Requirement NCCU UNCCH UNCG UNCW Watts ACA 122 (This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.) ACA 122 ACA 122 ACA 122 ACA 122 ACA 122 Foreign Language (0-8 SHC)
Durham Tech Requirement NCCU UNCCH UNCG UNCW Watts FL 111/181, 112/182 if needed to meet prerequisites As Needed As Needed As Needed As Needed As Needed Additional Major Course(s)
Durham Tech Requirement NCCU UNCCH UNCG UNCW Watts Additional college level course(s) to
complete the 15 SHC requirement.
The remaining science courses must be completed before beginning the nursing program. Often this requires exceeding the 60 credit hours required for the AA degree
- At NCCU, students must take NURS 2010: Concepts of Professional Practice, NURS 2020: Health Assessment, and NURS 2201: Pathophysiology (NCCU will not accept Durham Tech’s BIO 271 as equivalent) at NCCU in the spring semester before the nursing program begins in May.
- Students transferring to UNC must complete all courses by the end of spring semester prior to enrollment. They may not finish up courses in the summer prior to enrollment.
- UNC Greensboro advises transfer students that completion of the BSN will require 3 years at UNCG.
- See the Nursing Admissions handout for more application requirements.
Guaranteed Admissions Pathways
Durham Tech has partnered with these universities to develop guaranteed admissions pathways for a seamless transition into their baccalaureate programs for eligible students who complete a Durham Tech university transfer degree (AA, AS, AFA, and AE). Students must apply for acceptance into these programs.