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Lea Bingham
Assistant Dean
Phillips (Building 3), room 126
919-536-7200, ext. 8004

Animal Science

University Transfer Options

The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) allows students who complete the Associate in Science degree to transfer to a four-year NC public university as well as the private colleges who signed this agreement.

The Associate in Science (AS)

The Associate in Science (AS) is intended for students who ultimately wish to complete a baccalaureate science degree at a four-year college or university. The AS curriculum courses focus on courses such as biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, mathematics, or physics.

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 Science degrees at the universities listed below. 

  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T)
  • NC State University (NCSU)

Students should print out and save the baccalaureate degree plan (BDP) for their major and intended transfer university.

Printable Animal Science Course Selection Guide (PDF)

General Education – 45 SHC (“Semester Hours of Credit”)
Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) Courses (34 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 RequirementNCA&TNCSU
ENG 111 Writing & InquiryENG 111ENG 111
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the DisciplinesENG 112ENG 112
Humanities/Fine Arts (H/FA) (6 SHC)

Select two courses from separate disciplines

Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCA&TNCSU
One course selected from ART 111, ART 114, ART115, COM 120, COM 231, DRA 111, MUS 110, MUS 112COM 231COM 231
One course selected from ENG 231, 232, 241, 242; PHI 215, 240AnyPHI 240
Social and Behavioral Sciences (S/BS) (6 SHC)

Select two courses from separate disciplines

Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCA&TNCSU
One course selected from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, or HIS 132HIS 111 or 112HIS 111
ECO 251, 252, POL 120; PSY 150, or SOC 210PSY 150ECO 251
Mathematics (8 SHC)

Select two courses from from MAT 171, 172, 263, 271, 272

Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCA&TNCSU
First CourseMAT 171MAT 271
Second CourseMAT 263MAT 263
Natural Science (8 SHC)

Two courses taken in a sequence selected from BIO 111 and 112; CHM 151 and 152; PHY 151 and 152 or PHY 251 and PHY 252

Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCA&TNCSU
First CourseCHM 151CHM 151
Second Course in SequenceCHM 152CHM 152
Additional General Education Transfer Hours (11 SHC)
Foreign Language (3 SHC)

Note: NCSU does not require FL for this major IF two years of FL were successfully completed in high school.

Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCA&TNCSU
Foreign Language (3 SHC): Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish.FL 112 - required by Durham TechFL 112 - required by Durham Tech
Additional Mathematics/Science Courses (8 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCA&TNCSU
First CourseBIO 110 or 111BIO 111
Second CourseMAT 152BIO 112
Other Required Hours (15 SHC)
College Transfer Success Course (1 SHC)
Durham Tech RequirementNCA&TNCSU
ACA 122 (This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.)ACA 122ACA 122
Foreign Language (4-8 SHC)
Durham Tech RequirementNCA&TNCSU
FL 111/181, 112/182– (4-8 SHC)As NeededAs Needed
Additional Major Course(s)

Note: For the science and industry concentrations, NCSU recommends MAT 152 in place of PHY 152.

Durham Tech RequirementNCA&TNCSU
Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement.CHM 251
CHM 252
PHY 151
PHY 152
HUM 110
PHY 151
PHY 152
PSY 150
SOC 210

Guaranteed Admissions Pathways

Durham Tech has partnered with several 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.

View more information about Guaranteed Admissions Pathways and the list of universities. 

Suggested Paths