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Lea Bingham
Assistant Dean, University Transfer
Phillips (Building 3), room 3-126
919-536-7223, ext. 8004


University Transfer Options

Students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in Architecture should complete an Associate in Arts (AA) degree for transfer into the Architecture BA degree program at UNC-Charlotte.

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 UNC-Charlotte. Students are advised that, when they transfer, they will still have to spend three years in UNCC’s architecture program.

Architectural Technology AAS program students should use UNC Greensboro’s 2+ program for Interior Architecture

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

Printable Architecture at UNC-Charlotte 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 RequirementUNCC
ENG 111 Writing & InquiryENG 111
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines ENG 112
Humanities/Fine Arts (H/FA) (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least two disciplines

Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementUNCC
One course selected from ART 111, 114, 115; COM 231; DRA 111, MUS 110, 112ART, MUS, or DRA
PHI 215 or PHI 240 Any
One course selected from ENG 231, 232, 241, 242Any
Social and Behavioral Sciences (S/BS) (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least two disciplines

Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementUNCC
One course selected from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, or HIS 132Any
ECO 251, 252, POL 120; PSY 150, or SOC 210PSY 150
One additional course from aboveECO, POL, or SOC
Mathematics (3-4 SHC)
Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementUNCC
One Math course selected from MAT 143, 152, 171MAT 171
Natural Science (4 SHC)
Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementUNCC
One Science course selected from AST 151/A, BIO 110, BIO 111, CHM 151, GEL 111, PHY 110/AAny
Additional General Education Transfer Hours (13-14 SHC)
Foreign Language (3 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementUNCC
Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish. FL 112 must be taken with accompanying lab.FL 112
Second Mathematics Course (3-4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementUNCC
Choose from MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171, MAT 172, or MAT 263. Note: MAT 172 and MAT 263 have a prerequisite of MAT 171. MAT 172
Second Natural Science Course (4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementUNCC
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 110/110APHY 151
One Additional Course (3-4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementASU
One additional courseCOM 120 or 231
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 RequirementUNCC
ACA 122 (This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.)ACA 122
Foreign Language (0-8 SHC)
Durham Tech RequirementUNCC
FL 111/181, 112/182 if needed to meet prerequisitesAs Needed
Additional Major Course(s)
Durham Tech RequirementUNCC
Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement.ART 121
ART 122
ART 131

ASU recommends that students take two prerequisite courses not available at Durham Tech in the summer of the year they transfer.

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