Kambiz Tahmaseb
Chair/Instructor, Science
Collins (Building 2), room 175
919-536-7200, ext. 8090

* This program is financial aid eligible.

Associate in Science

Long Term

The Associate in Science degree prepares students who plan to major in the sciences, mathematics, and health professions to transfer to a four-year university. The degree consists of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. Students in this program develop foundational knowledge particularly in science and math but also in writing, humanities, and social sciences. In addition, they can explore specific areas of specialization such as geology, environmental science, biology, physics, mathematics, statistics, chemistry, and astronomy.

Courses in the Associate in Science degree are approved for transfer to all UNC System universities through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and most North Carolina independent colleges and universities through the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA). These agreements allow students to transfer all courses earned with a C or higher to the four-year university. Students who complete the degree with a C or higher in each class and a 2.0 or higher GPA transfer with junior status and are considered to have met all general education requirements at the transfer university.
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Fall Application Deadline is Jun 15

Estimated Tuition & Fees



Main Campus, OCC, Online

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3

Career Explorer

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“The Associate in Science program helps you develop the skills needed to prepare you for future endeavors at a four-year university. Through this degree, I am able to prepare myself academically as well as opportunities that will help me pursue a career in public health after transferring.”

—Rana Hammouda