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Lea Bingham
Assistant Dean
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919-536-7200, ext. 8004
transfercenter@durhamtech.edu

Biology

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. Note that most of these universities also offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology.

  • North Carolina Central University (NCCU)
  • NC State University (NCSU)
  • UNC-Chapel Hill (UNC)
  • UNC-Greensboro (UNC-G)

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

Printable Biology 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 Requirement NCCU NCSU UNCCH UNCG
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry ENG 111 ENG 111 ENG 111 ENG 111
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines ENG 112 ENG 112 ENG 112 ENG 112
Humanities/Fine Arts (H/FA) (6 SHC)

Select two courses from separate disciplines

Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCCU NCSU UNCCH UNCG
One course selected from ART 111, ART 114, ART115, COM 120, COM 231, DRA 111, MUS 110, MUS 112 COM 231 COM 231 Any Any
One course selected from ENG 231, 232, 241, 242; PHI 215, 240 Any PHI 240 Any Any
Social and Behavioral Sciences (S/BS) (6 SHC)

Select two courses from separate disciplines

Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCCU NCSU UNCCH UNCG
One course selected from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, or HIS 132 HIS 112 Any Any Any
ECO 251, 252, POL 120; PSY 150, or SOC 210 Any PSY 150 Any Any
Mathematics (8 SHC)

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

Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCCU NCSU UNCCH UNCG
First Course MAT 171 MAT 271 MAT 171 MAT 171
Second Course MAT 172 MAT 272 MAT 271 MAT 271
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 Requirement NCCU NCSU UNCCH UNCG
BIO 111—General Biology I BIO 111 BIO 111 BIO 111 BIO 111
BIO 112—General Biology II BIO 112 BIO 112 BIO 112 BIO 112
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 Requirement NCCU NCSU UNCCH UNCG
Foreign Language (3 SHC): Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish. FL 112 FL 112 - required by Durham Tech FL 211 FL 212
Additional Mathematics/Science Courses (8 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed Requirement NCCU NCSU UNCCH UNCG
First Course CHM 151 PHY 151 CHM 151 CHM 151
Second Course CHM 152 PHY 152 CHM 152 CHM 152
Other Required Hours (15 SHC)
College Transfer Success Course (1 SHC)
Durham Tech Requirement NCCU NCSU UNCCH UNCG
ACA 122 (This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.) ACA 122 ACA 122 ACA 122 ACA 122
Foreign Language (4-8 SHC)
Durham Tech Requirement NCCU NCSU UNCCH UNCG
FL 111/181, 112/182– (4-8 SHC) As Needed As Needed As Needed As Needed
Additional Major Course(s)

At UNCG, students may opt to take UNCG’s STA 271 instead of MAT 272.

Durham Tech Requirement NCCU NCSU UNCCH UNCG
Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement. CHM 251
CHM 252
HEA 110
PED 110
MAT 271
BIO 250
BIO 168
BIO 275
HUM 110
MAT 152
POL 120
CHM 251
MAT 152 or
MAT 272 or
CSC 151 or
CSC 134
MAT 272 or PHY 151 
PHY 152

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.

Suggested Paths