A male student in the Associate in Science program pours liquid into a beaker in a chemistry classroom.


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


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): BS in Chemistry
  • NC State University (NCSU): BS in Chemistry (NC State also offers a BA)
  • UNC-Chapel Hill (UNC): BS in Chemistry (UNC also offers a BA)
  • UNC-Greensboro (UNC-G): BS in Chemistry (UNCG also offers a BA)

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

Printable Chemistry 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)
ENG 111 Writing & InquiryENG 111ENG 111ENG 111ENG 111
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the DisciplinesENG 112ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112
Humanities/Fine Arts (H/FA) (6 SHC)

Select two courses from separate disciplines

One course selected from ART 111, 114, 115; COM 231; MUS 110, 112COM 231COM 231AnyAny
One course selected from ENG 231, 232, 241, 242; PHI 215, 240AnyPHI 240AnyAny
Social and Behavioral Sciences (S/BS) (6 SHC)

Select two courses from separate disciplines

One course selected from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, or HIS 132HIS 112HIS 131
or HIS 132
ECO 251, 252, POL 120; PSY 150, or SOC 210AnyPSY 150
or POL 120
PSY 150Any
Mathematics (8 SHC)

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

First CourseMAT 271MAT 271MAT 271MAT 271
Second CourseMAT 272MAT 272MAT 272MAT 272
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

First Course in SequenceCHM 151CHM 151CHM 151CHM 151
Second Course in SequenceCHM 152CHM 152CHM 152CHM 152
Additional General Education Transfer Hours (11 SHC)
Foreign Language (3 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCCUNCSUUNCCHUNCG
Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish. FL 112 must be taken with accompanying lab.FL 112FL 112 - required by Durham TechFL 211FL 212
Additional Mathematics/Science Courses (8 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCCUNCSUUNCCHUNCG
First CourseBIO 111MAT 273MAT 273BIO 111
Second CoursePHY 151PHY 251BIO 111PHY 251
Other Required Hours (15 SHC)
College Transfer Success Course (1 SHC)
Durham Tech RequirementNCCUNCSUUNCCHUNCG
ACA 122 (This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.)ACA 122ACA 122ACA 122ACA 122
Foreign Language (4-8 SHC)
Durham Tech RequirementNCCUNCSUUNCCHUNCG
FL 111/181, 112/182 if needed to meet FL requirementsAs NeededAs NeededAs NeededAs Needed
Additional Major Course(s)
Durham Tech RequirementNCCUNCSUUNCCHUNCG
Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement.CHM 251
CHM 252
HEA 110
PED 110
PHY 152
CHM 251
CHM 252
HUM 110
MAT 285
PHY 252
REL 110
CHM 251
CHM 252
MAT 285
CHM 251
CHM 252
MAT 273 or 285
PHY 252

NCSU particularly recommends taking MAT 285 before transferring.

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