University Transfer Options
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. Computer courses will be taken at the transfer university.
Note: Students who wish to pursue a degree in Information Technology should choose the Information Technology Course Selection Guide.
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.
- NC Agricultural and Technical University (NCA&T): BS in Computer Science
- NC State University (NCSU): BS in Computer Science, General Concentration
- UNC-Chapel Hill (UNC)l: BS in Computer Science (UNC also offers a BA)
- UNC-Charlotte (UNCC): BS in Computer Science (UNCC also offers a BA)
Students should print out and save the baccalaureate degree plan (BDP) for their major and intended transfer university.
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 NCA&T NCSU UNCCH UNCC 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 NCA&T NCSU UNCCH UNCC One course selected from ART 111, 114, 115; COM 231; MUS 110, 112 COM 231 COM 231 Any COM One course selected from ENG 231, 232, 241, 242; PHI 215, 240 Any ENG 231 Any Any Social and Behavioral Sciences (S/BS) (6 SHC)
Select two courses from separate disciplines
Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCA&T NCSU UNCCH UNCC One course selected from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, or HIS 132 HIS 111 or HIS 112 Any Any Any ECO 251, 252, POL 120; PSY 150, or SOC 210 ECO 251 or ECO 252 ECO 251 PSY 150 PSY 150 Mathematics (8 SHC)
At UNCCH and UNCC, MAT 272 is required for the BS only. UNCC requires MAT 263 for the BA.
Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCA&T NCSU UNCCH UNCC First Course MAT 172 MAT 271 MAT 271 MAT 171 Second Course MAT 271 MAT 272 MAT 272 MAT 172 Natural Science (8 SHC) Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCA&T NCSU UNCCH UNCC Choose from BIO 111 and 112; CHM 151 and 152; PHY 151 and 152; or PHY 251 and PHY 252 Any PHY 251 Any Any Second Course in Sequence Any PHY 252 Second in sequence required by Durham Tech Second in sequence required by Durham Tech
Additional General Education Transfer Hours (11 SHC)
Foreign Language (3 SHC)
NCSU does not require FL for this major IF two years of FL were successfully completed in high school.
Durham Tech Gen Ed Requirement NCA&T NCSU UNCCH UNCC Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish. FL 112 Must be taken with accompanying lab. FL 112 - required by Durham Tech FL 112 - required by Durham Tech FL 211 FL 112 - required by Durham Tech Additional Mathematics/Science Courses (8 SHC)
UNCH requires MAT 273 for the BS only and MAT 152 for the BA only. UNCC requires MAT 271 and 272 for the BS only and MAT 263 and MAT 152 for the BA only.
Durham Tech Gen Ed Requirement NCA&T NCSU UNCCH UNCC First Course MAT 272 MAT 273 MAT 273 MAT 271 Second Course MAT 152 CHM 151 MAT 152 MAT 272
Other Required Hours (15 SHC)
Students should consult with their advisor. The listings here vary, based on the requirements of the selected university and the student’s intended major.
College Transfer Success Course (1 SHC) Durham Tech Requirement NCA&T NCSU UNCCH UNCC ACA 122 (This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.) ACA 122 ACA 122 ACA 122 ACA 122 Foreign Language (0-11 SHC) Durham Tech Requirement NCA&T NCSU UNCCH UNCC FL 111/181, 112/182, 211– to meet FL prerequisites As Needed As Needed As Needed As Needed Additional Major Course(s)
UNCCH and UNCC require MAT 280 for the BS only.
Durham Tech Requirement NCA&T NCSU UNCCH UNCC Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement. CSC 151
CSC 134 or 151
Durham Tech will begin offering CSC 249 in Fall 2024. For UNC Chapel Hill, CSC 249 must be complete by the time of applications, so take it in the fall semester 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.