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Zac Beckstrom
Chair, Mathematics and Physics
Collins (Building 2), room 164B
919-536-7200, ext. 8027

Transfer Questions
Lea Bingham
Assistant Dean


University Transfer Options

Students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in Mathematics should complete the Associate in Science (AS) degree which will transfer to all UNC System schools, most North Carolina independent colleges and universities, and most out of state institutions.

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 Arts degrees at the universities listed below.

  • NC Central University (NCCU): BS in Mathematics
  • NC State University (NCSU): BS in Applied Mathematics
  • UNC-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH): BS in Mathematics (UNC also offers a BA)
  • UNC Greensboro (UNCG): BS in Mathematics (UNCG also offers a BA)

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

Printable Mathematics 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)
ENG 111 Writing & InquiryENG 111ENG 111ENG 111ENG 111
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines ENG 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; DRA 111, MUS 110, 112COM 231AnyAnyAny
One course selected from ENG 231, 232, 241, 242, PHI 215 or PHI 240 AnyAnyAnyAny
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 112HIS 131HIS 111 or 131
One course selected from ECO 251, ECO 252, POL 120, PSY 150, or SOC 210AnyAnyAnyAny
Mathematics (8 SHC)
One Math course selected from MAT 171, 172, 263, 271, 272MAT 172MAT 172MAT 172MAT 172
Second CourseMAT 271MAT 271MAT 271MAT 271
Natural Science (8 SHC)

UNCCH does not require physics for the BA.

One Science course selected from BIO 111 and 112; CHM 151 and 152; PHY 151 and 152 or PHY 251 and PHY 252PHY 251PHY 251PHY 251Any
Second Course in SequencePHY 252PHY 252PHY 252Any
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 RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
Foreign Language: Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish. FL 112 Must be taken with accompanying lab. Foreign Language must be at 112 level or higher for Durham Tech requirements.FL 112FL 112 
Required by Durham Tech
FL 211FL 212
Additional Mathematics/Science Courses (8 SHC)

UNCCH requires MAT 273 for the BS only.

Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
First CourseMAT 272MAT 272MAT 272MAT 272
Second CourseMAT 273MAT 273MAT 273MAT 273
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 RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
ACA 122 (This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.)ACA 122ACA 122ACA 122ACA 122
Foreign Language (0-8 SHC)
Durham Tech RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
FL 111/181, 112/182 if needed to meet prerequisitesAs NeededAs NeededAs NeededAs Needed
Additional Major Course(s)

UNCG requires CSC 151 for the BS only.

Durham Tech RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement.CSC 134
HEA 110
MAT 280
MAT 285
PED 110
CHM 151
MAT 285
CSC 151 
Additional SCI 
MAT 280 
MAT 285
CSC 151 
MAT 280 
MAT 285

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

Short Term

(12 months or less)

Long Term

(More than 12 months)