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Lea Bingham
Assistant Dean
Phillips (Building 3), room 126
919-536-7200, 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. 

  • North Carolina Central University (NCCU): BS in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • NC State University (NCSU): BS in Nutrition Science
  • UNC-Chapel Hill (UNC): BS in Public Health, Nutrition Concentration
  • UNC-Greensboro (UNCG): BS in Nutrition, Human Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration

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

Printable Nutrition 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, ART 114, ART 115, COM 120, COM 231, DRA 111, MUS 110, MUS 112COM 231COM 231AnyCOM 231
One course selected from ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, ENG 242, PHI 215, PHI 240AnyPHI 215AnyAny
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 132AnyAny
ECO 251, 252, POL 120; PSY 150, or SOC 210PSY 150
or SOC 210
PSY 150AnyPSY 150
Mathematics (8 SHC)

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

MAT 172 is required for completion of the AS at UNCG.

First CourseMAT 171MAT 171MAT 171MAT 171
Second CourseMAT 172MAT 263MAT 172MAT 172
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 CourseCHM 151CHM 151CHM 151CHM 151
Second CourseCHM 152CHM 152CHM 152CHM 152
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 RequirementNCCUNCSUUNCCHUNCG
Foreign Language (3 SHC): Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish.FL 112FL 112 - required by Durham TechFL 211FL 112 - required by Durham Tech
Additional Mathematics/Science Courses (8 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCCUNCSUUNCCHUNCG
First CourseBIO 111BIO 111BIO 111BIO 111
Second CourseMAT 152BIO 112MAT 271BIO 112
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 (0-8 SHC)
Durham Tech RequirementNCCUNCSUUNCCHUNCG
FL 111/181, 112/182– (4-8 SHC)As NeededAs NeededAs NeededAs Needed
Additional Major Course(s)
Durham Tech RequirementNCCUNCSUUNCCHUNCG
Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement.BIO 168
BIO 169
CHM 251
HEA 110
PED 110
BIO 155
BIO 275
HUM 110
MAT 152
BIO 155
BIO 168
BIO 169
CHM 251
BIO 155
BIO 168
BIO 169
BIO 275

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)