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

Pharmaceutical Science

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.

Jobs associated with these degrees include pharmacy technician, pharmaceutical sales representative, research assistant, laboratory assistant, regulatory specialist, clinical research associate, and, with further graduate education, pharmacist, medical doctor, chemist, biomedical researcher, professor, patent attorney.

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. 

  • NC Central (NCCU): BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Elizabeth City State (ECSU): BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

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

Printable Pharmaceutical Science 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 RequirementNCCUECSU
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry
(3 SHC)
ENG 111ENG 111
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines (3 SHC)ENG 112ENG 112
Humanities/Fine Arts (H/FA) (6 SHC)

Select two courses from separate disciplines

Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCCUECSU
One course (3 SHC) selected from ART 111, 114, 115; COM 231; MUS 110, 112COM 231COM 231
One course (3 SHC) selected from ENG 231, 232, 241, 242; PHI 215, 240PHI 240PHI 240
Social and Behavioral Sciences (S/BS) (6 SHC)

Select two courses from separate disciplines

Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCCUECSU
One course (3 SHC) selected from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, or HIS 132HIS 112Any
ECO 251, 252, POL 120; PSY 150, or SOC 210AnyPSY 150
Mathematics (8 SHC)

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

Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCCUECSU
First CourseMAT 172MAT 172
Second CourseMAT 271MAT 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 RequirementNCCUECSU
First CourseCHM 151CHM 151
Second CourseCHM 152CHM 152
Additional General Education Transfer Hours (11 SHC)
Foreign Language (3 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCCUECSU
Foreign Language: Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish. FL 112 Must be taken with accompanying lab.FL 112FL 112
Additional Mathematics/Science Courses (8 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCCUECSU
First CourseBIO 111BIO 111
Second CoursePHY 151BIO 112
Other Required Hours (15 SHC)
College Transfer Success Course (1 SHC)

Student should consult with their advisor. The listings here vary, based on the student’s intended major.

Durham Tech RequirementNCCUECSU
ACA 122 (This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.)ACA 122ACA 122
Foreign Language (4-8 SHC)
Durham Tech RequirementNCCUECSU
FL 111/181, 112/182, 211 if needed to meet FL requirementsAs Needed for FL 112As Needed for FL 112
Additional Major Course(s)
Durham Tech RequirementNCCUECSU
Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement.BIO 275
CHM 251
CHM 252
HEA 110
PED 110
HEA 110
PHY 151
SOC 210

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