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


University Transfer Options

Students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in Sociology should complete the Associate in Arts (AA) 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 Arts (AA)

The Associate in Arts (AA) is intended for students who ultimately wish to complete a baccalaureate arts degree at a four-year college or university. Students in this program develop foundational knowledge particularly business, English, fine arts, foreign languages, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology.

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.

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

Jobs associated with these degrees include community outreach coordinator, addiction counselor, social services administrator, admissions counselor, human resources manager, housing manager, survey research, parole or probation officer, public health educator, or, with graduate studies, social worker, researcher, lawyer, or professor/teacher.

Printable Sociology 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)
Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCSUNCA&TUNC-CHUNCG
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) (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least two disciplines

Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCSUNCA&TUNC-CHUNCG
One course selected from ART 111, 114, 115; COM 231; DRA 111, MUS 110, 112COM 231COM 231AnyAny
PHI 215 or PHI 240 PHI 240 AnyAnyAny
One course selected from ENG 231, 232, 241, 242ENG 241AnyAnyAny
Social and Behavioral Sciences (S/BS) (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least two disciplines

Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCSUNCA&TUNC-CHUNCG
One course selected from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, or HIS 132HIS 131HIS 112AnyAny
ECO 251, 252, POL 120; PSY 150, or SOC 210SOC 210SOC 210SOC 210SOC 210
One additional course from abovePSY 150AnyAnyAny
Mathematics (3-4 SHC)
Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCSUNCA&TUNC-CHUNCG
One Math course selected from MAT 143, 152, 171MAT 171MAT 171AnyAny
Natural Science (4 SHC)
Durham Tech / UGETC RequirementNCSUNCA&TUNC-CHUNCG
One Science course selected from AST 151/A, BIO 110, BIO 111, CHM 151, GEL 111, PHY 110/ABIO 110AnyAnyAny
Additional General Education Transfer Hours (13-14 SHC)
Foreign Language (3 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCSUNCA&TUNC-CHUNCG
Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish. FL 112 must be taken with accompanying lab.FL 211FL 112 required by Durham TechFL 211FL 112
Second Mathematics Course (3-4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCSUNCA&TUNC-CHUNCG
Choose from MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171, MAT 172, or MAT 263. Note: There are prerequisites for these courses that must be met.MAT 152AnyAnyAny
Second Natural Science Course (4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCSUNCA&TUNC-CHUNCG
Choose from AST 151/151A, AST 152/152A, BIO 110, BIO 111, 112, BIO 140/140A, CHM 131/A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM 152, GEL 111, GEL 230, PHY 110/110AGEL 111AnyAnyAny
One Additional Course (3-4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCSUNCA&TUNC-CHUNCG
One additional courseSOC 220SOC 220SOC 220SOC 220
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 RequirementNCSUNCA&TUNC-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 RequirementNCSUNCA&TUNC-CHUNCG
FL 111/181, 112/182 if needed to meet prerequisitesAs NeededAs NeededAs NeededAs Needed
Additional Major Course(s)
Durham Tech RequirementNCSUNCA&TUNC-CHUNCG
Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement.ENG 231
HUM 110
SOC 225
ENG 273
SOC 225
SOC 225CJC 111
SOC 225

UNCG requires CJC 111 for its criminal justice concentration only.

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)