Which majors transfer?
If you plan to continue your education after receiving your associate degree, Southeastern Community College offers three transfer degrees: Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Fine Arts (AFA), and Associate in Science (AS).
Associate in Art, AA
This degree program provides a general education for students who wish to continue their studies at a four-year institution. It promotes a comprehensive view of the liberal arts with an appropriate balance of knowledge in the humanities, fine arts, mathematics, natural sciences, and social and behavioral sciences.
Associate in Science, AS
This degree program provides a concentration in mathematics and physical and life sciences. While this program emphasizes critical analysis and the judgmental skills inherent in the disciplines of science and mathematics, the curriculum also promotes an understanding and appreciation of the arts and humanities.
Associate in Fine Arts, AFA
This degree program is designed for students who have selected art as a life-long interest or career. Graduates will be able to transfer to art programs at four-year institutions or pursue careers in their area of specialization.
How Do I Transfer?
The University of North Carolina system has established Minimum Course Requirements (MCR) to enter any UNC system school. SCC offers three options to meet the minimum course requirements for transfer:
- Graduate with an AA, AFA, or AS degree.
- Complete the 44-hour general education transfer core as described in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).
- Complete six semester hours each of English, math, science, social science, and foreign language with a grade of “C” or better in each course.
If you have any questions about your admissibility to the UNC institution(s) you are considering, contact the admissions office of the college or university directly. University recruiters periodically visit SCC. Please check with the SCC Counseling and Admissions Office for a schedule.
What is the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and why is it important to me?
The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between N. C. community colleges and N. C. public universities. There are also 21 private colleges and universities that endorse the CAA. The CAA specifies courses that will satisfy pre-major and general education requirements and identifies community college courses that are appropriate for transfer. Students may view SCC courses approved for transfer in the catalog on page 330.
When should I begin the transition for my bachelor's degree?
To begin the transfer process, talk to an SCC counselor or your advisor as soon as you start taking classes. Next, research different colleges or universities in which you may be interested. Find out their admissions requirements and schedule visits to see the campuses firsthand. Students may research N. C. colleges and universities online at www.cfnc.org. Following application to a four-year institution, you will need to request official transcripts from your high school and SCC, as well as any other colleges previously attended. See the SCC Admissions staff for transfer assistance.