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Associate in Science (CIP 24.0101)

Please Note: Program changes effective 2023 Fall. Please see your advisor if working off an older catalog.

Program Description

Richmond Community College offers two associate degree programs designed to allow seamless transition to four-year institutions:  Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS). These programs are designed to offer students the freshman and sophomore years of a baccalaureate-track program.

The Associate in Science program is designed for students desiring a bachelor’s degree and/or pre-professional training in biological, mathematical, or natural science disciplines.

The Associate in Science degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic computer use.

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in science programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina and to Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to transfer with junior status.

Community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.

NOTE:  If your intention is to transfer to a four-year institution, consult with a counselor to make sure you enroll in the correct college transfer track offered at RichmondCC.

Program Cost: $7,053.87

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