Associate of Science

Program Description

The Associate of Science program allows students to complete their first two years of general college studies while living and working closer to home. The Associate of Science degree is comprised of a core of natural sciences and mathematics with the integration of arts and humanities. After graduation, Associate of Science students apply their 60 hours of earned college credit towards a Bachelor’s degree at the university level. The course options at SCC allow for smooth transfer to the many four-year universities in North Carolina. While in the Associate of Science program at SCC, students will work closely with their academic advisors to choose courses that best align with their intended major at the university level. 

Transfer Opportunities

The Associate of Science degree has been developed to allow for the smooth transfer of courses and credits to a Bachelor’s degree at a university. Pathways called Baccalaureate Degree Plans ensure that students take the courses needed to enter specific programs at the university level. Articulation agreements both with public and private North Carolina universities ensure that SCC courses will transfer to the North Carolina four-year institution that the student plans to attend.  

Associate of Science graduates often pursue further study in programs/career fields such as agriculture, bio-engineering, biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental studies, geography, geology, marine biology, mathematics, pharmacy, physics, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, and more.


After graduation with an SCC Associate of Science degree, students are prepared to enter university programs in math, science, business, and many other pre-professional concentrations such as medicine or pharmacy.