College Transfer Two-Year Degrees
The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees allow students to complete the first two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree. While BCC does not award bachelor’s degrees, it does offer general education course work that is common to all students enrolled as freshmen or sophomores at a four-year college. All colleges who participate in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) recognize that the courses taken at BCC are equivalent to the courses taken at their institution and will award comparable credit. Therefore, BCC graduates of the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees will receive 64 semester hours of academic credit and have junior status as long as they receive a grade of “C” or better in all of their courses and have a GPA of 2.0 upon admission to a UNC college or affiliated CAA institution. While BCC advisors are available to assist with curriculum choices, it is recommended that students contact the institution to which they wish to transfer to ensure a seamless transition into their program of choice.
Associate in Arts and Associate in Science
The Associate in Arts degree is a perfect choice for those seeking a career in education, criminal justice, social work , business management, journalism and other liberal arts or pre-professional degrees at a four-year institution. If your career choice does not fall within these categories and you excel in mathematics and sciences, then an Associate in Science degree may be a better option. Students pursuing an Associate in Science degree choose careers within the health care, natural studies or technology sector. The Associate in Science degree requires more hours in natural sciences and mathematics than the Associate in Arts degree, which focuses more on course work in humanities and social/behavioral sciences.