Arts & Sciences

College Transfer Two-Year Degrees

The Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) degrees allow students to complete the first two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree.   While Brunswick Community College 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 institution.  All colleges and universities who participate in the NC Community College System 2014 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) recognize that the courses taken at BCC are equivalent to courses taken at their institution and will award comparable credit for specified courses. BCC graduates of the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees will receive 60/61 semester hours of academic credit and can achieve junior status if they have completed the following:

  1. Received a grade of “C” or better in each of course taken;
  2. Achieved a GPA of 2.0 upon admission to a University of North Carolina college/university or affiliated CAA institution; and
  3. Completed the program of study, AA or AS, in accordance with the 2014 CAA.

While BCC advisors are available to assist with curriculum choices, it is essential that students contact the institution to which they wish to transfer to ensure a seamless transition into their program of choice.

Program Student Learning Outcomes for College Transfer

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.


Associate in Engineering

The Associate in Engineering (AE) degree is for students seeking to complete a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering (BSE) at one of five, senior institutions.  East Carolina University, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina State, UNC-Charlotte and Western Carolina University have partnered with the North Carolina Community College System to offer this specialized degree program. The degree includes general education courses, including English, humanities and fine arts, science, and social behavioral sciences. and. In addition, the degree includes a heavy emphasis on mathematics. The AE to BSE enables students who have graduated from North Carolina community college AE programs to complete a common list of courses that meet the entrance requirements at all of the BSE programs at select constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina. However, because engineering program admissions are competitive, no student is guaranteed admission to an engineering program just as no student at the four year school is guaranteed admission.

Brunswick Community College graduates of the Associate in Engineering degree will receive 60/61 semester hours of transferable academic credit under the AE to the BSE Articulation Agreement if:

  1. Community college graduates obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course;
  2. With an overall GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; and
  3. Completed the program of study, AE, in accordance with the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the UNC Baccalaureate Engineering Programs and the NC Community College System Associate in Engineering Programs.

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Dr. John Gray
Dean, Arts & Sciences

Robert E. Rogan
Chair, Fine Arts & Humanities

Jennifer Schumacker
Chair, Math & Sciences

Ashley Barnhill
Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences

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