Sampson Community College’s Arts and Sciences Division, through the associate in arts and associate in science programs of study, provides students transferable coursework that parallels the first two years of a bachelor of arts and bachelor of science at many four-year colleges and universities. In addition, SCC offers an associate in general education, a nontransferable degree designed to provide students two years of general education beyond high school.
The associate in arts and the associate in science degrees shall be granted for planned programs of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit of college transfer courses. Within the degree programs, SCC provides opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.
Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA). Both agreements enable North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in arts or associate in science programs who are admitted to either one of the 16 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina System or one of the 22 signatory institutions of the independent colleges and universities in North Carolina, 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 junior status.
The Associate in General Education curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development. Course work includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition. Opportunities for achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers are provided. Through these skills, student will have a sound base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for advancements within their field of interest and become better qualified for a wide range of employment opportunities.
For more information about the Arts and Science programs visit www.sampsoncc.edu or call 910-592-8081 to start the admissions process.