Associate in Science, AS - College Transfer - General Studies

The Associate in Science (AS) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study or professional programs that require strong mathematics and science backgrounds. Upon transfer, students who earn the Associate in Science degree generally major in fields such as biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, or physics.


Credentialing Options

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to follow the general enrollment process for GTCC.  During the advising process you will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to study within this curriculum. Your advisor will help you sign up for the specific courses you need.

Jessica Bennett, Mathematics
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50747

Jennifer Boalick, Biology
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50137

Dr. Jane Brandsma, Mathematics
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50719

Dr. James “Jim” Carrier, Computer Science
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50078

Dr. Latifa Chahoua, Chemistry
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50087 or 53014

Harold "Pete" Cox, Computer Science
Department Chair
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50116

Jeremy Creech, Biology
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50120

Heather Cutler, Biology
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50686

John “Jay” DeJohn, Mathematics
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50140

Dr. Nikita Echols, Mathematics
(336) 334-4822, ext. 55024

Brandi Garret, Mathematics
(336) 334-4822, ext. 53050

Rachael, Gibson, Mathematics
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50074

Matthew Hairston, Mathematics
(336) 334-4822, ext. 53013

Rebecca Halsey, Computer Science
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50239

William "Joey" Hannon, Biology
(336) 334-4822, ext. 55076

Alan Hart, Geology
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50644

Dr. Mark Headen, Mathematics
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50247

Andrew “Andy” Henley, Mathematics
(336) 334-4822, ext. 53045

Scott Ilkenhons, Computer Science
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50430

Nija James, Mathematics
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50704

Kristen Johnson, Biology
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50138

Dr. Jameson McCann, Biology
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50357

Dr. Jyoti Nair, Physics
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50567

Dr. Justin Rawley, Biology
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50095

Cara Ray, Biology
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50306

Terri Roach, Mathematics
Department Chair
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50625

Dr. James Rudzinski, Mathematics
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50829

Shaun Shelton, Chemistry
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50485

Anne Simpson, Physics
Engineering, Astronomy, and Physics Department Chair
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50484

Valerie Thomas, Biology
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50340

Dr. Jennifer Whisman, Geology
Sciences Department Chair
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50003

Jason Whiteside, Biology
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50350

Jason Wiley, Mathematics
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50174

Muriel Williamson, Mathematics
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50314

Bruce Wilson, Chemistry
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50219

Ana Winterich-DiMaria, Biology
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50559

Yes, for qualified students. Visit our Financial Aid web page to learn more.

The division of Humanities and Social Sciences offers classes in three formats: face-to-face, hybrid, and online. Face-to-face classes meet in a physical classroom, typically two or three times a week.  Hybrid classes use a mixture of online and face-to-face formats. Although part of the class meets in a physical classroom, the rest of the class meets online. Online classes meet completely online.  In most cases, there are no class periods in a physical classroom. 

Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50342;

The North Carolina Global Scholars of Distinction Program is a global honors program open to all Guilford Technical Community College curriculum students, regardless of your program of study. Upon completion of   the requirements, you will graduate as a global scholar of distinction with the designation on your transcript and diploma.

As a partnership between GTCC and the World View Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the NC Global Scholars of Distinction program enables you to develop the global competencies and skills needed for the 21st-century workforce.

A "global scholar of distinction" on your diploma will show employers and transfer institutions that you have an understanding of global cultural, political, and historical information uncommon in the general student population.

Although all colleges and universities in the United States recognize most classes taken at GTCC, there are specific agreements between North Carolina community colleges and the University of North Carolina system which allow you to transfer more easily to the state university of your choice.

GTCC students have transferred many places, but the majority of our students transfer to:

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Appalachian State University
  • The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Your advisor and The Student Success Center will help you at every step to insure your successful and easy transfer.

The cost of classes at a college or university is called tuition. A college or university typically defines tuition by credit hour, and tuition is, generally, significantly cheaper at a community college than a university.

For example, the cost of a credit hour at GTCC is $76 for in-state students and $268 for out-of-state students; the cost of a credit hour at a regional university is $552 for in-state students and $1814 for out-of-state students.  For a full-time student taking 15 hours at GTCC, the cost for tuition for an in-state student will be $1140* for a semester; the cost for tuition for this same student at a regional university will be $8280 for a semester.

For most students, attending a community college is a cheaper alternative to higher education than a state university.

*Please note that these figures do not include relevant fees or available financial aid.

Humanities courses such as Technology & Society and Critical Thinking are available on every GTCC campus and online.