Associate of Science Pathway

These represent sample pathways toward an Associate of Science in Pre-Professional Studies (PRPS) at NC State, designed for the student wishing to transfer general education credits toward a bachelor’s degree. They also form the basis for several Associate of Science degrees with specific discipline concentrations available from NC State: Accounting (ACCT), Business Management (BUSM), Mortuary Science (MSCI), and Mathematics (MATH).These courses are also guaranteed to individually transfer to any public Ohio college or university under the Ohio Transfer Module (general education) regardless of the student’s major. This is just a sample. There are numerous courses that could apply toward this pathway, and with noted exceptions they do not have to be taken in this order. For more information on these programs, go to the degree transfer page.

Tier One Credit Pathway

Course: ENGL 1010 [See footnote 2]
Course Title: English Composition I
Program Application: All AS Degrees
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / English

Either STAT 1010 or MATH 1110 or MATH 1150:

Course: STAT 1010
Course Title: Probability & Statistics
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM/Mathematics & Statistics
Course: MATH 1110 [See footnote 3]
Course Title: College Algebra
Program Application: PRPS, ACCT, BUSM, MSCI
Credits: 4
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: OTM / Math
Course: MATH 1150
Course Title: Calculus I
Program Application: MATH
Credits: 5
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: OTM / Math

Either STAT 1010 or MATH 1110 or MATH 1150 or BIOL 1230:

Course: STAT 1010
Course Title: Probability & Statistics
Credits: 4
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM/Mathematics & Statistics
Course: MATH 1110 [See footnote 3]
Course Title: College Algebra
Program Application: PRPS, ACCT, BUSM, MSCI
Credits: 4
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: OTM / Math
Course: MATH 1150
Course Title: Calculus I
Program Application: MATH
Credits: 5
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: OTM / Math
Course: BIOL 1230
Course Title: Bjiology I with Lab
Credits: 6
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
Course: PSYC 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology
Program Application: PRPS, MSCI, MATH
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / Social Science
Course: PHYS 1110 [See footnote 4]
Course Title: General Physics I
Program Application: All AS Degrees Except MSCI
Credits: 4
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: OTM / Natural Science

Tier Two Credit Pathway

Course: ENGL 1030 [See footnote 5]
Course Title: English Composition II
Program Application: All AS Degrees
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / English
Course: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
Program Application: All AS Degrees
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / Oral Communication

Either MATH 1130 or MATH 1151:

Course: MATH 1130 [See footnote 6]
Course Title: Trigonometry
Program Application: PRPS, ACCT, BUSM, MSCI
Credits: 4
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: OTM / Math
Course: MATH 1151
Course Title: Calculus II
Program Application: MATH
Credits: 5
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: OTM / Math
Course: BIOL 1231 [See footnote 7]
Course Title: Biology II with Lab
Program Application: All AS Degrees
Credits: 4
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: OTM Pending / Natural Sciences
Course: PHYS 1130 [See footnote 8]
Course Title: General Physics II
Program Application: All AS Degrees Except MSCI
Credits: 4
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: OTM / Natural Science
1 Ohio Transfer Module (OTM): Transferable general education courses regardless of major. Students should consult the state Transfer Module Grid for limits on credit hours by area that are guaranteed general education transfer. Ohio Transfer Assurance Guides (TAG): Technical courses transferable to certain major areas above and beyond OTM courses. In limited instances a course could have both an OTM and TAG label.
2 Placement: proof of college readiness in English (ACT English >=18 or Accuplacer Write Place>=5). If these cut-off scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in the 11th grade English class OR a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses and the recommendation of the last English teacher.
3 Placement: MATH 1110 and STAT 1010 requires proof of college readiness in math (ACT Math Score >=22 or Accuplacer Advanced Algebra >=250 or quantitative reason >=263) (for STAT 1010). If these cut-off scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in a higher-level mathematics class (Algebra II or above). MATH 1150 requires an ACT Math score >=28, Accuplacer College Level Math >= 103 or completion of MATH 1130 (Trigonometry) with a C- or higher.
4 Prerequisite/co-requisite: Physics 1110 requires the student at least concurrently take MATH 1051 (or MATH 1130) If applied as a pre-requisite, the student must have earned at least a C-.
5 Prerequisite: Note that the prerequisite for English Composition II is a C- or above in ENGL 1010.
6 Prerequisite/placement: MATH 1130 requires proof of college readiness in math (ACT Math Score >=26 or Accuplacer College Level Math of 63), or completion of MATH 1110 with a C- or higher. MATH 1151 requires completion of MATH 1150 with a C- or higher.
7 Placement: College readiness in English (ACT English =>18 or Accuplacer Write Placer >=5, math (ACT =>21 or Accuplacer NextGen Arithmetric>=263 and reading  >= 45) and reading (ACT Reading score =>21 or Accuplacer Reading score of 250).
8 Prerequisite: Physics 1130 requires completion of PHYS 1110 with a grade of C- or better.