Associate in Science

Associate in Science

If you want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, or engineering, or receive training in a professional program that requires strong mathematics and science knowledge, the Central Piedmont Associate in Science transfer degree is for you.

What You Will Learn

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree ensures you can transfer to a four-year institution having already fulfilled general education and major-specific course requirements, particularly for majors with higher-level mathematics or mathematics-based science programs.

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

Due to our Comprehensive Articulation Agreement with the 17 public universities in North Carolina, you can transfer up to 60 general education and major course credits to a UNC institution — meaning you can enter a four-year, public college as a junior. Many students choose this path in order to not incur a lot of student debt. That's because at Central Piedmont, you can save more than $38,000 in tuition over two years, compared to many four-year schools.

With the Career & College Promise dual enrollment transfer pathway, you can graduate from high school having already completed your Associate in Science.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

Coming to Central Piedmont allowed me to conquer things I had previously believed were impossible thanks to the wonderful faculty and community system this college offers... Going to this college was the best life-choice I ever made. Adalgeovany Caceres '20 Read Adalgeovany's story

The Details

  • Program Options

    With the Associate in Science, you can focus on:

    • Biological/Life Science (degree code A10400B)
    • Computer Science/Math (degree code A10400C) 
    • Physical Science (degree code A10400P)

    You can also complete the Associate in Science in teacher preparation option to prepare to teach subjects in science, technology, engineering, and math. The college catalog details program options currently available at Central Piedmont as well as program eligibility and course requirements.

    Visiting Students

    If you wish to transfer general education course credit back to your home institution, explore how to enroll at Central Piedmont as a visiting student.

    Corporate and Continuing Education

    Central Piedmont's Corporate and Continuing Education provides non-credit, non-degree courses and programs, including job skills, industry-focused career training, certificates, certifications, professional licensure, and personal enrichment. Day, evening, weekend, and online opportunities are available.

    College and Career Readiness

    If you are looking for programs to gain the knowledge or skills necessary to finish a high school degree or to get a job, visit Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness.

    College Credit for High School Students

    Visit Career and College Promise to learn about opportunities for high school students to earn college credit at Central Piedmont.

  • Requirements

    For detailed information on the Associate in Science course and program requirements, visit the Central Piedmont Community College catalog.

  • Available Courses, Locations, and Delivery Methods

    The Associate in Science degree may be completed fully online or in-person. For detailed information on courses at Central Piedmont, visit the college catalog. Course offerings, delivery methods, and location availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm current course offering locations and delivery methods using Schedule Builder.

  • Explore Careers

    Visit Central Piedmont's Career Coach for detailed career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

  • Costs and Aid

    Central Piedmont provides real-world, affordable, hands-on education and career training. Learn how much it costs to attend Central Piedmont. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

  • Admitted Students: Contact an Advisor

    Review the information on finding your advisor on the academic advising page.