Comprehensive Articulation Agreement

Program Completions Outside the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement


Additional General Education Courses Required by Major Department

 

NC Community Colleges Course Equivalencies


    **Please note that this policy only applies to Undergraduate Day Students**


Students who begin at a North Carolina community college in the 1997 Fall semester or later can meet Gardner-Webb's general core requirements by completing the General Education Core and earning an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree.  However, courses in both Old and New Testament (Reli101/304 and 102/305) must be taken as a part of the General Education Core or as electives at the community college or the student will be required to take these courses at Gardner-Webb University.

 

The General Education Core is a 44 semester hour core ( only grades of "C" or higher are included) including the following areas:
        English Composition (6 semester hours)
        Humanities/Fine Arts (12 semester hours)
            Four courses from at least three of the following discipline areas are required: music, art,
            drama, dance, foreign languages, interdisciplinary humanities, literature, philosophy, and
            religion.  At least one course must be a literature course.
        Social/Behavioral Sciences (12 semester hours)
            Four courses from at least three of the following discipline areas are required: anthropology,
            economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. At least one
            course must be a history course.
        Natural Sciences/Mathematics (14 semester hours)
        Natural Sciences (8 semester hours):
           Associate in Arts:  Two courses, including accompanying laboratory work, from the
            biological and physical science disciplines are required.
           Associate in Science:  A two-course sequence in general biology, general chemistry, or
            general physics is required.
        Mathematics (6 semester hours)
           Associate in Arts:  At least one course in introductory mathematics is required; the other
            course may be selected from among other quantitative subjects, such as computer
            science and statistics.
           Associate in Science:  At least one course in mathematics at the precalculus algebra level
            or above is required; the other course may be a higher level mathematics course or may be
            selected from among other quantitative subjects, such as computer science and statistics.
    Other Required Hours (20-21 semester hours)
        Courses in health, physical education, college orientation, and/or study skills may be included
        as other required hours.  Work experience may be included up to 1 semester hour for career
        exploration.
           Associate in Arts:  A minimum of 20 semester hours of college transfer general education,
            elective, and/or pre-major courses is required.
           Associate in Science:  A minimum of 14 semester hours of college transfer courses in
            mathematics, natural sciences, computer science, and/or other pre-major courses is
            required.  The remaining hours may be selected from elective transfer courses.
    Total Semester Hours Credit in Program:  64-65

 

Participation in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement does not preclude or negate minimum requirements specified by individual departments at Gardner-Webb University.  Transfer students can review the departmental requirements under Additional General Education Courses Required by Major Department for specific courses required in the major.

 

Program Completions Outside the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement

Students who wish to complete another degree program outside of the CAA programs at any North Carolina Community College can use Gardner-Webb's outlined course equivalencies for choosing courses in transfer.  These courses will be evaluated course by course, and students will be required to meet all Gardner-Webb's general core requirements.  Any equivalent course not transferred can be taken once the student is enrolled at Gardner-Webb.

 

Additional General Education Courses Required by Major Department

If you wish to major in any of the areas listed below, you should complete the courses listed at the North Carolina  Community College to insure your degree completion within four years.  Please consult Gardner-Webb's outlined course equivalencies for choosing the correct courses at the North Carolina Community College that will transfer as the course needed in the major.

 

Broyhill School of Management:  All General Education requirements to include MATH  110 or 151; MATH 105.  The following courses are strongly recommended to be taken at the     community college level: ECON 203 and 204; ACCT 213 and 214; MGIS 251.

 

Elementary Education: All General Education requirements to include ENGL 231 or 232; ENGL 211, 212, or 251; ARTS 225; MUSC 225; POLS 201 or 202; BIOL 103; CHEM 103 or PHYS 103; GEOL 105; MATH 105; HIST 245.

 

Equivalencies exist within the community college curriculum for each of the above courses. Careful planning prior to transfer can ensure that these licensure requirements are met within the context of the A.A. Degree.

 

Click here for a copy of all major requirements for Elementary Education (does not include GWU's core requirements).

 

English:  All General Education requirements to include ENGL 101 and 102; Foreign Language through the Intermediate I level (201); HIST 101 and 102.

 

Fine Arts - Music:  All General Education requirements to include MUSC 225 or 226.

 

Foreign Languages - ASL:  All who wish to major in ASL are required to take the ASL entrance examination to determine placement.

 

Mathematical Sciences - A.  Computer Science Majors:  All General Education requirements to include MATH 151.  B.  Mathematics Education Majors:  All General Education requirements to include MATH 105.

 

Natural Sciences:  All General Education requirements to include Foreign Language through the Intermediate I level (201).

 

Physical Education, Wellness, and Sports Studies:  All General Education requirements to include HLED 221.

 

Psychology:  All General Education requirements to include PSYC 280 and Foreign Language through the Intermediate I level (201).

 

Religious Studies and Philosophy:  All General Education requirements to include Foreign Language through the Intermediate I level (201).

 

Social Sciences:  All General Education requirements to include HIST 101 and 102.

 

Social Science Education Majors:  All General Education requirements to include HIST 101 and 102; SSCI 205 or RELI 245.