Coursework within the Associate in Arts degree is designed to strengthen students’ background in the humanities and fine arts area. Students who earn an AA degree plan to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a baccalaureate degree in areas such as education, sociology, history, political science, and music, for example. The AA degree is best suited for students whose educational goals include the attainment of a bachelor of arts degree. Students earning an Associate in Arts degree from RCC have transferred to four-year institutions such as
- NC State University
- UNC Pembroke
- Fayetteville State University
While at RCC, students complete courses in the following areas.
- English composition
- humanities/fine arts
- social/behavioral sciences
- natural sciences/mathematics
- general education, elective, and/or pre-major courses
Courses transfer to the four-year institution as a block as long as students have earned a C on each course and have earned the AA degree.