Plan Code 881, CIP Code 24.0101
Award: Associate of Arts and Sciences
Credit Hours: 60 - 62
Program Head: Lee Anne Bowling-Angle
Length: Four Semesters (Two years of full-time study)
Purpose: The Science Associate of Arts and Sciences degree represents the first two years of a four-year college or university degree in one of the many natural science and other STEM careers. In this program, a student will engage in the rigorous study of initial courses in mathematics and sciences which lead to the more advanced courses to be taken when the student transfers into the third year of a four-year college or university. Also, during the first two years, the student will complete humanities and social science requirements and electives, allowing more time in his or her final two years for intensive study in a science major. The Science AA&S is designed to allow students to follow pathways developed by Transfer Virginia. For more information, visit the https://www.transfervirginia.org/.
Admission Information: In addition to the general admission requirements to the College, students whose placement test scores indicate the need to increase their level of proficiency in reading, writing and/or mathematics will be required to take appropriate developmental courses. Enrolling in developmental courses may increase the length of time necessary for completing the chosen course or program of study but will enhance the student’s preparation for college-level coursework and increase chances for successful attainment of academic, occupational and personal goals.
Components: The Science AA&S degree program is comprised three components: (1) College Success Skills, (2) the Uniform Certificate of General Studies, and (3) Transfer Electives. College Success Skill is fulfilled through SDV 100 and is intended to be taken during or before the first semester of college study. The Uniform Certificate of General Studies is a stacked certificate designed to be completed during the first year of study. Transfer Electives are designed to be completed in the second year of study. Transfer Electives must be courses intended for transfer to four-year institutions. Students should consult with their faculty advisor or counselor and the college or university where they plan to transfer, to confirm the transferability of the course. Students are encouraged to follow pathways established through TransferVirginia.
Graduation Requirements: Students must complete the required courses in curriculum and achieve a 2.0 minimum grade point average to receive this academic award.
Transfer Major Objectives: Students who transfer after completing this program may wish to major in fields such as: Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Protection, Forestry, Geology, Mathematics, Nursing, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Physics, Pre-Dental, Pre-Medicine Related Program: General Education
Guided Pathways are shown in bold