Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science (880) Associate of Science Degree

Purpose: With the tremendous emphasis on science and technology in today’s society, there is a great demand for scientists and scientifically oriented people in business, government, industry, and academia. This degree focuses on physical or natural science, and is designed for students interested in a pre-professional or scientific program and for students planning to transfer to four-year institutions. Students interested in a computer science major should refer to the new A.S. in Computer Science program.

Course Offerings: Courses in this program are offered at the Hampton and Historic Triangle Campuses in the daytime, evenings, and online.

Special Notes: Completion of a capstone course on scientific research is a required part of the program. Students are highly encouraged to seek summer internship opportunities to explore the field of science.

Students enrolled in this two-year transfer program may also be eligible for Passport Courses or Uniform Certificate of General Studies  consideration. Please review the provided link for more information and meet with your advisor for details.  

Articulation Agreement: Students who are interested in transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University to continue the Science  plan should meet with Academic Advising early to determine and discuss requirements. 

Students who are interested in transferring to Old Dominion University to further their education in Biology  should meet with Academic Advising to discuss requirements.

Part-Time Program Sequence    

Semester Total Credits 15

Semester Total Credits 16/17

Semester Total Credits 16/17

Semester Total Credits 13/14

Total Minimum Credits 60/63

In selecting transfer courses, students should consult the catalog of their intended transfer institution and major.

*NOTE: CHM 101  does not satisfy laboratory science or elective credits for this program.

Program Information (STEM)

For additional information about this program visit the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics webpage, stop by room 321 Hastings Hall, phone 757-825-2898, or email stemoffice@vpcc.edu.