May 16, 2021  
2020-21 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    
2020-21 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Science, A.S.



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Associate of Science
880

Purpose: This curriculum is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree in a science discipline or pre-professional program.

Students may elect to specialize in Agriculture, Computer Science, Health Sciences, Integrated Environmental Studies, or Mathematics.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English will be required to take developmental courses.

Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in MTE 1 , MTE 2 , MTE 3 , MTE 4 , MTE 5 , MTE 6 , MTE 7 , MTE 8  and MTE 9  will be required to take developmental courses.

It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.

 

While a course may satisfy a requirement for a Virginia Western program, it may not fulfill a requirement at a four-year institution. Students who intend to transfer should verify specific program requirements with their four-year institution.

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 62


Students planning to transfer to Virginia Tech should take MTH 167  (5-credits) in place of MTH 161  (3-credits). 

SDV 108  will satisfy the SDV 101 requirement. SDV 108 is for developmental English students.

3 MTH 263  and MTH 264  are each 4-credit classes.

* This course has a requisite.  

For program specific information please go to the program website.

Program Notes:

Students preparing for a major in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physician’s assistant or pre-veterinary should complete the curricular program in Science and select BIO 101 -BIO 102  and CHM 111 -CHM 112  to fulfill the required 16 credits of Science Elective with Lab. It is strongly recommended that PHY 201 -PHY 202  General College Physics be taken to fulfill the Science Elective and Transfer Elective requirements. Many pre-professional programs also require Organic Chemistry (CHM 241 /CHM 245  and CHM 242 /CHM 246 ).

Students preparing for a major in biology should complete in their science sequence electives BIO 101 -BIO 102  and CHM 111 -CHM 112 . Additional transfer science electives should be selected from the following list after consulting their transfer institution and taking into consideration program of interest after transfer:  BIO 205 , BIO 206 , BIO 220 , BIO 251 BIO 252 BIO 270 BIO 271 BIO 285  or CHM 261 . Students should consult transfer institution for appropriate math sequence.

Students preparing for a major in chemistry should complete in their science electives CHM 111 -CHM 112 , CHM 241 /CHM 245 , CHM 242 /CHM 246 , as well as BIO 101  and PHY 241 -PHY 242 . Students preparing for a major in chemistry should complete in their math sequence MTH 167  and MTH 263 -MTH 264 .

Students preparing for a major in earth sciences should complete in their science electives GOL 105 -GOL 106 , as well as selecting from BIO 101 -BIO 102  or CHM 111 -CHM 112 , depending on the demands of the transfer institution. Math electives typically are MTH 167 , MTH 263 -MTH 264 . Students should verify math sequence with their transfer institution.

Students preparing for a major in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics should complete in their science electives PHY 241 -PHY 242 , CHM 111 -CHM 112 , MTH 167 , MTH 263 -MTH 264 , MTH 265 , MTH 266  and MTH 267 .

Students preparing for a major in environmental science, ecology, or forestry should pursue the Science: Integrated Environmental Studies Specialization, A.S.  degree and see their program advisor for science elective options.

Students preparing for a major in mathematics, mathematics education, or statistics should pursue the Science: Mathematics Specialization, A.S.  degree and see their program advisor for science elective options.

Students preparing for a major in a health field such as Nursing or other allied health field and who desire a BS degree, should pursue the Science: Health Sciences Specialization, A.S.  degree and see their program advisor for science elective options.

Students preparing for a major in agriculture should pursue the Science: Agriculture, A.S.  degree and see their program advisor for science elective options.

Students preparing for a major in computer science should pursue the Science: Computer Science Specialization, A.S.  degree and meet with their program advisor for science elective options. Students may also consider the Engineering: Computer Science Specialization, A.S. 

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