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

Social Sciences, A.S.

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Associate of Science

Purpose: This curriculum is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and complete a baccalaureate degree in fields such as anthropology, economics, history, pre-law, political science, psychology, social sciences or sociology.

A Specialization in Education is also offered for students who want to prepare to teach at the elementary or secondary school level.

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  and MTE 5  will be required to take developmental courses.  It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.

Program Note:  This program can be completed online.


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.

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