2015-16 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 24, 2022  
2015-16 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science, A.S.


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs

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 Health Sciences, Integrated Environmental Studies and 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 on the placement test will be required to take developmental courses prior to enrollment in this program.

Students who do not demonstrate proficiency on the placement test in the following mathematical units will be required to complete developmental courses: MTE 1 , MTE 2 , MTE 3 , MTE 4 , MTE 5 , MTE 6 , MTE 7 , MTE 8  and MTE 9 .

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.

First Year


Second Year


Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 60


1 Electives must be chosen from the specific list referenced in the curriculum requirements above. Veterans with an honorable discharge will be awarded HLT/PED credit based on military service.

2 Electives must be chosen from the specific list referenced in the curriculum requirements above.

3 A science elective with lab (List B) may also be used to satisfy this requirement.

* This course has a requisite. Requisites for all courses are listed in the course description section at the back of the catalog.

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.

Students preparing for a major in biology should complete in their science electives BIO 101 -BIO 102 , BIO 205 , BIO 206 , BIO 220 , as well as CHM 111 -CHM 112 . 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 -BIO 102 . Students preparing for a major in chemistry should complete in their math sequence MTH 166  and MTH 173 -MTH 174 .

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 166 , MTH 173 -MTH 174 . 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 166 , MTH 173 -MTH 174 , MTH 277 , MTH 285  and MTH 291 .

Students preparing for a major in environmental science, ecology, or forestry should pursue the Integrated Environmental Studies Specialization.

Students preparing for a major in mathematics, mathematics education, or statistics should pursue the Specialization in Mathematics.

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 Specialization in Health Sciences.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs