May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook

Health-STEM Specialization, AA&S Transfer Degree


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CIP Code: 24.0101
Length: 4 Semesters

Purpose

The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree: Health-STEM Specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree in preparation for matriculation into health fields that require education beyond the baccalaureate, such as medicine, dentistry, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and physical therapy. Students are encouraged to investigate Guaranteed Admission Agreements (GAAs) available for many colleges and universities in Virginia. Interested students should discuss GAAs with their academic advisor, contact the admission office of their selected college, and review the college’s transfer guide.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English and mathematics. Through the direct enrollment and self-enrollment survey or other measures, students will be placed in the appropriate developmental or corequisite support courses in English and mathematics. Although developmental or support course credits do not apply toward the degree, these courses prepare students for collegiate-level work. Students required to take two or more developmental or corequisite support courses may need additional semesters to complete the degree.

Program Requirement

This curriculum should provide sufficient flexibility to meet lower-division requirements for science majors at a variety of colleges and universities. Further, it should provide students success in transferring to obtain a baccalaureate degree. Students should work closely with their academic advisors to ensure their successful transfer.

First Semester


First Semester Total Credits: 18


Second Semester


Second Semester Total Credits: 17


Third Semester


Third Semester Total Credits: 13


Fourth Semester


  • (4 Credits) 8
  • Approved Transfer Social Sciences (3 Credits) 7
  • Approved Transfer Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Credits) 5
  • HIS - Approved Transfer History (3 Credits) 1
  • HLT/PED - Health/Physical Education Elective (1 Credit)

Fourth Semester Total Credits: 14


Total Minimum Credits: 62


1 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HIS 121 HIS 122 , HIS 111 HIS 112 , HIS 101 , and HIS 102 .
2 MTH 161 -MTH 162  or higher transfer Math. Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution.
3 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: BIO 141 BIO 142 BIO 205 , BIO 231 , or BIO 232 .
4 CHM 111  and CHM 112  are strongly recommended. CHM 101  may be replaced, but students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution.
5 PHI 220  recommended. Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HUM, MUS, ART, PHI, REL, ENG (Literature). MUS and ART cannot be skills based. Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution.
6 Courses used to fulfill this requirement:  ENG 246 ENG 250 ENG 255 ENG 258 ENG 275 
7 PSY 200 PSY 230 , and SOC 200  are strongly recommended. Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution.
8 24 credits of lab sciences (4 credits each) are required for this degree. The choice of sciences depends on your transfer institution requirements and may include: BIO 101 BIO 102 BIO 141 BIO 142 , BIO 231 , BIO 232 BIO 150 BIO 205 , CHM 101 CHM 111 CHM 112 ; PHY 101 PHY 102 PHY 201 PHY 202  

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