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Focus Areas at Virginia Western

Science

Science

The science programs at Virginia Western offer students project-based learning, hands on laboratories, and opportunities to conduct undergraduate research. Transfer students may choose the traditional science curriculum, which includes many course options in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, and Astronomy or specialize in the Health Sciences program, the Integrated Environmental Science (IES) program or the Computer Science program. In addition to the transfer programs, Virginia Western also offers a Career Studies Certificate in Biotechnology, for those students who may already be in the workforce, or who desire to specialize their training.

Associate of Applied Science Degrees  
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) programs are designed to prepare students to directly enter the workforce. Some programs may be able to transfer to four-year institutions with which we have agreements.

Veterinary Technology

Associate of Science Degrees  
Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Arts (AA) programs are designed to transfer to a four-year institution.

Science
Science: Computer Science
Science: Health Sciences
Science: Integrated Environmental Studies
Science: Mathematics

Career Studies Certificates  
A Career Studies Certificate is a program of study of less than one year in length in an occupational area.

Biotechnology
Exercise Science & Personal Training
Horticulture Technology