Is your favorite question “why”? Are you curious about the natural and physical world around you and discovering how things work? Do you want to use what you learn about science to make meaningful changes in your community? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the A.S. in Science at VWCC prepares you for your educational journey. The A.S. in Science is the first step toward achieving rewarding careers in biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. Learn how these subjects are used by biochemists, pharmacists, environmental scientists, medical professionals, paleontologists, engineers, agriculturalists and even volcanologists. Students successfully completing this degree may transfer to four-year colleges throughout Virginia and beyond. Our highly-qualified science faculty bring their extensive academic and industry experience to the classroom to guide you in your studies. Begin your exciting journey today!

This is an Associates of Science Degree that is intended for transfer. Local Job Opportunities listed are for applicants who have successfully transferred and completed a Bachelor’s or Graduate degree.

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Transfer Agreements

Students that graduate from Virginia Western with an associate degree and a minimum grade point average may obtain GUARANTEED admission to more than 30 of the commonwealth’s colleges and universities. Click here for a list of Virginia Transfer Partners.

In addition, Virginia Western has entered into the following agreement specific to the Science program. This list is subject to change, and the most current agreements can be found on our Transfer Agreements page.

Cost & Program Length

Est. Tuition*: $
Program Length: 2 Years
Credits: 62

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change. Click here for the cost of attendance for financial aid.

Program Head

Heather Butler
Professor, Biology
 Fralin Center HP317

School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

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