Academics :: School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics



Engineers are the planners and designers of the technological systems that are the backbone of our modern society. They apply principles of science and mathematics to meet the needs or solve the problems of humankind. These problems typically are multifaceted and involve the interplay of technological, economic, environmental, sociological, and political components. For this reason, the engineer requires a background in the humanities and Social Sciences as well as in mathematics and natural sciences. The Associate of Science degree program in Engineering is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. The following engineering fields are supported by this program: aerospace and ocean, biological systems, chemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, engineering science and mechanics, industrial and systems engineering, material science, mechanical, mining and minerals.

In order to prepare for junior class standing at a four-year college or university, the student usually must complete a program at Virginia Western that is comparable in length and course content to the first two years of the program at the four-year institution. Students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and also to consult with the Advising office of Virginia Western in planning their program and selecting electives.

Additional Information

Associate of Science Degree

Career Studies Certificate

  • Catalog Information (PDF)
  • Gainful Employment Disclosure - This program is exempt from gainful employment reporting.


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Contact Information

Program Head

Dr. Richard L. Clark, Jr.
Associate Professor, Engineering
540-857-6262 | Webber 305

B.S. - VPI & SU, 1991
M.S. - VPI&SU, 1994
Ph.D. - VPI&SU, 1996

School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Webber 305

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