CIP Code: 24.0101
Length: 4 Semesters
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.
In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English and mathematics. Students whose placement by VPT or other measures indicates a need for further preparation, will be placed in the appropriate developmental courses in English and mathematics. Although developmental course credits do not apply toward the degree, these courses prepare students for collegiate level work. Students required to take two or more developmental courses will need additional semesters to complete the degree.
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 assure their successful transfer.
First Semester Total Credits: 18
Second Semester Total Credits: 17
Third Semester Total Credits: 13
- PHY 202 - General College Physics II (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 and CHM 102 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 (lit). 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 241 , ENG 242 , ENG 243 , ENG 244 , ENG 251 , ENG 252 , ENG 255 , or ENG 210 .
7 PSY 200 , PSY 230 , and SOC 200 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 102 , CHM 111 , CHM 112 ; PHY 101 , PHY 102 , PHY 201 , PHY 202