CATALOG: AA&S Transfer Degree: Health-STEM Specialization

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. 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.

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 assure their successful transfer.

Curriculum

First Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credit
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
HIS Approved Transfer History 1 3 0 3
MTH 161 Precalculus 2 3 0 3
BIO 101 General Biology I 3 3 3 4
CHM 111 College Chemistry I 4 3 3 4
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Semester Total 16 6 18
Second Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credit
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
MTH 162 Precalculus II 2 3 0 3
BIO 102 General Biology II 3 3 3 4
CHM 112 College Chemistry II 4 3 3 4
Approved Transfer Humanities / Fine Arts 5 3 0 3
Semester Total 15 6 17
Third Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credit
ENG Approved 200 level American / English Literature or Advanced Composition 6 3 0 3
PHY 201 General College Physics I 3 3 4
MTH 245 Statistics I 3 0 3
Approved Transfer Social Sciences 7 3 0 3
Semester Total 12 3 13
Forth Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credit
PHY 202 General College Physics II 3 3 4
Approved Transfer Social Science 7 3 0 3
Approved Transfer Humanities/Fine Arts 5 3 0 3
HIS Approved Transfer History 1 3 0 3
HLT/PED Health/Physical Education Elective 0 2 1
Semester Total 12 5 14
Total Minimum Credits: 62    

1 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HIS 121, 122, 111, 112, 101, and 102.

2 MTH 161-162 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.
5PHI 205 and PSY 230 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, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252, 255, or 210.
7 PSY 200 and SOC 200 strongly recommended. Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution.


Last modified on 08-08-2018