New Sustainable Science Specialization transfer degree offered at RCC

Dr. Troy Tuckey of VIMS sorts just-netted marine life by species so that students of RCC’s “Coastal Ecology” course from Summer 2014 can identify, count, and measure them. “Coastal Ecology” is being repeated for Summer 2015.

Dr. Troy Tuckey of VIMS sorts just-netted marine life by species so that students of RCC’s “Coastal Ecology” course from Summer 2014 can identify, count, and measure them. “Coastal Ecology” is being repeated for Summer 2015.

Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester, Rappahannock Community College will offer a new educational opportunity in the form of an Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA&S) transfer degree with sustainable science specialization.

This degree specialization focuses on the interrelationships of science, technology, and the human world, and on applying chemical and biological knowledge to improve the environment.

In particular, the RCC courses “Coastal Ecology” and “Chemistry for a Sustainable World” provide opportunities to learn about managing, preserving and protecting coastal resources.

For those who wish to get a head start on the program, “Coastal Ecology” is available as a five-week course during Summer 2015.

The specialized program of courses and field experiences that make up this degree curriculum will prepare students to transfer with junior status to four-year schools where they can enroll in a variety of science programs. RCC’s many Guaranteed Admission Agreements with highly respected colleges and universities ensure a smooth transition to the institution of the student’s choice.

For more information about the sustainable science specialization, e-mail Professor Charles Crook at ccrook@rappahannock.edu, or Professor Lisa Tuckey at ltuckey@rappahannock.edu.