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Associate of Science Degree in Science

Associate of Science
Virginia Western Community College

The Science Program prepares students to transfer to a four year college. Students will be prepared to study a subject in the science field such as biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.


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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? 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.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Virginia Western Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?
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Program Successes & Highlights https://www.virginiawestern.edu/ie/research/student-goals/
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion To discuss how your previous degree can be incorporated into your new long term goals, please meet with an advisor.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning Yes
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Virginia Western Community College
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Number of Transfer Students
519
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? Virginia Western Community College's service region includes the cities of Roanoke and Salem, along with Roanoke County, Craig County, Franklin County, and southern Botetourt County. Virginia Western was the first college established in the VCCS, in 1966, and has grown from an initial enrollment of 1,352 to its current annual enrollment of more than 9,000 students in credit courses and more than 1,400 enrollments in fast-track career training and continuing education courses.
Transfer Student Catalog Year A student's catalog year is determined by their first semester of attendance in the major.
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions https://www.virginiawestern.edu/transfer/transfer-agreements/
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J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Science - Science SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences Degree in ScienceAssociateAssociate of Arts & Science2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeScience, A.S.AssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeScience - Chemistry Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences Degree in Science Specialization in Computer ScienceAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Richard Bland CollegeAssociate of Science-Life ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Paul D. Camp Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences in Science AssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeScience - Biology Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Richard Bland CollegeAssociate of Science-Physical ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Richard Bland CollegeAssociate of Science-Math/Computer ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences Degree in Science - Specialization in EngineeringAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Arts in BiologyBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Science in BiologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeScience: Mathematics Specialization, A.S.AssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Science - Mathematics SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Science in Computer ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Science, Major in GeologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Arts, Major in Earth ScienceBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Radford UniversityBA in GeologyBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Radford UniversityBS in GeologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Germanna Community CollegeScience - Geology Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
William & MaryGeology (Environmental) - Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Science, Major in PhysicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Arts, Major in PhysicsBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Radford UniversityBS in PhysicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Randolph CollegeBachelor of Arts in PhysicsBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Randolph CollegeBachelor of Science in PhysicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Old Dominion UniversityPhysics-BSBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Old Dominion UniversityPhysics: Option C-BSBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS in Applied PhysicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS in PhysicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPhysics, Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPhysics, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in NanoscienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPhysics, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Pre-MedicalBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
William & MaryPhysics - Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Germanna Community CollegeScience - Physics Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Arts in PhysicsBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Arts in Physics EducationBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Science in PhysicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Blue Ridge Community CollegeAssociate in Science Degree in ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Blue Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Science EngineeringAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Blue Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Computer ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Science - Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Agriculture Science SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Health Professions SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Computer Science SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Forensic Science SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Cybersecurity Engineering SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in Science: Computational & Data Science SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Science/Computer ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Science/EducationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Science/Math EducationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences, Major in Environmental ScienceBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Science in Natural Sciences, Major in Environmental ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Arts, Major in Earth ScienceBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityScience, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in BiologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityScience, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in ChemistryBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityScience, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in PhysicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityScience, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Professional ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Piedmont Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Science in BiotechnologyAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Piedmont Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Science in ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
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Hollins UniversityBS in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Arts, Major in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Science, Major in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Science, Major in StatisticsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Radford UniversityBA in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Radford UniversityBS in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Randolph CollegeBachelor of Arts in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Randolph CollegeBachelor of Science in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Old Dominion UniversityMathematics-BSBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Old Dominion UniversityMathematics: Teacher Prep-BSBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Eastern Mennonite UniversityBachelor of Science MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences Degree in Science: Mathematics SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Arts & Science2-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Science in Mathematics, Major in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityMathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Applied MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityMathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in BiomathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityMathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in General Mathematical SciencesBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityMathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityMathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Operations ResearchBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityMathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Secondary Teacher PreparationBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityMathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in StatisticsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Marymount University Mathematics (BS)BachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Marymount University Mathematics with Secondary-Level Teaching Licensure (BS)BachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Germanna Community CollegeScience - Applied Math Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Arts in Mathematics EducationBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Science in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
William & MaryMathematics (Applied) - Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
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Hollins UniversityBS in ChemistryBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Science, Major in ChemistryBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Science, Major in Biophysical ChemistryBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Science in ChemistryBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Science in Chemistry - (DNIMAS) TrackBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Science in Chemistry - Secondary Education ConcentrationBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Science in Chemistry - Pre-Medicine ConcentrationBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Science in Chemistry - Pre-Medicine (DNIMAS) TrackBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
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Randolph CollegeBachelor of Science in Chemical PhysicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Randolph CollegeBachelor of Arts in ChemistryBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Randolph CollegeBachelor of Science in ChemistryBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Old Dominion UniversityChemistry-BSBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Old Dominion UniversityChemistry: Teacher Prep-BSBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Eastern Mennonite UniversityBachelor of Science ChemistryBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS in Biochemistry-ACS CertificateBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS in ChemistryBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS in Chemistry-ACS CertifiedBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS in ChemistryBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences, Major in ChemistryBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Science in Natural Sciences, Major in ChemistryBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityChemistry, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in BiochemistryBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityChemistry, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Chemical ModelingBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityChemistry, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Chemical ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityChemistry, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Professional ChemistBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityChemistry, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Professional Chemist with HonorsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
William & MaryChemistry - Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Arts in Chemistry EducationBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Arts in ChemistryBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Science in ChemistryBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Hollins UniversityBA in BiologyBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Hollins UniversityBS in BiologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Arts, Major in BiologyBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Science, Major in BiologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Science in BiologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Science in Biology - (DNIMAS) TrackBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Science in Biology - Pre-Professional ConcentrationBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Science in Biology - Pre-Professional (DNIMAS) TrackBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Marymount University Biology with Secondary-Level Teaching Licensure (BA)BachelorBachelor of Art4-Year
Richard Bland CollegeAssociate of Science-Clinical Lab ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Radford UniversityBS in BiologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Randolph CollegeBachelor of Arts in BiologyBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Randolph CollegeBachelor of Science in BiologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Old Dominion UniversityBiology-BSBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Old Dominion UniversityBiology: Teacher Prep-BSBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Eastern Mennonite UniversityAssociate of Arts EducationAssociateAssociate of Arts4-Year
Eastern Mennonite UniversityAssociate of Arts Interdisciplinary StudiesAssociateAssociate of Arts4-Year
Eastern Mennonite UniversityBachelor of Science BiologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS in BiologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS in Biology: Biomedical ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS in BiologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences, Major in BiologyBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Science in Natural Sciences, Major in BiologyBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityBiology, Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
William & MaryBiology - Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Marymount University Biology (BA)BachelorBachelor of Art4-Year
Marymount University Biology (BS)BachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Marymount University Biology with Secondary-Level Teaching Licensure (BS)BachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Arts in Biology EducationBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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11-9121.01Clinical Research CoordinatorsPlan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.Management Occupations
11-9121.00Natural Sciences ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.Management Occupations
11-9121.02Water Resource SpecialistsDesign or implement programs and strategies related to water resource issues such as supply, quality, and regulatory compliance issues.Management Occupations
25-1052.00Chemistry Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include providing instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
19-2031.00ChemistsConduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
25-2031.00Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical EducationTeach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-1042.00Biological Science Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
19-1029.01Bioinformatics ScientistsConduct research using bioinformatics theory and methods in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. May design databases and develop algorithms for processing and analyzing genomic information, or other biological information.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-1029.00Biological Scientists, All OtherAll biological scientists not listed separately.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-1029.04BiologistsResearch or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functions.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-1029.03GeneticistsResearch and study the inheritance of traits at the molecular, organism or population level. May evaluate or treat patients with genetic disorders.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-1029.02Molecular and Cellular BiologistsResearch and study cellular molecules and organelles to understand cell function and organization.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-4031.00Chemical TechniciansConduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
25-1071.00Health Specialties Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-1199.00Postsecondary Teachers, All OtherAll postsecondary teachers not listed separately.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
19-1099.00Life Scientists, All OtherAll life scientists not listed separately.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-4021.00Biological TechniciansAssist biological and medical scientists. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, collect data and samples, make observations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-1023.00Zoologists and Wildlife BiologistsStudy the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management. May collect and analyze biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water habitats.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-2042.00Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and GeographersStudy the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. May study the Earth's internal composition, atmospheres, and oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-2099.00Physical Scientists, All OtherAll physical scientists not listed separately.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-2099.01Remote Sensing Scientists and TechnologistsApply remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems in areas such as natural resource management, urban planning, or homeland security. May develop new sensor systems, analytical techniques, or new applications for existing systems.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-4013.00Food Science TechniciansWork with food scientists or technologists to perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products. Includes technicians who assist in research and development of production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and use of foods.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-4092.00Forensic Science TechniciansCollect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
15-2099.01Bioinformatics TechniciansApply principles and methods of bioinformatics to assist scientists in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. Apply bioinformatics tools to visualize, analyze, manipulate or interpret molecular data. May build and maintain databases for processing and analyzing genomic or other biological information.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2051.01Business Intelligence AnalystsProduce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devise methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2051.02Clinical Data ManagersApply knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data, and to identify and report trends.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2051.00Data ScientistsDevelop and implement a set of techniques or analytics applications to transform raw data into meaningful information using data-oriented programming languages and visualization software. Apply data mining, data modeling, natural language processing, and machine learning to extract and analyze information from large structured and unstructured datasets. Visualize, interpret, and report data findings. May create dynamic data reports.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2099.00Mathematical Science Occupations, All OtherAll mathematical scientists not listed separately.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
25-1022.00Mathematical Science Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
15-2021.00MathematiciansConduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
29-1021.00Dentists, GeneralExamine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
11-9111.00Medical and Health Services ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.Management Occupations
29-1051.00PharmacistsDispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
19-2012.00PhysicistsConduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
25-1054.00Physics Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-1051.00Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
19-4043.00Geological Technicians, Except Hydrologic TechniciansAssist scientists or engineers in the use of electronic, sonic, or nuclear measuring instruments in laboratory, exploration, and production activities to obtain data indicating resources such as metallic ore, minerals, gas, coal, or petroleum. Analyze mud and drill cuttings. Chart pressure, temperature, and other characteristics of wells or bore holes.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-2043.00HydrologistsResearch the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation and its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and return to the ocean and atmosphere.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-1013.00Soil and Plant ScientistsConduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-3091.00Anthropologists and ArcheologistsStudy the origin, development, and behavior of human beings. May study the way of life, language, or physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world. May engage in systematic recovery and examination of material evidence, such as tools or pottery remaining from past human cultures, in order to determine the history, customs, and living habits of earlier civilizations.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
15-2041.01BiostatisticiansDevelop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
25-1069.00Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All OtherAll postsecondary social sciences teachers not listed separately.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
19-3099.00Social Scientists and Related Workers, All OtherAll social scientists and related workers not listed separately.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
15-2041.00StatisticiansDevelop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as biostatistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
19-3099.01Transportation PlannersPrepare studies for proposed transportation projects. Gather, compile, and analyze data. Study the use and operation of transportation systems. Develop transportation models or simulations.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
29-2051.00Dietetic TechniciansAssist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
29-1031.00Dietitians and NutritionistsPlan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
25-1192.00Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-9021.00Farm and Home Management EducatorsInstruct and advise individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home management activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to advance agricultural and home management activities. May develop educational outreach programs. May instruct on either agricultural issues such as agricultural processes and techniques, pest management, and food safety, or on home management issues such as budgeting, nutrition, and child development.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
19-4012.00Agricultural TechniciansWork with agricultural scientists in plant, fiber, and animal research, or assist with animal breeding and nutrition. Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens or record data to assist scientists in biology or related life science experiments. Conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-4012.01Precision Agriculture TechniciansApply geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), to agricultural production or management activities, such as pest scouting, site-specific pesticide application, yield mapping, or variable-rate irrigation. May use computers to develop or analyze maps or remote sensing images to compare physical topography with data on soils, fertilizer, pests, or weather.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-2041.01Climate Change Policy AnalystsResearch and analyze policy developments related to climate change. Make climate-related recommendations for actions such as legislation, awareness campaigns, or fundraising approaches.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-2041.02Environmental Restoration PlannersCollaborate with field and biology staff to oversee the implementation of restoration projects and to develop new products. Process and synthesize complex scientific data into practical strategies for restoration, monitoring or management.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-2041.00Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including HealthConduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or public health. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-2041.03Industrial EcologistsApply principles and processes of natural ecosystems to develop models for efficient industrial systems. Use knowledge from the physical and social sciences to maximize effective use of natural resources in the production and use of goods and services. Examine societal issues and their relationship with both technical systems and the environment.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
15-1299.07Blockchain EngineersMaintain and support distributed and decentralized blockchain-based networks or block-chain applications such as cryptocurrency exchange, payment processing, document sharing, and digital voting. Design and deploy secure block-chain design patterns and solutions over geographically distributed networks using advanced technologies. May assist with infrastructure setup and testing for application transparency and security.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1299.00Computer Occupations, All OtherAll computer occupations not listed separately.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
25-1021.00Computer Science Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
15-1299.08Computer Systems Engineers/ArchitectsDesign and develop solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
11-3021.00Computer and Information Systems ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.Management Occupations
15-1299.06Digital Forensics AnalystsConduct investigations on computer-based crimes establishing documentary or physical evidence, such as digital media and logs associated with cyber intrusion incidents. Analyze digital evidence and investigate computer security incidents to derive information in support of system and network vulnerability mitigation. Preserve and present computer-related evidence in support of criminal, fraud, counterintelligence, or law enforcement investigations.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1299.03Document Management SpecialistsImplement and administer enterprise-wide document management systems and related procedures that allow organizations to capture, store, retrieve, share, and destroy electronic records and documents.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1299.02Geographic Information Systems Technologists and TechniciansAssist scientists or related professionals in building, maintaining, modifying, or using geographic information systems (GIS) databases. May also perform some custom application development or provide user support.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1299.05Information Security EngineersDevelop and oversee the implementation of information security procedures and policies. Build, maintain and upgrade security technology, such as firewalls, for the safe use of computer networks and the transmission and retrieval of information. Design and implement appropriate security controls to identify vulnerabilities and protect digital files and electronic infrastructures. Monitor and respond to computer security breaches, viruses, and intrusions, and perform forensic investigation. May oversee the assessment of information security systems.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1299.09Information Technology Project ManagersPlan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1299.04Penetration TestersEvaluate network system security by conducting simulated internal and external cyberattacks using adversary tools and techniques. Attempt to breach and exploit critical systems and gain access to sensitive information to assess system security.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1252.00Software DevelopersResearch, design, and develop computer and network software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions, applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis. Update software or enhance existing software capabilities. May work with computer hardware engineers to integrate hardware and software systems, and develop specifications and performance requirements. May maintain databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1299.01Web AdministratorsManage web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. Perform testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.Computer and Mathematical Occupations