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Associate of Science-Physical Science

Associate of Science
Richard Bland College

Outcomes

Required courses include: Calculus I/II, Multivariable Calculus, General Chemistry I/II, and Organic Chemistry or University Physics.


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Is This Degree Right For Me?
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

Required courses include: Calculus I/II, Multivariable Calculus, General Chemistry I/II, and Organic Chemistry or University Physics.

  • 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 Richard Bland College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses? This degree is appropriate for prospective majors in Chemistry and Physics.
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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 The completion of an Associate’s Degree program at Richard Bland allows our students to seamlessly transfer to any of our 40+ partner colleges and universities, provided that they meet the GPA requirements for their chosen institution.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning https://www.rbc.edu/academics/apibclep-credit/
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: Richard Bland College
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? At Richard Bland College, we prepare our students for a lifetime of endless potential. Our campus is diverse and inclusive and offers academically rigorous programs grounded in the liberal arts tradition of William & Mary, guaranteed admissions to more than 40 other colleges and universities, small class sizes, student-run clubs, a selective honors program, athletics, and on-campus housing. Every student has access to support services to help them achieve their personal goals and to help them prepare for university transfer.
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions https://www.rbc.edu/why-rbc/four-year-transfer-partners/
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
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
25-2031.00Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical EducationTeach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
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19-4099.00Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All OtherAll life, physical, and social science technicians not listed separately.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-4099.01Quality Control AnalystsConduct tests to determine quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate and finished products. May conduct stability sample tests.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-4099.03Remote Sensing TechniciansApply remote sensing technologies to assist scientists in areas such as natural resources, urban planning, or homeland security. May prepare flight plans or sensor configurations for flight trips.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-2011.00AstronomersObserve, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.Life, Physical, and Social Science 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
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