AA&S Degree in Arts and Sciences - Sustainable ScienceAssociate of Arts and Sciences
Eastern Shore Community College
The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree/Sustainable Science Specialization Program is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. The specialization courses fulfills the laboratory science requirement and provides education in basic science and laboratory techniques. The specialization focuses on the modern challenge of introducing ways to apply chemical and biological knowledge and techniques for less toxic, less waste producing outcomes in the environment requiring the study of the interrelationships of science, technology and the human world. By selecting appropriate electives, students should be able to complete the lower division requirements for a variety of baccalaureate majors. Examples of majors to which this program may prepare students for transferring are Chemistry, Environmental Science, Ecology, Biology, and Mathematics. In order to be assured that courses transfer to meet lower division requirements at the specific institution the student plans to transfer to and the major anticipated, students should consult their academic advisor to schedule their courses. Students are also encouraged to investigate guaranteed admission agreements (GAA), available for many colleges and universities in Virginia, contact their selected college's admissions office, and consult their selected college's transfer guide if one is available. Counselors and academic advisors can assist with locating these resources.
1.Communication RCC degree graduates will: a. understand and interpret complex materials; b. assimilate, organize, develop, and present an idea formally and informally; c. use standard English; d. use appropriate verbal and non-verbal responses in interpersonal relations and group discussions; e. use listening skills; f. recognize the role of culture in communication. 2.Critical Thinking. RCC degree graduates will: a. discriminate among degrees of credibility, accuracy, and reliability of inferences drawn from given data; b. recognize parallels, assumptions, or presuppositions in any given source of information; c. evaluate the strengths and relevance of arguments on a particular question or issue; d. weigh evidence and decide if generalizations or conclusions based on the given data are warran e. determine whether certain conclusions or consequences are supported by the information provided; f. use problem-solving skills. 3. Quantitative Literacy. RCC degree graduates will: a. use logical and mathematical reasoning within the context of various disciplines; b. interpret and use mathematical formulas; c. interpret mathematical models such as graphs, tables, and schematics and draw inferences from them; d. use graphical, symbolic, and numerical methods to analyze, organize, and interpret data; e. estimate and consider answers to mathematical problems in order to determine reasonableness; f. represent mathematical information numerically, symbolically, and visually using graphs and charts. 4. Scientific Literacy. RCC degree graduates will: a. generate an empirically evidenced and logical argument; b. distinguish a scientific argument from a non-scientific argument; c. reason by deduction, induction, and analogy; d. distinguish between causal and correlational relationships; and e. recognize methods of inquiry that lead to scientific knowledge.
Program Requirement Notes
This curriculum should provide sufficient flexibility to meet lower division requirements for majors in engineering or related fields at many colleges and universities, and should allow students to succeed in transferring to obtain a baccalaureate degree. It is extremely important for students to work closely with their academic advisors to assure a successful transfer.
Program Credit Requirements
If you wish to see how your credits may apply, you can:
- Contact the institution where a staff member can help you map your credits to the requirements for this program.
- View the program requirements listed in the institution's catalog.
Key Program Guidance
- 67% of 2482 Transfer students who applied were accepted.
- The average GPA of transfer studenst accepted was 2.98
|Transfer Guidance Element||What You Need to Know|
|Transfer Student Catalog Year||Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance|
|What is The Impact of Work I Have Already Completed?|
|Associate Transfer Degree Completion|
|Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with HS|
|Credit for Prior Learning||https://es.vccs.edu/admissions-aid/credits/request-credit-for-prior-learning/|
|Is This Degree Right For Me?|
|Is This College Right For Me?||YES!! (Your Eastern Shore) is ESCC's culture of hospitality. We look beyond steps in a process to the comprehensive learner experience. YES!! encourages all to start from a positive perspective, develop personal YES!! visions and statements, and take prideful ownership of the college and the entire Shore community. We invite you to discover your YES!! at Your Eastern Shore Community College.|
|What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses|
|Applying for Guaranteed Admissions||https://es.vccs.edu/admissions-aid/transfer-students/|
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|Number of Transfer Students||27|
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