The following is a description of current program requirements. Students who enrolled previously should consult the catalog for the year in which they began the program, and/or their advisor.
Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree
Four semesters (two-year) program
With the tremendous emphasis on scientific discoveries and technological developments in today's society, great demand exists for scientists and scientifically-oriented persons in business, government, industry, and the professions. The associate of arts and sciences degree program in science is designed for persons interested in preprofessional scientific programs who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate or higher degree program with a major in one of the following fields: agriculture, astronomy, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, chemistry, computer science, dentistry, engineering, entomology, environmental science, forestry, genetics, geology, home economics, horticulture, marine biology, mathematics, meteorology, medicine, occupational therapy, nuclear science, nursing, pre-pharmacy, physical therapy, physics, respiratory therapy, science education, veterinary medicine, wildlife biology or zoology.
The associate of arts and sciences degrees (AA&S) offered by LFCC provide freshman and sophomore level course work toward the completion of a baccalaureate degree. The AA&S degree programs require students to take essentially the same courses as required by their university/four-year college counterparts in the areas of English, health/physical education, humanities, mathematics, science and social science.
To help facilitate the transfer process each state-supported college and most private colleges in Virginia produce a Virginia Community College Transfer Guide. These transfer guides provide specific information about the transferability of courses and/or programs to their respective institutions. Transfer guides can be obtained directly from the college of interest or can be referenced in the Office of Student Success on both the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses. Students may also download many Virginia transfer guides.
Students should begin preparing for transfer as early as possible. Steps in this process include: making a career decision, identifying colleges which offer the intended programs of study, examining available transfer guides and college catalogs, talking with transfer representatives, identifying program prerequisites, researching the academic competitiveness of the institutions and program under consideration, attending open house events offered by the colleges and exploring financial aid and housing.
LFCC offers many services and programs to assist the transfer student. Students are encouraged to seek the assistance of their faculty advisor or counselor to gain additional information to plan a successful transfer experience.