(Christanna and John H. Daniel Campuses)
Award: Associate of Arts and Sciences
Length: Sixty to sixty-one credit hour program
Purpose: The associate of arts and sciences degree program is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to complete baccalaureate degree programs. Whether students are undecided about their majors or plan to enter some specialized program, the flexibility of the electives within SVCC’s Transfer Degree allows them to select courses to meet the transfer requirements of the four-year institutions. For example, students interested in the following areas of study can spend their first two years of study at SVCC qualifying for an associate degree and generally transfer to a four-year institution with junior class standing: agribusiness, business, education, English, humanities, mathematics, medical related fields, natural science and social sciences.
Program Description: The associate of arts and sciences (AA&S) degree requires courses that are usually required in the first two years of a four year degree. Each student is urged to learn which courses their transfer school prefers. Students should also speak with an advisor at that school. Students in the AA&S degree, with the help of an SVCC advisor, plan their programs to meet their transfer needs.
Special Admission Requirements: In addition to meeting the college’s general admissions requirements, the student must have also satisfactorily completed the following high school units or the equivalent as a minimum: four units of English, two units of college preparatory mathematics, one unit of college preparatory laboratory science and one unit of social studies.