Program: Science (881)
Award: Associate of Arts and Sciences (transfer degree)

Program Purpose:

This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree in a science related field.

What will I learn?

Students in this program will be introduced to the sciences and develop foundational knowledge and skills for civic engagement, critical thinking, professional readiness, quantitative literacy, scientific literacy, and written communication. 

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this associate degree in two years. 

Where do Camp students who complete this degree transfer?

Over the last five years, Camp graduates from this program have transferred to College of William and Mary, George Mason University, Liberty University, Old Dominion, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Polytech and State University, and Virginia State University.

What is the job outlook for science related careers that require a four-year degree?

As of the first quarter of 2021, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region was as follows:

  • Environmental Scientists was 489. There is projected annual demand/need for 53 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Environmental Scientists, July 2021).
  • Chemist was 278. There is projected annual demand/need for 23 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Chemist, July 2021).
  • Material Scientists was 28. There is projected annual demand/need for 2 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Material Scientists, July 2021).
  • Microbiologist was 79. There is projected annual demand/need for 7 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Microbiologists, July 2021).

How much can I earn with a four-year degree in science?

Below are the 2020 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.

 

Entry Level

Mean

Experienced

Environmental Scientists

$52,800

$71,100

$80,300

Chemist

$53,400

$85,300

$101,200

Material Scientists

$56,800

$99,700

$121,100

Microbiologist

$44,400

$73,300

$87,700

(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, July 2021)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.