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 2020, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region was as follows:

  • Environmental Scientists was 479.Over the last three years, this field added 23 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Environmental Scientists, August 2020).
  • Chemist was 292.Over the last three years, this field added 12 job in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Chemist, August 2020).
  • Material Scientists was 30.Over the last three years, this field shed 1 job in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Material Scientists, August 2020).
  • Microbiologist was 99.Over the last three years, this field added 7 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Microbiologists, August 2020).

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

Below are the 2019 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.

 

Entry Level

Mean

Experienced

Environmental Scientists

$52,200

$69,100

$77,500

Chemist

$46,700

$78,800

$94,900

Material Scientists

$53,000

$94,900

$115,900

Microbiologist

$44,100

$84,100

$104,200

(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, August 2020)

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