Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Southern Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Southern Academic Catalog

Associate in Science

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Students planning to earn a baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution may complete the first two years at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College by earning the Associate in Science degree.

A student may attend full-time (12 hours or more per academic term) or part-time (less than 12 hours per academic term) to complete the Associate in Arts degree. A full-time student can complete the degree in four or five academic terms. A student may earn this degree in conjunction with another degree offered by the institution. Day and evening classes are available. Many classes are available in a variety of formats, including traditional, online, and hybrid formats.

Students are encouraged to consult with a faculty advisor at Southern in developing their educational plans. Students are encouraged to choose courses fulfilling the requirements for the Associate in Arts which meet their future baccalaureate degree requirements. Toward this goal, Southern encourages each student to consult the catalog of the institution to which the student plans to transfer.

Program Level Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and perform research.
  2. Identify and apply analytical reasoning across scientific disciplines.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to critically examine information through the scientific method.
  4. Apply and evaluate diverse mathematic and scientific principles in problem-solving.


Credit Hours: 11-13

Quantitative Literacy and Fluency, Critical Thinking

Credit Hours: 3-6

Credit Hours: 8

Intercultural Competence, Critical Thinking

Credit Hours: 3

Credit Hours: 9


Any courses that focus on an area of interest. For transfer students, contact potential transfer university for courses that meet program needs.

Credit Hours: 21-26

Total Credit Hours: 60

~ Designates courses on the statewide Core Coursework Transfer Agreement.

^ Denotes course equivalency.

This degree program provides students the opportunity to receive credit for their high school EDGE courses (http://careertech.k12.wv.us/ edge/edgeCollege.html) as designated by the (E) within the program sequence.

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