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 September 2019, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region was as follows:

  • Environmental Scientists was 464.Over the last three years, this field added 10 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Environmental Scientists, December 2019).
  • Chemist was 287.Over the last three years, this field shed 1 job in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Chemist, December 2019).
  • Material Scientists was 37.Over the last three years, this field shed 2 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Material Scientists, December 2019).
  • Microbiologist was 87.Over the last three years, this field added 3 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Microbiologists, December 2019).

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

Below are the 2018 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.

 

Entry Level

Mean

Experienced

Environmental Scientists

$48,900

$68,800

$78,800

Chemist

$48,600

$78,000

$92,800

Material Scientists

$45,700

$92,900

$116,600

Microbiologist

$46,000

$88,300

$109,500

(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, December 2019)

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