Associate of Arts

The Richard Bland College of William & Mary Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is equivalent to the first two year of a bachelor’s degree program. The GSSP consists of for-credit coursework and provides an academic and cultural bridge from your high school experience to studying at a U.S. university.

 

Upon successful completion of the GSSP, you will receive your associate degree and will be eligible to transfer to one of 40+ well-ranked colleges and universities in Virginia, such as William & Mary, University of Virginia or Virginia Tech.

 

Location

Duration

Four semesters (60+ credits)

Semester Start Date

Fall: August 2017

Spring: January 2018

Global Student Success Program

Program benefits:

  • RBC student from day one
  • No SAT or ACT required for admission
  • Receive academic credits toward your undergraduate degree
  • Small class sizes and additional student support provided
  • Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to transfer to one of 40+ universities in Virginia

GSSP: Associate of Arts degree - 4 semesters

Sample program*
Semester 1 Course title Credits

ENG 101

 

Writing and Research 

 

3

 

CSCI 202

Computer Application I

3

MATH 121

College Algebra 

3

HIST 101, 102
201 or 202

American History or Western Civilization

3

SPAN 101 or
FREN 101

Elementary Spanish or French
(or higher level based on competency)

3 or 4

Semester 2 Course title Credits

ENG 102

 

Introduction to Literary Genres

 

3

 

ART 201/MUS 103/
THEA 201

Art Appreciation/History, 
Music Appreciation or History of Theatre

3

PSY 201

General Psychology

3

HIST 101, 102
201 or 202

American History or Western Civilization

3

SPAN 102 or
FREN 102

Elementary Spanish or French
(or higher level based on competency)

3 or 4

Semester 3 Course title Credits

SPAN 201 or
FREN 201

Intermediate Spanish or French

3

GOVT 201

American Gov't. & Politics

3

BIO 101 or
BIO 110 LL

General Biology or Contemporary Biology

4

PSY 202

General Psychology

3

PHIL 121

Introduction to Critical Thinking

3

Semester 4 Course title Credits

GOVT 202

 

U.S. in World Affairs 

3

 

MATH 217

Introductory Statistics

3

CHEM 101
or CHEM 110 LL

General Chemistry or Concepts of Chemistry

4

SPAN 202
or FREN 202

Intermediate Spanish or French

4

SOC 201

General Sociology

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS

62-64

* The above represents an example program structure only. Course offerings may change without notice. In order to earn your associate's degree you will need a total of 60 credit hours and must meet any other requirements as relevant to your program of study.

Guaranteed admission / transfer information

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