Physical Science - Associate of Science

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 Science degree - 4 semesters

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FOCUS - Sample program*
Semester 1 Course title Credits

ENG 101

 

Writing and Research 

 

3

 

BIO 151 LL

Biological Science I

4

CHEM 101 LL

General Chemistry I

4

MATH 201

Calculus I

4

Semester 2 Course title Credits

ENG 102

Introduction to Literary Genres

3

BIO 211

Microbiology

4

CHEM 102 LL

General Chemistry II

4

MATH 202

Calculus II

4

Semester 3 Course title Credits

HIST 101, 102, 201 or 202

American History or Western Civilization

3

PHYS 201 or CHEM 230

University Physics I (Physics & Engineering majors) OR
Organic Chemistry I

4

MATH 204

Multivariable Calculus

3

CSCI 202

Computer Applications

CSCI 211 OR SPAN 101/FREN 101

Computer Programming or Spanish or French

3 or 4

Semester 4 Course title Credits

PHIL 121

Introduction to Critical Thinking

3

 

ART 201/MUS 103/THEA 201

Art Appreciation, Art History, Music Appreciation or History of Theatre

3

PHYS 202 or CHEM 231

University Physics II (Physics & Engineering majors); others Organic Chemistry II

4

SOC 201

General Sociology

3

MATH 203 or SPAN 102/FREN 202

Elementary Linear Algebra / Spanish or French (or higher level based on competency)

3 or 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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