The associate of science (AS-T) degree can be an excellent option for students interested in the natural sciences, engineering or computer sciences.
The associate of science-transfer (AS-T) degree is designed for students who want to concentrate on courses required for acceptance into specific majors in science and engineering. This degree is not the same as the associate of arts and sciences direct transfer degree. It does not satisfy general education requirements nor does it guarantee admission to a specific major. This degree allows you to take more courses required for your major than you could take by earning the AAS-DTA degree and still earn priority admissions consideration.
You must be careful to follow the catalog of the receiving institution in order for the program to be most successful. Working closely with a faculty adviser who is familiar with the major is highly recommended.
The intent is that you will take as many courses as possible prerequisite to the major and attain the GPA needed for entrance into the university and the major. It is highly recommended that sequences in math and science should be completed entirely at one institution instead of breaking up sequences between institutions.
Although the WVC Associate of Arts and Sciences Direct Transfer Degree satisfies general university requirements when transferring, the better option for students interested in the natural sciences, engineering or computer sciences may be the AS-T.