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General Studies

Associate of Science

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Give yourself a head start on that four-year degree at TCC

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If you’re seeking a focus for your college education, Tidewater Community College’s Associate of Science in General Studies might be just what you’re looking for.

This four-semester program fulfills freshman and sophomore general education requirements at most Virginia public colleges and universities. If you complete the degree and meet the GPA required for admission, you will likely be admitted as a junior.

That means you – and your parents – will have saved thousands on the cost of your degree. And remember: 3 out of 5 TCC graduates leave with no student debt!

You will take classes in all of the major disciplines, including science, history, social sciences, mathematics and the humanities, giving you the broadest possible foundation for your future direction. You may take classes on any TCC campus, and day, evening and online options are available.

Where can you go?

With the required GPA, you can take advantage of transfer agreements with nearly every public college and university in Virginia and many private colleges, including

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What does this program cost?

You can complete a 2-year associate degree for less than the cost of 1 year at a 4-year college or university.

TCC's Associate of Science consists of 4 semesters of full-time study, with classes held on all campuses.

If your schedule full-time attendance, you may also take classes part time.

Estimated Program Cost*:
61 credits x $176.60 per credit = $10,772.60 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2016 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

2-year transfer grants

First-time college students who meet GPA and other requirements may qualify for a 2-year transfer grant to apply toward tuition. Grants of $1,000 may be awarded for your junior and senior years. See transfer grant details

Know before you go

If you are planning to transfer to a particular four-year college or university, be sure to familiarize yourself with admission requirements and transferrable courses. Speak with a TCC academic counselor and plan your curriculum carefully!

For more information, visit the Transfer Programs page.