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Associate of Science

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Whatever your scientific interest, start your degree at TCC

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From the intricacies of cell structure to the structure of the Earth to the laws of thermodynamics, you will find your path to a four-year degree in science at Tidewater Community College.

TCC’s Associate of Science in Science will give you a broad foundation in the sciences. Choose from among biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, natural science and physics. Your education will be rounded out with courses in the social sciences and humanities.

The degree offers flexibility, too. You can take classes on any of the college’s four campuses, and day, evening and online classes are available.

The courses you need will vary based on your area of study and the college you wish to attend.

Where can you go?

With the required GPA, you can take advantage of transfer agreements with colleges and universities including:

  • James Madison University
  • Norfolk State University
  • Norwich University
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of Phoenix
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Wesleyan College
  • … and many more! See all transfer agreements
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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 in Science consists of 4 semesters of full-time study, with classes held on all campuses.

If your schedule doesn't permit full-time attendance, you may also take classes part time.

Estimated Program Cost*:
60 credits x $185.35 per credit = $11,121.00 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 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.

Students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) disciplines may be eligible for an additional $1,000 each year. 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 transferable courses. Speak with a TCC academic counselor and plan your curriculum carefully!

For more information, visit the Transfer programs page.

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Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill® and other educational benefits.

Learn more about the CMVE

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Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.

Learn more about paying for college

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