This degree is for those who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree program in engineering.
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This curriculum emphasizes engineering, mathematics, and the sciences. However, the curriculum also includes electives in humanities and social sciences so that the student can select the appropriate courses for his or her pre-professional program as required in the first two years of the prospective four-year college or university degree. Students should become familiar with the requirements of the major department at the contemplated transfer institutions. When students have a choice of courses, they should base their choices on the requirements of the transfer institutions. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student. Students who complete the program and fulfill all other graduation requirements will be awarded the associate of science degree in engineering.
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering at most four-year institutions will require specific engineering and technical electives at the freshman and sophomore level. Students should consult with a Transfer Advisor as soon as possible to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the engineering program at their intended transfer college or university.
PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria.
Students considering a BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, UVA, VCU, or ODU should follow the Engineering AS degree requirements. Students intending to transfer to JMU, CNU, GMU, Longwood, Radford, or UMW should follow the Computer Science AS degree requirements.
Students entering all transfer degree programs are required to take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC), which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112, in order to graduate. Approved WICs are specified with a "WI" section designation.
Students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate.