West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Associate in Science Online Degree, A.S.

Associate in Science Degree

NOTE:  Online Degree Programs have specific entrance requirements. All developmental coursework must be completed prior to program admission.

This program is designed for students who expect to complete a degree at a four-year institution in such areas as biology, engineering, mathematics or the physical sciences. Students should consult with their advisor regarding requirements of WVNCC and the institution to which they plan to transfer.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

• Apply basic principles of biological and physical sciences and mathematics
• Apply the scientific method in designing, conducting and analyzing experiments
• Communicate effectively and work collaboratively
• Use mathematical and scientific principles in problem solving
• Relate issues from a global perspective
• Conduct basic research using the Internet and print resources


First Year – Fall Semester - Cr. Hrs.
ENG 101 College Composition I - 3
MATH 108 College Algebra with Applications - 4
SCI Science Core Requirement - 4
SPCH 105 Fundamentals of Speech Communication - 3

First Year – Spring Semester - Cr. Hrs.
ENG 102 College Composition II - 3
MATH 210 Introduction to Statistics - 3
SCI Science Core Requirement - 4
SS Social Science Core Requirement - 3
Elective - 3

Second Year – Fall Semester - Cr. Hrs.
HIST History Core Requirement - 3
HUM Humanities Core Requirement - 3
SCI Science Electives - 8

Second Year – Spring Semester - Cr. Hrs.
SCI Science Core Requirements - 8
SS 255 The Global Community - 3
SS Social Science Core Requirement - 3
Elective - 3

Total Hours in Program – 61
HIST: Choose from HIST 100, HIST 101, HIST 110, HIST 111
SCI: Choose from ASTR 125, BIO 110, BIO 112, BIO 218, CHEM 108,
CHEM 109, GSC 100, PHYS 104, PHYS 105
SS: Choose from ECON 104, ECON 105, GEOG 205, HIST 100,
HIST 101, HIST 110, HIST 111, POLS 102, PSYC 105, PSYC 208,
SOC 125
HUM: Choose from ART 150, ENG 200, ENG 201, ENG 210, ENG 211,
ENG 215, PHIL 200
Note on Science core/electives for A.S.: At least two must be from the
same discipline that is Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
Awards and Accreditations