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
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.
Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.
“It’s my hope that students will learn how to think scientifically and take what they learn and apply it to their own lives.” – Cameron Russell, biology instructor
“I owe everything I have in my professional life to TCC”
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 $176.60 per credit = $10,596.00 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2016 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.
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