Associate in Arts (A.A.)Richard Bland College offers many challenging courses and programs that will provide you with a solid foundation in the liberal arts as you begin or continue your pursuit of higher education. By attending Richard Bland College and completing the Associate Degree, you will have completed the first two years toward the Baccalaureate Degree. We have guaranteed transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities across the Commonwealth that will enhance your educational opportunities. The Board of Visitors of William and Mary has authorized Richard Bland College to confer the degrees of Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science. The Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) and the Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) are both designed for transfer.
Associate in Science (A.S.)
The Associate in Arts degree is designed primarily for those students who plan to complete their baccalaureate degree in the areas of the arts, humanities, or the social sciences. Areas of study which could be followed under the A.A. degree program and completed at a four-year institution include: Art, English and Literature, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, History, Interior Design, Philosophy, Religion, Theater and Drama, and Theology.
The Associate in Science degree is designed primarily for those students who plan to complete their baccalaureate degrees in areas of education, business, health professions, social work, engineering, or one of the natural sciences. Areas of study that could be followed under the A.S. degree program and completed at a four-year institution include: Accounting, Agriculture, Anthropology, Astronomy, Biological Science, Biomedical Sciences, Business Management, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Communication, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Dietetics, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Forestry, Genetics, Geophysics, Gerontology, Government, Health Administration, Health Care Management, Health Education, History, Human Ecology, International Affairs, Journalism, Law, Law Enforcement and Corrections, Legal Assistant, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Records Administration, Medicine, Mental Health Technology, Microbiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Oceanography, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Service Safety/Health, Recreation and Park Management, Social Service, Sociology, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Sports Medicine, Statistics, Urban and Regional Planning.