College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Nov 20, 2019  
College Catalog 2019-2020

Transfer Guide



Introduction and Transfer Advice

Richard Bland College of William & Mary prides itself on being your transfer institution of choice. For many students, earning an Associate degree at RBC is a key component of their journey. An RBC degree makes your academic pathway visible, viable, and affordable. With all of our transfer partner institutions, Richard Bland College is a wise choice for the savvy student. To make sure that your pathway works, follow the guides in the following section when selecting your coursework and note any required GPA or course grade guidelines in terms of transferability. Generally, keeping above a 3.5 GPA gives you the best transfer options, maintaining a 3.0 GPA provides numerous pathways to the bachelor’s degree, while keeping a 2.5- 2.8 GPA will limit your choices. Being aware of all of this important information can seem confusing, but taking the time to plan ahead will help ensure your successful transfer.

When in doubt, talk to your Learner Mentor here at RBC, and be proactive and review your course schedule and course progress with the transfer admissions specialist at the transfer institution of your choice. Please note that any remedial courses you might have needed do not transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses–even some that look quite similar–sometimes will have a closer alignment with a four-year degree pathway, so always confirm your chosen course will work towards your chosen academic pathway.

Transfer Guides

In this next section, you’ll find a number of guides to assist you and your Learner Mentor in your course selection process. Whenever possible, try to think not only about the courses you’ll need to graduate from Richard Bland College, but also think ahead to what courses you’ll need to successfully graduate from one of our four-year transfer partner institutions. When in doubt, don’t hesitate to reach out to a transfer counselor at your chosen four year school(s) to confirm.


Core Courses List


Courses in italics are only transferable in some cases, and you should exercise caution. Course with an asterisk (*) may be used to satisfy the requirements of only one category. A student may not satisfy the requirements in both the Human Experience and US & World Cultures exclusively with Philosophy and Religion courses.

The Art of Language and Ideas


Two required courses:

Computer Proficiency


Students must either pass the Computer Proficiency Assessment or take one of the following courses:

 

NOTE: For the AA Degree, two semesters of foreign language are required to complete the degree requirements. For the AS Degree, the foreign language classes are all considered electives (none required).


Transfer Core Courses List


If you’re planning on transferring to a four-year institution, this list was created to help. Here you’ll find Richard Bland College courses that almost always transfer, no matter which institution you plan on attending next. Other courses may transfer, but these courses count both towards your degree requirements at Richard Bland College, and are also highly transferable (although the four-year institution makes the final decision).

Please note that any course in italics requires as corequisites or prerequisites ENGL 101  and/or MATH 121 . Second, any course marked with an asterisk (this mark *) can be used to satisfy the requirement of only one category.

The Language and History of the Fine Arts


(ART 231 , THEA 201 : Consult your four-year institution of choice for core transferability.)

 


Elective Course Selection Guide


We’ve created this guide to help you see which courses are most likely to transfer to a four-year institution. As you choose which electives you’d like to take at Richard Bland College, you should also check and see whether this course is likely to transfer to a four-year institution.

 

Course Selection Guides for First-Year Students

Associate in Arts

FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS SECOND SEMESTER CREDITS
Writing: ENGL 101   3 Writing: ENGL 102   3
Choose one or two courses in: The Human Experience AND U.S. and World Cultures *PHIL 101  and PHIL 203  require a co- requisite of ENGL 101 . 2-6 Choose one or two courses in: The Human Experience AND U.S. and World Cultures 3-6
*Enroll in the math course as determined by your placement test or previous academic records in college-level work. 3    
Investigation of the Natural World BIO 101  and BIO 101L   4    
Foreign Language *Enroll in the foreign language course as determined by your previous high school and/or college-level coursework 3-4 Foreign Language *Enroll in the foreign language course as determined by your previous high school and/or college-level coursework 3-4

*Please refer to the Core Courses List  for a complete list of course choices and categories for which they satisfy.

Associate in Arts with Developmental Courses

FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS SECOND SEMESTER CREDITS
Writing: ENGL 099  or ENGL 101 *Enroll in the appropriate English course as determined by your placement test or previous academic records in college-level work. 3 Writing: ENGL 101  or ENGL 102   3
Choose one or two courses in: The Human Experience AND U.S. and World Cultures. *PHIL 101  and PHIL 203  require a co- requisite of ENGL 101   3-6 Choose one or two courses in: The Human Experience AND U.S. and World Cultures 3-6
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning MATH 100  or MATH 121  *Enroll in the math course as determined by your placement test or previous academic records in college-level work. 3 Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning 3
Choose at least one course from the Transfer Core Course List *Ineligible for Investigation of the Natural World 3 Investigation of the Natural World BIO 101  and BIO 101L  or CHEM 101  and CHEM 101L  (if corequisites are met) OR choose at least one course from the Transfer Core Courses List(if requirements are not met) 3-4
Foreign Language 3-4 Foreign Language 3-4

*Please refer to the Core Courses List  for a complete list of course choices and categories for which they satisfy.

Associate in Science

FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS SECOND SEMESTER CREDITS
Writing: ENGL 101   3 Writing: ENGL 102   3
Choose one or two courses in: The Human Experience AND U.S. and World Cultures 3-6 Choose one or two courses in: The Human Experience AND U.S. and World Cultures 3-6
Investigation of the Natural World BIO 101  and BIO 101L   4 Investigation of the Natural World BIO 102  and BIO 102L   4

*PHIL 101  and PHIL 203  require a corequisite of ENGL 101 .
*Please refer to the Core Courses List  for a complete list of course choices and categories for which they satisfy.

Associate in Science with Developmental Courses

FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS SECOND SEMESTER CREDITS
Writing: ENGL 099  or ENGL 101   3 Writing: ENGL 101  or ENGL 102   3
Choose one or two courses in : The Human Experience AND U.S. and World Cultures. *PHIL 101  and PHIL 203  require a corequisite of MATH 121  and ENGL 101   3-6 Choose one or two course in: The Human Experience AND U.S. and World Cultures 3-6
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning MATH 100A or 100B or 101 *Enroll in the math course as determined by your placement test or previous academic records in college-level work. 3 Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning 3
Choose at least one course from the Transfer Core Courses List 3 Choose at least on course in Investigation of the Natural World (if the math and English co-requisites are met) OR at least one course from the Transfer Core Courses List (if requirements are not met) 3-4

*Please refer to the Core Courses List  for a complete list of course choices and categories for which they satisfy.