Wor-Wic Offers New Science Transfer Program this Fall
July 15, 2006

This fall, Wor-Wic Community College is offering a new associate of science degree program that will fulfill the requirements for the first two years of a bachelor of science degree in biology.

The new program is designed for Wor-Wic students who are interested in transferring to a four-year institution to major in a pre-health program, such as medicine, dental, veterinary, physical therapy or physician assistant.

The creation of this program is intended to help train and funnel students into career programs that address critical workforce needs in the areas of allied health, teaching, biotechnology, and research for science and technology.

“A strong majority of Wor-Wic science students who were surveyed said that they were interested in obtaining a science degree from Wor-Wic and transferring to a four-year school in Maryland,” said Dr. Edward T. Taylor, mathematics and science department head and associate professor of biological science.

Three new chemistry courses are being developed -- general chemistry II, and organic chemistry I and II – in order to offer the new program.

As a gateway to the new science degree, a course in biology concepts and methods was offered in the fall of 2005 for students interested in the new science major.