University description (as per official university website)
Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary in Virginia was founded in 1960. It is The Junior College of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The College offers a traditional curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences leading to the associate degree, and other programs appropriate to a junior college. The curriculum is intended to allow students to acquire junior status after transferring to a four-year college, or to pursue expanded career opportunities. The College also recognizes its responsibility to serve the public by providing educational and cultural opportunities for the community at large.
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 Bachelor's Degree.
Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.):
The following is a partial list of the areas of study which could be followed under the A.A. degree program and completed at a four-year institution: Art, English and "Literature, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, History, Interior Design, Philosophy, Religion, Theatre and Drama, and Theology.
Associate in Science Degree (A.S.)
The following is a partial list of the areas of study that could be followed under the A.S. Degree program and completed at a four-year institution: 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.
Eligibility for financial aid:
To be eligible for financial assistance, you must:
• be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
• be registered with the Selective Service (if required).
• be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree.
• have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate.
• have a valid Social Security Number.
• make and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Friends of the College provide scholarships that are generally awarded to applicants competitively on such criteria as academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and financial need. To be considered for any of the following scholarships, an applicant must be a Virginia resident and complete the Richard Bland College Financial Assistance Application.