Minor revisions effective Spring 2023
Transfer VA course description revision and or title revision
All revisions are effective Fall 2022
Transfer VA Curricular Changes
Due to the statewide Transfer VA initiative, there have been many changes to NOVA courses since last year. We have created a blog to track these curricular changes and the programs they impact. Visit our blog at https://blogs.nvcc.edu/academic-affairs.
Changes to the General Education Electives
- Because there are multiple changes in each category, please make sure to revisit the General Education Electives list prior to course selection.
- A new category has been added: Communication, Languages, Studio Art, and Technology Electives .
- The humanities/fine arts electives include separate categories titled Art, Humanities, and Literature. Students in some programs are now required to select two courses from two different categories.
Transfer VA common curricula
These programs have had major revisions to align with Transfer VA common curricula:
Computer Science, A.S.
Approved New Courses
To learn which other courses were changed and which programs were affected by these changes, visit our blog - https://blogs.nvcc.edu/academic-affairs.
PSY 211 - Research Methodology for Behavioral Sciences replacing PSY 211 (3CR.)
Please note: These new courses do not allow grade replacement for old courses.
ART 215 - History of Modern Art - replacing ART 106
ART 223 - Life Drawing - replacing ART 122
CSC 221 - Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming replacing CSC 200
CSC 222 - Object Oriented Programming replacing CSC 201
CSC 223 - Data Structures and Analysis of Algorithms replacing CSC 202
EGR 271 - Electric Circuits I replacing EGR 251 and EGR 255
EGR 272 - Electric Circuits II replacing EGR 252
ENG 225 - Reading Literature: Culture and Ideas - NEW
ENG 245 - British Literature replacing ENG 243/ENG 244
ENG 246 - American Literature replacing ENG 241/ENG 242
ENG 255 - World Literature replacing ENG 251/252
ENG 258 - African American Literature replacing ENG 253
ITE 152 - Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications replacing ITE 115 and ITE 119
PHY 100 - Elements of Physics - replacing PHY 101
PHY 241 - University Physics I - replacing PHY 231
PHY 242 - University Physics II - replacing PHY 232
PSY 210 - Statistics for Behavioral Sciences - replacing PSY 213
REL 237 - Religions of the East - replacing REL 231
REL 238 - Religions of the West - replacing REL 232
ASL 201 - Intermediate American Sign Language I (3 CR.)
ASL 202 - Intermediate American Sign Language II (3 CR.)
ASL 261 - Advanced American Sign Language I (4 CR.)
ASL 262 - Advanced American Sign Language II (4 CR.)
PSY 211 - Research Methodology for Behavioral Sciences (4 CR.)
CHI 101 - Beginning Chinese I (4 CR.)
CHI 102 - Beginning Chinese II (4 CR.)
RUS 201 - Intermediate Russian I (4 CR.)
RUS 202 - Intermediate Russian II (4 CR.)
Most students will not need to take a placement test at NOVA. NOVA uses a direct enrollment and self-informed placement process to help students decide which college-level Math and English courses to start with. Find out more here.
Information on G3 Initiative
The Governor’s Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back Initiative (G3) provides an opportunity for any Virginian to earn a college credentials that meet critical employer demands. HB 2204 established G3 as a last-dollar grant for eligible students after all other qualified federal and state financial aid are applied. G3 has a limited pool of funds which will be awarded on a first-come/first-served basis as eligibility is determined. Click here for more information.
Catalog year selection
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