General education is that portion of the collegiate experience that addresses the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values characteristic of educated persons. It is unbounded by disciplines and honors the connections among bodies of knowledge. NOVA degree graduates will demonstrate competency in the following general education areas: civic engagement, critical thinking, professional readiness, quantitative literacy, scientific literacy, and written communication.
Consequently, the College, in accord with the general education guidelines of the Virginia Community College System, has determined the following list of general education electives.
It is highly recommended that students consult with their academic advisor or counselor in order to select the most appropriate course for their curriculum and/or transferability to another college.
NOVA offers Passport Transfer courses, which are typically taken in the first semester of many degree programs. These courses will transfer to most Virginia public colleges and universities.