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2022-2023 NOVA Catalog 
    
2022-2023 NOVA Catalog

Social Sciences: Geospatial Specialization, A.S.


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CIP Code: 45.0101

NOVA Code: 8825

Offered through LO

Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students to transfer into baccalaureate programs in the geospatial or social sciences at a four-year institution. Students will learn theory about geospatial systems and how they are used.

Transfer Information: Since four-year colleges can vary their course and GPA requirements, please consult a counselor or academic advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection.

Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 3 units of mathematics (Algebra I-II and geometry); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies.

Two Years


Total credits for the A.S. Degree in Social Sciences with a Specialization in Geospatial: 62-63 credits


1 Many universities require MTH 154  or higher while others require MTH 161  or MTH 162  or higher, often including a statistics course for majors in the social sciences. It is, therefore, important that students confer with a counselor to determine the appropriate mathematics courses for their intended transfer university. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 261  and MTH 263 . Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 262  and MTH 263 .

2 See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives . Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution. Consult GIS faculty advisor for details.

3 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives . Students must choose courses from two of the three areas listed. Credit will not be applied if student takes two courses from the same area. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

4 Select from the following: CST 100 , CST 126 , or CST 229 .

Select any HIS course listed under social/behavioral science in General Education Electives . Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

6 Please consult with your advisor before selecting any 200 level literature.

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives . Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

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