Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog 
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog

Science, A.S.

Location(s): AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO

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CIP Code: 30.0101

NOVA Code: 8800

Purpose: The curriculum is designed for individuals who are interested in a professional or scientific program and who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree with a major in one of the following fields: agriculture, biology, chemistry, pre-dentistry, forestry, geology, oceanography, pharmacy, physics, physical therapy, pre-medicine, science education, or mathematics.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully after investigation of the requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student. Students are encouraged to complete the A.S. degree before transferring.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent as a minimum: 4 units of English, 3 units of college preparatory mathematics, 1 unit of laboratory science, and 1 unit of social science.

Two Years

Total credits for the A.S. Degree in Science: 60-65 credits

Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

1 Select any course listed under General Education Electives . ADJ 100 may be used for those interested in forensic science.

 All science electives (including General Education sciences) must be selected from the following: BIO 101 , BIO 102 , BIO 110 , BIO 120 , CHM 111 , CHM 112 , GOL 105 , GOL 106 GOL 111 GOL 112 , or any 200-level biology, chemistry, geology, or physics course. 

3 Students who plan to major in Biology should elect CHM 111 - CHM 112 , BIO 101 -BIO 102  or BIO 110  and BIO 120 , and either BIO 206  and PHY 201  or PHY 201 -PHY 202 . Students who plan to major in Chemistry should elect CHM 111 -CHM 112  and CHM 241 -CHM 242  and CHM 245 -CHM 246  plus 2 semesters of physics (please see transfer school for required physics class). Students who plan to major in Physics should select PHY 241  -PHY 242  , MTH 265 , MTH 267  and two of the following: CHM 111 -CHM 112 , PHY 243  or MTH 266 . Students who plan to major in Geology should select GOL 105 , GOL 106 GOL 111 GOL 112 . For all intended majors, it is strongly recommended that you contact your counselor or academic advisor to identify courses that meet requirements of your transfer institution.

4 MTH 161  and MTH 162  may both be taken in place of MTH 167 

5 For students who plan to major in Biology, MTH 264  may be replaced with MTH 245 .

See social/behavioral sciences courses listed under Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives . At least one class must be non-HIS course.

Must use General Education HIS courses listed under social/behavioral science courses under Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives 

8 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.

9 Math electives must be selected from the following: MTH 265 MTH 266 MTH 267 , MTH 283 , or MTH 288 . 

10 May also select from the following: CST 100 , CST 126 , or CST 229 .

11 Choose from General Education listing. If choosing a science, it must follow footnote #3. This elective is not needed if selections for all other requirements total 60 credits or more

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