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

Science: Mathematics Specialization, A.S.

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

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CIP Code: 30.0101

NOVA Code: 8802 

Purpose: The curriculum is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. This curriculum is designed to prepare students to major in one of the following fields: mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, operations research, applied mathematics, or computer science.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent as a minimum: 4 units of English, 4 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 with a Specialization in Mathematics: 60-62 credits

Twenty of these credits must be taken in MTH courses for transfer to a four-year institution with a major in science.

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

1 Select any HIS course listed under the social/behavioral science courses in General Education Electives .

 Students will come to this program with different levels of preparation; If Precalculus is needed, begin with  MTH 167  (or MTH 161  and MTH 162 ). If placed out of Precalculus, begin with MTH 263  and replace the Precalculus credits with one MTH Elective from footnote #6 and one General Education Elective  from footnote #8.  Please consult with an advisor for the best option.

Select from the following: CST 100 , CST 110 CST 126 , or CST 229 .

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.

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives . At least one class must be non-HIS course.

Math electives should be chosen carefully from MTH 266 MTH 267 MTH 283 ,  MTH 288 , or CSC 222 , after verifying requirements of the transfer institution. MTH 245  and/or MTH 246  should be selected only after careful consideration for transfer purposes and require a course substitution request. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 261  and MTH 263 . Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 262  and MTH 264 .

See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives .

Choose from General Education Electives . This elective is not needed if selections for all other requirements total 60 credits or more.

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