May 26, 2019  
2019-2020 NOVA Catalog 
  
2019-2020 NOVA Catalog

Science: Mathematics Specialization, A.S.


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CIP Code: 30.0101
NOVA Code: 8802 

Offered through AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO

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: 61-63 credits


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

1 See HIS courses listed under social/behavioral science courses under General Education Electives . HIS 101 -HIS 102  or HIS 111 -HIS 112  are recommended.

2 May substitute CSC 202  or MTH 288   after consultation with an advisor.

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives . Students should base selection on requirements of the transfer

See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives . Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Math electives should be chosen carefully from 200-level courses after investigation of requirements of the transfer institution. 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 biology, chemistry, ENV 121 -ENV 122 , physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives . Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

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

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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