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2020-2021 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 biology, chemistry (excluding CHM 101 -CHM 102 ), 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. Consult GIS faculty advisor for details.

3 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives . Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution. ART 101 , ART 102 , or CST 130  is recommended.

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

HIS 101 , HIS 102  or HIS 112  is recommended. Other HIS courses may be chosen from the list of approved general education courses.

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

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives .

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