Dec 09, 2021  
2021-2022 NOVA Catalog 
    
2021-2022 NOVA Catalog

General Studies, A.S.


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CIP Code: 24.0102

NOVA Code: 6990

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

Purpose: This program is a flexible associate degree. For students who plan to transfer, the degree can parallel the first two years of a four-year bachelor of science program if they choose courses that match the transfer institution’s requirements. For those students who do not plan to transfer, the degree allows them to structure a program to suit their needs using accumulated credits from a variety of formal and experiential sources.

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. Students are encouraged to complete the A.S. degree before transferring. Some Virginia colleges and universities exclude General Studies graduates from participating in guaranteed admission programs.

Two Years


Total credits for the A.S. Degree in General Studies: 60 credits


1 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..

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

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

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

See the list of Open Electives. If transfer to another college is planned, the elective courses should be selected based on the requirements of the transfer institution.

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

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