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2021-2022 NOVA Catalog 
    
2021-2022 NOVA Catalog

Social Sciences, A.S.


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CIP Code: 45.0101

NOVA Code: 8820

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

Purpose: The Associate of Science degree in Social Sciences focuses on how human beings interact with each other in the past and present. It emphasizes, through quantitative and qualitative research methods, how social scientists develop an understanding of the ways in which humans relate to themselves and each other through beliefs, customs, organizations, and institutions.  The Associate of Science degree in Social Sciences prepares students for transfer to a broad range of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts programs, in fields such as economics, geography, geographic information systems, history, political science, psychology, sociology, teacher education, and more.

Transfer Information: This program provides transfer paths that include the general education courses and introductory major courses that students typically take during the first two years at a four-year college or university when they are majoring in a social science. Because senior institutions differ in their requirements, students are strongly urged to work with their assigned advisor or a counselor and to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which they plan to transfer. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Two Years


Total credits for the A.S. Degree in Social Sciences: 60 credits


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

2 Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 261  and MTH 263 . Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 262  and MTH 264 .

3 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.

4 Select any course 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. This elective is not needed if selections for all other requirements total 60 credits or more.

5  See social/behavioral 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.

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

7 See humanities/fine arts 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.

For this elective only students may select a social/behavioral science course from either the general education electives or transfer electives in footnote 10.

9 Select any course listed under General Education Electives . This elective is not needed if selections for all other requirements total 60 credits or more.

10 Students can take another General Education Electives  or select a course from the following transfer elective list. In consultation with an advisor, students may select from any beginning world languages (101 or 102), BUS 241 CST 126 CST 229 ECO 230 EDU 200 HIS 203 HIS 231 HIS 232 HIS 251 ITE 100 ITE 115 ITE 119 PLS 136 PLS 250 PSY 215 PSY 225 SOC 215 SOC 225 SOC 236 SOC 266 , choosing the course that best meets the requirements of your intended transfer institution.

 

 

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