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2021-2022 NOVA Catalog 
    
2021-2022 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: 61-64 credits


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

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

 Students will come to this program with different levels of preparation. If PreCalculus is needed, select MTH 167  (or MTH 161  and MTH 162 ). If CSC 200  is not needed, students may select a Math elective from foonote #3 or CSC 202  after taking CSC 201 .  Otherwise, students should select CSC 200  to prepare for CSC 201 . Please consult with an advisor for the best option.

Math electives should be chosen carefully from MTH 266 MTH 267 MTH 288 , after investigation of requirements of the transfer institution. MTH 245  and/or MTH 246  should be selected only after careful consideration for transfer purposes. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 261  and MTH 263 . Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 262  and MTH 264 .   

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

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.

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.

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 61 credits or more.

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