Science: Mathematics Specialization, A.S.

Associate of Science
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, NOVA Online, Woodbridge

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 Information

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.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1HIS Elective 3
Choose One
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
2CSC 200 Introduction to Computer Science
MTH 263 Calculus I 4
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 100 College Success Skills
Total 14-15
2nd Semester
CSC 201 Computer Science I 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
MTH 264 Calculus II 4
3 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 13-14
3rd Semester
4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
MTH 265 Calculus III 4
5MTH Elective 3
6 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4 - 5
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 17-18
4th Semester
7CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
8 General Education Elective 3
4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
5MTH Elective 3
6 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4 - 5
Total 16-17
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 60-61
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
Elective
1HIS
3
Choose One
ITE
115
3
2CSC
200
MTH
263
4
Choose One
SDV
100
1
SDV
100
Total 14-15
2nd Semester
CSC
201
4
ENG
112
3
MTH
264
4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3
3
Total 13-14
3rd Semester
4
3
MTH
265
4
Elective
5MTH
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
6
4 - 5
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3
Total 17-18
4th Semester
7CST
110
3
General Education Elective
8
3
4
3
Elective
5MTH
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
6
4 - 5
Total 16-17
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 60-61

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.