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
CSC 200 Introduction to Computer Science 4
MTH Elective OR Precalculus
MTH 263 Calculus I 4
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 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
4 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 14
3rd Semester
5 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
MTH 265 Calculus III 4
3MTH Elective 3
6 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4 - 5
4 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 17-18
4th Semester
7CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
3MTH Elective 3
5 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
6 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4 - 5
8 General Education Elective 3
Total 16-17
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 61-64
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
Elective
1HIS
3
Choose One
CSC
200
4
Elective OR Precalculus
MTH
MTH
263
4
Choose One
SDV
100
1
College Success Skills
SDV
101
Total 14-15
2nd Semester
CSC
201
4
ENG
112
3
MTH
264
4
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
4
3
Total 14
3rd Semester
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
5
3
MTH
265
4
Elective
3MTH
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
6
4 - 5
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
4
3
Total 17-18
4th Semester
7CST
110
3
Elective
3MTH
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
5
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
6
4 - 5
General Education Elective
8
3
Total 16-17
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 61-64

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 andMTH 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.