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NOVA’s Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Science, Mathematics Specialization

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Science: Mathematics Specialization, A.S.

Some people find math intimidating. Some see the beauty in it – and you are one of those people. Math produces order from chaos, and provides elegant solutions for seemingly intractable problems.

NOVA’s A.S. in Science, Mathematics Specialization prepares students who love working with numbers for occupations in fields that include: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, and more.

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  • The A.S. in Science, Mathematics Specialization transfers easily to four-year schools with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program.

  • Once you have a transfer school in mind, consult an advisor regarding requirements and courses.

  • Where Will I Learn?

    • Alexandria
    • Annandale
    • Loudoun
    • Manassas
    • NOVA Online
    • Woodbridge
  • 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.

  • Course Details

    Two Years Credits
    1st Semester
    ENG 111 College Composition I 3
    Choose One
    ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
    ITE 119 Information Literacy
    CSC 200 Introduction to Computer Science
    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
     2   Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
    Total 14
    3rd Semester
     3   Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
    MTH 265 Calculus III 4
    4MTH   Elective 3
    2   Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
    Total 17-18
    4th Semester
    6CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
     4MTH   Elective 3
    5   Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4 - 5
    7   General Education Elective 3
    3   Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
    Total 16-17
    Total credits for the Associate of Science = 61-64
    Two Years Credits
    1st Semester
    ENG
    111
    3
    Choose One
    ITE
    115
    3
    Information Literacy
    ITE
    119
    CSC
    200
    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
     2
    3
    Total 14
    3rd Semester
      Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
     3
    3
    MTH
    265
    4
      Elective
    4MTH
    3
      Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
    2
    3
    Total 17-18
    4th Semester
    6CST
    110
    3
      Elective
     4MTH
    3
      Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
    5
    4 - 5
      General Education Elective
    7
    3
      Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
    3
    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 See HIS courses listed under social/behavioral science courses under General Education Electives. HIS 101-HIS 102 or HIS 111-HIS 112 are recommended.

    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 61 credits or more.

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