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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  
Associate of Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI


Purpose:  The Associate of Science degree curriculum in Business Administration is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in Business Administration with a major in Accounting, Business Management, Decision Science and Management, Information Systems, Finance, Marketing, etc.

Transfer Information:  Since four-year colleges can vary in their course and GPA requirements for the business major, please consult a counselor or faculty advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection.

Recommended Preparation:  Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 2 units of mathematics (algebra and geometry); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
3___ ___    Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
1HIS HIS    Elective 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
2MTH MTH    Elective 3-5
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17-19
2nd Semester
3___ ___    Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
5ENG 112 College Composition II 3
2MTH MTH    Elective 3-5
6PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
Total   14-16
3rd Semester
8___ ___    General Elective 3
9___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
7CST CST    Elective 3
ECO 201 Principles of Economics I 3
6PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   16
4th Semester
8___ ___    General Elective 6
9___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECO 202 Principles of Economics II 3
Total   15
Total credits for the Business Administration A.S.=62-66

1 HIS 101, 102, 121, 122 is recommended. HIS elective may be selected from the HIS courses listed under the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

2 MTH 163 and 271, or MTH 173-174. For transfer to GMU, MTH 271 is recommended. A student may skip MTH 163 and start with MTH 271 if he/she has had 1 year of high school math beyond Algebra II (Trig., Functions, Calculus, etc.) and a NOVA placement test eligibility score for MTH 271. Students starting with MTH 271 or transferring to GMU should consult a faculty advisor for second NOVA MTH course.

3 The science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

4 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

5 ENG 125 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or faculty advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.

6 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

7 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.

8 Consult your advisor for assistance in selecting general electives that will meet requirements of the institution to which you plan to transfer. BUS 221-222 and MTH 241-242 and ITE 140 will meet GMU business major core requirements.

9 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.