Although not required as part of this program, students planning to transfer to George Mason University (GMU) may wish to complete eight hours of a laboratory science while attending NOVA. Check the current GMU Catalog or contact a GMU academic advisor if you have questions.
1 ADJ 140 Introduction to Corrections or ADJ 150 Introduction to Security Administration may be substituted.
2 The PED requirements 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.
3 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. PSY 201-202 or Sociology 201-202 is recommended.
4 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.
5 Students interested in a career in the field of corrections should take corrections courses as ADJ electives.
6 May substitute a higher-level math. Students who wish to substitute a laboratory science for MTH 151 MUST meet with their ADJ academic advisor first. The science elective may be selected from Physical and Life Sciences courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.
7 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.