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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

NOVA ADVISING SHEET

SCIENCE Code: 8800 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Associate of Science Degree   AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI
  Courses Credits Grade
Two Years
CSC 110 Introduction to Computing 3  
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
7ENG 112 College Composition II 3  
1HIS Elective 3  
9___ General Education Elective 1  
10___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3  
9___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3  
2,3MTH 271 Applied Calculus I or 3-5  
  Calculus with Analytic Geometry I    
2,3MTH 272 Applied Calculus II or 3-5  
  Calculus with Analytic Geometry II    
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1  
4,5___ ___    Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4  
4,5___ ___    Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4  
4,5___ ___    Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4  
4,5___ ___    Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4  
4,5___ ___    Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4  
4,5___ ___    Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4  
8___ Social Science Elective 3  
8___ Social Science Elective 3  
6SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Total   60-64  
Total credits for the Science A.S.=60-64

Twenty-four of these credits must be taken in laboratory science courses for transfer to a four-year institution with a major in Science.

1 HIS 101, 102, 121 or 122 are recommended. Although not required, students are encouraged to take a two-semester sequence in history, depending on the requirements of the transfer institution.

2 MTH 173-174 is required for students planning a four-year major in Physics or Chemistry. MTH 271 plus one semester of statistics may be taken by Biology majors. Students not adequately prepared for MTH 173 may be required to take MTH 166 or MTH 163-164. Students must see their counselor/advisor before choosing a math as transfer institutions have a wide range of requirements. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 173 and MTH 271 or MTH 174 and MTH 272.

3 Although students who have graduated with a transfer-oriented A.A., A.S., or A.A. & S. degree or any baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education will have most of their general education considered as met, they must meet the math and science requirements specified for this program. Exceptions must be approved by the division dean responsible for the student's curriculum.

4 The sciences elective may be selected from the following: BIO 101-102, BIO 107, BIO 110, BIO 120, or BIO 141-142, CHM 111-112, ENV 121-122, PHY 201-202, PHY 231-232, PHY 243, GOL 105-106, or any 200-level biology, chemistry, geology, or physics course.

5 Students who plan to major in Chemistry should elect CHM 111-112 and CHM 241-242 and CHM 245-246 plus 2 two-semester sequences from the following: BIO 101-102, BIO 110, BIO 120, GOL 105-106, GOL 111-112, or any 200-level biology, chemistry, geology, or physics course. Students who plan to major in Physics and Engineering should select PHY 231-232 plus CHM 111-112 and 1 two-semester sequence from the following BIO 101-102, BIO 110, BIO 120, GOL 105-106, GOL 111-112, or any 200 level Biology, Chemistry, or Geology course (physics majors include PHY 243). Math requirement: MTH 173-174. MTH 277, MTH 285, MTH 291-292.

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

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

8 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. Base selection on requirements of transfer institution.

9 General Education Electives may be met by one of the courses listed under General Education Electives.

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