All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.
1 Students can choose from the following courses: CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking. CST 110 Introduction to Communication, CST 227 Business and Professional Communication, ENG 115 Technical Writing, ENG 131 Technical Report Writing 1.
2 This requirement may be satisfied by a total of 3 credits selected from BIO 290 (Coordinated Internship), BIO 296 (On-Site Training in Biotechnology), BIO 297 (Cooperative Education), and BIO 299 (Supervised Study). A total of 3 credits in this category is required, from a combination of 1 – 3 credits in any of these courses. Students must be approved by the Biotechnology program coordinator(s) for an internship or Cooperative Education assignment. Criteria for approval include successful completion of biotechnology courses (including a demonstrated proficiency of basic lab skills), a professional work ethic, and an ability to work well with others. Please see your biotech academic advisor for assistance in determining eligibility and placement or for approval of a topic for a Project or Supervised Study.