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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

SCIENCE
Mathematics Specialization
 
Associate of Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI


Purpose:  The curriculum is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. This curriculum is designed to prepare students to major in one of the following fields: mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, operations research, applied mathematics or computer science.

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 transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the

Recommended Preparation:  Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent as a minimum: 4 units of English, 4 units of college preparatory mathematics, 1 unit of laboratory science, and 1 unit of social science.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CSC 110 Introduction to Computing 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1HIS Elective 3
2MTH 173 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
3___ Social Science Elective 3
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   18
2nd Semester
CSC 130 Scientific Programming or 3-4
  MTH  286  Discrete Mathematics  
5ENG 112 College Composition II 3
2MTH 174 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5
3___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   14-15
3rd Semester
6___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
2MTH 277 Vector Calculus 4
7MTH Elective 3
8___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
Total   15
4th Semester
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
6___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
7MTH Elective 3-4
8___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total   13-14
Total credits for the Mathematics Specialization=60-62

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

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

2 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.

3 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.

4 Students can take the SDV 101 Orientation section related to their particular program.

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

6Humanities/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 faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.

7 Math electives should be chosen carefully from 200-level courses and after investigation of requirements of the institution to which transfer is intended.

8 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.