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Mathematics is a systematic way of thinking that improves abstract thinking, problem solving, and critical thinking skills that can be applied to any part of life.

Program Details

NOVA’s A.S. in Science, Mathematics Specialization prepares students for occupations in: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Data Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Life and Physical Science, and more.

Transfer Opportunities

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 the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student. In order to learn more about possible transfer opportunities please visit the transfer page. Students interested in transferring should contact an advisor or counselor to discuss their options and plans.

Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for prior learning (CPL) generally refers to the process of granting college credit for learning gained in nontraditional ways, including but not limited to: certifications, AP or IB exams, military training, or life experience. For a list of CPL-eligible courses, see the Credit for Prior Learning Manual.

Program Degrees and Certificates

New Developmental Math Courses

MTT will be offered for the last time during the Summer 2021 term. Starting Fall 2021, MTT will be replaced with MDE 10 and MDE 60. In addition, new support courses will be offered. MDE 54 and MDE 61 provide support for some college-level courses.


Which math course should you take?

The math you take at NOVA depends on your program of study, your preparedness, and whether you have started your math coursework already at NOVA.

If you have not yet taken any math at NOVA, you should consult the College Catalog. If you need assistance, our advisors are here to help!

If you have already started MTT, we encourage you to complete the units you need this spring and summer. Depending on what units you have completed and your program of study, you may be advised to take MDE 10 or 60. You may be permitted to take MTH 154 with (or without) the MDE 54 support course. You may be permitted to take MTH 161 with (or without) the MDE 61 support course. Consult the "Course Crosswalk" for details. If you need assistance, our advisors are here to help!

Career Prospects

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