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Liberal Arts, Languages and Social Sciences

NOVA’s Liberal Arts, Languages and Social Sciences programs prepare students to exchange ideas and become deep thinkers. Your education is too important to be spent memorizing facts and figures. By studying communication, writing, language arts, and society, you can engage with others and challenge the status quo.

This program prepares students to communicate proficiently in American Sign Language, including both expressive and receptive skills.

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Designed for students who have limited, if any, previous experience with interpreting for Deaf people, this degree program provides comprehensive training in theory and practical interpreting skills necessary for employment as an educational or community interpreter.

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This program provides a solid foundation in the VCCS and NOVA general education core competency areas.

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This program is a flexible associate degree. For students who plan to transfer, the degree can parallel the first two years of a four-year bachelor of science program if they choose courses that match the transfer institution's requirements.

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This program is designed to help students develop both the theoretical knowledge and a practical facility with GIS.

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The Associate of Arts degree major in Liberal Arts is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.).

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This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a college or university for a Bachelor of Arts in Art History.

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This program is designed for students who wish to study speech communication at the college level or who wish to transfer to a four-year institution for a baccalaureate degree.

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This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a college or university for a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in English, Creative Writing or Writing and/or Rhetoric as an entry-level professional writer.

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The Liberal Arts A.A. degree with a specialization in International Studies is designed to prepare students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree program in International Studies.

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This program is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking to further develop skills in acting, directing, arts management, technical theatre, and theatre scholarship.

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The Professional Writing Certificate program prepares candidates to compose documents and manage professional communications for a variety of contemporary professions, including business, military, medicine, government, science, and industry.

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Designed for students who have limited, if any, previous experience with interpreting for Deaf people, this degree program provides comprehensive training in theory and practical interpreting skills necessary for employment as an educational or community interpreter.

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This curriculum is designed for persons seeking to develop research, analytical, and field skills in historic preservation, archaeology, and museum studies sufficient for the student to continue or to participate in local community-based projects.

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This program is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor of science in one of the social sciences. It also prepares students for some teacher certification programs.

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Designed for students who have limited, if any, previous experience with interpreting for Deaf people, this degree program provides comprehensive training in theory and practical interpreting skills necessary for employment as an educational or community interpreter.

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This program is designed to prepare students to transfer into baccalaureate programs in the geospatial or social sciences at a four-year institution.

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This program is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree.

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