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Academic Divisions

NOVA's academic offerings are organized by five academic divisions. Contact your division based on your course discipline.

Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences

The Languages, Arts and Social Sciences division prepares students for a solid liberal arts foundation necessary for success in any field of study, career or transfer. The diversity of programs offers students an enriched knowledge of humanities while teaching students how to think and communicate.

  • Arts
  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Childhood Development
  • Communcation Studies/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English Fundamentals
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • German
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Interior Design
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Music Recording Technology
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Visit the LASS Division

Mathematics, Sciences, Technologies and Business

The Mathematics, Sciences, Technologies and Business division prepares students with problems solving skills, critical thinking, research, creativity and data analysis necessary to be successful in many careers. With a strong academic foundation, students will be prepared to move into any field of study or profession.

  • Accounting
  • Administration of Justice
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Architecture
  • Auto Body
  • Automotive
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Dietetics
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Financial Services
  • Geology
  • Health
  • Hospitality Management
  • Horticulture
  • Massage Therapy
  • Marketing
  • Math
  • Developmental Mathematics (Technology-Based)
  • Natural Science
  • Physical Education and Recreation
  • Physics
  • Recreation and Parks
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Welding

Visit the MTSB Division

Information and Engineering Technologies

The Information and Engineering Technologies (IET) division equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly growing and high-demand fields of IT and engineering technology. The programs found within IET are aligned to the needs of industry, infused with opportunities to earn industry-recognized credentials, and targeted at high growth areas that show significant job demand within the Northern Virginia region. Whether you choose to pursue a degree in cyber security or data center operations, NOVA’s innovative and cutting-edge programs will make you an asset to any organization.

  • Database and Design
  • Engineering Technology
  • IT Essentials
  • Networking
  • Programming

Visit the Information and Engineering Technologies Division

Health Sciences

The Health Sciences division is designed to successfully prepare students for a career in the diverse and evolving health care environment. These programs prepare students with the academic foundation necessary to thrive in the workforce.

  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Health
  • Health Information Management
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Therapy

Visit the Health Sciences Division


The Nursing division prepares students for a successful career in nursing. Traditional classroom lectures coupled with hands on experience prepare NOVA nursing graduates for a career directly caring for patients in any healthcare facility.

  • Nursing

Visit the Nursing Division