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Liberal Arts: International Studies Specialization, A.A.

Associate of Arts
Northern Virginia Community College

This program is designed to prepare students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree in international studies. This specialization will broaden the student's education to include more emphasis on other cultures and countries in recognition of the increasing interdependence of today's world.


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Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? This specialization will broaden the student’s education to include more emphasis on other cultures and countries in recognition of the increasing interdependence of today’s world.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Northern Virginia Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?
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What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Students who have graduated with at least an associate or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education are considered to have fulfilled NOVA's SDV requirement. Any other course transfers are evaluated based on the student's transcript, https://www.nvcc.edu/cro/transfercredit/index.html

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning NOVA strives to provide students with opportunities to receive credit for prior learning while still maintaining the integrity of our academic programs. Credit for prior learning (CPL) generally refers to the process of granting college credit for learning gained in nontraditional. ways; https://www.nvcc.edu/prior-learning/
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Northern Virginia Community College
College Level Information
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Number of Transfer Students
43891
College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? Our classes feature up-to-date technology and course content to prepare you for a competitive job market; We also offer courses that will transfer to colleges all over Virginia and the nation. In fact, NOVA has guaranteed admission agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities for students who meet specific requirements.
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year is determined by first semester of program placement.
First Year Student Catalog Year Catalog year is determined by first semester of program placement.
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions https://www.nvcc.edu/gaa/
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Arts in International RelationsBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
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Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Arts Degree in Liberal ArtsAssociateAssociate of Arts2-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Arts in Liberal ArtsAssociateAssociate of Arts2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Arts - Liberal ArtsAssociateAssociate of Arts2-Year
Eastern Mennonite UniversityBachelor of Arts PeacebuildingBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Eastern Mennonite UniversityBachelor of Arts Peacebuilding and DevelopmentBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Randolph CollegeBachelor of Arts in Global StudiesBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Eastern Mennonite UniversityBachelor of Arts Global StudiesBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Arts in Liberal Arts - Teacher Preparation SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Arts2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Arts Degree in Fine ArtsAssociateAssociate of Arts2-Year
Richard Bland CollegeAssociate of ArtsAssociateAssociate of Arts2-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Arts in Liberal Arts/MusicAssociateAssociate of Arts2-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Arts in Liberal Arts/Theatre PerformanceAssociateAssociate of Arts2-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Major in Elementary EducationBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Piedmont Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Arts in Liberal ArtsAssociateAssociate of Arts2-Year
Hollins UniversityBA in International StudiesBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences in Arts and SciencesAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Science in General StudiesAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in General StudiesAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in General StudiesAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Southside Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences with a major in General StudiesAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Old Dominion UniversityInternational Studies-BABachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Science - General StudiesAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences Degree in General StudiesAssociateAssociate of Arts & Science2-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Arts, Major in International AffairsBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBA in International AffairsBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Eastern Shore Community CollegeGeneral Studies AssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Eastern Shore Community CollegeLiberal ArtsAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Arts in Social Science, Major in GovernmentBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
William & MaryInternational Relations - Bachelor of ArtsBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Germanna Community CollegeLiberal Arts Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeGeneral Studies Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
25-1199.00Postsecondary Teachers, All OtherAll postsecondary teachers not listed separately.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
19-3094.00Political ScientistsStudy the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decisionmaking, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
25-1069.00Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All OtherAll postsecondary social sciences teachers not listed separately.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
23-1022.00Arbitrators, Mediators, and ConciliatorsFacilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.Legal Occupations
19-3099.00Social Scientists and Related Workers, All OtherAll social scientists and related workers not listed separately.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-3099.01Transportation PlannersPrepare studies for proposed transportation projects. Gather, compile, and analyze data. Study the use and operation of transportation systems. Develop transportation models or simulations.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
11-9199.11Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site ManagersPlan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.Management Occupations
11-9199.02Compliance ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.Management Occupations
11-9199.08Loss Prevention ManagersPlan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.Management Occupations
11-9199.00Managers, All OtherAll managers not listed separately.Management Occupations
25-1065.00Political Science Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
11-9199.01Regulatory Affairs ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.Management Occupations
11-9199.10Wind Energy Development ManagersLead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.Management Occupations
11-9199.09Wind Energy Operations ManagersManage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.Management Occupations