Degree Planning for NOVA Students

A Marymount Education

First, you should become familiar with some terminology. At Marymount, a student earns a degree by completing coursework in the following:

  • Liberal Arts Core – often referred to by Marymount’s faculty and students as “core requirements.” These are comparable to Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) general education electives. Learn more about Marymount’s Liberal Arts Core.
    • Completion of a transfer-oriented associates degree program will fulfill the majority of the university’s Liberal Arts Core (general education) requirements but may not fulfill specific departmental requirements or prerequisites for the major. Students will be required to complete a designated theology course at Marymount. Marymount also accepts the UCGS and Passport programs to meet Liberal Arts Core requirements.
  • Major Requirements – at NOVA, these are sometimes called “degree requirements”
  • Electives – general courses of the student’s choice

Marymount offers majors in approximately 30 disciplines, as well as teaching certification in several areas.

See how your courses will apply toward a Marymount University degree program by using the Transfer Virginia Portal!