Sep 22, 2017
Title of Major: Mathematics, A.S.
Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S.
Total Credit Hours: 60
Purpose: Prepares for transfer to a four-year institution and a major in mathematics or other subjects which require a strong mathematics background. Prepares also for further study in business, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences or statistics. Develops skills in analyzing and interpreting problems, in computer-based problem solving and in using mathematical reasoning to further the scientific method.
Range of Occupations
- With continued study after transfer, a mathematics degree may lead to positions in actuarial science, computer science, cryptology, demography, econometrics, engineering, mathematics, mathematics education, the physical sciences or statistics.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
Interdisciplinary Studies, Computer Technology or Mathematics: 4 credits
Chemistry or Physics Sequence (37 to 40 credits)
Economics Sequence (37 to 40 credits)
See General Education Diversity Requirement for a list of approved courses. Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, or health/fitness/wellness general education requirements or elective requirements.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Use the English language to communicate effectively using written and spoken language.
- Develop research skills.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship among the arts, sciences and technology.
- Show respect for the diverse needs of others.
- Develop an understanding of positive health behaviors and physical fitness.
- Analyze and design problem-solving techniques for use in computer programming.
- Develop an understanding of the scientific method.
- Create and interpret mathematical relations and functions through graphical, numerical and symbolic processes.
- Use technology to explore and solve mathematical problems.
- Use the notations of higher mathematics to communicate mathematically.
- Develop analytical skills.
- Solve problems involving derivatives and integrals with single variable and multivariate functions.
- Solve problems using the techniques of linear algebra.
- Solve equations containing differentials or derivatives of functions.
- Compute quantitative approximations to the solutions of mathematical problems.
- Apply mathematical principles in mathematically dependent fields.
This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies.
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