Nov 23, 2020
Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S. (code AS.MATH.MATH)
Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 60 credit hours.
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.
Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
AACC faculty developed the following order of courses for each sequence within this degree to encourage greater success in each student’s academic experience. These sequences incorporate all of the student’s requirements and provide the student with essential notes to guide their success. It is recommended that students view and save the two-year planning tool document as they plan courses for their chosen sequence.
Completion of a two-term sequence in one of the following areas: chemistry, economics or physics.
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. For a full list of Core Competencies, click here.
Related Educational Opportunities
Agreements may exist for this program of study. To access agreements, go to www.aacc.edu/transfer.