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Mathematics, A.S.

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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.

  CHEMISTRY OR PHYSICS SEQUENCE: Click Here to View, Save, or Print a PDF Copy of the Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses for this degree      ECONOMICS SEQUENCE: Click Here to View, Save, or Print a PDF Copy of the Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses for this degree      


Degree/Graduation Requirements

Degree Requirements

Completion of a two-term sequence in one of the following areas: chemistry, economics or physics.

General Education Requirements: 20-23 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

Must select two different disciplines. See General Education Arts and Humanities Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Interdisciplinary Studies, Computer Technology or Mathematics: 4 credits

Mathematics: 4 credits

Program Requirements

Chemistry or Physics Sequence (37 to 40 credits)

Economics Sequence (37 to 40 credits)

Additional Requirements

Computer Competency Requirement

See Computing and Information Technology Competency Requirement  for a list of approved courses. The recommended electives CTA 103  and EGR 120  satisfy the computer competency requirement.

Diversity Requirement

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.

Program Outcomes

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

Continuing Education and Workforce Development Offerings

Additional courses, credentials and/or certifications may be available through the AACC School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

Transfer Agreements

Agreements may exist for this program of study. To access agreements, go to

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