Sep 26, 2021
Official Title of Major: Mathematics, A.S.
Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S.
Total Credit Hours: 60
About the Department of Mathematics
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, computer-based problem solving, and 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
Biological and Physical Sciences: 7 credits
At least one lab course required. The following courses are recommended:
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits
Must select two different disciplines. See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements for a list of approved courses.
Additional General Education requirements: 6 credits
Program Requirements: 25 credits
Electives: 9 Credits
Choose from the list below. Consult with an Academic Advisor when selecting your electives to ensure transferability to your chosen 4-year institution.
All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Diversity Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Use the vocabulary and notation of higher-level mathematics to communicate mathematically.
- Create and interpret mathematical relations and functions through graphical, numerical, and symbolic processes.
- Evaluate and use appropriate higher-level mathematical techniques (e.g., calculus, linear algebra, differential equations) and technology to solve problems.
- Apply mathematical principles to analyze real-world problems in mathematically dependent fields.
This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies.
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