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Mathematics Associate in Science

The mathematics major offers a foundation for further study in mathematics and other mathematics-related fields. The emphasis of the program is to prepare the students for transfer to four-year institutions.

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Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.


Bachelor Degree normally recommended.

The Associate in Science degree in Mathematics offers a solid foundation for further study in mathematics and other mathematics related fields. The primary emphasis of the mathematics major program is to prepare the students for transfer to four-year institutions. Students should consult the catalog of the transfer school being considered for specific requirements.

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. Use appropriate theorems, formulas, and algorithms to solve mathematical problems from algebra, trigonometry, calculus and geometry.
  2. Use appropriate technology to solve problems requiring mathematics.
  3. Formulate, analyze, and differentiate mathematical functions numerically, graphically and symbolically and transition between these representations.
  4. Communicate the mathematical process and assess the validity of the solution.

Associate Degree Major Requirements

Note: All courses must be completed with a letter grade of “C” or higher or “Pass.”

MATH-180Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5
MATH-280Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
MATH-281Multivariable Calculus4
MATH-284Linear Algebra3
Select one of the following:3-5
Elementary Statistics
Discrete Mathematics
Differential Equations
Mechanics and Waves
Introduction to Java Programming
Introduction to C++ Programming
Total Units19-21

Plus General Education and Elective Requirements