This program leads to an A.S. degree in Mathematics. The primary goal of the program is to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate program in mathematics. This curriculum provides freshman- and sophomore-level courses in both continuous and discrete mathematics.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Prove mathematical statements.
  • Solve mathematical problems.
  • Execute mathematical algorithms.

Program Entry Requirements:

This program is open to interested students who have demonstrated readiness for English 101 and Math 171, either by passing the appropriate placement test or by meeting the prerequisites for the course. Selected math and English courses are available for those not meeting entrance requirements. An educational plan leading to acceptance into the program will be developed for each applicant who does not meet the entrance requirements.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the A.S. degree in Mathematics, students must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours as prescribed and attain a grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average).

Since science requirements vary at transfer institutions, students are advised to check requirements at transfer institutions before choosing science electives.

Mathematics Course Sequence

First Semester

  • MATH 171 - Calculus I
  • ENGL 101 – English Composition I
  • MATH 163 - Discrete Math I
  • Lab Science Elective

Second Semester

  • MATH 172 - Calculus II
  • MATH 263 - Discrete Math II
  • ENGL 102 – The Research Paper
  • Lab Science Elective

Third Semester

  • MATH 270 - Linear Algebra
  • CSCI 111 – Computer Science I with Java
  • Humanities Elective
  • Lab Science Elective

Fourth Semester

  • MATH 271 - Calculus III
  • CSCI 112 – Computer Science II with Java
  • Social Science Elective
  • MATH 272 - Differential Equations

General Education Requirements:

All General Education requirements are met through required courses (as indicated above) except for the Writing Intensive requirement, the Interpretive Studies requirement and the American/Global Diversity requirement. Therefore, in order to graduate, students in this program must choose one course that is designated Writing Intensive, one course that is designated Interpretive Studies and one course that is designated American/Global Diversity. The same course may be used to fulfill more than one of these requirements.

Program taught in:
  • English

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