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  Oct 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Mathematics, Associate of Science Degree in Science and Mathematics


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The Associate of Science degree program in Science and Mathematics prepares students for transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate degree program in mathematics, mathematics education or related areas such as statistics, actuarial science, computational biology, mathematical finance, etc.  This program is also recommended for those students interested in pursuing higher studies in physics and allied fields. Graduates have transferred to colleges across the country.

Graduates are able to:

  • understand and use the language and symbols of mathematics
  • apply the fundamental processes of differentiation and integration to phenomena involving change
  • utilize the concepts of mathematical modeling
  • employ logical reasoning in mathematical proof and problem-solving
  • understand the appropriate use of technology for problem-solving in such areas as calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and discrete math
  • synthesize mathematical concepts, theories and applications so as to solve mathematical problems independently

 

Raritan Valley Community College Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree programs are designed to comply with the New Jersey Community Colleges General Education Foundation which supports transfer of courses to NJ Public four-year colleges and universities.  Students who intend to transfer to a NJ college or university can further improve the transfer of courses by using the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) feature in NJTransfer.org.

 

 

Curriculum – A.S. Degree


First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


  • MATH 251 - Calculus III 4 Credits
  • Technological Competency 4 Credits 3
  • Humanities 3 Credits 2
  • Free Elective  3-4 Credits 4

Fourth Semester


  • Mathematics Elective 4 Credits 5
  • Mathematics Elective 4 Credits 5
      
  • Humanities 3 Credits 2  or
  • Social Science 3 Credits 2
     
  • Free Elective 3 Credits 4

Total Credits 60-62


 

1 Take one eight (8) credit Science Sequence from either BIOL 101 General Biology I BIOL 102 General Biology II , CHEM 103 General Chemistry I  & CHEM 104 General Chemistry II  or PHYS 101 General Physics I   & PHYS 102 General Physics II  or PHYS 150 Analytical Physics I PHYS 151 Analytical Physics II .

2 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list. 

3 Choose a course from CISY 103 Computer Concepts and Programming  or CISY 105 Foundations of Computer Science . 

4 Any college level course.  Students are encouraged to take MATH 110 Statistics I  and MATH 111 Statistics II  or MATH 117H Statistics - Honors ) or a Math Elective (select from the list in footnote 5) and other college-level course. NOTE: If you have chosen the foreign language sequence instead of the science sequence, you must take a total of 7 credits of free electives to attain the minimum required 60 credits.

5 Students must select two courses from the following: MATH 254 Differential Equations , MATH 256 Linear Algebra , MATH 255 Discrete Mathematics .

6 PHYS 150 Analytical Physics I , PHYS 151 Analytical Physics II  & PHYS 250 Analytical Physics III  may be used as science electives.

7 If foreign language is chosen, a two-semester sequence is required. Placement by examination is required for students who wish to continue studying a language previously studied. Students may not take courses below their placement level. For more information, see Foreign Language Placement Testing & Degree Requirements .

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