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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

Curriculum – A.S. Degree

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

  • 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 General Biology I & II (BIOL 101 ) & (BIOL 102 ), General Chemistry (CHEM 103 ) & (CHEM 104 ) or General Physics (PHYS 101 )  & (PHYS 102 ), Engineering Physics I & II (PHYS 150 ) & (PHYS 151 ).

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

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

4 Any college level course.  Students are encouraged to take Statistics I (MATH 110 ) and Statistics II (MATH 111 ) or Statistics -Honors (MATH 117H ) 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: Differential Equations (MATH 254  ), Linear Algebra (MATH 256  ), Discrete Math (MATH 255 ).

6 Engineering Physics I, II and II (PHYS 150 ),( PHYS 151 ) & (PHYS 250 ) 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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