Academic Catalog

Mathematics, AS-T

Program Description

Mathematics and related subjects play important dual roles in our culture. Although mathematics is a study in its own right, it is also an indispensable tool for expressing and understanding ideas in the sciences, engineering and an increasing number of other fields. Students completing this degree will be able to construct appropriate models of natural phenomena, develop those models with appropriate mathematical techniques and interpret results of those models.

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree will prepare students for transfer to California State Universities (CSUs). Students who complete the Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree will be ensured preferential transfer status to many CSUs as mathematics majors and/or majors in related disciplines. The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree requirements will fulfill the lower division major requirements at many CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to assess the course requirements for a specific CSU.

Learn more about the program on the Mathematics website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to clearly communicate mathematical ideas through graphs, tables of data, equations and verbal descriptions.
  • Students will be able to construct appropriate mathematical models of natural phenomena, develop those models with appropriate mathematical techniques and interpret results of those models.

Units Required

  • Major: 29.5-31

Associate Degree Requirements

Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:

  • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)1 (49-58 units) (full certification is required)
  • Core and support courses (29.5-31 units, of which 20-21 units may satisfy the GE requirement)
  • Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement

Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be completed with a grade of "C" (or "P") or better. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Core and Support Courses

Core Courses
MATH 1ACALCULUS5
or MATH 1AH HONORS CALCULUS I
MATH 1BCALCULUS5
or MATH 1BH HONORS CALCULUS II
MATH 1CCALCULUS5
MATH 1DCALCULUS5
Support Courses
Select one course each from List A and List B:9.5-11
List A
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
LINEAR ALGEBRA
List B
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING METHODOLOGIES IN JAVA
INTERMEDIATE SOFTWARE DESIGN IN JAVA
ADVANCED DATA STRUCTURES & ALGORITHMS IN JAVA
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING METHODOLOGIES IN C++
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING METHODOLOGIES IN PYTHON
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 1
LINEAR ALGEBRA 1
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
INTEGRATED STATISTICS II
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
GENERAL PHYSICS (CALCULUS)
Total Units29.5-31