Mathematics
Program Description
Mathematics and related subjects play important dual roles in our culture. On the one hand, mathematics is a study in its own right; on the other hand it is an indispensable tool for expressing and understanding ideas in the sciences, engineering, and an increasing number of other fields.
Learn more about the program on the Mathematics website.
Associate Degree for Transfer
This program also offers an Associate Degree for Transfer. Learn more and review the degree requirements on the Mathematics AS-T listing.
Program Learning Outcomes
- The student will be able to clearly communicate mathematical ideas through graphs, tables of data, equations, and verbal descriptions.
- The student will be able to construct appropriate mathematical models of natural phenomena, develop those models with appropriate mathematical techniques, and interpret results of those models.
Career Opportunities
Employment opportunities for persons with training in mathematics have been expanding in recent years. The courses offered are designed to develop the skills and competencies that not only support the skill areas needed in engineering, physical, and biological sciences, but also satisfy the necessary course requirements for the first two years of a bachelor degree program.
Award Type(s)
- AS = Associate in Science Degree
Units Required
- Major: 44-50
Additional Information
Optional Recommended Courses:
Code | Title | Units |
---|---|---|
MATH 10 | ELEMENTARY STATISTICS | 5 |
Associate Degree Requirements
Code | Title | Units |
---|---|---|
English Proficiency | ||
Select one of the following: | ||
ENGL 1A | COMPOSITION & READING | 5 |
ENGL 1AH | HONORS COMPOSITION & READING | 5 |
ESLL 26 | ADVANCED COMPOSITION & READING | 5 |
or equivalent | ||
Ethnic Studies | ||
Any course in the ETHN (Ethnic Studies) subject code, currently approved for Area F of CSU GE and Area 7 of IGETC | ||
Mathematics Proficiency | ||
College-level math course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra |
A minimum of 90 units is required^{1} to include:
- Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
- Core courses (44-50 units)
- ^{ 1 }
Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.
Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core courses used for the degree.
Core and Support Courses
Code | Title | Units |
---|---|---|
Core Courses | ||
MATH 1A | CALCULUS | 5-6 |
or MATH 1AH & MATH 1AHP | HONORS CALCULUS I and HONORS CALCULUS I SEMINAR | |
MATH 1B | CALCULUS | 5-6 |
or MATH 1BH & MATH 1BHP | HONORS CALCULUS II and HONORS CALCULUS II SEMINAR | |
MATH 1C | CALCULUS | 5 |
MATH 1D | CALCULUS | 5 |
MATH 2A | DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS | 5 |
MATH 2B | LINEAR ALGEBRA | 5-6 |
or MATH 2B & MATH 2BL | LINEAR ALGEBRA and APPLIED LINEAR ALGEBRA LABORATORY | |
MATH 22 | DISCRETE MATHEMATICS | 5 |
or C S 18 | DISCRETE MATHEMATICS | |
And two courses from one of the four following options: | 9-12 | |
Option 1 | ||
GENERAL PHYSICS | ||
GENERAL PHYSICS | ||
GENERAL PHYSICS | ||
Option 2 | ||
GENERAL PHYSICS (CALCULUS) | ||
GENERAL PHYSICS (CALCULUS) | ||
GENERAL PHYSICS (CALCULUS) | ||
Option 3 | ||
GENERAL CHEMISTRY | ||
GENERAL CHEMISTRY | ||
GENERAL CHEMISTRY & QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS | ||
Option 4 | ||
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING METHODOLOGIES IN JAVA | ||
INTERMEDIATE SOFTWARE DESIGN IN JAVA | ||
ADVANCED DATA STRUCTURES & ALGORITHMS IN JAVA | ||
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING METHODOLOGIES IN C++ | ||
INTERMEDIATE SOFTWARE DESIGN IN C++ | ||
ADVANCED DATA STRUCTURES & ALGORITHMS IN C++ | ||
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING METHODOLOGIES IN PYTHON | ||
INTERMEDIATE SOFTWARE DESIGN IN PYTHON | ||
ADVANCED DATA STRUCTURES & ALGORITHMS IN PYTHON | ||
Total Units | 44-50 |