Academic Catalog

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: 44-49

Additional Information

Optional Recommended Courses:

MATH 10ELEMENTARY STATISTICS5

Associate Degree Requirements

English Proficiency
Select one of the following:
ENGL 1ACOMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1AHHONORS COMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1S
ENGL 1T
INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
and INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
8
or equivalent
Mathematics Proficiency
Select one of the following:
MATH 105INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA5
MATH 180QUANTITATIVE REASONING5
or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking

A minimum of 90 units is required1 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 (44-49 units)


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

Core Courses
MATH 1ACALCULUS5-6
or MATH 1AH
1AHP
HONORS CALCULUS I
and HONORS CALCULUS I SEMINAR
MATH 1BCALCULUS5-6
or MATH 1BH
1BHP
HONORS CALCULUS II
and HONORS CALCULUS II SEMINAR
MATH 1CCALCULUS5
MATH 1DCALCULUS5
MATH 2ADIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS5
MATH 2BLINEAR ALGEBRA5
MATH 22DISCRETE MATHEMATICS5
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
HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY
HONORS 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 Units44-49