Associate in Science for Transfer Degree in Mathematics

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree (AS-T in Mathematics) is a 60 unit program which is designed to provide lower division education to students planning to transfer to a CSU institution in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree in Mathematics. Students completing the program will be able to solve problems using mathematical symbols, operations, and techniques; apply appropriate technology including calculators and computers to the solution of mathematical problems; demonstrate computational, estimation, and problem-solving skills; construct mathematical models of physical problems, draw conclusions from these models, and communicate those conclusions; formulate and test mathematical conjectures; and adapt general mathematical techniques to course-specific problems.

Students must complete the following requirements:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.

Required Core Classes

Course Name Course Title Units
MATH 3A Calculus and Analytic Geometry 5 units
MATH 3B Calculus and Analytic Geometry 5 units
MATH 4A Intermediate Calculus 5 units

List A: Select one to two (4-8 units)

Course Name Course Title Units
MATH 4B Differential Equations 4 units
MATH 4C Linear Algebra 4 units

List B: One course if only one course was chosen from List A (4-5 units)

Course Name Course Title Units
MATH 19 Discrete Mathematics 4 units
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics 3 units
  OR  
MATH 10H Honors Elementary Statistics 3 units
PHYS 4A Engineering Physics–Mechanics 5 units

Total Major Units   22–24 units
GE Units (CSU GE or IGETC)   37–39 units
Total Degree Units   60 units

Associate of Science Degree in Mathematics

Mathematics is a multifaceted subject of great beauty and application. The study of math explores some of the deepest questions and puzzles that have ever been encountered and equips the student with a universal language used to study quantities and relationships in all fields. Through the study of mathematics, the student develops both the ability to think logically and abstractly as well as the problem-solving and computational skills necessary for success in any field of study. A major in mathematics transfers to a four-year university where students have the opportunity to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering Mathematics, Physics, disciplines in Physical Sciences, and Statistics.

 

After completing an A.S. degree in Mathematics, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate computational, estimation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Formulate and test mathematical conjectures.
  • Adapt general mathematical techniques to course-specific problems.
  • Solve problems using mathematical symbols, operations, and techniques appropriate to the course content and level of study.
  • Apply appropriate technology including calculators and computers to the solution of mathematical problems
  • Construct mathematical models of physical problems, draw conclusions from these models, and communicate their conclusions

Required Core Courses (23 units)

Course Name Course Title Units
MATH 3A Calculus and Analytical Geometry 5 units
MATH 3B Calculus and Analytical Geometry 5 units
MATH 4A Intermediate Calculus 4 units
MATH 4B Differential Equations 4 units
MATH 4C Linear Algebra 4 units
  OR  
MATH 19 Discrete Mathematics 4 units

Required Electives: Select two courses from the list below (6 - 10 units)

Course Name Course Title Units
BIOL 40 Organismal Biology 4 units
BIOL 41 Principles of Animal Biology 5 units units
BIOL 42 Principles of Plant Biology 5 units
BIOL 43 Principles of Cell Biology 5 units
CHEM 1A General Chemistry 5 units
CHEM 1B General Chemistry 5 units
CHEM 12A Organic Chemistry 5 units
CHEM 12B Organic Chemistry 5 units
CIST 4A Computer Programming I (C++ Programming) 4 units
CIST 4A1 Computer Programming I (Java) 4 units
CIST 4B Computer Programming II (C++ Language) 4 units
CIST 4B1 Computer Programming II (Java) 4 units
CIST 37 C Programming 3 units
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
  AND  
ECON 2A Principles of Macroeconomics Lab 1 unit
ECON 1AH Honors Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
  AND  
ECON 2AH Honors Principles of Macroeconomics Lab 1 unit
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 3 units units
  AND  
ECON 2B Principles of Microeconomics Lab 1 unit
ECON 1BH Honors Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
  AND  
ECON 2BH Honors Principles of Microeconomics Lab 1 unit
ENGR 21 Intro Computing for Scientists and Engineers 3 units
GEOL 1A Physical Geology 4 units
GEOL 1AH Honors Physical Geology 4 units
GEOL 1B Historical Geology 3 units
  AND units
GEOL 2B Historical Geology Laboratory 1 unit
MATH 4C Linear Algebra 4 units
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics 4 units
MATH 10H Honors Elementary Statistics 4 units
MATH 19 Discrete Mathematics 4 units
PHYS 2A General Physics - Mechanics 5 units
PHYS 2B General Physics - Electricity and Magnetism 5 units
PHYS 4A Engineering Physics - Mechanics 5 units
PHYS 4B Engineering Physics - Electricity and Magnetism 5 units
PHYS 4C Engineering Physics-Light, Heat and Waves 5 units
PHYS 4D Advanced Topics in Modern Physics 3 units
Total Major Units   29-36 units

To be awarded an A.S. degree, a student must complete

  1. All the major requirements.
  2. Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements.

The student should choose those general education requirements which may apply both toward graduation requirements of the college and toward the bachelor’s degree requirements at the four year institution to which he/she plans to transfer.

last published: 6/20/18