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  Oct 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Mathematics, A.A.


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It is recommended that students complete the entire sequence at one school. Bachelor’s degree programs in mathematics prepare students with diverse career goals by developing rigorous, logical thinking; an appreciation and familiarity with complex structures and algorithms; and the ability to learn technical material and abstract concepts. Students are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree prior to transfer into a university’s Mathematics program. Since admission is competitive, completing the courses recommended below does not by itself guarantee admission.

Suggested Curriculum


I. General Education Core (39-40)


Area A: Communication (9 credits)


Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)


Select three courses from the list for Area B  with at least one course from humanities and one course from fine arts.

Area C: Mathematics (5 credits)


Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credits)


Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)


Select three courses in at least two different disciplines from the list for Area E .

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (13)


III. Electives (9-10)


  • ITPRG 147 Java Programming I 3 hrs transfer credit
  • Select additional courses from the list of courses approval for transfer or contact the universities you are considering.

Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits


Note: Students who intend to teach mathematics at the secondary level should pursue the A.A.T. degree in Secondary Mathematics.

* It is recommended that students complete the entire calculus sequence at a single institution.

Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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