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MSMTH - Math/Science Program, Mathematics Option, A.S.

Program Title

Math/Science Program, Mathematics Option, A.S.

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Program Description

Students wishing, upon acquisition of a Bachelor's degree, to enter such positions as mathematician, statistician, stock or financial analyst, economist, or researcher should choose this transfer option which combines mathematics with liberal studies.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

- Define and explain basic concepts and theories of differential and integral calculus
- Identify strategies for solving application problems using derivatives and integrals, and correctly solve these problems
- Apply the appropriate mathematical skills to find derivatives and integrals
- Communicate about mathematics problems, explain methods to solve the problems, and interpret results in the context of the problems
- Use mathematical software to apply concepts and solve problems


General Education: 30-32 Credits

As described in the General Education section of the catalog and identified below:

General Education Note:

*Students should select PHYS121 to complete the Physics sequence which is highly recommended for students choosing their program. Subject to counselor approval, students may substitute the BIOL101/102 sequence or CHEM101/102 sequence.

Career Studies: 20 Credits as Follows:

All career studies courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or higher.

  • course - Calculus I Credits: 4 **

  • course - Calculus II Credits: 4

  • course - Calculus III Credits: 4

  • course - General Physics II Credits: 4 *

  • course - Elementary Differential Equations Credits: 4 ***

Career Studies: 3 or 4 Credits From Among the Following:

All career studies courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or higher.

  • course - Discrete Mathematics Credits: 4 course offered only in the Summer II term)

  • course - Linear Algebra Credits: 3

Electives: 2-7 Credits

One of the following courses or a course from Career Studies above is recommended, but not required, to fulfill the elective requirement.

  • course - Programming for Engineers Credits: 3 or course - Structured Programming Using C++ Credits: 3 or course - Programming I Credits: 3 ****

  • course - Introduction to Data Science and Applied Statistics Credits: 4

  • course - Special Project - Mathematics Credits: 1-3

  • course - Mathematics Internship Credits: 1-4

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60


*The above Physics sequence is highly recommended. However, subject to counselor approval, students may substitute the BIOL101/102 sequence or the CHEM101/102 sequence.

**MATH151, MATH152 and/or MATH153 may be required if prerequisites for MATH171 are not satisfied.

***It is strongly advised that students taking MATH274 have had Physics.

****Students selecting COMP132 or COMP171 as an elective are required to take COMP126 as a corequisite.

Suggested Sequence

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and *prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Semester 1: Fall Term

  • course - Statistics Credits: 4

  • course - Calculus I Credits: 4

  • course - English Composition: The Writing Process Credits: 3

  • Humanities Credits: 3-4

Total Credits: 14-15

Semester 2: Spring Term

Total Credits: 14

Summer Term

  • Career Studies Credits: 3-4

Semester 3: Fall Term

Total Credits: 16-18

Semester 4: Spring Term

Total Credits: 8-13

Sequence Notes:

(1) A minimum of 9 credits are required from the Mathematics, Science or Technological Competency knowledge areas.

(2) One course is recommended from the Cultural and Global Awareness knowledge area.