PHYSICAL SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS & ENGINEERING DIVISION (PSME)

MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

Associate Degree for Transfer-Mathematics (2016-2017)

Mathematics and related subjects play important dual roles in our culture. Although mathematics is a study in its own right, it is also an indispensable tool for expressing and understanding ideas in the sciences, engineering and an increasing number of other fields. Students completing this degree will be able to construct appropriate models of natural phenomena, develop those models with appropriate mathematical techniques and interpret results of those models.

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree will prepare students for transfer to California State Universities (CSUs). Students who complete the Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree will be ensured preferential transfer status to many CSUs as mathematics majors and/or majors in related disciplines. The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree requirements will fulfill the lower division major requirements at many CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to assess the course requirements for a specific CSU.

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree will prepare students for transfer to California State Universities (CSUs). Students who complete the Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree will be ensured preferential transfer status to many CSUs as mathematics majors and/or majors in related disciplines. The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree requirements will fulfill the lower division major requirements at many CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to assess the course requirements for a specific CSU.

Program Learning Outcomes

• Students will be able to clearly communicate mathematical ideas through graphs, tables of data, equations and verbal descriptions.

• Students will be able to construct appropriate mathematical models of natural phenomena, develop those models with appropriate mathematical techniques and interpret results of those models.

• Students will be able to construct appropriate mathematical models of natural phenomena, develop those models with appropriate mathematical techniques and interpret results of those models.

Units required for Major: 90

Associate Degree Requirements:

Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:

• CSU General Education Breadth Requirements**or** the *Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (49-58 units) (full certification is required)

• Core and support courses (29.5-31 units, of which 20-21 units may satisfy the GE requirement)

• Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement.

**NOTE:** All courses pertaining to the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

***IMPORTANT NOTE:** Although it is possible to fulfill the requirements for the Associate Degree for Transfer by completing the IGETC for UC pattern, admission to CSU requires completion of an Oral Communication course (IGETC Area 1C; CSU GE Area A-1); therefore, students who plan to transfer to CSU should complete this course as part of their GE or elective units.

• CSU General Education Breadth Requirements

• Core and support courses (29.5-31 units, of which 20-21 units may satisfy the GE requirement)

• Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement.

Program Type(s):

Core Courses: (20 units)

MATH 1A Calculus (5 units)

**or** MATH 1AH Honors Calculus I (5 units)

MATH 1B Calculus (5 units)

MATH 1C Calculus (5 units)

MATH 1D Calculus (5 units)

MATH 1B Calculus (5 units)

MATH 1C Calculus (5 units)

MATH 1D Calculus (5 units)

Support Courses: (9.5-11 units)

MATH 2A Differential Equations (5 units)

MATH 2B Linear Algebra (5 units)

MATH 2A* Differential Equations (5 units)

MATH 2B* Linear Algebra (5 units)

MATH 22 Discrete Mathematics (5 units)

MATH 10 Elementary Statistics (5 units)

PHYS 4A General Physics (Calculus) (6 units)

C S 1A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in Java (4.5 units)

C S 2A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in C++ (4.5 units)

* MATH 2A or 2B may be used to satisfy List B requirement if they were not used to meet the requirement for List A.

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