Catalog & Student Handbook 2021-2022 
    
    Dec 08, 2021  
Catalog & Student Handbook 2021-2022

Science, Mathematics Specialization, AA&S


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Degree: Associate of Arts and Sciences with a Specialization in Mathematics

Length: Four-semester (two-year) program

Purpose: The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree Program in Science with a Specialization in Mathematics is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program with a major in mathematics, mathematics education, or statistics. This program may also be suitable for students pursing baccalaureate degrees in physics, chemistry, or computer science.

Program Requirements: Students are urged to become acquainted with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and to consult with the Student Services Office of the community college in planning their program and selecting electives. Note the guaranteed admission and articulation agreements referenced in the Admissions  section apply only to students who complete the Associate Degree. In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, completion of the Science program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-9 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Semester


Suggested Credits for Semester: 14


Second Semester


Suggested Credits for Semester: 16


Third Semester


Suggested Credits for Semester: 15


Fourth Semester


Suggested Credits for Semester: 16


Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum: 61


Recommended Electives (see advisor for more options)

1Social Science Electives:  ECO 201 , ECO 202 , GEO 200  GEO 210  , PLS 135  PLS 136  , PSY 200 , PSY 215  PSY 216  , PSY 230  , SOC 200 SOC 215  

2History Electives:    HIS 121 , HIS 122  

3Lab Science Electives:  BIO 101 , BIO 102 , CHM 111 , CHM 112 , CHM 260 , GOL 105  GOL 106 , PHY 201  PHY 202 PHY 241  and PHY 242  

4Literature Electives:  ENG 241 , ENG 242 , ENG 243 , ENG 244  

5Humanities Electives:  ART 101 , CST 151 , HUM 201 HUM 260 , MUS 121 , PHI 101 PHI 220 , REL 230  

6Transfer Electives:  CSC 201 , ECO 201 , EDU 200 , MTH 245 , PHI 101   or other transfer electives as approved by the division.  

7Health or PED Elective:  HLT 116 , PED 107 , PED 109 , PED 111 , PED 147 

8Courses may be chosen from MTH 167 , MTH 245 ITP 120 , CSC 201 , or a mathematics or computer programming course as approved by the division.

9Computer/Information Literacy Electives:  ITE 115, ITE 119

10Communication Electives:  CST 100, CST 110

11Orientation Electives:  SDV 100, SDV 101, SDV 104, SDV 108, SDV 110

*Requirements of four-year institutions may vary. Students should consult a counselor or their academic advisor to select electives that will satisfy baccalaureate major requirements. In addition, they should confirm with the college or university to which they plan to transfer that they will receive credit at the four-year institution.

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