The Mathematics A.S. degree program is designed to prepare the student for transfer to a four-year institution. The program includes liberal arts courses to provide a broad-based general education, plus computer science and science courses to augment the extensive mathematics component. This degree is appropriate for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers in mathematics, statistics, and education.
Mathematics students are expected to understand arithmetic, algebraic, geometric and statistical methods and to learn the general nature of scientific investigation, including the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena. Graduates of this program should be able to combine scientific data and concepts with quantitative reasoning in problem solving and to interpret formulas and graphs, as well as evaluate alternatives, so as to select optimal results.
The mathematics curriculum has been designed to prepare students for transfer having completed specific coursework in mathematics and statistics to prepare for a third year in a baccalaureate curriculum in mathematics or statistics or mathematics education. Additionally, students will be exposed to research opportunities provided by the College’s Center for Community Studies as they complete statistics coursework in the curriculum.
A student majoring in Mathematics is expected to have completed four years of high school mathematics, three years of traditional lab sciences and four years of English. Lack of this preparation may lengthen the time necessary to complete the degree requirements.
Students graduating from the Mathematics A.S. will be able to:
Demonstrate the fundamental techniques and methods utilized in the Calculus sequence and Probability and Statistics.
Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in mathematical topics outside of the Calculus sequence.
Demonstrate methods used in the sciences to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence and employment of mathematical analysis.
Graduates of the Mathematics & Science degree program are prepared to continue their education at a transfer institution in a variety of mathematics, science, and allied health majors. This Mathematics curriculum is the pathway for students who wish to pursue careers in the following vocations:
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