Associate's Degree in Math (A.S)

Associate in Science in Math

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Mathematics is a multifaceted subject of great beauty and application. Mathematics courses provide the student with a universal language used to study quantities and relationships in all fields.

Through the study of mathematics, the student develops the ability to think logically and abstractly, as well as developing the problem solving and computational skills necessary for success in any field of study.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will solve mathematical problems involving algebra, trigonometry, calculus and/or statistics.
  • Students will solve applied problems by employing mathematical concepts to formulate and solve representative mathematical models.
  • Students will apply apply appropriate technology to analyze and solve problems.

Meet the Following Requirements

  1. Completion of 60 degree applicable units with an overall GPA of 2.0.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C (or P) or better.
  3. Completion of the AS Graduation Requirements, CSU GE-B or IGETC.


  • Requirements here apply to the current catalog year and are subject to change.  Visit DegreeWorks in My Mission Portal to view requirements based your catalog year.
  • Not all classes are offered each semester.

Required Core Courses

MAT 003AH and MAT 010H can be taken in lieu of MAT 003A and MAT 010.

Code Class Units
MAT 003A Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 003AH Analytic Geometry and Calculus I - Honors (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 003B Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 004A Multivariable Calculus (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 004B Differential Equations (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 004C Linear Algebra (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 010 Elementary Statistics (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 010H Elementary Statistics - Honors (4.0 Lecture) 4.0

Select One Course from the Following
Code Class Units
AST 001 Astronomy (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
AST 003 Astronomy With Lab (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
BIO 010 Introduction to Biology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
CHM 002 Introductory Chemistry (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PHY 002A General Physics - Mechanics and Thermodynamics (4.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 5.0

Plus One of the Following
Code Class Units
CIS 007 Python Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 008 Advanced Python Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 037A Introduction to C Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 040 C++ Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIS 043 Software Development With Java Programming (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
EGR 030 Introduction to Computing for Engineers (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
MAT 005 Programming and Problem-Solving in MATLAB (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
MAT 019 Discrete Mathematics (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
Required Units for the Major
Required Units for the Major 28.0-31.0
plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
Total Required Units 60.0
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Skills for Math Degree Jobs
  • Strong written and oral communication.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Problem solving.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Quantitative reasoning.
  • Ability to manipulate precise and intricate ideas
  • Logical thinking.
  • Time management.
  • Teamwork and leadership.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Independence
Career Paths
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Jobs for Math Majors
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  • Budget Analyst
  • Casualty Rater
  • Computer Programmer
  • Controller
  • Demographer
  • Econometrician
  • Engineering Analyst
  • Epidemiologist
  •  Financial Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Operations Researcher
  • Statistician
  • Surveyor
  • Systems Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Urban Planner