Mathematics Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

Division: Mathematics and Computer Science


The Mathematics Associate in Science Degree for Transfer, also called the Mathematics AS-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in mathematics. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states students earning the Mathematics AS-T Degree will be granted priority for admission as a Mathematics major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. Students with a degree in mathematics may pursue careers in a variety of industries such as education, finance, insurance, information technology, engineering and operations, manufacturing, consulting, analysis, research, and more. The Mathematics AS-T Degree requires a total of 18-20 units of which 12 units are in required courses. An additional 6-8 units must be selected from the lists of restricted electives below.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees, and there are no additional graduation requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. (3) ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A P (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.
Required Core Courses (12 units):
MATH 151 F Calculus I (formerly MATH 150AF)4
or MATH 151HF Honors Calculus I (formerly MATH 150HF)
MATH 152 F Calculus II (formerly MATH 150BF)4
or MATH 152HF Honors Calculus II
MATH 251 F Multivariable Calculus (formerly MATH 250AF)4
Select a minimum of 6 units from Lists A and B, with at least 4 units from List A:
List A (4-8 units):
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (formerly MATH 250BF)
and Additional Topics in Linear Algebra (formerly MATH 250CF)
Linear Algebra4
Ordinary Differential Equations4
NOTE: MATH 252 F and MATH 253 F must both be taken for either to count toward the degree.
If only one 4-unit course was selected from List A, select one course from List B.
List B (4 units):
Introduction to Programming Concepts in C++4
C Language for Math and Science4
Introductory Probability and Statistics4
Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics
Discrete Structures4
General Physics I4

Outcome 1: Analyze a mathematical function.

Outcome 2: Determine and use an appropriate method to solve a mathematical problem.