# Mathematics Associate of Science

## My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and**should be completed in the order listed**. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester,

**complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows**. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please

**see your Academic Advisor**.

### Program Description

This program is designed for students transferring to a four-year university to complete their BS or BA degree in Mathematics. It allows students to complete the first two years of the BS degree at the community college. Students explore calculus and computer/engineering applications. Mathematics is more than the study of counting and measurement it is also the study of shapes and motion. Mathematicians look for patterns and use them to design new theories, new models, and even predictions about nature. This program introduces students to Mathematics and it includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado. Career paths in mathematics include finance, engineering, computer science, coding, accounting, statistics, and research. The Associate of Science (AS) degree in Mathematics prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Science (BS) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics at a four-year university.

The AS in Mathematics requires you to enter prepared to take Calculus (MAT 2410), Calculus-based Physics (PHY 2111). Any needed prerequisites to be ready for these courses will not count for this degree. For many students, a general AS degree or a general AA degree is a better fit. It allows you to apply college-level courses in College Algebra, Pre-calculus, and Physics. See an advisor to discuss testing out options, review transfer university requirements, and to develop an academic plan that works for you.

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### First Semester

MAT 2410 | Calculus I: GT-MA1 | 5 |

ENG 1021 | English Composition I: GT-CO1 | 3 |

GT- AH | Logic (PHI 1013) or Any GT-AH | 3 |

ELECTIVE | Principles of Computing (CSC 1001) or Intro to Programming (CSC 1019) or Any Approve Elective List Course | 3 |

Total Credit Hours: | 14 |

### Second Semester

MAT 2420 | Calculus II: GT-MA1 | 5 |

CSC 1060 | Computer Science I: (Language) | 4 |

ENG 1022 | English Composition II: GT-CO2 | 3 |

GT- AH | Logic (PHI 1013) or Any GT-AH | 3 |

Total Credit Hours: | 15 |

**Semester Note: **Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), at CSU-Fort Collins, CSC 1060 will satisfy programming requirements for the Mathematics major, but it can only serve as Prerequisite to more advanced CS classes if it was taught using Java. Students **planning to take further CS classes** should **seek advising at CSU-Fort Collins** for information on the appropriate Computer Science course to take.

### Third Semester

MAT 2430 or MAT 2431 | Calculus III (2430) or Calculus III w/ Engineering Apps (2431) | 4 |

GT-SC1 | Physics: Calculus-Based I w/Lab (PHY 2111) or Any Natural & Physical Science (GT-SC1) | 4 |

GT- SS | Any Social Sciences (GT-SS) Course | 3 |

ELECTIVE | Any Approved Elective List Course | 3 |

ELECTIVE | Any Approved Elective List Course | 2 |

Total Credit Hours: | 16 |

### Fourth Semester

GT-SC1 or GT-SC2 | Physics: Calculus-Based II w/Lab (PHY 2112) or Any Natural & Physical Science (GT-SC1 or GT-SC2) | 3 |

COM 1150 or COM 1250 or COM 2300 | Public Speaking (COM 1150) or Interpersonal Communication (COM 1250) or Intercultural Communication (COM 2300) | 3 |

GT- HI1 | Any History (GT-HI1) Course | 3 |

ELECTIVE | Any Approved Elective List Course | 3 |

GT- SS | Any Social Sciences (GT-SS) Course | 3 |

Total Credit Hours: | 15 |

Total Credit Hours: 60

**Important Program Notes:**

The AS in Mathematics requires you to enter prepared to take Calculus (MAT 2410). Any needed prerequisites to be ready for these courses will not count for this degree. For many students, a general AS degree or a general AA degree is a better fit. It allows you to apply college-level courses in College Algebra, Pre-calculus, and Physics. See an advisor to discuss testing out options, review transfer university requirements, and to develop an academic plan that works for you.

The Mathematics Faculty **recommend you take your Math courses in consecutive semesters (without taking a semester off, except possibly summer)**. The Math in these courses build heavily on each other and **taking courses in consecutive semesters increases skill retention.**

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you **may complete** ENG 1021 (GT-CO1) and ENG 1022 (GT-CO2) **OR** ENG 1022 (GT-CO2) and a gtPathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3).

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), if Public Speaking (COM 1150) or Interpersonal Communication (COM 1250), or Intercultural Communication (COM 2300), Calculus II (MAT 2420), Calculus III (MAT 2430) or Calculus III w/ Engineering Applications (MAT 2431), or Computer Science I (CSC 1060) **are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution**, they **will be applied to the Bachelor's degree as elective credit **toward graduation. Please **check with the receiving institution** to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Many receiving 4-year institutions **prefer students to take PHY 2111 Calculus-based Physics I w/Lab to fulfill part of this requirement. **Students should** seek advising at their receiving institution for further recommendations.**

At CSU-Fort Collins, CSC 1060 will satisfy programming requirements for the Mathematics major, but it can only serve as Prerequisite to more advanced CS classes if it was taught using Java. Students planning to take further CS classes should seek advising at CSU-Fort Collins for information on the appropriate Computer Science course to take.

Additional credits taken in Mathematics and Science, such as **Calculus III w/Engineering Applications (MAT 2431) will reduce the 10 credits of electives needed.**

You **must complete a minimum of 60 credits** to complete this degree. If receiving financial aid, you **should only take courses and credits as required for this degree**. Check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress.