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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 Pathways 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 201), Calculus-based Physics (PHY 211). 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.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 201Calculus I: GT-MA1

5

ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

GT- AHPHI 113 or Any GT-AH

3

ELECTIVE CSC 119 or Any Approve Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:14
 

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 202Calculus II: GT-MA1

5

CSC 160Computer Science I: (Language)

4

ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

GT- AHPHI 113 or Any GT-AH

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), Colorado State University requires a different computer science course instead of CSC 160. You should seek advising at Colorado State University for the appropriate computer science course to take.

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CALCULUS MAT 203/204

4

PHY 211Physics: Calculus-Based I w/Lab: GT-SC1

5

GT- SSAny Social Sciences (GT-SS) Course

3

GT- AHPHI 113 or Any GT-AH

3

Total Credit Hours:15
 

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHY 212Physics: Calculus-Based II w/Lab: GT-SC1

5

REQUIRED COM 115/125

3

GT- HI1Any History (GT-HI1) Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

2

GT- SSAny Social Sciences (GT-SS) Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16
 

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

The AS in Mathematics requires you to enter prepared to take Calculus (MAT 201) and Calculus-based Physics (PHY 211). 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 121 (GT-CO1) and ENG 122 (GT-CO2) OR ENG 122 (GT-CO2) and a gtPathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3).

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), if COM 115 or COM 125, MAT 202, MAT 203 or MAT 204, or CSC 160 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.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), PHY 211 and PHY 212 are the Natural & Physical Sciences (GT-SC1) required courses.

If you take MAT 204, it will reduce the 5 credits of electives neededYou must complete 60 credits to earn your Associate of Arts degree. You should not exceed 62 creditsYou may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.