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Mathematics Degrees

Associate Degree

Students may earn an A.S. degree with an emphasis in Math & Science.

The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units of college work, of which 18 semester units are in one of the eight areas of emphasis. Students must also complete a minimum of 23 semester units (see General Education Requirements) in the following categories: Natural Sciences (3 units), Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 units), Humanities (3 units), Language and Rationality (10 units). While students wishing to transfer to a four-year university can fulfill the transfer requirements by completing a certificate of achievement in California State University General Education (CSUGE) or in Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), they are encouraged to complete an associate degree.

This area of emphasis is designed for general education students, as well as students interested in mathematics or sciences as a possible career path, with career opportunities included in mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, ecological/earth sciences, geology, engineering, computer science, electronics, oceanography, microbiology, kinesiology/ exercise science and the medical sciences.

The student must successfully complete 18 units of study.


Included Disciplines and Courses

Required Courses (Take one course in each of the 3 categories, including one course with a lab):

  • Mathematics (MAT): 1A, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 12H, 25
  • Physical Sciences: Astronomy (AST) 1A, Chemistry (CHE) 1A, 1AH, 2A, 10, Geography (GEG) 1, 1H, 1L, Geology (GEO) 1, 1L, 3, Oceanography (OCE) 1, Physical Science (PHS) 1, Physics (PHY) 2A, 4A
  • Life Sciences: Anatomy (AMY) 2A, Biology (BIO) 1, 1H, 2A, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 11H, 34, 36, Microbiology (MIC) 1

Elective Courses (The remaining units may be taken from any of the following courses):

  • Anatomy and Physiology (AMY): 2A, 2B, 10
  • Anthropology (ANT): 1
  • Astronomy (AST): 1A, 1B
  • Biology (BIO): 1, 1H, 2A, 2B, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11H, 12, 17, 30, 34, 36
  • Chemistry (CHE): 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 2A, 2B, 3, 10, 12A, 12B, 17
  • Computer Information Systems (CIS): 5, 17A, 17B, 17C, 18A, 18B, 18C
  • Electronics (ELE): 21, 23, 24, 25
  • Engineering (ENE): 1A, 1B, 10, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 35
  • Geography (GEG): 1, 1L, 1H, 5
  • Geology (GEO): 1, 1L, 1B, 3
  • Health Science (HES): 1
  • Mathematics (MAT): 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 12H, 25, 32, 36
  • Microbiology (MIC): 1
  • Oceanography (OCE): 1, 1L
  • Physical Science (PHS): 1, 5
  • Physics (PHY): 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 10, 11
  • Psychology (PSY): 2

A course may only be counted once.


Associate Degree in Mathematics for Transfer

The Associate of Science Degree in Mathematics for Transfer is designed to prepare the student for transfer to institutions of higher education and specifically intended to satisfy the lower division requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree in Mathematics at a California State University (but does not guarantee acceptance to a particular campus or major). It will also provide the student with a sufficient academic basis from which to pursue a career in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, and education.



To get an updated list of courses, visit the RCCD CurricUNET (do not login to the site) or view the most recent math course outline of records below: